So, It’s AcuñaTime

April 25, 2018, could be a big day in Braves franchise history. Sure, it’s just a game against the Reds, who have taken the first two games of a series against Atlanta. But the bigger picture is quite simple. Today is the first day of Ronald Acuña Jr.‘s career. Yes, ladies and gents, this is legit. It has even been confirmed by all of the Atlanta Braves’ beat writers. Acuña Jr. will join the team…

All-Time Favorite Atlanta Braves, #2 & #1

Tomorrow, we will have a new season. A fresh sense of hope. It’s been a while since we’ve had real hope for our Atlanta Braves. Tomorrow, fresh young faces take the stage and over the course of the season, hopefully, other fresh faces will dethrone space filling veterans. By the end of the year, I hope that we see a different, youthful team that injects energy into a disgruntled (and rightfully so) fanbase. But, one last…

TOT – The OTHER Teixeira Deal

Chris J. Nelson (CC SA 3.0), via Wikipedia Commons Transaction of Today…July 29, 2008 – The Atlanta Braves traded Mark Teixeira to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Stephen Marek (minors) and Casey Kotchman. It was the moment that the Braves resigned themselves to admit that their swing-for-the-fence effort the previous July failed. On this day nine years ago, the Braves sent the dynamic first baseman, Mark Teixeira, to the Angels for a pitifully…

The Two-Minute Braves

Braves Radio Net reporter Kevin McAlpin tweeted this Friday night: Former #Braves legend Mike Aviles leads off the 7th for the Fish and is hit by a pitch. — Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) May 13, 2017 I followed with a tweet of my own: @KevinMcAlpin Who had a better run as a Brave – Carlos Quentin or Aviles? — Tommy Poe (@WalkOffWalk1) May 13, 2017 But I was only beginning a cascade of responses @WalkOffWalk1 @KevinMcAlpin…

#AskCoppy for February 24: Demeritte, SunTrust Park, Kemp, and more

One of the coolest things in baseball social media is #AskCoppy. If you’ve never heard of the hashtag, it refers to an hour or two where John Coppolella fields questions from Atlanta Braves fans. It’s a fun way to get some insight into the mind of the Braves’ general manager. Obviously, twitter limitations keep the responses to a minimal, but considering that Coppolella doesn’t have to do this at all, we will take what we…

Should the Braves Bring Back Kelly Johnson and/or Jeff Francoeur?

By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It seems inevitable. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it really does seem like only a matter of time. It is so expected that should the Atlanta Braves sign either Kelly Johnson or Jeff Francoeur over the next few days, it would surprise no one. The Braves have proven that when it comes to depth, they like to go to players they are comfortable with. Both Johnson…

Send Me An Angel

By Eltiempo10 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Was that title enough of an earworm or is it too obscure? If so, I’m perhaps older than I thought. The Atlanta Braves have more depth heading into 2017 than they did in either of the last two seasons, but the bench still needs work. The addition of Sean Rodriguez definitely helps as it likely means either Rodriguez or Jace Peterson will be on the bench on…