Posts for : April 2020

Just Win In October: King Felix’s Debut (Part 3)

In this continuing series, I sim the 2020 season with Out of the Park 21 while playing as the Braves general manager. I meant to live-report the Sunday Game of the Week, but forgot to. Hey, I’m allowed to make mistakes. ——————– Well, a 3-1 start isn’t the worst thing by any means. We continue our NL West road trip by heading over to San Diego for a three-game set with the Padres. San Diego…

Just Win In October: Opening Day! (Part 2)

This is an ongoing look at running the Braves in OOTP 21. I play the GM. My plan is to do one-week updates each time I post. For the most part, I’ll sim each game with small recaps until the Sunday Game of the Week, which I’ll give a live-recap in which I watch and write about the game as it happens. Today, though, I’m only going to do the opening series so I can…

Just Win In October: Setting Up for the Season (Part 1)

So, this is not an original idea. I’ve seen others doing it – most notably Eno Sarris at The Athletic. The basic premise is this – I’m taking over the Braves in OOTP 21. I won’t mention OOTP when I write these entries because I want this perspective to take place in the OOTP universe. Basically, we’re pretending here. Hey, it’s a pandemic and I need to keep myself busy. I might bring in some…

Random Ex-Brave – Cory Aldridge

(I used to do this series back in the earlier days of this of the blog and have decided to bring it back. The basics are simple: I started following the Braves in 1991. In the nearly 30 years since, a lot of players have come through and wore a Braves uniform. Using a random number generator, I find a year from that sample and, after running the generator again, find a player to profile.)…

Proctor and Lugo: The Unlikely Tale

From his computer desk, Tommy Poe took a sip of water while checking Twitter. It was a quiet day on social media, which Tommy was thankful for. After all, with the coronavirus crisis weighing on things so heavily, a quiet afternoon was truly something to be cherished. Opening another tab, he did the same thing he had done countless times before. After just two letters, Chrome could already sense where he wanted to go. “Baseball-Reference?”…

TOT – Braves Take a Chance on Juan Francisco’s Power

Transaction of Today…April 1, 2012 – The Atlanta Braves traded J.J. Hoover to the Cincinnati Reds for Juan Francisco. The other day, I talked about a trade the Braves made involving Juan Cruz where the Braves bet on potential. Eight years ago, the Braves bet on one tool. But holy crap, was it an amazing tool when the big third baseman was able to use it. Unfortunately, Juan Francisco could smash home runs with the…