Posts for : January 2017

Will January Bring a Big Piece for the Braves?

K. Johnson, Spring 2016 By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons January is typically a time where baseball teams are thinking depth. Last January, Atlanta signed Jhoulys Chacin, Kyle Kendrick, Alexi Ogando, and Kelly Johnson in January. The year before, they traded for Manny Banuelos, Ricardo Sanchez, and signed Kelly Johnson. I’m just saying there is a theme and it includes signing Kelly Johnson. Who is currently a free agent. Again, I’m just…

TOT – Boston Beaneaters Add Herman Long

Transaction of Today…January 5, 1890 – The Boston Beaneaters purchased Herman Long from the Kansas City Cowboys for $5000 to $6000. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)  Photograph of the Boston Beaneaters infield, 1900. Top: Fred Tenney (1B), Right: Herman Long (SS), Bottom: Jimmy Collins (3B) and Left: Bobby Lowe (2B). Boston PublicLibrary (Public Domain) For 13 seasons, Herman Long was an essential component on dominant Boston Beaneaters teams. Yet, as accomplished as…

The 2017 Braves Bullpen Could be Something Special

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In the early months of the 2016 season, the Atlanta Braves had a big problem. Their bullpen was one of the worst in baseball. InApril, the pen combined for a 5.10 ERA and -0.1 fWAR. This was largely due to walks, something that no other team was worse at than the Braves before May. They weren’t being aided in any…

Braves Top 50 Prospects, 2017 Preseason: Next 5 Looking In

This week begins the long countdown to the #1 prospect on the Walkoffwalk list of the Top Atlanta Braves Prospects as we head into the 2017 season. While next week and the weeks that follow will focus on the rankings, this week focuses on five interesting prospects who were guys who just missed my Top 50. I want to give them their own article because it would not surprise me if all five are in…

Best #61 in Braves Franchise History

(Series Note: Baseball-Reference was used for a collection of players so this series is as complete as their database is. No coaches/managers were included and a number had to have at least four options to be considered with two exceptions. I started from the highest available number because as I approach #1, I’ll have much tougher decisions. For the complete series, click here.) Best #61 in Franchise History I began this series with the best…