Posts for : December 2016

Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

For the third time this offseason, I try to catch up on some under-the-radar minor league signings the Braves have announced. Previous reviews can be found here and here. For a frequently updated list of comings-and-goings related to minor league signings, check out this page. Ramon Morla, RHP, 27 years-old A product of the Mariners’ organization, Morla began his career as an infielder who reached Double-A in both 2013 and 2014. He had some decent…

Seasons in Time: 1914 (Part 3 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 The Boston Braves entered June 5 as afterthoughts despite the season’s relative youth. Of the first 38…

Braves Cut 8 Minor Leaguers

They often don’t make much news unless it’s a particularly significant cut, but teams do release minor league players during the offseason even though they aren’t usually forced to do so. Many of the cuts are minor role players who the team deems expendable. Possibly releasing them now rather than at the end of spring camp builds some goodwill with other players as they know the team will give young guys a chance to find…

Seasons in Time: 1914 (Part 2 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 You can’t have a great comeback without something bad happening first. With that in mind, the 1914 Braves had a horrendous beginning to…

Coppy’s Q&A Review

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella conducted another of his #AskCoppy Q&A chats over twitter. These small sessions have become something of great anticipation as it provides fans a glimpse – with limited characters – into one of baseball’s brightest minds. Here are some of the fascinating exchanges. What part(s) of the new CBA will have the biggest impact on the @Braves, your job, etc.? #AskCoppy — Mostly B.S. (@BravesStats) December 15, 2016 Coppy’s…

Seasons in Time: 1914 (Part 1 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.) The Sporting News Collection, Public Domain Prologue – The Seeds of a Title is Planted in 1913 If you are a Braves fan, certain years immediately pop out as big ones. 2005. 1995. 1991. 1974. 1966.…

Your Super Early 2017-2018 Free Agency Preview

Let’s face it – this winter’s free agent class is horrendous. Two of the biggest deals signed so far have went to closers and only one starter has received a contract of over two years in length. The Braves have dipped their toes into the free agency market, but only on short-term veterans that, while they improve the team, are not long-term difference makers. Could that change next winter? Well, the available players increases dramatically…