Posts by: Ryan Cothran

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…

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…