Braves 2019 Exit Interviews: A-C

Well, might as well move on, right? Or at least try to. Today, I hope to start a series that will continue that will look at the 40-man roster and potentially a few other players. We’ll look at their 2019 season, their contract/service time situation, and take a look at 2020. Let’s do this alphabetically and give exit interviews to six players whose last name begins with either an A, B, or C. Of note,…

That…Was Brutal

This one is going to hurt for a while. For the tenth consecutive time – with three different managers, three different general managers, current Hall-of-Famers, potential Hall-of-Famers, and everything in between (and, oh, John Coppolella) – the Braves have lost a playoff series. It ties the record set by the Chicago Cubs. At least the Cubs didn’t have it all happen in a condensed manner of less than two decades. They spaced it out over…

NY Post’s Phil Mushnick doing his part to ruin sports journalism

Oh, boy. Not only was his article not timely – the Braves won Game 2 of the NLDS before his piece of trash was pushed out – but Phil Mushnick’s “Braves’ Ronald Acuna is doing his part in ruining baseball” article that published Saturday afternoon from the New York Post is just another example why outlets like the New York Post is considered more a tabloid home than one for news coverage. Mushnick, when he’s…

Another Playoff Series, Another Game One Loss for Braves

The Atlanta Braves couldn’t overcome a superstar not running hard out of the box on a deep fly to right field, a veteran outfielder not getting a ball in quick enough to keep a runner at second, a bullpen incapable of getting outs when desperately needed, and a manager who was both overly aggressive and far too passive at different times in the game. In the end, the first issue became the scapegoat. The other issues…

Braves Add Billy Hamilton

You can do a lot worse if trying to replace (some of) Ender Inciarte than Billy Hamilton. On Monday evening, the Atlanta Braves announced that they claimed Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. It’s a short end to Hamilton’s run in KC after signing with the Royals last offseason for $5.25M. Prior to that, he was non-tendered by the Reds. While Hamilton never became the guy the Reds dreamed of, he could be…

Smells Like 2010

In the first game of the 2010 National League Division Series, the Atlanta Braves mustered two hits and lost 1-0 to Tim Lincecum. Getting starts in that first game were leadoff hitter Omar Infante, first baseman Derrek Lee, left fielder Matt Diaz, second baseman Brooks Conrad, and center fielder Rick Ankiel. Of that group, only Infante started more than 55 games during the regular season for the Braves. Gone were Martin Prado (139 starts). Also…

Walk-Off Walk Awards

The end of the 2018 Atlanta Braves season is upon us. There’s still much to figure out as far as who the Braves will face in the NLDS, but a season that almost no one predicted will come to a close with the Atlanta Braves as NL East Champions. Recently, I went over the path to that surprising run. Today, I asked the other members of the Walk-Off Walk family to help me with this…