“Is Schuerholz running the club or are Hart and Coppolella running it?”

In an article for The Athletic, Ken Rosenthal points to possible dissension within the Atlanta Braves front office. The article is behind a paywall so I won’t quote it word-for-word, but the general perception is that Braves general manager John Coppolella and John Hart, the President of Baseball Operations, could be in a bit of a power struggle with Team Vice Chairman – and former GM and Team President – John Schuerholz. Rosenthal cites unnamed sources…

Transaction Tuesday: Swanson, Demeritte, Sanchez, Pena

Not a big week in transactions, though a few players hit the DL that was quite noteworthy. We also had a minor league trade and a player to be named later was finally named in the Brandon Phillips trade. Finally, there was a suspension for a minor league player. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover August 8 to August 14. A number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in the midseason…

Yet Another Ronald Acuna/Andruw Jones Piece – But This One is Different!

I am on the record with this. I love Ronald Acuna. He makes my heart flutter. When he hits a home run, to quote Bowling for Soup, “all the wind blows and the angels sing.” He’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. In fact, he’s like pretzel bread, which as we all know, improves bread to another level. Ronald Acuna is hope and hope is good. But the Braves have, as our own Stephen Tolbert…

Possible Theories for Dansby Playing Second

Since his demotion to the minors, Dansby Swanson‘s bat has been slow to come around. Through his first eight games, he was 6-for-30 with no extra-base hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. On Sunday night, the Gwinnett Braves tried something new – they gave him his first game away from shortstop. Not to be the DH, but to play second base – something he had yet to do professionally. Swanson responded with his first multi-hit…

Making Sense of Yesterday’s Roster & Lineup Decisions

G-Braves Media It was already going to be a big day as far as major league debuts go, but the surprising afternoon news of another new addition to the list of players to play in the bigs was a bit confusing at first. The decision to bring Ozzie Albies to the major leagues yesterday was given some context as the day went on. Albies WAS NOT brought to the majors for an injury. He WAS…

Transaction Tuesday: Gohara, Touki, Alex Jackson, Slugbauer

It was an extra-busy week in big-time promotions for the Atlanta Braves organization this week. While the trading deadline was a bit of a letdown in terms of transactions, there’s plenty here to cover and much of it is positive. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover July 25 to July 31. A number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in the midseason WOW Top 50. Atlanta Recalled: Lane Adams…Another go around…

Saturday Stats Pack: Kemp, Vizcaino, Acuna, Soroka

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter Matt Kemp Is Double Play City We quantify everything nowadays. It’s not enough to count each instance of a double play. We now have Weighted Grounded Into Double Plays. What this number tries to do is not only count the number of times a player grounds into double play, but also credit the times that he doesn’t. It’s used in fWAR, by the way. Unsurprisingly, the best at this…