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…

2016 Player Reviews: Freddie Freeman, John Gant, Adonis Garcia

Welcome back to another edition of 2016 Player Reviews. Today’s a biggy with a franchise cornerstone, a righty with a funky delivery, and one of the biggest surprises of 2016. Thanks for bearing with me as I look at these players and take stock in their contributions this season. With still over 30 to go, I hope to complete this series in the next couple of weeks. Did you miss the last edition? I got…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #1

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 The  Best Draft Since 2000…The 2000 Draft By Keith Allison from Kinston, USA (Kelly Johnson) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Earlier today, I went over the 2001 draft, which I labeled the worst since 2000. What made that draft so frustrating was…

Braves Monday Roundup – Fort Bragg, Sims, Trades

Welcome to the return of the Monday Roundup. Haven’t been able to do this in a couple of weeks, but glad to be getting back into my regular posting schedule. For returnee fans, I plan to post the rest of my Best/Worst Draft series over the next few days leading up to the MLB Draft on Thursday. I hope you guys are enjoying the series – I know I enjoy writing about it. Once it’s…

Minor League Stats Pack – Newcomb, Whalen, Toscano, Davidson

Here is this week’s Saturday Stats Pack for the minor league Braves. Feel free to add to this post through the comment section with some interesting numbers I’ve missed. Ken Lund via Flickr – Creative Commons License Newcomb Heating Up In a year of uneven performances, things are clicking for Sean Newcomb over his last two starts. In 11 innings, he has allowed just two runs, four walks, and 12 strikeouts. 61% of his pitches…

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…