Posts for : 2018

Best G’s in Braves Franchise History

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 G One thing that will stand out about the G’s in team depth. Not that there are some…

The Braves Bullpen is Better & Still Needs Help

The Atlanta Braves bullpen is both good and bad. Name a category and you’ll find the pen near the middle in bullpen rankings. Well, except for walks, but you’re probably a Braves fan. You don’t need to hear about walks from relievers. You probably have dints in your wall from watching Braves’ relievers walk a small village earlier this season. Those walks have helped several relievers have poorer numbers than how they are actually pitching…

Ender’s Nightmare Season

The 2018 season has been ugly for one Ender Inciarte. A two-walk night on Tuesday helped his on-base percentage improve to .305 on the year, though no hits meant his batting average slipped to .244. For the season, Inciarte has a .285 wOBA. Of the 162 current contenders for the batting crown, Inciarte has the 20th-worst wOBA in baseball. To put it more bluntly, Inciarte hasn’t been Chris Davis-bad, but he’s been pretty darn bad.…

The Braves Should Still Trade for Mike Moustakas

The Braves could still use a third baseman. I know what your thinking. Probably something like “have you seen what Johan Camargo is doing?” Yes, I have and it’s been awesome to watch. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been tweeting about Johan a lot lately. The improvements he’s made in critical areas has been nothing short of amazing and he probably deserves his own post soon. Camargo currently has a 120…

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…