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
Braves turn to rookie Ian Anderson in game seven This baseball season has been stupid. Freddie Freeman caught COVID-19, Mike Soroka blew out his Achilles, Cole Hamels managed to stick it to Atlanta one more time in his career, and Cristian Pache has more AB's in the post season than he had in the regular … Continue reading Winner Take All – NLCS Goes to Game Seven
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
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?
Braves clinch a trip to the NLDS on the strength of their... starting pitching? Mike Soroka. Mike Foltynewicz. Cole Hamels. Felix Hernandez. Sean Newcomb. All of these would have been a more likely candidate to pitch the Braves into the NLDS than the rookie Ian Anderson, but none of those 5 were available to the … Continue reading Thank You, Next!
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
G.M. Alex Anthopoulos hates you, that's why he's laughing. Tommy Milone becomes the sole acquisiton for the braves at the deadline, promptly gives up 7 runs Braves fans need an intervention. This destructive relationship we have with the Trade Deadline is not healthy. Every year we build up our hopes with rumors of front line … Continue reading Braves Stand Pat at the Deadline
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!
Entering play Monday night, the Braves were riding a 5 game winning streak and embracing the possibility of a 4 game sweep of the Mets. There were questions, to be sure, about whether that success was sustainable with only two proven starters in rotation and the remaining options all struggling to log more than 3 … Continue reading Help Wanted: Part Time Seasonal Work, Experience Desired but Not Required.
Hey batter batter... It's early. Gotta keep telling yourself it's early in the season. Playing baseball during an apocalypse, the Braves might be fortunate to have a .500 record after 6 games. All things considered, this is not even close to the worst thing that could have happened, right? Starting the season with both of … Continue reading Braves Notes: Disappearing Ball Trick, Re-appearing Nick Trick, and Mint Condition Minter.