Breaking Down the First Week of Baseball

Fresh off the presses at About.com…well, maybe not fresh off the presses in the literal sense…anyway, just added today is a Monday Recap of the first week of the season for the Atlanta Braves. It was a pretty good week that saw Andrelton Simmons return to a more controlled swing that leads to liners, Jason Grilli showing that closers might just grow on trees, and that the Braves smallball looks much better when it includes…

Ranking The Top 9 Outfielders in Franchise History

Over at About.com, I have added a new post that ranks the nine best outfielders in franchise history. Originally, I was going to do a Top 5 LF, CF, and RF, but considering so many played more than one outfield position, that proved a little difficult. Do I go by games played, by their best individual performance, by how I might remember them (if I do?). Ultimately, it became too much of a hassle. That…

Opening Day Fun Facts for the Atlanta Braves from About.com

Let’s put this Craig Kimbrel stuff behind us for a second. Today is opening day, one of the most exciting days of the year for baseball fans. Anything is possible on opening day even for teams, like the Braves, who are projected to be among the poorest teams in baseball. Checking the standings, the Braves are tied for first. And last. But I prefer first. I compiled a serious of often random facts about opening…

Breaking Down the Epic Kimbrel Trade for About.com

I’ve went over the Who in this article and also this one, but what about the trade and what it means for the Atlanta Braves. For that, head on over to the About.com blog where I dare to use addition to look at the financial implications plus what this trade means in the short-term and in the future. Trading Craig Kimbrel is never easy, but the deal looks like a steal for the Atlanta Braves.…

3 Reasons the Braves Will Miss the 2015 Playoffs (About.com)

Over the next couple of days, I will look into my crystal ball and try to tell the future. Today’s prediction looked into three reasons why the Braves will miss the playoffs. Will Wandy Rodriguez and Eric Stults prove that someone should have promised real money to them? Will Mike Minor‘s shoulder hold up? Who’s getting the ball to Craig Kimbrel? And who is capable of posting reasonably good offensive numbers outside of Freddie Freeman?…

Warren Spahn – Greatest Left-Handed Pitcher of All-Time? (About.com)

In case you missed it, yesterday I posted the latest edition of my on-going series, Profiling the Braves. It was a lot of fun to write and maybe that is because Warren Spahn was the subject. Possibly the best left-handed pitcher the game has ever seen, Spahn was also an accomplished soldier in World War II, earning the right to be called the most decorate ballplayer of World War II. He also was a bit…