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Random Prospect of the Day: Luis Avilan

Random Prospect of the Day: Luis Avilan

Welcome to the second edition of this column.  Like before, using a random number generator and the list of pitchers used at the minor league level by the Braves, I came up with a random prospect.  Basic idea is that most sites will go over the big stars, but what about the sleeper guys?  The never-will-be guys?  The minor league veterans?  That’s the purpose of this column.  In full disclosure, this was the third guy…

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Could the Braves be Interested in Joe Saunders?

According to The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro in a recent article, Atlanta is “said” to have interest in Joe Saunders, a right-handed starter for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The blog post has little to say on why the Braves could be interested, nor what the D’Backs could be looking for aside from adding that Saunders could bring back a decent return.  After dealing Saunders, the D’Backs could turn to Trevor Bauer, one of the better pitching…

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See ya, Livan!

Officially, Livan Hernandez has been designated for assignment, not flat-out released.  Regardless of the semantics, Livan has been cut and his days as a Brave are concluded.  Good thing, too, because I get to introduce a new column…”See ya!”  Livan was signed just before the season on March 30th to be the long guy in the pen.  At the time, it seemed like a reasonable move.  With O’Ventbrel covering the late innings, Kris Medlen handling…

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Josh Willingham: 2013-2014 Left Fielder?

According to the wonders of three tweets from David O’Brien, a guy who the Braves should keep in mind for any trades this season is Josh Willingham. Buster writes that the Twins might consider trading Josh Willingham if they decide they’re hopelessly out of the playoff picture before the trade deadline. If I’m the Braves, I would pursue a trade for Willingham, and I mean seriously pursue it. Signed for $7 mill each of the…

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Favorite Braves List – Catcher

 (For information on this list, please click here.) A couple of honorable mentions, though this one wasn’t a tough choice.  Javy Lopez holds a majority of records for catchers in the franchise, including one of eight Braves in the franchise’s history to hit 200 HR.  Greg Olsen was an All-Star for an awful 1990 squad, but more notable for this list, he was the guy in 1991 when watching baseball on TV suddenly became something…

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Favorite Braves List

One of the ideas I have been throwing around is to include a list of my favorite Braves and I will start today.  Do not expect a new one everyday.  In fact, it may be another week before I include a new member to my Favorite Braves list, if not longer.  I will add a navigation to the right to make the list stand out.  Some guidelines… I admit that I was not a fan…

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Juan Francisco: Cut the Cord?

Toward the end of spring training, I was without internet because of a move to the boonies and most satellite internet costs too damn much for too shitty service.  Ultimately, we decided on Verizon who offers internet via their cell towers.  It’s pretty good and cheaper than Hughes. To keep up with the Braves, I’d take my wife’s laptop to wifi locations or use my phone.  Using my cheapass phone, I accessed the AJC’s section…