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Analysis: First Batch of Minor League Free Agents

Analysis: First Batch of Minor League Free Agents

My apologies, Walk-Off Walkers. Wait, is that what we call fans of this blog? That’s just awful. Anyway, I typically keep a better count of minor league free agent signings, but with a slow market, few signings to really get excited about, and the whole front office mess, I’ve been slacking on my job. No longer. Today, you will notice a new link to our Resources section on the right (unless you’re looking at this…

TOT: Beaneaters Add A Premier Player of the 90’s

TOT: Beaneaters Add A Premier Player of the 90’s

Transaction of Today…December 21, 1891 – The Boston Beaneaters obtained Hugh Duffy who was previously under league control. WAR was not around in the 1890’s. Well, not the all-CAPS, baseball version of WAR. But we have gone back and calculated WAR as if Fangraphs was around back then. Just imagine Dave Cameron’s great-great-great granddaddy hammering away on his typewriter suggesting that assists were more of a sign of defensive ability than errors. With that in mind,…

Something Fun with Preston Tucker

Something Fun with Preston Tucker

If you have a life or friends or family of any kind, you may have missed it yesterday but Atlanta traded for OF Preston Tucker from the Houston Astros. The deal was for a PTBNL or cash considerations so I understand if the news didn’t exactly knock you off your feet but it did indeed happen. I have no idea how good a player Tucker is now or will be with Atlanta. He hit well…

Braves Need Another Outfielder?

Braves Need Another Outfielder?

The Braves made their first big move of the off-season on Saturday, trading Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 4 players. This trade had very little baseball function, though Brandon McCarthy is interesting, as this was mostly swapping short-term debt for shorter-term debt. In short, Atlanta added money to 2018 to free up money in 2019. If you’re looking for further breakdown of this deal, Tommy already has you covered. That’s not what…

TOT – Boston Brings Back Fred Tenney

TOT – Boston Brings Back Fred Tenney

Transaction of Today…December 19, 1910 – The Boston Doves sign Fred Tenney as a player/manager He once was part of one of the game’s best infields. Now, as he closed on the big 4-0, Fred Tenney was back in the city he had spent most of his career. It would last significantly shorter than his first stint. Frederick Tenney is a fairly unknown name to Braves fans, but from 1897 until 1907, he was one…

Why So Much Ender Trade Talk?

Why So Much Ender Trade Talk?

For a guy, well-beloved by the Braves faithful, there sure have been a lot of articles about trading Ender Inciarte. Tomahawk Take’s Tyler Wilson recently ran one, asking if trading Inciarte for Ian Happ was a good idea. Talking Chop’s Kris Willis asked a similar question back in November. In full disclosure, our Stephen Tolbert did the same back in September. Many fans have been appalled by this idea and you can’t really blame them.…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (4/9) – The Returning Sluggers

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (4/9) – The Returning Sluggers

The Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced on January 24, 2018. In the meantime, I’m going to spend my Sundays going over the 33 players on this year’s ballot. I’ll include what the argument for inclusion is for each player and what the argument against their inclusion might be. I’ve tried to group the players together in the most reasonable manner. In the comment section, I’d love to hear if any of…