Posts for : November 2017

Braves Focus Shifts to Defense, Winning during Q&A

In a recent Q&A with Braves A-List Members at SunTrust Park, Alex Anthopoulos expanded on his vision for Atlanta moving forward. Most of this information comes courtesy of @SlmSolo (Stacy), who was at the session. I want to thank her for allowing me to use her tweets as inspiration for this post and I encourage you to follow her on Twitter. The pic above was taken by her as well. Defense When asked about #1…

Using BABIP to Track Free Agent/Trade Targets

A Lesson from Dad For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I like a bargain.  I think it comes from my upbringing. My dad was always a hustler, trying to stretch a dollar as far as he could and finding unique ways to make a buck. And boy oh boy, he loved a bargain. I remember being a little boy and my dad would drive an extra 2 miles to…

The 3B Candidate No One is Talking About

The Braves need a third baseman. Everyone knows the Braves need 3B because we all keep talking about how the Braves need a 3B. I’ve written about it. We as a blog wrote about it. Others have written about it and the general consensus is, Atlanta needs an external solution for 3B. At least in the short term. Some people are high on Austin Riley as a prospect, and even though I’m not necessarily one…

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 5

In our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pieces for Armchair GMs, we heard from a lot of people on Braves Trade ideas including a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from Armchair GMs in J.T. Hornbuckle (Twitter: @jthornbuckle) and Aubrey Smith (Twitter: @braveslive16)who have different ideas on what the 2018 Braves might look like. Next, we heard from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large package of players to a team that is very…

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 4

In our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pieces for Armchair GMs, we heard from a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from Armchair GMs in J.T. Hornbuckle (Twitter: @jthornbuckle) and Aubrey Smith (Twitter: @braveslive16)who have different ideas on what the 2018 Braves might look like. Last, we heard from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large package of players to a team that is very familiar with the Braves system. In our…

Braves Arbitration and Non-Tender Primer

Alex Anthopoulos’ first couple weeks on the job have mostly been about getting acquainted with a brand new organization and building his baseball ops department they way he wants it. But now it’s time for some roster moves. As it often does in baseball, the calendar somewhat dictates when moves are made. This week is the non-tender deadline for arbitration eligible players. Basically, any arbitration players the team doesn’t plan on tendering a contract too…

Braves Armchair GMs, part 3

In our first and 2nd pieces  for Armchair GMs, we heard from a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from Armchair GMs in J.T. Hornbuckle (Twitter: @jthornbuckle) and Aubrey Smith (Twitter: @braveslive16) who have different ideas on what the 2018 Braves might look like.  Let’s hear from J.T. first! For our 3rd installment, we hear from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large…