Posts for : 2018

WOW’s Book of the Month Club: Tomahawked (2/3)

(Previously, we looked over the first 70 or so pages of Bill Zack’s Tomahawked. It covers spring training and the first two months of the 1992 season. Things were bad for our Atlanta Braves at the time. David Justice spent most of the early portions of the season hurt and ineffective when he did play. His constant complaining also didn’t help. The bullpen was a disaster and other assorted injuries and poor starts as the…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – #5-#1

Here it is – our final five prospects in our preseason Top 50. Amazingly, as if we planned it, today is also the day pitchers and catchers report – including most of this list. You know who #1 is. Surprisingly, we all had the same exact start to our Top 50’s with the same player #1 and the same player #2. No matter how you slice, these five players are elite, blue-chip prospects. They are…

WOW’s Book of the Month Club: Tomahawked (1/3)

This is a new series I’ve been kicking around where I read and review a book related to the franchise. If you guys want to follow along and provide your observations, that would be awesome. I’m thinking of one book a month and splitting it up into four or so parts, which will fall each Sunday. Since we missed a Sunday this month, I picked a bit of a quick read for a three-part review.…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – #10-#6

Just ten prospects left in our yearly Top 50 and the elite of the elite get a bit more time to themselves. Instead of dropping all ten, we’ll milk this series and split the last ten into two final parts. What? It worked for Twilight. While the punishment the Braves received from Major League Baseball was felt in each part of the Top 50, these final ten likely would have been the top ten regardless…

Contest: Atlanta Braves Free Agent Signing(s)

As Stephen (@b_outliers) stated, it’s going to be an interesting week. Let me tell you a joke about some snails 3 snails crawl into a bar. 2 of the snails start conversing with each other. The 3rd snail, who was on the verge of buying a round of beers, gets upset about being left out of the conversation and signals to the bartender to bring him a beer…not beers. When the other 2 snails stop…

Mike Moustakas or Todd Frazier?

You’re Alex Anthopoulos. All is quiet on the free agent front. You have roughly $15 million – maybe more – still in your budget for payroll. You look at your team and you see a lot of possibilities, but there are at least two things that stand out as concerns. First, over a third of the home runs hit by the Braves last year came from guys no longer around. Fifty-nine home runs are gone…

Freddie Freeman’s Incredible Plate Coverage

Freddie Freeman is amazing. You know that. He started out as more of a good player, posting a 117 wRC+ and around a 1.5 WAR per year his first few seasons. Since then though, he has legitimately become one of the five best hitters in baseball. Over his last five seasons, he has averaged a 146 wRC+ and produced 23 wins above replacement despite missing significant chunks of the year 2 out of the last…