Reviewing Hart’s Trades: The Craig Kimbrel Deal

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…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

If you weren’t aware, I also publish posts at atlantabraves.about.com. I typically post a few times each week over there and here are my three most recent articles there. Braves New GM Means Little Has Changed When John Coppolella was “promoted” into his new job, it didn’t mean much had actually been altered about the Braves braintrust. Over the last year+, Coppy has been basically the guy in charge of things with John Hart as…

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…

Random Prospect Sunday – Felix Marte

In 2011, the Braves brought a group of prospects to Atlanta in mid-September to honor their Pitchers and Players of the Year. Julio Teheran was there. As was Mike Minor and Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis. Jose Peraza had not yet made his state-side debut, but he was there. So was Tyler Pastornicky, Randall Delgado, and Zeke Spruill. Lost among this pretty amazing group of young players was the honoree as the Player of the…

Bill Shanks Gets It Wrong On How Ken Rosenthal Gets It Wrong

It’s important when you write up an article to directly attack another article’s findings to understand the scope of the latter article. After all, when you muddle the issue with a variety of findings that have nothing to do with the original article, you are destroying your credibility to simply focus on what is at hand. Today’s example – Bill Shanks, of Scout.com, recently penned “Ken Rosenthall Gets It Wrong on the Braves.” By its…

Roster Prediction: Where the 25 Stand (March 29 Final Edition)

Time to make one last 25-man roster prediction for the season. By this time next week, we will know what the roster is finally. It’s been as wide-open as any spring in recent memory and I am willing to bet at least two of the guys I have on the 25-man won’t be there when the season opens. But…hey, gotta try to guess. Although, the Braves threw me a curveball when a guy I thought…

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…