Braves Roster Beat: March 28 (About.com)

In today’s on-going series that looks at those who helped or hurt their case to make the 2015 roster, I looked at the surprising Pedro Ciriaco, who started in left field on Saturday. We’ve also see Philip Gosselin in the outfield and both got a cameo in center field as the Braves search for a backup there. It made me wonder if Gosselin’s 40-man status will help him make the 2015 roster, but it’s going…

Braves Roster Beat: March 18

Well, losing 12-5 is never a happy occasion. But it’s spring training and you are less concerned about the score of the game and more intrigued by what players battling for roster spots do. In this game, we had both the pluses and the negatives. Michael Foltynewicz pitched fairly well for the first time this spring while Kelly Johnson looked like the player who deserves my conditional love. On the flipside, James Russell can’t get…

Roster Prediction: Where the 25 Stand (March 15 Edition)

Last Sunday, I had my first 25-man prediction. Obviously, we are still a couple of weeks before having a better idea of where the Braves stand, but it’s still fun to guess. Let’s see how things have changed. Spoiler: Not too much yet. Starting Rotation 1. Julio Teheran 2. Alex Wood 3. Shelby Miller 4. Eric Stults (up from #5 starter) 5. Wandy Rodriguez (added to rotation) Dropping: #4 Mike Minor My Take? With the…

A Couple of About Links

Rather than a single post for each, let’s look at today’s pair of articles for my blog over at About.com. Feel free to follow the RSS feed or subscribe to the newsletter. Should the Braves Have Interest in Andre Ethier? There have been a few suggestions that the Braves could be a possible landing spot for Andre Ethier, the left-hand hitting outfielder for the Dodgers that is owed over $50M for the next three years…

Roster Prediction: Where the 25 Stand

Ah, yes, it’s that time of spring where we make often wrong predictions of what the 25-man roster will look like when the season opens. I’ll even go the extra mile with a lineup. I hope to do this every Sunday morning until the season begins. Starting Rotation 1. Julio Teheran 2. Alex Wood 3. Shelby Miller 4. Mike Minor 5. Eric Stults My Take? Simply put, Stults out-pitched Wandy Rodriguez in their first outings…

The Atlanta Braves Outfield: 7 to Watch For (About.com)

The left field battle already had a enough guys vying for playing time before Melvin Upton Jr.‘s injury. With Nick Markakis possibly missing the start of the season, the opening day infield might not last for long, but someone’s got to play out there. Will Jonny Gomes take on a larger role? Can Zoilo Almonte hit major league pitching? Will Eury Perez hit enough to supplement the best defense of the group? Can either Todd…

Braves Roster Beat: March 5 (About.com)

Going to try to post once a day during spring training with a player who had a good game and a player who didn’t. Today’s post for About.com looks at the win over the Tigers. Players like Philip Gosselin, John Buck, and Joey Terdoslavich were impressive while Jason Hursh, Kelly Johnson, and Ian Thomas had some down moments. Read about which players received a special focus. Thanks and I enjoy all comments. Click to Read!