Random Former Prospect Sunday – Matt Harrison

During the season, Sundays are set aside to take a look at a prospect at random, but with the minor league season over, I wasn’t sure what to do for my Sunday article until this nugget of an idea came my way. How about we look at players who ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 while part of the Braves’ organization, yet never appeared for the Braves? Over the next few months, I’ll take a…

TOT: Braves Add Lowe and Kawakami. Braves Fans shudder.

Transactions of Today…January 13, 2009 – The Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami as free agents. Oh, this day. If any one day led to Frank Wren’s firing, it was this one – even if it took years to happen. First, let’s go with a history refresher. The Atlanta Braves lose 90 games with Bobby Cox at the helm in 2008. It was Wren’s first season after taking over from John Schuerholz. He…

TOT: Braves Go Double on Ex-AL 3Bs

Transaction Of Today – January 5, 2010…The Atlanta Braves signed Troy Glaus and Eric Hinske as free agents. Sorry, couldn’t find a Braves pic with bothJay Gula | Getty Images The 2009 Atlanta Braves finished short in their bid to return to the playoffs, but had high expectations entering 2010 to rectify that. Jason Heyward was about to arrive, they had some nice young pieces in the rotation like Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson, and…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: The Justin Upton Blockbuster

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…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Heyward/Miller

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! And I had to ignore a lot of the minor deals to come to that number. 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…

This Week at About.com

In addition to my award-winning* posts here, I also write for AtlantaBraves.About.com and this week saw the publication of three new articles there. I have one ready for Monday so keep an eye open for that. As always, I would be indebted if you would click on the following links as page clicks there are kind of nice. Braves Having No Regrets About Trading Heyward Yeah, Shelby Miller‘s win-loss record is poor. It goes beyond just…

Jeff Schultz Doesn’t Believe in the Process

I don’t always agree with the AJC’s Jeff Schultz on baseball. In fact, I rarely do. He’s a blowhard who too often doesn’t understand baseball while sticking to cliches. I’ve wrote on here before that Schultz and I didn’t see eye-to-eye on letting Tim Hudson go and signing Gavin Floyd the offseason before the last. It was the smart decision. But Schultz, who is far more comfortable analyzing football, only really focuses on names over…