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.…

Breaking Down the Epic Kimbrel Trade for About.com

I’ve went over the Who in this article and also this one, but what about the trade and what it means for the Atlanta Braves. For that, head on over to the About.com blog where I dare to use addition to look at the financial implications plus what this trade means in the short-term and in the future. Trading Craig Kimbrel is never easy, but the deal looks like a steal for the Atlanta Braves.…

Howdy Cameron, Matt, Jordan, 41st Overall Pick, and Carlos (also, see ya, Carlos)

A little bit ago, I looked at the players the Braves traded tonight. Now, let’s look at the guys who they gained. Carlos Quentin Quentin is a guy miscast in the National League at this point. His knees cannot hold up to the rigors of playing in the field. He needs a spot on an AL roster where he can platoon at DH. That wasn’t happening in San Diego, nor will it occur in Atlanta…

See ya, Craig and Melvin!

Over the next three posts, I will explore the mega deal that has sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for Cameron Maybin, Jordan Paroubeck, Matt Wisler, the 41st overall selection of the 2015 draft, and, for about five minutes, Carlos Quentin. I’ll look at who’s gone, who’s coming to the Braves, and finally, I’ll jump over to the About.com blog and look at the trade. — Four years. That’s how…

Roster Prediction: Where the 25 Stand (March 22 Edition)

Another week in and some new changes to the roster for the third edition of “Where the 25 Stand.” For previous editions, you can click here or here. Starting Rotation 1. Julio Teheran 2. Alex Wood 3. Shelby Miller 4. Wandy Rodriguez (up from #5 starter) 5. Eric Stults (downgraded to #5) My Take? No one has outpitched Wandy so far in camp so it’s not difficult to understand why he’s already just about claimed the…

Who’s This Brady Feigl Guy?

One thing we have grown to expect when spring training opens is articles about obscure players we’ve never heard of who are impressive early on. These guys often don’t amount to a lot beyond digital fodder to keep from writing the same articles about Melvin Upton‘s failures, Nick Markakis‘s neck, or Freddie Freeman‘s leadership. With that in mind, let’s meet Brady Feigl. Now, Feigl has little shot to win a spot in the Braves bullpen…