Posts for : March 2015

Why Not Terdo?

On Sunday, I got into a discussion on twitter with Grant McAuley, who works for the Atlanta-based radio station 92.9 – The Game. Grant is a wonderful guy to follow on twitter and is very approachable. After Joey Terdoslavich blasted a three-run bomb against the Blue Jays, he tweeted… Joey Terdoslavich with a 3-run HR. He’s making a case to grab a spot on the bench – batting .333 with 5 XBH in 24 AB…

2015 Top 30 Prospects: 20-11

Last Monday, I began the Top 30 prospects in the Braves system with the bottom tier. I don’t claim to be a minor league expert so my rankings may differ from the more respected outlets, but I do think I’m a fairly reasonable grader. This week, we look at the middle tier of the Top 30 – specifically prospect #11 through #20. There is an equal number of pitchers as there are position players in…

Roster Prediction: Where the 25 Stand (March 15 Edition)

Last Sunday, I had my first 25-man prediction. Obviously, we are still a couple of weeks before having a better idea of where the Braves stand, but it’s still fun to guess. Let’s see how things have changed. Spoiler: Not too much yet. Starting Rotation 1. Julio Teheran 2. Alex Wood 3. Shelby Miller 4. Eric Stults (up from #5 starter) 5. Wandy Rodriguez (added to rotation) Dropping: #4 Mike Minor My Take? With the…

Random Ex-Brave: Derrek Lee

He spent just 39 games with the Braves, but Derrek Lee became a massively important player for the Braves in a short time frame. He responded with a nice run to finish the year solidly after struggling with the Cubs that season. I’d call that a success. Lee was in his 14th year in the bigs by the time he became a Brave. Originally the 14th overall pick by the Padres in 1993, Lee was…

Profiling the Braves: Dale Murphy (About.com)

I began a new series today that will likely continue indefinitely. As the title suggests, it profiles members of the Braves who have left their mark on both the franchise I love and the game I adore. Today’s article focuses on Dale Murphy, one of the true best people to ever play the game. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to subscribe to the newsletter that you can find on the left of the page…

Favorite Braves List – Defensive Replacement

(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 RH-Reliever – Peter Moylan Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second…

Favorite Braves List – Pinch Hitter

(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 RH-Reliever – Peter Moylan Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second…