Posts for : December 2017

Something Fun with Preston Tucker

If you have a life or friends or family of any kind, you may have missed it yesterday but Atlanta traded for OF Preston Tucker from the Houston Astros. The deal was for a PTBNL or cash considerations so I understand if the news didn’t exactly knock you off your feet but it did indeed happen. I have no idea how good a player Tucker is now or will be with Atlanta. He hit well…

Braves Need Another Outfielder?

The Braves made their first big move of the off-season on Saturday, trading Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 4 players. This trade had very little baseball function, though Brandon McCarthy is interesting, as this was mostly swapping short-term debt for shorter-term debt. In short, Atlanta added money to 2018 to free up money in 2019. If you’re looking for further breakdown of this deal, Tommy already has you covered. That’s not what…

TOT – Boston Brings Back Fred Tenney

Transaction of Today…December 19, 1910 – The Boston Doves sign Fred Tenney as a player/manager He once was part of one of the game’s best infields. Now, as he closed on the big 4-0, Fred Tenney was back in the city he had spent most of his career. It would last significantly shorter than his first stint. Frederick Tenney is a fairly unknown name to Braves fans, but from 1897 until 1907, he was one…

Why So Much Ender Trade Talk?

For a guy, well-beloved by the Braves faithful, there sure have been a lot of articles about trading Ender Inciarte. Tomahawk Take’s Tyler Wilson recently ran one, asking if trading Inciarte for Ian Happ was a good idea. Talking Chop’s Kris Willis asked a similar question back in November. In full disclosure, our Stephen Tolbert did the same back in September. Many fans have been appalled by this idea and you can’t really blame them.…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (4/9) – The Returning Sluggers

The Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced on January 24, 2018. In the meantime, I’m going to spend my Sundays going over the 33 players on this year’s ballot. I’ll include what the argument for inclusion is for each player and what the argument against their inclusion might be. I’ve tried to group the players together in the most reasonable manner. In the comment section, I’d love to hear if any of…

Braves Find a Taker for Matt Kemp

Not to say “I told you guys” but, well, “I told you guys.” In a deal that was shocking at first glance and downright bizarre, Alex Anthopoulos worked with his old friends in Los Angeles to pull off a mega-deal between the Braves and Dodgers. On one hand, the Dodgers get under the luxury-tax threshold and open up some spots on their roster. On the other hand, the Braves get rid of Matt Kemp. So,…

Atlanta’s Quiet Offseason Got You Down?

“Do something!” “Wake up!” “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?” The 2017 winter meetings have come and went. Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos did a few interviews, Brian Snitker talked about analytics, and the Braves did a couple of things in the Rule 5 draft. That. Was. It. Rumored interest in Chris Archer, Adam Duvall, and Christian Yelich didn’t lead to an exciting deal for people like me to analyze for 1,500 words. Other teams were…