Worst 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #2

With the 2016 draft tomorrow, it’s time to get to the end of this series. Just three more articles remain after this one. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 2nd Worst Draft Since 2000 – The 2011 Draft  Gilmartin | By Kaotate [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #3

Halfway home in this series as I alternate back to the “Best” side with a draft that produced just two established major leagues so far, but their impact on the Braves is significant. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 3rd Best Draft Since 2000 – The 2007 Draft Credit:…

“It feels like every move has backfired.”

By Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Today, The Hardball Times published an article by Alex Remington titled “How to Lose Fans and Alienate People: The 2016 Atlanta Braves.” It’s a long look into the current team, with many fans chiming in with their assorted disappointment. “I hate these guys,” one suggests. “You wonder if they know what they’re doing,” ponders another. And then there is…

Worst 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #5

With the 2016 draft less than a month away, I am going to take a look back at the Braves’ drafts since 2000 with the Top 5 and Worst 5 in tandem order starting with the latter. If that is confusing, after the fifth worst draft today, the next article in this series will look at the fifth best draft. Clear enough? I hope so. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004…

Random Prospect Sunday – Lucas Sims

(A little note on this series. On Sundays throughout the season, a player will be chosen at random using the helpful website, random.org. The goal of this series is to talk about both big prospects and organizational filler rather than focus completely on the Top 20 prospects in the system. I alternate pitchers and hitters and this week, I focus on a pitcher with a high ceiling. Here’s the rest of this series.) Rob Carr/Getty…

Thursday Throwback – David Ross

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images (For my take on Hector Olivera, click here.) Backup catchers are sort of like backup quarterbacks. You might think spending money on one is a waste of resources until you need him to be there and produce. When that happens, you are happy that you had the foresight to get the best possible backup. For four years, David Ross fulfilled that role for the Atlanta Braves and they are still trying to…

Everything That is Right With Baseball

Ah, the opening week of the season. No matter how pessimistic one can be, you have to take a little vacation from the feelings of dread and disappointment to entertain the possibilities of what a new season means. I’ve loved baseball since I was a little tot. My father was an usher at the local minor league stadium and even though I wasn’t good at it, I absolutely adored the sport. As I grew older,…