Posts for : May 2015

Random Prospect Sunday: Jorge Zavala

Some people are just meant to be relievers and Jorge Zavala might be one of those guys. Over the last two years, Zavala has an ERA of about 0.66. I didn’t even do the math for that, I just looked at the ERAs of the last two seasons. That’s how damn impressive he has been since the beginning of last year. Zavala was born a couple of months before the 1994 Baseball Strike in Honduras.…

OOTP: Week 7

Read this link for more information on this series. Last week was a tough one for the OOTP Braves. They opened the week with 19 wins against nine losses. Seven days later, they added just one notch to their victories while dropping five games, including a series in Washington that was too close to reality for my poor Braves heart. Hopefully this week will look better. In the mean time, let’s start a weekly look at…

Random Ex-Brave: George Lombard

It was supposed to be a perfect match. George Lombard grew up in Atlanta and went to Lovett School – the same school future Braves draftee Jon Schuerholz went to. When the athletic outfielder fell to the second round in 1994, the Braves jumped in and convinced him to sign with a franchise that had in the World Series in two of the last three years. Lombard routinely ranked among the Top 100 prospects in…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – AL Central

It’s another Tuesday which means it’s another look around the league at former Braves and how they are doing. The quirky thing about this week’s article is twice I have had to edit because of a retirement of a player that was mentioned. I’m going to get this thing posted before more players from this cursed list retire. As usual, this list should not be considered exhaustive as I am sure I am missing players…

Welcome to the Bigs, Adonis!

It was a depressing development to see that Phil Gosselin, or Goose, was headed to the disabled list with a fractured thumb. Gosselin had gotten off to a pretty good start, hitting .325, with a pair of steals. With the injury to Chris Johnson, Gosselin looked like a good bet to receive a decent amount of playing time. Of course, this being the Braves, when he hit the DL, a lot of us wondered if…

Random Prospect Sunday: Jordan Edgerton

The Atlanta Braves are still trying to replace Chipper Jones. They moved Joey Terdoslavich to third base in hopes he would somehow be a competent third baseman despite being a statue at first base. They brought Juan Francisco on board with dreams of big homer totals, but couldn’t live with his .281 OBP as a Brave. Chris Johnson was given a long-term deal despite not having long-term success. Even when a young third baseman looked…

Couple of About.com Links

I also operate the Atlanta Braves section of About.com and over the last couple of days, I’ve added a few columns. Profiling the Braves: Greg Maddux In this on-going series, I looked at the best pitcher many of us will ever see pitch, Greg Maddux. Topics included his upbringing, time in the Cubs system, breakthrough in the majors, his free agency that landed him in Atlanta, and the absurd numbers he posted from there on…