Bill Shanks Gets It Wrong On How Ken Rosenthal Gets It Wrong

It’s important when you write up an article to directly attack another article’s findings to understand the scope of the latter article. After all, when you muddle the issue with a variety of findings that have nothing to do with the original article, you are destroying your credibility to simply focus on what is at hand. Today’s example – Bill Shanks, of Scout.com, recently penned “Ken Rosenthall Gets It Wrong on the Braves.” By its…

Let’s Rationalize Nick Markakis

In an offseason of rebuilding that has sent young veterans packing for prospects, John Hart has done a nice job rebuilding a farm system on a fly while improving the financial freedom of the organization to re-enter the free agent market to supplement the youth when the time calls for it. It’s been a marvel that has turned the system from barren to envious in less than six short months. Yet there has been a…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave: Opening Day Rosters

This series keeps tabs on how former Braves are doing in the league. Typically, I will focus on one division or even one team in isolated situations, but there’s not a lot to report right now so I will focus more on which former Braves made opening day rosters in other cities. If I counted correctly, there are 62 former Braves (or Braves farmhands) who either were on the opening day roster or the DL.…

See ya, Craig and Melvin!

Over the next three posts, I will explore the mega deal that has sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for Cameron Maybin, Jordan Paroubeck, Matt Wisler, the 41st overall selection of the 2015 draft, and, for about five minutes, Carlos Quentin. I’ll look at who’s gone, who’s coming to the Braves, and finally, I’ll jump over to the About.com blog and look at the trade. — Four years. That’s how…

Why Not Terdo?

On Sunday, I got into a discussion on twitter with Grant McAuley, who works for the Atlanta-based radio station 92.9 – The Game. Grant is a wonderful guy to follow on twitter and is very approachable. After Joey Terdoslavich blasted a three-run bomb against the Blue Jays, he tweeted… Joey Terdoslavich with a 3-run HR. He’s making a case to grab a spot on the bench – batting .333 with 5 XBH in 24 AB…

2015 Top 30 Prospects: 30-21

One thing is clear following a winter where the Braves added several high-value prospects. The bottom of this list would have been pretty sad and without the moves of this winter. As is, the Braves depth made this list a real challenge because a couple of guys who probably should be on organizational Top 30 lists are pushed out in favor of guys who probably would have been near the Top 20. With that in…

Spring Training Preview: C/IF

(Been a little preoccupied so my blogs have suffered. Hopefully, I’ll get back on schedule starting today.) Previous previews: Starting Rotation / Bullpen For the rebuilding Atlanta Braves, this offseason has been one of great change and even greater discontent from the fan base. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of hearing the old adage, “well, they weren’t winning with those guys.” But I get it…there were issues and rather than…