Posts by: Ryan Cothran

Are Braves missing out on Buy-low Free Agent Targets?

Well, it’s January Braves fans… …and it’s the worst part of the year for me as I care nothing for NCAA football championships, NFL playoffs, or cold weather. Not to mention the celebrations, fun, family, presents, good beer, and all things related to the holidays are buried in the closet with random assortments of leftover Christmas paraphernalia and all that’s left behind is a festering cold that holds no festivity. Yes, Scrooge has taken my…

MLB Contracts on Santa’s Naughty List

Many of us Braves fans feel as though our team is the only team stuck with seemingly dead-end contracts. Holy guacamole, that is not the case at all. While Matt Kemp‘s $42.5 million and Nick Markakis‘s $11 million seem detrimental to our team, there are teams out there that have it much worse. I started this little project for myself as I thought it’s a valuable exercise when trying to find potential matches in trades…

Using BABIP to Track Free Agent/Trade Targets

A Lesson from Dad For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I like a bargain.  I think it comes from my upbringing. My dad was always a hustler, trying to stretch a dollar as far as he could and finding unique ways to make a buck. And boy oh boy, he loved a bargain. I remember being a little boy and my dad would drive an extra 2 miles to…

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 5

In our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pieces for Armchair GMs, we heard from a lot of people on Braves Trade ideas including a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from 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. Next, we heard from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large package of players to a team that is very…

Braves Armchair GMs, Part 4

In our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pieces for Armchair GMs, we heard from a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from 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. Last, we heard from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large package of players to a team that is very familiar with the Braves system. In our…

Braves Armchair GMs, part 3

In our first and 2nd pieces  for Armchair GMs, we heard from a very thorough Will Soprano who enticed, or infuriated, us with a trade of ultimate magnitude. Then we heard from 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! For our 3rd installment, we hear from Tyler Wilson (@BravesTwills) who proposes a fairly large…

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…