#AskCoppy for February 24: Demeritte, SunTrust Park, Kemp, and more

One of the coolest things in baseball social media is #AskCoppy. If you’ve never heard of the hashtag, it refers to an hour or two where John Coppolella fields questions from Atlanta Braves fans. It’s a fun way to get some insight into the mind of the Braves’ general manager. Obviously, twitter limitations keep the responses to a minimal, but considering that Coppolella doesn’t have to do this at all, we will take what we…

Transaction Tuesday: Lindgren, Number Changes, Minor Leaguer Suspended

Though spring training is just beginning, we have some transactions and moves that may have flew under the radar. With that in mind, here is this week’s Transaction Tuesday Recap. Spoiler alert – there’s not a lot to report just yet. By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Atlanta Disabled: Jacob Lindgren (60-day)…It didn’t receive a lot of fanfare, but Atlanta’s signing of Lindgren could turn into a big move – in 2018.…

Should the Braves Bring Back Kelly Johnson and/or Jeff Francoeur?

By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It seems inevitable. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it really does seem like only a matter of time. It is so expected that should the Atlanta Braves sign either Kelly Johnson or Jeff Francoeur over the next few days, it would surprise no one. The Braves have proven that when it comes to depth, they like to go to players they are comfortable with. Both Johnson…

Send Me An Angel

By Eltiempo10 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Was that title enough of an earworm or is it too obscure? If so, I’m perhaps older than I thought. The Atlanta Braves have more depth heading into 2017 than they did in either of the last two seasons, but the bench still needs work. The addition of Sean Rodriguez definitely helps as it likely means either Rodriguez or Jace Peterson will be on the bench on…

Braves Top 50 Prospects, 2017 Preseason: #20-#11 (Part 1 of 2)

These prospect capsules are taking forever. It’s with that in mind that I’ve split this week’s ten pack into two parts just to help with loading times and whatnot. This is Part 1 while Part 2 will be released within an hour. I did want to touch on something I forgot to mention before – my grading scale. I want to start by making it clear that I’m not an expert or a scout. I…

Coppy’s Q&A Review

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella conducted another of his #AskCoppy Q&A chats over twitter. These small sessions have become something of great anticipation as it provides fans a glimpse – with limited characters – into one of baseball’s brightest minds. Here are some of the fascinating exchanges. What part(s) of the new CBA will have the biggest impact on the @Braves, your job, etc.? #AskCoppy — Mostly B.S. (@BravesStats) December 15, 2016 Coppy’s…

Your Super Early 2017-2018 Free Agency Preview

Let’s face it – this winter’s free agent class is horrendous. Two of the biggest deals signed so far have went to closers and only one starter has received a contract of over two years in length. The Braves have dipped their toes into the free agency market, but only on short-term veterans that, while they improve the team, are not long-term difference makers. Could that change next winter? Well, the available players increases dramatically…