header-image

Walk-Off Walk

feature image

Random Ex-Brave: Melvin Nieves

I think one of the most interesting things the Random Brave Generator 5000 does is give me guys whose career in Atlanta wasn’t very long at all. Such is the case with Melvin Nieves, who played in just a dozen games with the Braves before being traded. While Nieves would get opportunities to play in other organizations at the major league level, he never stuck around anywhere for long and his major league career was…

feature image

A Fun Coors Night

Some notes from Tuesday’s slugfest in Coors Field… It was the most runs scored since September 2nd when the Braves smacked the hapless Mets 13-5. It was the most runs during a road game since last July 6th, a 13-4 win over the Phillies. Last year, the Braves scored ten runs in Coors Field with both of the Uptons going back-to-back in a 10-2 win. The last time the Braves scored 13 at Coors Field…

feature image

Favorite Braves List – Shortstop

It’s time to add an important position to our list. Without a shortstop, our group of starters might get very upset. To appease them, I’m going to add the best defensive shortstop many never got the chance to play with. In addition, with our catcher defecting to New York and the #3 starter enjoying the San Francisco scene, our new shortstop is the only active member of our team still in Atlanta. Fortunately, he’ll be…

feature image

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – AL Central (Part 1 of 2)

In this week’s issue, we focus on the American League Central, a division that includes a tight race from 1 to 5 because the Tigers haven’t played like everyone assumed they would. This division also includes the Kansas City Royals, who made it a habit to grab every ex-Brave they could afford a few years ago. Times have changed (or Dayton Moore has been gone long enough to not know these players), but the KC-ATL…

feature image

Fredi’s Flaws

This weekend, the Braves fell in back-to-back games to drop a series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It didn’t have to happen like that, of course. Craig Kimbrel, fresh off a franchise record, blew a save in Saturday’s game. Jason Heyward gave the Braves the lead in extras and they blew it again and ultimately lost. On Sunday, the Braves had a 2-0 lead after six-and-a-half with the help of a two-run homerun from Justin Upton…

feature image

Just Call It Already!

There is an old saying and please forgive my coarse language…but shit or get off the pot. Crude, I know, but I have found it to be an accurate idiom. Why mention this? Because last night, the Braves started Dan Uggla at second base. You could see the wheels in Fredi Gonzalez‘s head as he made this decision. Not only was a left-hand starter scheduled for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it was Wade Miley. Uggla had faced…

Random Prospect Sunday: Jarrett Miller

Random Prospect Sunday: Jarrett Miller

Today, with the help of random.org, we focus on current Hillcats right-hander Jarrett Miller. A transfer to UNC-Greensboro from USC-Lancaster, Miller pitched in 28 games with the Spartans while picking up four starts. He struck out over a batter an inning, but only had a 1.45 WHIP. Nevertheless, the Braves took Miller in the 21st round as the 656th overall pick and signed the 21 year-old to his professional contract. Pitching out of the bullpen,…