Posts for : December 2016

Another Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

Here’s another six pack of minor league free agent signings from this winter. So far this winter, I have done three of these and each focused on pre-December signings. Today’s group were all added in the final month of 2016. By Minda Haas Kuhlmann (CC by 2.0) via Flickr Lane Adams, OF, 27 years-old Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 draft out of Red Oaks, Oklahoma, Adams began his career in the Royals…

Recently DFA’d Players of Interest

With many 40-man rosters full, anytime a player is added, that typically forces a corresponding move to open up a spot. Here are a quartet of players recently DFA’d and their chances of helping the Braves. By Keith Allison (CC 2.0) via Flickr Ji-Man Choi, Angels, 1B/OF Signed out of South Korea in ’09 by the Mariners, Choi finally reached the majors last season for the Angels and showed surprising power. I say “surprising” because…

TOT – Braves Add Six-Fingered Alfonseca

Transaction of Today…December 23, 2003 – The Atlanta Braves sign Antonio Alfonseca as a free agent Old man gnar at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons It was the last good year of his eleven year career. On this day thirteen years ago, the Braves added  a right-hander whose nickname of El Pulpo was always more notable than the results he posted on the field. The nickname was Spanish for…

Ender Inciarte Makes Atlanta his Long-Term Home

Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) (CC 2.0) via Wikipedia Commons Two days before Christmas, Ender Inciarte received a nice Christmas present. Or, maybe it was the other way around? Maybe Mom was right when she told me that giving a gift was a present in its own right. The Braves and their new center fielder agreed upon a five-year contract worth at least $30.525 million. A sixth season option would increase the…

Early 2018 Hall of Fame Thoughts

If you missed it yesterday, I posted my 2017 Hall of Fame ballot at Outfield Fly Rule. The guys at OFR are doing a wonderful job with their Hall of Fame coverage for this year, but what happens next year? Well, let’s do some crystal balling. First off, using Ryan Thibodaux’s invaluable Hall of Fame tracker, I can make an educated guess as to who will be named to the Hall of Fame class of 2017.…

Seasons in Time: 1914 (Part 5 of 5)

(In this series, I will recap in a series of posts one season of Braves baseball from Boston-to-Atlanta and everything in between. If you have a particular season you’d like to see reviewed, let me know in the comments.) Part 1 – Prologue Part 2 – The Road Trip that Wouldn’t End Part 3 – Finding Their Footing Part 4 – Unfazed on the Biggest Stage Part 5 – Epilogue John F. Riley | Library…

Seasons in Time: 1914 (Part 4 of 5)

(In this series, I will recap in a series of posts one season of Braves baseball from Boston-to-Atlanta and everything in between. If you have a particular season you’d like to see reviewed, let me know in the comments.) Part 1 – Prologue Part 2 – The Road Trip that Wouldn’t End Part 3 – Finding Their Footing Part 4 – Unfazed on the Biggest Stage The Braves had stormed all the way back from…