Monday Roundup: Losing Streak, Bench Issues, O’Flaherty’s Sinker

It’s been quite awhile since I last updated this blog. Life and all have played a factor as it tends to do. But let’s move on with this week’s recap and three things to keep in mind for this upcoming week of baseball. Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) (CC 2.0) via Wikipedia Commons April 17, 5-4 WIN vs. Padres The week got off to a promising start as the Braves finished…

Monday Roundup – Roster Beginning to Take Shape

The Atlanta Braves had a much better week of games than the previous horrorfest which included just one win. Let’s recap the week and who helped and hurt himself the most. From the Fort Bragg luncheon. By Sgt. anthony hewitt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons PIRATES 6, Braves 3 Matt Wisler was a longshot heading into this spring after the offseason acquisition of three new starters. So far this spring, Wisler’s play has helped to reinforce that…

Thursday Throwback – Reed Johnson

Sometimes, moves just don’t pan out like they ought to. That was the case of the 2012 midseason trade that sent Reed Johnson, along with Paul Maholm, to the Braves. The trade was born out of a move that didn’t happen and ultimately, failed to deliver despite looking like a good deal on paper for Frank Wren. Even when Wren made the right move, it just didn’t seem to work. But long before that trade,…

Monday Roundup: Bad Innings Lead to Losing Streak

Spring training results are more about individual player performances, especially those competing for a job, than they are win-loss records. This week, the Braves had some big individual performances, but a few players have truly put themselves on the outside looking in after some bad outings. Here’s your Monday Roundup for the second week of spring training games. Chaz Roe struggled against the Tigers / Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA…

Braves Add Micah Johnson to the Mix

Keith Allison via Flickr CC 2.0 Last night, I read that Micah Johnson had been designated for assignment and immediately, my first thought was that he might make for a good target. Before I attempted to pen an article or send out a few tweets on the subject, I thought better of it. After all, is he that different from Jace Peterson? Well, the Braves clearly liked him because today, they acquired the young speedster…

2016 Player Reviews: Vizcaino, Whalen, Winkler, Wisler, Withrow

I started this series on October 3 and it has finally reached its conclusion. Welcome to the final edition of 2016 Player Reviews, brought to you by stubbornness and procrastination. I was going to do two more posts, but remembered that the Braves did me a solid by dropping Ryan Weber so I only had five players left to review and decided to supersize things so I can move on to other pressing concerns. Thanks…

Worst 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #2

With the 2016 draft tomorrow, it’s time to get to the end of this series. Just three more articles remain after this one. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 2nd Worst Draft Since 2000 – The 2011 Draft  Gilmartin | By Kaotate [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons…