Posts for : November 2016

Sticking to the Plan: Braves Add R.A. Dickey

By slgckgc on Flickr (Original) [CC By 2.0], via Flickr In a case of an early free agency rumor becoming true, the Atlanta Braves have signed pitcher R.A. Dickey to a contract for 2017. According to Jon Heyman, he’ll receive at least $8M (total includes $500K buyout) with a chance to earn an additional $7.5 million if his option for 2018 is exercised. Let’s take a look at what the Braves got. Profiling Dickey I…

TOT – Braves Sell Off a Hall of Famer

Published on the cover of TIME Magazine. The photograph is not credited on the cover. – TIME Magazine cover, 9 July 1928. Time magazine archive Transaction of Today…November 7, 1928 – The Chicago Cubs traded Bruce Cunningham, Percy Jones, Lou Legett, Freddie Maguire, Socks Seibold and $200,000 to the Boston Braves for Rogers Hornsby. One of the greatest hitters to ever play the game, Rogers Hornsby, or Rajah, was also one of the most blunt.…

Is Jason Hammel a Fit for the Braves?

By Julie Fennell on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons As news broke Sunday afternoon that Cubs righty Jason Hammel‘s option was not going to be picked up by the team, speculation immediately began as to whether or not Hammel will be a Braves target. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look into the veteran hurler. Who Hammel Is/Isn’t  Hammel is a modern day innings eater. 200+ inning guys…

TOT – Braves Luck Into A Central Player of the Early 90’s

Transaction of Today…November 6, 1989 – The Atlanta Braves sign catcher Greg Olson. Sometimes, a team stumbles on the right player at the right time. And sometimes, things just work themselves out just right. Bobby Cox, the then-General Manager of the Atlanta Braves, had a problem behind the plate as he started to look toward the 1990 season. Bruce Benedict‘s best days were way behind him. Since making an All-Star team in 1983, Benedict had…

2016 Player Reviews: Jose Ramirez, Anthony Recker, Paco Rodriguez

This is the eleventh edition of the 2016 Player Reviews. My quick math tells me that I’ve done 33 little blurbs about players from last year’s team who could return in 2017. A dozen remain. Hopefully, next year, the Braves don’t use more players than the Falcons so I don’t have to do this again. Did you miss the last edition? I got your back. Want to catch up on all of the series? I…

TOT – Braves Opt To Drop Fick

By jasonippolito (originally posted to Flickr as Fick) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transaction of Today…November 5, 2003 – The Atlanta Braves released Robert Fick. Before the 2003 season, the Atlanta Braves were looking to add another bat to their lineup. It would become one of the best offenses in Braves’ history, but while many teams had a big bopper at first base, the Braves scratched together a trio to fill in. They brought…

2016 Player Reviews: Williams Perez, Jace Peterson, A.J. Pierzynski

The World Series is over and free agency is just about to hit in earnest and I’m still trying to finish off these reviews. Hey, progress is progress, right? Did you miss the last edition? I got your back. Want to catch up on all of the series? I have you covered as well. *Ages reflect the player’s age on opening day, 2017 Williams Perez, RHP, 25 years-old 2016 Review: For the second consecutive year,…