Posts for : 2015

Random Ex-Brave: Mark Whiten

We often think of baseball in the strict terms of what we see and quantify. Chipper Jones hit 45 homers the year he won the MVP. Greg Maddux had a 1.90 ERA in his first 89 starts with the Braves. When going into the sixth inning with the lead, the 2013 Braves were 66-6, a winning percentage of .917. But real life has a way of impacting the direction of a baseball team. John Hart…

Favorite Braves List – Closer

(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 Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second Base – Marcus Giles Shortstop – Andrelton Simmons…

Braves 86 the Carp

Ya know, it’s damn inconvenient of the Atlanta Braves to pull off a trade as I am trying like hell to catch up to my blog schedule. Oh, you don’t care? Well…ouch. I thought we were friends. Anyway, arbitration-eligible David Carpenter was packaged with likable lefty Chasen Shreve in a trade with the Yankees Thursday as the Braves grab ex-prospect Manny Banuelos in return. I’ll get back to the newest Brave in a second, but…