Posts for : 2018

Atlanta Braves Playoff Roster

I don’t believe in curses. I’ll say it again. I don’t believe in superstitious, silly, stupid, bloody curses. So if you do and you think that I’m cursing our team merely for talking about my take for the Atlanta Braves playoff roster, don’t read this. In fact, if you, by happenstance, find that you’ve clumsily clicked and opened this article on your device, and you’re superstitious, burn your device, bury it, dig it up in…

Boring Atlanta Braves Wins

Over their last 10 games, the Atlanta Braves have went 6-4… ..but dear sweet lord, it was downright brutal at times! Need a reminder? It was anything but easy or pretty but winning 6 of 10 is essentially what this team has been doing all season long. Quick recap of the madness:   September 1st, costly error from Charlie Culberson allows 2 unearned runs to score in 6th, Braves score 4 in 8th to preserve…

Red Sox Series Proves Whether or Not the Braves are Postseason Ready

Somehow, by God’s good graces, after being swept by the Red Sox the Braves obtained a 3 game lead over the Phillies in the NL East. The question on everyone’s mind right now is, are the Braves ready to take on the postseason? I think there is a high chance they do make it, but they do not make it far. Why? Well, the Red Sox series said everything about the type of team the…

Best H’s in Braves Franchise History

After the struggles of yesterday, let’s go with a palate cleanser and bring back this fun series. When you have operated a squad for nearly 150 years, you rack up a pretty expansive collection of players that have taken the field for you. In this series, we look at possibly the best possible lineup you could build that all share one thing in common – the last name that begins with the same letter. Team…

WOW Minor League Organizational All-Stars

Today is the final day of the 2018 minor league regular season. Florida has already concluded their regular seasons while Rome, Mississippi, and Gwinnett will finish up today. Meanwhile, Rome begins a playoff series with Lexington on Wednesday. With all that in mind, here is my 2018 Minor League Organizational All-Stars. If you see a number beside the player, that represents his placement on our Midseason Top 50. Catcher – William Contreras, #12 While the…

Braves Add Another Familiar Face to Their Bench

Early during today’s Braves/Pirates game, news filtered out that Atlanta had made a trade with the Reds for the second time in less than 40 days. After trading Preston Tucker to the Reds in the Adam Duvall deal, the Braves reacquired Tucker for cash considerations. While Duvall has struggled with the Braves, the team has essentially surrendered Matt Wisler and Lucas Sims for him. Not too bad. The timing of the deal was the strangest…

“Why Lane Adams and Not Austin Riley?”

Lots of movement today as major league rosters can expand to 40 players. Of the number of moves that took place, one move and one non-move have been particularly concerning for Braves fans. Why Lane Adams and not Austin Riley? Let’s dive into this one because it is more about business than baseball. Sure, Alex Anthopoulos and Brian Snitker will answer questions about adding Adams and it will come down to a slew of baseball-related…