Posts for : May 2018

What Braves Have Earned Your All-Star Vote?

All-Star voting begins tomorrow at noon and I’m oddly a little excited about it. I haven’t voted for the All-Star Game in a few years and don’t really get much enjoyment out of it or the other festivities. Yeah, I may love the long ball, but I get bored watching the home run derby. But in 2018, something is happening. The Atlanta Braves are exciting and deserve to be represented in the All-Star Game as…

WalkOff Talk: The Starting Rotation

In the year of our Lord 2018, the Atlanta Braves are just out of first place in the NL East. Despite an offseason that pointed mostly to 2019 as the most likely year for the Braves to contend, the guys who actually play the games didn’t get the memo. Offensively, Freddie Freeman has been his typical MVP self. Ozzie Albies is on something like a 50 HR pace. Nick Markakis thinks it’s 2010 and Ronald Acuna Jr…

Transaction Tuesday: D-Petey to the Bigs

A bit late, but here’s your weekly recap of moves the Braves made during the week. Of course, there were some big injuries, but also plenty of movement of players. We also saw one player get cut and replaced with another. Thanks for reading! Period covered: 5/23-5/28. If a number is included after a player’s name, it coincides with his placement in our Preseason Top 50. For more information on options, click here. Atlanta Braves Promoted from…

Thoughts on Cole Hamels and the Braves

This is less of a rumor and more of one guy suggesting it as a possibility, but The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo lists the Braves as possible suitors not only for Mike Moustakas, but also southpaw Cole Hamels. The first player has been discussed exhaustively starting with last offseason and continuing through the failed Jose Bautista experiment. But what about Hamels, a pitcher the Braves were all-too-happy to see get traded to the Rangers a…

Bautista Gone, Sets Precedent for Other Free Agents

Joey Bats is batting no more. Now he is batting for the Mets. Ha. José Bautista’s time with the Braves was short-lived, but you can’t say that he wasn’t given the chance to prove himself multiple times in high leverage moments. When Bautista joined the team on May 4, Braves country was excited as well as a little concerned at how Bautista would work with the chemistry of the team. Still, it was a chance…

Transaction Tuesday: Jose Bautista Released and Other Moves

A former superstar is released while a few new players join the system in this week’s report. The Braves also activate their starting shortstop and continue to shuffle pitchers on-and-off the major league roster. Not much top prospect movement, though. Reminder – the Dominican Summer League will get going very soon. June 2, in fact. The DSL Braves will look to improve on their 18-53 finish last year. Period covered: 5/15-5/22. If a number is…

TOT – The Time Jim Thorpe Was a Brave

Transaction of Today – May 21, 1919…The New York Giants trade Jim Thorpe to the Boston Braves for a player to be named later. The Boston Braves sent Pat Ragan (May 30, 1919) to the New York Giants to complete the trade. He was the greatest American athlete of his time. A Gold Medalist, professional football player, and even a basketball player, Jim Thorpe also played a half-dozen years of professional baseball. His natural gifts…