Posts by: Ryan Cothran

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…

All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, #2 & #1

Tomorrow, we will have a new season. A fresh sense of hope. It’s been a while since we’ve had real hope for our Atlanta Braves. Tomorrow, fresh young faces take the stage and over the course of the season, hopefully, other fresh faces will dethrone space filling veterans. By the end of the year, I hope that we see a different, youthful team that injects energy into a disgruntled (and rightfully so) fanbase. But, one last…

All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, #4 & #3

As we race to the finish line that is the offseason, so does our All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves series. If you’re new to the series, here’s the previous pieces: All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, 10 &9 All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, 8 & 7 All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, 6 & 5 Hope you’ve been following along in the comments section, providing us with your favorites! If not, there’s always time.  4 & 3…here we go! Ryan Cothran’s…

All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, #6 & #5

Our series of  All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves continues today  with our 6th and 5th selections. If you’re new to the series, here is the post for #10 and #9  and here is the post for #8 and #7. Today, we move into our 6th then our 5th favorites.  Remember that the major component in selecting our favorites is that the player had(has) to be playing during each individuals time-frame of Braves fandom and has nothing to do…