Posts for : August 2019

The Top 50 Braves of All-Time (1/10)

The Atlanta Braves can trace their lineage well into the 1800s. That’s a long time to build an excellent collection of talent. Over the next few weeks, I plan on releasing my choices for the Top 50 Braves of all time. I want to thank previous writers of this blog who helped me build the criteria to make this list. What is the criteria? I start with a player’s WAR from both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference. I…

Braves Add Billy Hamilton

You can do a lot worse if trying to replace (some of) Ender Inciarte than Billy Hamilton. On Monday evening, the Atlanta Braves announced that they claimed Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. It’s a short end to Hamilton’s run in KC after signing with the Royals last offseason for $5.25M. Prior to that, he was non-tendered by the Reds. While Hamilton never became the guy the Reds dreamed of, he could be…

TOT – The Braves’ First Cy Young

Transaction of Today…August 19, 1911 – The Boston Rustlers signed Cy Young as a free agent. The Braves franchise, in addition to going by many names over their long history, has also seen some of the greatest players to ever play baseball play for the team. The original Home Run King, Babe Ruth, was a Brave. As was the guy who passed him many years later for that title, Hank Aaron. Perhaps the greatest second…

Smells Like 2010

In the first game of the 2010 National League Division Series, the Atlanta Braves mustered two hits and lost 1-0 to Tim Lincecum. Getting starts in that first game were leadoff hitter Omar Infante, first baseman Derrek Lee, left fielder Matt Diaz, second baseman Brooks Conrad, and center fielder Rick Ankiel. Of that group, only Infante started more than 55 games during the regular season for the Braves. Gone were Martin Prado (139 starts). Also…

Welcome Back

The grass isn’t always greener after all. About a year ago, I made the decision – with counsel from the former Walk-Off Walk crew – to move from our simple little blog here to a bigger set-up at The Sports Daily. It was a decision that worried me as I liked the freedom to just post fun stuff here and not worry so much about views and so on. At the same time, it was…