Posts by: Brittni Swanson

Flaherty vs Camargo – A Scrimmage for Third

Winning is addicting and lately, the Braves have been doing a lot of it. Their bats are hot, bases are loaded and pitching is on point. With so much success and excitement surrounding how the Braves have been playing lately, there is a dilemma on the horizon. When Ryan Flaherty came on the scene right before the season started, most people didn’t know all that much about him and the type of performance he would…

Opening Day in Braves Country

I haven’t written any poetry in years and this week I got inspired to write something for opening day. It may seem a little cheesy, but my hope is that this poem prompts you to think about all the great things that you love about baseball and the Braves. So, if you will, this is my ode to opening day and you, Braves Country. Play ball! ________________________   Walking up to the gate, I can…

Are Sanchez and Schimpf Worth Their Salt?

The city of Atlanta is hungry for another championship. The last time it happened was 1995 when the Braves won the World Series, but they won’t get back there if they keep signing mediocre players. Otherwise, the team is going to be mediocre. The Braves are supposed to be coming toward the end of their “rebuilding” mode and entering a time of success. Last year the Braves had a $126.1 million payroll and they didn’t…

The Braves’ New Guys on the Sidelines

Some familiar faces won’t be seen in SunTrust Park this season. At the end of last season, Braves management relieved Terry Pendleton and Eddie Perez of their duties as coaches for the team, thus eliminating the last of the Bobby Cox staffing era. There hasn’t been much said about the duo and their future with the team since the end of last season. After their release, many thought that the pair would be placed in…

Keys to Pitching for the Braves in 2018

The Braves’ success this season lies within the pitching. If they want to win, they will need to make some major adjustments with the type of pitchers that grace the mound. The minors may be riddled with pitchers, but not all are ready for the big leagues. The Braves need to execute two key changes to the rotation and bullpen to have a chance at a World Series ring. Leadership in Starting Pitching If you…

Will the Hype and Pressure to Perform Get to Acuna like it did Swanson?

With spring training upon us, there is no doubt that Ronald Acuna will make his appearance in the majors this season. After a stellar 2017 in the minors, ending with .325/.374/.522, being named the Arizona Fall League MVP (the youngest player to ever receive this honor), and Baseball America’s number one prospect, Braves fans are anxiously awaiting his arrival at the plate in Suntrust Park. With so much hype around Acuna in this upcoming season,…