Posts by: Ryan Cothran

2018 Exit Interviews – Michael Reed

  (Our exit interview series looks at how players performed in 2018 along with a preview of their future.) Michael Reed MLB: 7 PAs, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, .286/.286/.286 (.517 OPS) MiLB: 404 PAs, 114 H, 26 Doubles, 11 HRs, 62 BBs, 10 SBs (3 CS), .342/.453/.520 (.972 OPS) 2018:  Reed spent his entire career in the Brewers organization before 2018 when he was signed by the Braves as a Minor League Free…

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…

Atlanta Braves 25-Man: Clubhouse Snitker vs. Analytical Anthopoulos

As I type this up, our beloved Atlanta Braves are in 1st place… …and in the debate upcoming, that cannot be watered down.  Yes, they’re in first place despite the fact that Peter Moylan and Sam Freeman have logged nearly 70 innings of poorly-pitched baseball. Or, that Ryan Flaherty has carried a .372 OPS in 98 plate appearances since April 23rd. Or, that Lucas Sims (10.1 IP, 7.84 ERA), Brandon McCarthy (78.2 IP, 4.92 ERA),…

Interview with Atlanta Braves Outfielder Michael Reed

It’s been a long time coming for Atlanta Braves Outfielder, Michael Reed… …and for those unaware, Reed was promoted this afternoon in the midst of a flurry of moves from the Braves that came with Evan Phillips receiving his 2nd MLB stint (and hopefully MLB debut), Peter Moylan to the DL with a forearm strain (that’s actually quite serious and could be career threatening), and Matt Wisler optioned. This will not be Reed’s MLB debut…

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…

Braves Potential Trade Targets: Looking for the Deadly Combo!

Our Atlanta Braves are 26-16, should be 27-15 if @MLBReplays could get their head out of their…, and don’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon.  This team is chock full of havoc wreakers, is exploding with fun and excitement, and sweats confidence. The MLB world can continue to overlook this start, to doubt that it’s real, and this young core will continue to bust rump everyday to prove them wrong. There aren’t many needs…