Posts for : September 2017

The Day I Evacuated…on the Braves

August 19, 2005, Port Sulphur, Louisiana. I was a week into my 27th round trip around the sun, and 2 weeks into the biggest purchase of my life: an engagement ring for my girlfriend of 4.5 years, Anna. Port Sulphur, a little fishing community located at the “sock protruding from the boot’s toe of Louisiana”, was my new challenge in the educational world. It was my 2nd year teaching there, my 5th overall, and seeing…

The Logic Behind Trading Ender Inciarte

As Ronald Acuna spent the last 18 months destroying minor league baseball, there’s obviously been plenty of discussion of how and when he’s going to make his debut in Atlanta.  The “when” has basically been answered as he almost certainly will be up at some point in 2018, with opening day being a real possibility. The “how” is a little more complicated, however, as the Braves have three full-time outfielders under contract for 2018, with…

Should the Braves Consider Moving Teheran?

Julio Teheran looked like the unquestioned ace of the Big Four pitching prospects the Braves once had churning in the minor leagues. Along with Mike Minor, Randall Delgado, and Arodys Vizcaino, Teheran was part of a group that would hopefully anchor the Braves rotation for much of the 2010’s. Of course, here we are in 2017 and only Teheran remains as a starter, let alone in the Braves staff. And some might argue that we’ve…

Brian Snitker isn’t the Problem

You may have read that headline and thought this was going to be a post defending or advocating for Brian Snitker as manger. This is not that post. I don’t think Brian Snitker is particularly good at managing a baseball team and given the choice between a good manager or bad manager, I’ll take the good manager. But this isn’t the Braves problem. At least not their main problem. You win based on your talent…

2017 Danville Braves Review

2017 Minor League Recaps DSL GCL Kevin Maitan and manager Nestor Perez | Tommy Poe, Walkoffwalk.net Last week marked the end of the Danville Braves’ 2017 season. They finished 36-32, matching their expected win-loss record. It wasn’t enough for Danville to return to the playoffs as they finished well behind Pulaski for the second East Division postseason spot, but it was the third time in four years Danville has finished with a .500 or better…

Transaction Tuesday: September Callups with a Gohara Spotlight

With September call-ups in full swing, I decided to do something a little different today and give you guys a super-sized transaction recap that includes today’s moves. Usually, I review the last week, but not include the day I publish the recap. However, with there likely being so few moves to go over for the next few weeks – and a big one in today’s recap – let’s dive into the last eight days. *The…

2017 GCL Braves Review

2017 Minor League Recaps DSL On Friday, the Gulf Coast League Braves finished their season with a 7-0 win over the GCL Tigers East. Well, technically, they had another game on the schedule, but the game was canceled due to rain, leaving the GCL Braves at 31-28. It was the first time since 2003 that the GCL Braves finished the regular season over .500, though they did finish at .500 twice. There was some hope…