Favorite Braves List – Pinch Hitter

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves. That limits options from 1991-to-now.) Favorite Braves List (so far) Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz #3 Starter – Tim Hudson#4 Starter – Tom Glavine Closer – Craig Kimbrel RH-Reliever – Peter Moylan Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second…

Favorite Braves List – Backup Catcher

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves. That limits options from 1991-to-now.) Favorite Braves List (so far) Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz #3 Starter – Tim Hudson#4 Starter – Tom Glavine Closer – Craig Kimbrel Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second Base – Marcus Giles…

Reviewing BA’s Top Ten: 2005

As we all know, Atlanta’s 2005 team was the year of the Baby Braves, a group of young and talented individuals with the potential to not only become the faces of the Braves, but also lead them to their first title since 1995. However, within a handful of years, only one player was still running strong for the Braves. In today’s look back at Baseball America’s Top Ten, we revisit a list which included seven…

Reviewing BA’s Top Ten: 2004

Once again, it is time to continue the journey through 15 years of Baseball America’s Top 10 Braves prospects. This year’s list includes nine future major leaguers and six of the famed Baby Braves of 2005. Atlanta would place three players in the overall top 50. Also notable is that all but one of the players that made this list were drafted by the Braves. They hadn’t had so much luck in the draft since…

Meh…

Let’s start with this indisputable fact. The decision the Braves faced wasn’t to keep Jason Heyward and get a compensation draft choice vs. getting Shelby Miller, Tyrell Jenkins, and signing Nick Markakis. This makes John Hart‘s decision-making look better, but lumping Markakis into that isn’t fair. Both deals should be looked at separately for what they do for the club. Theoretically, you can make the argument that they should be tied together because without trading…

Could the Braves Compete in 2015? Depends on Simba.

While there has been a lot of discussion given to the idea that the Braves are gearing up for a 2017 contention, I am left wondering how outlandish of an idea is it that Atlanta will compete as soon as next year? I mean, this team is only a year removed from 96 wins. Why are we resigning ourselves to the prospect of going through a quick two-year rebuild? Partly, this comes down to a…

Random Ex-Brave: Kevin Millwood

As I said last Sunday, I hope to use this day during the offseason to touch on some of the ex-Braves who played both major and minor roles during the last 25 or so years along with their careers before and/or after their time in Atlanta. For more random Ex-Braves, click here. While it was clear that the Braves were no longer going to be among the highest spenders in the game following the AOL…