Posts by: Ryan Cothran

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…

Bucking Braves Managerial Trends

Don’t worry, I’ll get to the topic at hand, “Bucking Braves Managerial Trends”, but first…a rant. Braves Fans are PISSED and should be Last night was one of the most miserable and utterly unfair Braves losses I’ve ever encountered.  Fast forward to the bottom of the 5th inning, scored tied 1-1, 0 out, Johan Camargo leading off of 3rd, Culberson leading off of 1st, LHP Mike Montgomery toeing the rubber for the Cubs and Ozzie…

Good Problems Coming for Braves Roster

Our beloved Braves roster is about to get to the point that most wanted out the gate and that is a solid 25-man, 1-25. If you looked at the first 20 games of this season and had positive thoughts on how those 20 could go, I truly admire you. Many stated prior to the season that this first month of baseball would make or break the Braves and at 12 wins 8 losses, this team…

Braves Roster Moves: The Meek, the Mild, the Bold, the Beautiful

Like them or not, there have been a lot of Braves Roster moves thus far, will be many more in the upcoming weeks, and will likely continue throughout the year. The Meek Braves Roster Moves Our Atlanta Braves are 7-5 and have been without: Their starting catcher Tyler Flowers for (nearly) all 12 games. Their starting 3rd baseman Johan Camargo for all 12 games. Arguably their highest ceiling Starting Pitcher in Luiz Gohara. This led…

Opening Day Reflection… How did we Manage? Over or Under?

Yesterday marked one of my favorite days of the year…Atlanta Braves Opening Day! There are high, yet realistic hopes for this Braves’ team. Most MLB evaluations have the Braves somewhere around 72-78 wins for the year with a huge asterisk that is the unknown of young players like Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna, Luiz Gohara, A.J. Minter, Preston Tucker, Dansby Swanson, and more to come. Like every season in the past 4-5 years, there’s a whole…