Posts for : May 2015

OOTP: Week 6

Read this link for more information on this series. The Braves opened May with four wins in six games, pushing their record to 19-9. Clearly, this version is having a better year, but why? The Braves have found a way to plate the second most runs in the NL heading into this week’s slate of games. They are doing that basically because of getting a wealth of baserunners pushing runs across rather than getting extra…

Random Ex-Brave: Jason Marquis

In my mind, Jason Marquis and Odalis Perez are connected. Both pitchers were young and full of talent. It looked like either or even both would fill out a rotation that was getting older every year. Odalis had great movement from the left side, Marquis was a bulldog from the right side. But in the end, both would need trades to other organizations to reach their potential – even if it was short-lived. For Odalis,…

Trade Retrospective: The Jermaine Dye Trade

A few months ago, I took a look back at the trade that sent Jair Jurrjens to the Braves and Edgar Renteria to the Tigers. The idea is that a trade goes beyond just what the guy does in that year or the next. Today, let’s take a look back at one of John Schuerholz’s more controversial deals. March 27, 1997 The Atlanta Braves trade P Jaime Walker and OF Jermaine Dye to the Kansas…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – AL East

This series serves as an opportunity to see how the former Braves are doing across baseball. I looked at opening day rosters last month, but as we know following the Braves, things can change rapidly from the team that opened the year. With that in mind, let’s head to the AL East and see how former Braves are doing. Most of these guys will be major league talents, but some former Braves farmhands will be…

A Couple of About.com Links

Over the last two days, I’ve stayed active at the About.com page and posted a pair of articles. Who is the Last Braves Position Player to Pitch? By now, you probably saw David Ross take the mound Saturday for the Cubs. Of course, Ross was also one of the most beloved Braves of the last five years for what he brought on the field and to the clubhouse. Seeing Ross throw batting practice fastballs to…

Random Prospect Sunday – Felix Marte

In 2011, the Braves brought a group of prospects to Atlanta in mid-September to honor their Pitchers and Players of the Year. Julio Teheran was there. As was Mike Minor and Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis. Jose Peraza had not yet made his state-side debut, but he was there. So was Tyler Pastornicky, Randall Delgado, and Zeke Spruill. Lost among this pretty amazing group of young players was the honoree as the Player of the…

A Couple of Links Concerning Stats and Bethancourt

This blog has suffered due to some end-of-semester work and so has my work at About, but that should change as I get back into a regular schedule. In the mean time, I posted a pair of columns today at About so please give them both a click and read. Stats Saturday for May 9 In the first of what should be a weekly column, I looked at a few interesting stats for the Braves…