Atlanta Braves Infield Far From Certain (About.com)

The first game of spring is minutes away and question marks remain about who will be the opening day starter at second. Alberto Callaspo appeared like the early favorite, but he seriously struggled last year. Veterans Kelly Johnson and Eric Young Jr. are around this spring fighting for a spot on the roster and could even force their way into playing time at second base. Philip Gosselin had some good moments last year. However, the…

Spring Training Preview: Outfield

Previous previews: Starting Rotation / Bullpen / Catcher & Infield The Atlanta Braves have invested at least $48M into the outfield this offseason to go with an additional $46.35M that was already on the books. Regardless, many believe that this might be one of the worst outfields in baseball. Too bad money can’t buy talent. Well, it should, but apparently, it doesn’t. Welcome to the last pre-spring training preview for the pre-Braves. While there are…

Spring Training Preview: C/IF

(Been a little preoccupied so my blogs have suffered. Hopefully, I’ll get back on schedule starting today.) Previous previews: Starting Rotation / Bullpen For the rebuilding Atlanta Braves, this offseason has been one of great change and even greater discontent from the fan base. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of hearing the old adage, “well, they weren’t winning with those guys.” But I get it…there were issues and rather than…

Breaking News: Atlanta Braves Spring Roster Balloons to 231 Players

You can’t say that John Hart has been passive this winter. In addition to all of the big moves and the recent additions of Kelly Johnson and Jonny Gomes, the Braves claimed Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday night. So, add him to the collection of players who will come to spring training and battle for playing time while the casual Braves fans try to figure out who the hell are…

Kelly Comes Home

It’s worth noting that, yes, I do know that Kelly Johnson was born in Texas, but nobody likes a stickler for details so run with the title of this post dammit. I have probably mentioned this before and if we go way back, you need no reminding, but I was a big fan of Kelly Johnson as he climbed up the ladder to the majors. The 38th overall pick of the 2000 draft struck out…