Posts for : 2018

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – #40-#31

We love this time of year. The NFL playoffs are reaching the end, college football is done, and nobody really cares about the regular season for basketball and hockey. You know it’s true. That leaves baseball, which is still a month away from spring training kicking off. Right now, everyone is a contender. Well, not the Marlins, but if you squint your eyes, everybody else could be a contender if everything went right. That does…

Quick Post: The Inconsistency of Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran has basically been an enigma from day one. Once the number one pitching prospect in all of baseball, Julio’s career can best be described as up and down. Since his first full season debut in 2013, here are his ERA/FIPs: 2013:  3.20/3.69 2014:   2.89/3.49 2015:  4.04/4.40 2016:   3.21/3.69 2017:  4.49/4.95   One year he’s an ace, the next he’s a back-of-the-rotation starter and everything in between. And we’ve all heard, read, and seen…

TOT – Braves Add Sheffield

Transaction of Today…January 15, 2002 – The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Gary Sheffield to the Atlanta Braves for Andrew Brown, Brian Jordan and Odalis Perez. He wanted out. The Braves wanted an impact bat to put with Chipper Jones. And the Dodgers just wanted to get rid of a cancer. All parties got exactly what they wanted 16 years ago as the Braves finally completed a deal for Gary Sheffield. It had been a long…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (8/9) – Bonds and Clemens

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…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – #50-#41

Yesterday, we went over a few guys we rather liked who missed our Top 50. Today, we get to the really fun part – the rankings themselves. We knew that there would be a lot of Top 50 shake-ups compared to our midseason list. From that list, six players graduated, two aged out, and one – Randy Ventura – was traded. And then, the punishments from Major League Baseball came down and an additional four…

Are Braves missing out on Buy-low Free Agent Targets?

Well, it’s January Braves fans… …and it’s the worst part of the year for me as I care nothing for NCAA football championships, NFL playoffs, or cold weather. Not to mention the celebrations, fun, family, presents, good beer, and all things related to the holidays are buried in the closet with random assortments of leftover Christmas paraphernalia and all that’s left behind is a festering cold that holds no festivity. Yes, Scrooge has taken my…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – On the Outside

The switch over to 2018 means one thing to all baseball fans – the season feels so much closer now. And while there is a good month-and-a-half before even spring training gets going, baseball and spring seem right around the corner again. And regardless of your expectations for the 2018 season, more baseball in our lives is a good thing. As we count down the weeks until spring training opens, our little blog is going…