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Transaction Tuesday: Burnett, Albies, Swanson, Beech

I’m going to try something new this season and that’s keeping up with minor league transactions. Every Tuesday, I’ll take a look at each level to go over some of the moves and provide analysis. If this is the kind of thing that interest you, let me know. Hopefully, next week I will be able to get this article out quicker. I’m still getting things back to normal after a busy weekend that included serious…

Minor League Saturday Stats Pack (4/16/16)

In this week’s Saturday Stats Pack, I take a look at the continued improvement from a third baseman prospect who languished last year, a starter making his return from double knee surgery, and a converted shortstop on who is on fire. Remember to check out this week’s major league Saturday Stats Pack where I looked at Nick Markakis‘s tear last week, Jhoulys Chacin‘s debut, and some team stats related to the early struggles this year.…

Recent Minor League Releases

The Braves have made a number of releases, but only Nick Swisher drew much coverage yesterday. Here’s some other cuts the Braves have made recently. These cuts have either been taken from the league transaction pages at the official sites for each minor league or a tweet shared by Bill Shanks today. Coke – Bruce Hemmelgarn/Getty P Phil Coke – A mid-spring signing, Coke’s career with the Braves was over before any of his ultra-successful…

Eric O’Flaherty: Not the Same Guy We Remember

For a run-down on the previous week, including this pick-up, the Tyler Moore trade, Justin Upton news, Mike Foltynewicz, and more, read my column from today at atlantabraves.about.com. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Many people applauded the Braves re-acquiring lefty Eric O’Flaherty on Sunday, but is there much to praise beyond just having a familiar face around? Can O’Flaherty resemble the pitcher who was so good for the Braves from 2009 until injury ended his 2013 season…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

I’ve posted a lot of articles at my AtlantaBraves.About.com link as things start to get more active with spring training beginning. Here’s a comprehensive list of the articles over the last week or so. All article links open to a new tab/window. Braves Plan to Spend Big, but Not On Veteran Players …Instead of pooling their funds together for a big free agent splash, the Atlanta Braves might be in the act of simply waiting…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

Here’s a list of articles I wrote this week at my other blog, AtlantaBraves.About.Com. All article links open to a new tab/window. 5 for Monday: Spring Training, 2017 catchers, and more My weekly look at some stories that may have been missed during the previous week. Some of this week’s topics include hot prospects like Aaron Blair, Sean Newcomb, and Dansby Swanson receiving invitations to spring training; how ex-Braves like Fred McGriff and Billy Wagner…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

Here’s a list of articles I wrote this week at my other blog, AtlantaBraves.About.Com. All article links open to a new tab/window. 5 for Monday: Trades, the Hall of Fame, and more -Weekly review article focuses on the chances of trading either Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher, the Hall of Fame chances of ex-Braves, looking back at the Cameron Maybin deal, and more. Ken Griffey Jr.: The Almost Brave -If you are a Braves fan,…