Posts for : September 2017

Introducing Tony Sanchez

Let’s go to the annual Baseball Prospectus from 2015 for the story on Tony Sanchez: “Good news: Sanchez might eke out a career as a back-up catcher. Bad news: That’s about the best-case scenario.” Cool. By Eugene Kim on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons If you didn’t hear – and judging by the mass hysteria on social media, you almost certainly did – the Braves traded Brandon Phillips yesterday…

Braves Trade Brandon Phillips

The Braves completed a trade Thursday night sending veteran 2B/3B Brandon Phillips to the LA Angels for C Tony Sanchez. The move on its face, isn’t that surprising. The Braves fell out of any kind of playoff contention long ago while the Angels are right in the mix of the wild card race. This is what happens. Non-playoff teams sell off its productive veterans to clubs looking to punch their ticket to October baseball. And…