Posts for : March 2017

Transaction Tuesday – Braves Finish Busy Week With Waiver Claim

I skipped last week’s Transaction Tuesday recap because I only had a couple of items to cover (David Hale reappearing, Christian Walker‘s brief run with the Braves concluding). This week, I have quite a lot more to analyze, including a waiver pickup last night. Let’s dive deep into a busy week. Atlanta Braves Claimed: LHP Kevin Chapman (Astros)…A fourth-round pick by the Royals back in 2010 out of the University of Florida, Chapman moved to…

Monday Roundup – Roster Beginning to Take Shape

The Atlanta Braves had a much better week of games than the previous horrorfest which included just one win. Let’s recap the week and who helped and hurt himself the most. From the Fort Bragg luncheon. By Sgt. anthony hewitt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons PIRATES 6, Braves 3 Matt Wisler was a longshot heading into this spring after the offseason acquisition of three new starters. So far this spring, Wisler’s play has helped to reinforce that…

Saturday Stats Pack – Early Spring Training Observations

During the season, I like to throw out some numbers that have piqued my interest. Spring training stats are not the most reliable numbers to utilize due to sample size and competition, but it’s all I got so here you go. By slgckgc on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Jace Not On Base While his spot is pretty much set in stone, Jace Peterson has struggled to open this…

Thursday Throwback – Reed Johnson

Sometimes, moves just don’t pan out like they ought to. That was the case of the 2012 midseason trade that sent Reed Johnson, along with Paul Maholm, to the Braves. The trade was born out of a move that didn’t happen and ultimately, failed to deliver despite looking like a good deal on paper for Frank Wren. Even when Wren made the right move, it just didn’t seem to work. But long before that trade,…

Monday Roundup: Bad Innings Lead to Losing Streak

Spring training results are more about individual player performances, especially those competing for a job, than they are win-loss records. This week, the Braves had some big individual performances, but a few players have truly put themselves on the outside looking in after some bad outings. Here’s your Monday Roundup for the second week of spring training games. Chaz Roe struggled against the Tigers / Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA…

Random Prospect Sunday – Jacob Webb

GoSportsCards.com Born on August 15, 1993, Jacob Webb was a high school outfielder in Southern Cal who didn’t receive much interest coming out of the prep ranks. So, with few options, he spent a year at the community college level before transferring to Tabor College, a Christian school in Kansas that had fewer than 600 students during the 2014 fall semester. Possibly their most famous sports alumni is Rolland Lawrence, a cornerback who appeared in one…