Braves Throw Away the Grill(i)

By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Tuesday’s trade of Jason Grilli is reminiscent of the trade of Jhoulys Chacin. The Braves appear to get little out of the trade outside of opening a spot on the 25-man roster from a veteran. The promising results from Mike Foltynewicz and Williams Perez made the Chacin trade a plus for Atlanta. Grilli’s immediate replacement is Ryan Weber. That’s not quite…

Braves Saturday Stats Pack – Markakis, Teheran, Vizzy

This article used to be a staple of my time at AtlantaBraves.About.com, but with my contract with the company ending – and their sports department being blown up – I’ll continue the series here. Homers < Wins Over the history of baseball, winning more games than you homer is not a grand accomplishment. After all, before the introduction of smaller ballparks, expansion, and the realization that chicks dig the long ball, homeruns were not celebrated…

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,…

Eric O’Flaherty: Not the Same Guy We Remember

For a run-down on the previous week, including this pick-up, the Tyler Moore trade, Justin Upton news, Mike Foltynewicz, and more, read my column from today at atlantabraves.about.com. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Many people applauded the Braves re-acquiring lefty Eric O’Flaherty on Sunday, but is there much to praise beyond just having a familiar face around? Can O’Flaherty resemble the pitcher who was so good for the Braves from 2009 until injury ended his 2013 season…

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…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com!

Been falling behind on my schedule, but here’s four articles I posted this week at my other blog. I’ve also posted two recent posts here at this blog. Previewing Some Braves’ Targets for Free Agent Relievers The Braves have said they want to go shopping for relief help to supplement Arodys Vizcaino, Jason Grilli, and others. Who should they target? My thinking is that they don’t get too much into the big priced free agents…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: The Craig Kimbrel Deal

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…