Posts for : April 2015

2015 Top 30: Wisler & Paroubeck’s ranking

Small update on my Top 30 Prospects in the wake of yesterday’s trade, which threw another wrench into what was completed a few weeks ago. Both players would slide into my Top 30, which pushes Victor Reyes and Wes Parsons out for right now (they may return in the midseason version). I knew from the get-go that Matt Wisler would be in my Top 5, but where? My current Top 5 is Jose Peraza, Lucas…

Opening Day Fun Facts for the Atlanta Braves from About.com

Let’s put this Craig Kimbrel stuff behind us for a second. Today is opening day, one of the most exciting days of the year for baseball fans. Anything is possible on opening day even for teams, like the Braves, who are projected to be among the poorest teams in baseball. Checking the standings, the Braves are tied for first. And last. But I prefer first. I compiled a serious of often random facts about opening…

Breaking Down the Epic Kimbrel Trade for About.com

I’ve went over the Who in this article and also this one, but what about the trade and what it means for the Atlanta Braves. For that, head on over to the About.com blog where I dare to use addition to look at the financial implications plus what this trade means in the short-term and in the future. Trading Craig Kimbrel is never easy, but the deal looks like a steal for the Atlanta Braves.…

Howdy Cameron, Matt, Jordan, 41st Overall Pick, and Carlos (also, see ya, Carlos)

A little bit ago, I looked at the players the Braves traded tonight. Now, let’s look at the guys who they gained. Carlos Quentin Quentin is a guy miscast in the National League at this point. His knees cannot hold up to the rigors of playing in the field. He needs a spot on an AL roster where he can platoon at DH. That wasn’t happening in San Diego, nor will it occur in Atlanta…

See ya, Craig and Melvin!

Over the next three posts, I will explore the mega deal that has sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for Cameron Maybin, Jordan Paroubeck, Matt Wisler, the 41st overall selection of the 2015 draft, and, for about five minutes, Carlos Quentin. I’ll look at who’s gone, who’s coming to the Braves, and finally, I’ll jump over to the About.com blog and look at the trade. — Four years. That’s how…

Random Prospect Sunday: Rundown

Once again this season, each Sunday (probably), I will look at a random prospect from the Braves system. A few will be stars, some will be journeymen, others will be organizational filler. The basics of the series is simple. Using Baseball-Reference’s list of minor league players and Random.org’s number generator, I alternate position players and pitchers to find a player to write about. Sometimes, especially if there’s little available information, I’ll skip the player, but…