Posts for : March 2015

Braves Roster Beat: March 6 (About.com)

For the last couple of days, I have been writing a series for the About.com blog that focuses on a player each day who helped his case to be a Brave when the season begins and another who hurt his case. In the wake of the Braves 9-8 loss to the Nationals, there were plenty to choose for. Pedro Ciriaco had a big game and as did Freddie Freeman, though the latter doesn’t have to…

Braves Roster Beat: March 5 (About.com)

Going to try to post once a day during spring training with a player who had a good game and a player who didn’t. Today’s post for About.com looks at the win over the Tigers. Players like Philip Gosselin, John Buck, and Joey Terdoslavich were impressive while Jason Hursh, Kelly Johnson, and Ian Thomas had some down moments. Read about which players received a special focus. Thanks and I enjoy all comments. Click to Read!

Favorite Braves List – Right-Handed Reliever

(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…

Atlanta Braves Infield Far From Certain (About.com)

The first game of spring is minutes away and question marks remain about who will be the opening day starter at second. Alberto Callaspo appeared like the early favorite, but he seriously struggled last year. Veterans Kelly Johnson and Eric Young Jr. are around this spring fighting for a spot on the roster and could even force their way into playing time at second base. Philip Gosselin had some good moments last year. However, the…

Who’s This Brady Feigl Guy?

One thing we have grown to expect when spring training opens is articles about obscure players we’ve never heard of who are impressive early on. These guys often don’t amount to a lot beyond digital fodder to keep from writing the same articles about Melvin Upton‘s failures, Nick Markakis‘s neck, or Freddie Freeman‘s leadership. With that in mind, let’s meet Brady Feigl. Now, Feigl has little shot to win a spot in the Braves bullpen…

5 Reasons the Royals Aren’t the Ideal Example for the Braves to Follow (About.com)

In the wake of the Royals’ majestic postseason run in 2014 and the subsequent focus on an approach more in line with what many call a “small-ball” attitude, the Atlanta Braves have all but adopted a motto of “we want to be like KC.” But are the Braves missing the boat? Will new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer prove to be a key that transitions the offense towards the KC way despite being fired for the…

Who’s Catching Anyway? (About.com)

Two articles in one day. Can you tell I’m getting excited for the season to begin? In today’s article for About.com, I look at the catching situation for the Braves. It seems like a foregone conclusion that Christian Bethancourt will be the starter with A.J. Pierzynski backing him up and I’d say there is a better than 80% chance of that happening. But things could change even without injury. What if Bethancourt hits .118 this…