TOT: Braves Add Lowe and Kawakami. Braves Fans shudder.

Transactions of Today…January 13, 2009 – The Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami as free agents. Oh, this day. If any one day led to Frank Wren’s firing, it was this one – even if it took years to happen. First, let’s go with a history refresher. The Atlanta Braves lose 90 games with Bobby Cox at the helm in 2008. It was Wren’s first season after taking over from John Schuerholz. He…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Hale for Briceno

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With most of the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Heyward/Miller

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! And I had to ignore a lot of the minor deals to come to that number. Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – AL Central

It’s another Tuesday which means it’s another look around the league at former Braves and how they are doing. The quirky thing about this week’s article is twice I have had to edit because of a retirement of a player that was mentioned. I’m going to get this thing posted before more players from this cursed list retire. As usual, this list should not be considered exhaustive as I am sure I am missing players…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave: Opening Day Rosters

This series keeps tabs on how former Braves are doing in the league. Typically, I will focus on one division or even one team in isolated situations, but there’s not a lot to report right now so I will focus more on which former Braves made opening day rosters in other cities. If I counted correctly, there are 62 former Braves (or Braves farmhands) who either were on the opening day roster or the DL.…

Did the Braves Waste a Chance with Beachy?

Brandon Beachy finally found a home for the 2015 season, signing a one year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that will pay the former Braves righty $2.75M in 2015. Also included is an one-year option for between $3M and $6M depending on the amount of innings Beachy is able to pitch this season. He’s not expected to be ready by April, but should be back on the mound at some point this year. Some…

Spring Training Preview: The Bullpen

When the 2014-15 offseason is looked it, we will be mesmerized by the amount of turnover. Of the 39 players who played at least one game with the Braves last season, 19 of them are already gone and that does not include Kris Medlen or Brandon Beachy. Outfield stands out as a position in great change and I profiled the starting rotation last week which saw an entire starting staff move on. Let’s not ignore…