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Can the Braves Be 2018 Contenders (Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday, I attempted to build a realistic model of what the 2018 season might look like based on Steamer projections with minimal tweaks. Today, though, we are going to have fun with best-case possibilities. Today, my friends, we’ll take a swing at what an optimistic projection of the 2018 Braves may look like. Full disclosure – I’m not putting together a model that projects Dansby Swanson to hit .412 or Nick Markakis to hit 45…

Can the Braves Be 2018 Contenders (Part 1 of 3)

How far are the Braves from competing? Can this year be the year? Can they surprise the world? There is no answer to these questions – just gut feelings. I don’t do so well with that. Hi, my name is Tommy and I want the whole world quantified. I’m half-joking, but I did want to take a look over the next few days at how far the Braves are from competing and what are some…

Organizational Overview: Catcher

WhatProsWear Yesterday, we began a series looking at the best prospects by position starting with catcher, but I’d be remiss if we didn’t also look at where the Braves stand at catcher right now. After all, just because a position is a strength in the minors doesn’t need help right now. Conversely, a position like first base looks pretty weak in the minors, but the Braves aren’t that interested in addressing that because of who…

Where the Braves Sit Right Now

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter We could sit here for some time and keep talking about the surprising dismissal of John Coppolella, in-fighting between the remaining John’s (Hart and Schuerholz), the possibility of pending sanctions, and so on. And you can be sure we will address more of that when the information is available. However, like it or not, the 2017-18 Hot Stove is warming up and it’s time to start looking at next…

Braves Bring Back Suzuki

I can’t say that I was a fan of acquiring Kurt Suzuki last January. Not sure anyone would give more than a nacho order for Suzuki, but okay. It’s not the worst signing – just seems unneeded. — Tommy Poe (@WalkOffWalk1) January 21, 2017 At the time, it seemed just as useful to bring a couple of journeymen catchers to camp to compete with Anthony Recker for the backup job. But someone saw something in…

Transaction Tuesday: September Callups with a Gohara Spotlight

With September call-ups in full swing, I decided to do something a little different today and give you guys a super-sized transaction recap that includes today’s moves. Usually, I review the last week, but not include the day I publish the recap. However, with there likely being so few moves to go over for the next few weeks – and a big one in today’s recap – let’s dive into the last eight days. *The…

Introducing Tony Sanchez

Let’s go to the annual Baseball Prospectus from 2015 for the story on Tony Sanchez: “Good news: Sanchez might eke out a career as a back-up catcher. Bad news: That’s about the best-case scenario.” Cool. By Eugene Kim on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons If you didn’t hear – and judging by the mass hysteria on social media, you almost certainly did – the Braves traded Brandon Phillips yesterday…