2020 Sucks – Virtual Winter Meetings Edition

COVID-19 claims another victim as the Baseball Winter Meetings go 100% Virtual Scott Boras must be beside himself right now. In any other year, he would be holding court in a packed hotel lobby or conference room, hundreds of reporters gathered around him, as he pontificates on the number of ways that MLB is failing … Continue reading 2020 Sucks – Virtual Winter Meetings Edition

Ozuna or later, the Braves need to find a long term solution for their lineup

Marcell Ozuna is poised to enter free agency at the end of the season. Where will the Braves look to fill that void? The Braves find themselves in a familiar position, looking for offense to fill the hole just behind Freddie Freeman in their lineup. Marcell Ozuna, signed to a one year deal after the … Continue reading Ozuna or later, the Braves need to find a long term solution for their lineup

Turn the Page – Braves Head Into Offseason With Few Questions

Coming off a surprising NLCS appearance, GM Alex Anthopoulos prepares for a big offseason Close the book on the Atlanta Braves for 2020. By all objective measures this was the most successful season for the Braves since they managed to get swept by the 1999 New York Yankees in the World Series. Atlanta stood toe-to-toe … Continue reading Turn the Page – Braves Head Into Offseason With Few Questions

Pitch Perfect! Braves Move On To The NLCS To Face Dodgers

Fried, Anderson and Wright lead braves past the marlins for their first nlcs appearance since 2001 There is no official MVP for the NLDS, but if there were to be such an award, likely it would go to the trio of starters that took the mound for the Braves. The starting rotation has been a … Continue reading Pitch Perfect! Braves Move On To The NLCS To Face Dodgers

Pre-meditated Murder or Criminally Negligent Homicide?

Five times. You've hit me five <bleeping> times - Ronald Acuña to the Marlins bench If you believe Don Mattingly, the Marlins are not trying to hit Ronald Acuña. They are simply trying to work him inside so they can free up the outside part of the plate. This seems reasonable given that most teams … Continue reading Pre-meditated Murder or Criminally Negligent Homicide?

The World May Have Changed, But Some Things Stay The Same

Braves clinch N.L. East Championship for the 3rd consecutive year Nothing to it, right? Just your typical N.L. East Championship-type season. I mean, sure, maybe the Braves only played 60 games. Ok, so they had to use 13 (so far) different starting pitchers to get through those 60 games. Big deal, right? They had the … Continue reading The World May Have Changed, But Some Things Stay The Same

Unwritten Rules? I’ve got a rule for ya!

Fernando Tatis, Jr. found himself in violation of an unwritten rule, and talking heads are falling all over themselves trying to protect him (courtesy Getty Images) Ah, the Unwritten Rules of Baseball. Nothing drives a wedge between generations of fans faster than trying to explain the existence of, let alone the validity of, the Unwritten … Continue reading Unwritten Rules? I’ve got a rule for ya!