Posts for : November 2014

Does Gattis in Left Improve the Team in 2015?

Joel Sherman has penned an article for the New York Post where he says John Hart is currently interested in moving Evan Gattis from catcher-to-left as an answer to the woes that hurt the Braves in 2014. And this is why we can’t have nice things… I get the idea that Gattis behind the plate limits the offensive impact he can have due to the amount of days off he requires. I get that Christian…

Recent Signings: An Overview

While the news dropped on three signings a couple of days ago for the Braves, Atlanta has actually signed seven players since the end of the season. Six of the seven were minor league signings as Gwinnett needs depth so there’s not much to expect from this group. LHP Greg Smith – 30 years old – Formerly of the Arizona, Oakland, New York (AL), Boston, Los Angeles of Anaheim, and Philadelphia organizations. Smith has been…

WOW’s Offseason Look at: The Outfield

Let’s finish up, shall we? Outfield Who we got?… Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Joey Terdoslavich, Jose Constanza (I guess), Zoilo Almonte (?), Evan Gattis (sigh) Who’s getting Arby?… Nobody (yay!) Who might be going?… Ryan Doumit, Emilio Bonifacio Who might be coming?… Todd Cunningham, Kyle Wren There is an outside shot the Braves could field an entirely new outfield in 2015, but that’s probably not going to happen. What seems fairly possible is…

WOW’s Offseason Look at: Left Side of the Infield

I’m going to tighten these last two posts up in case things get serous on the player movement front. Don’t want to be doing a overviews when the roster is in flux. Shortstop Who we got?… Andrelton Simmons (you need someone else? Fine…), Philip Gosselin Who’s getting Arby?… Ramiro Pena Who might be going?… Emilio Bonifacio Who might be coming?… Jose Peraza, Elmer Reyes Listen, it’s clear that Simba is one of the most exciting…

HuffPost Goes Full Barve

I like the Huffington Post. In full disclosure, I’m a socialist tree-hugger so HuffPo (as we readers call it) speaks to me. Plus, I prefer my titles long, often unrelated, and oddly disproportionately about Jennifer Lawrence. So imagine my joy when my Braves were mentioned on my uber-progressive blog of choice. A political science professor from LaGrange College in Georgia named John A. Tures asked the question NO ONE ever needed to ask before. “Are Baseball…

Notes: Medlen, Gattis

I don’t want to get too bogged down with current news while I still have two posts to write about where the Braves stand with the left side of the infield and the outfield, but I felt these little snip-its were important enough to discuss. First, DOB reports the Braves are at least kicking the tires on bringing back Kris Medlen for 2015. DOB says “it’s believed” that a return for Medlen is an option,…

WOW’s Offseason Look at: Right Side of the Infield

Time for another look at where the Braves stand before free agency really opens up and players start shifting squads. On the right side of the infield, first base is pretty clear while second base is wide open. First Base Who we got?… Freddie Freeman, Joey Terdoslavich, Chris Johnson Who’s getting Arby?… Nobody (yay!) Who might be going?… Nobody (yay!) Who might be coming?…Nobody (aww) So, here’s the plus of having a guy signed long-term.…