Tag: Bourn

Saturday Stats Pack: Flowers, Stolen Bases, Bullpen, Sims

Unlike last season where I posted two separate entries, I’m going to try to do one Saturday Stats Pack with both major league and minor league notable stats. So, without too much stalling, here is this week’s edition. Tyler Flowers (By Editosaurus (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons) .344 wOBA Over the last two seasons, only six catchers have stepped into the batter’s box at least 350 times and have a better weighted on-base average than…

Thursday Throwback – Reed Johnson

Sometimes, moves just don’t pan out like they ought to. That was the case of the 2012 midseason trade that sent Reed Johnson, along with Paul Maholm, to the Braves. The trade was born out of a move that didn’t happen and ultimately, failed to deliver despite looking like a good deal on paper for Frank Wren. Even when Wren made the right move, it just didn’t seem to work. But long before that trade,…

2016 Player Reviews: Jason Hursh, Ender Inciarte, Tyrell Jenkins

With today’s three in the bank, I am still not even half-way through this series, but progress is progress, right? There are a lot of players still in the mix for hypothetical spots on the 2017 roster, though as we shift toward the offseason and a plethora of moves the Braves make to try to get better next year, open slots on next year’s roster will be harder to come by. Today’s trio has one…

Even More Minor League Releases by the Braves

Michael Bourn and Emilio Bonifacio were notably cut from the team today, something I blogged about here. But they weren’t alone. Scores of minor leaguers have gotten pink slips over the last few days. Less than a week ago, I profiled many of the Braves farmhands that became free agents after being cut by the Braves. Let’s look at some more that are looking for work now after being released by the Braves. P Dustin…

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,…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Johnson for Swish/Bourn/CASH

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With most of the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each…

Early Rule 5 Thoughts

We are still over a month away from the Rule 5 draft, but that won’t stop us from taking a quick look. The basics of the Rule 5 draft are that any player who is not on the 40-man and fulfill one of the two criteria are eligible to be draft. 1) The player was 19 or older when he signed at least four years ago or 2) the player was 18 or younger when…