Posts for : October 2015

Top 30 Prospects, Post-2015 Edition – #20-11

Previous Rankings: 30-21 Last Monday, I started the post-2015 Top 30 Prospects by looking at the bottom tier. As the Braves have built for the future, naturally more talent has been added to the system. Case in point, of the ten players in my Middle Tier, nine of them joined the system after Frank Wren was fired. The system of Hart and Coppolella has taken shape over the last nearly 13 months. Remember that next week,…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

If you weren’t aware, I also publish posts at atlantabraves.about.com. I typically post a few times each week over there and here are my three most recent articles there. Braves New GM Means Little Has Changed When John Coppolella was “promoted” into his new job, it didn’t mean much had actually been altered about the Braves braintrust. Over the last year+, Coppy has been basically the guy in charge of things with John Hart as…

See ya, Todd Cunningham!

It was a bit of an odd development on Friday to learn that Todd Cunningham had been waived by the Atlanta Braves – let alone lost on waivers to the Angels. After all, it was kind of those moves that the Braves didn’t have to make, chose to make, and it makes zero sense from the outside. It’s like deciding to throw away the milk a week before its expiration date. Sure, you bought new…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Gattis for Foltynewicz and Ruiz

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With most of the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each…

Thursday Throwback – Blaine Boyer

(This column used to be called Random Ex-Brave.) The Baby Braves. 2005’s crew of kids who were either fresh-faced rookies or just beginning to establish themselves. Sure, the Braves still had Chipper Jones, but he only played 109 games that year. And yeah, Andruw Jones was a monster that season while John Smoltz anchored a rotation that included just three pitchers who made at least 21 starts. There were still big names, but the Braves…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Kubitza for Sanchez

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With the season in our rear view, I will continue to review each one of…

Top 30 Prospects, Post-2015 Edition – #30-21

Back in March, I looked at the Top 30 prospects in the system. In July, I updated the list. Now, with the season over, it seems like a good time to look at the Top 30 once more. This version will have the 2015 draftees make their inaugural appearance. The top international signings will be left out as I don’t rank without game action. Like I did with the preseason list, I’ll start with the…