Posts by: Ryan Cothran

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 2

In our first piece for Armchair GMs, we heard from a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Today, we look at our next round of Armchair GMs in J.T. Hornbuckle (Twitter: @jthornbuckle) and Aubrey Smith (Twitter: @braveslive16) who have different ideas on what the 2018 Braves might look like.  Let’s hear from J.T. first!   J.T. Hornbuckle, Braves Armchair GM I do not believe the Braves are a…

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 1

Boy…life is tough being a keyboard GM. We don’t have to worry about trying to cheat but do it to where we don’t get caught. We don’t have to worry about other GM’s telling us to go jump in a lake when our trade proposals are ABSURD! We just put it out there for the masses and hope it gets done!  However, our armchair GMs have taken needs for our club and needs for other…

Crowdsourcing: How to get Shohei Otani in a Braves Uniform

O-kay…Oh-kay Shohei Otani…Ohtani…Otani…Oh forget about it. Apparently it doesn’t matter how you spell. Wait…where am I? What were we talking about? Oh yeah…Otani is coming to the bigs! There are still some hoops to jump through but it now looks as though he’ll definitely be in the Major Leagues come 2018 and since there aren’t many teams that can sign him for more than 1 million, the floor is really wide open to most of…

Matt Kemp trade proposals

Matt Kemp…oh boy, where do we start? First and foremost, Matt Kemp came into the 2017 season down about 25 pounds. He was leaner, quicker, healthier, and ripped the frickin’ cover off of the ball… for a while. Through June 2nd, at 42 games played, he was one of the best hitters in the league with a crazy good slash line: .351/.387/.614. That’s a 1.001 OPS that included 10HR and 16 doubles.  All was right…

Building a Contender the Braves….I mean, The Ryan Way

***New edit at bottom as, for whatever reason, I thought Brad Peacock was a free agent and that’s not true*** Building an Atlanta Braves roster to compete in 2018 isn’t for the faint of heart… On the subject, we’ve heard from Stephen on how he would make the Braves a contender with his idea of trading a few heavy prospects to fill out the 25-man with quality. Then we heard from Tommy on how he’d go…

What do the Braves have in Lane Adams? With Q&A

Minda Haas Kuhlmann (SA BY CC 2.0) via Flickr Lane Adams is 27 years old. Up until this year, he’s been a career Minor Leaguer with a .755 OPS, average power, above average speed, and a pretty good glove that can play all three outfield positions. But there’s something happening here and what it is ain’t exactly clear.  There’s a Lane with a bat over there, and he’s telling MLB they’ve got to beware. Ok,…

The Day I Evacuated…on the Braves

August 19, 2005, Port Sulphur, Louisiana. I was a week into my 27th round trip around the sun, and 2 weeks into the biggest purchase of my life: an engagement ring for my girlfriend of 4.5 years, Anna. Port Sulphur, a little fishing community located at the “sock protruding from the boot’s toe of Louisiana”, was my new challenge in the educational world. It was my 2nd year teaching there, my 5th overall, and seeing…