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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…

Will January Bring a Big Piece for the Braves?

K. Johnson, Spring 2016 By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons January is typically a time where baseball teams are thinking depth. Last January, Atlanta signed Jhoulys Chacin, Kyle Kendrick, Alexi Ogando, and Kelly Johnson in January. The year before, they traded for Manny Banuelos, Ricardo Sanchez, and signed Kelly Johnson. I’m just saying there is a theme and it includes signing Kelly Johnson. Who is currently a free agent. Again, I’m just…

Coppy’s Q&A Review

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella conducted another of his #AskCoppy Q&A chats over twitter. These small sessions have become something of great anticipation as it provides fans a glimpse – with limited characters – into one of baseball’s brightest minds. Here are some of the fascinating exchanges. What part(s) of the new CBA will have the biggest impact on the @Braves, your job, etc.? #AskCoppy — Mostly B.S. (@BravesStats) December 15, 2016 Coppy’s…