Posts by: Ryan Cothran

Braves 25-man and 40-man Roster Crunch

Optimism always reigns supreme in Spring Training and this year more so than in the past 3 years. Our beloved Braves’ farm system is set to ripen and 2018 will be a big year in transition as those prospects fill out the Atlanta Braves roster.  As new GM Alex Anthopoulos addressed with the media earlier, this year it’s about the product at Suntrust, not at Gwinnett, Pearl, and so forth.  This is encouraging news for…

Contest: Atlanta Braves Free Agent Signing(s)

As Stephen (@b_outliers) stated, it’s going to be an interesting week. Let me tell you a joke about some snails 3 snails crawl into a bar. 2 of the snails start conversing with each other. The 3rd snail, who was on the verge of buying a round of beers, gets upset about being left out of the conversation and signals to the bartender to bring him a beer…not beers. When the other 2 snails stop…

An Instilled Love for Braves Baseball

The Beginning of an Atlanta Braves Fan April, 1988, the birth of an Atlanta Braves fan.  A 10-year old little chubby boy (LCB) arrives home off the bus around 3:00 PM, rushes inside, grabs an Oatmeal Cream Pie, some lemon-lime Kool-aid with crushed ice, and starts pounding away at his homework. There’s a schedule to be kept here as “the gang” will also be finishing up their homework in about an hour and that’s when…

Baby Braves Boxscore: June 15th, 2005

“The Atlanta Braves don’t rebuild…we Retool” It’s a saying that’s become synonymous with John Schuerholz, notorious even. A stream of nonsense that has now been buried, burned, and discarded by Alex Anthopoulos in what was once known as “The Braves Way”.  There’s most definitely a rebuild going on and no matter how anyone wants to phrase those words, the fans, media, and anyone that has a half a brain knows that’s what has happened these…

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…