Posts for : January 2015

Alex Rodriguez’s Alternate Reality (About.com)

Alex Rodriguez is a lot of things. Self-centered, check. A liar, check. A steroid user, check. Maybe the best player of his generation, sure. A D&D player, probably not. Another thing he isn’t is a Brave, past or present. But there was a time that it looked far more likely that A-Rod was headed to the Braves to team up with the still young Chipper Jones and the budding superstar Andruw Jones to be the…

Reviewing BA’s Top Ten: 2007

John Schuerholz’s final year as general manager started with a nice cadre of prospects in the minors despite the Baby Braves of 2005 remaining a significant part of the roster. The Braves placed a trio of players in the Top 100, but they would deal all three in the ill-advised Mark Teixeira trade. Despite that, five of the players in addition to one of the youngsters that was sent to Texas to acquire Teix made…

Random Ex-Brave: Steve Bedrosian

I almost never talk about the 1980’s on this blog. I don’t have much reason to. I try to keep most of my information relevant to the time I have followed the Braves, rarely travelling into the era of cocaine and Reagan if I can help it. But sometime, the random Ex-Brave generator throws me a curveball. Or in today’s case, an unhittable slider. Steve Bedrosian was born on December 6th, 1957 in the small…

Can Chris Johnson Be Fixed? (About.com)

Posted my most recent article at the new About.com site. Here is a summary… Chris Johnson was a breakthrough player for the Braves in 2013, but an increase on swings, especially outside the strikezone, led to a rapid fall from grace. With a new three year deal beginning this season, what exactly went wrong and is it fixable? Give it a look!

Breaking News: Atlanta Braves Spring Roster Balloons to 231 Players

You can’t say that John Hart has been passive this winter. In addition to all of the big moves and the recent additions of Kelly Johnson and Jonny Gomes, the Braves claimed Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday night. So, add him to the collection of players who will come to spring training and battle for playing time while the casual Braves fans try to figure out who the hell are…

A New Opportunity (for me)

I don’t often make posts with specific focus on me. Even when I do mention my history, I do so specifically in regards to a player, game, etc. That will be a little different in this post. About a month ago, I accepted an opportunity to write for About.com with their new revamped sports section. The opportunity was too great for me personally. I am not trying to make blogging and analysis a career, but I…

Favorite Braves List – Right Field

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves. That limits options from 1991-to-now.) Favorite Braves List (so far) Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz #3 Starter – Tim Hudson#4 Starter – Tom Glavine Closer – Craig Kimbrel Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second Base – Marcus Giles…