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.
Tony Clark (MLBPA) and Rob Manfred (MLB) have set the stage for a contentious labor battle over the next 2 years. We all want baseball back. Owners do. Players do. Fans especially do. In theory, baseball should be back in the first week of July, but it's looking increasingly unlikely that will be the case. … Continue reading America’s Greatest Pastime – The Blame Game
Everyone knows that if you want to start a fight in a sports bar all you have to do is mention one of these two topics: Pete Rose should (or should not) be in the Hall of Fame, or the National League should (or should not) adopt the Designated Hitter. For the record, I am … Continue reading The Braves May Have A “DH-elimma”
Projected Bullpen for 2020 - Mark Melancon (closer), Will Smith, Shane Greene, Chris Martin, Darren O'Day, Luke Jackson, Josh Tomlin, Grant Dayton Spring Training stats don't matter, except when they do. Here are two stat lines to consider as we sit halfway through the Spring Training slate of games: 4 games, 0-2 9.64 ERA 5 … Continue reading No Room in the Pen
First cuts of Spring Training announced today Big names struggle early, new names impress, and first cuts of spring training are announced As the Braves wrap up their second full week of Grapefruit League action, starting pitchers are going longer, roster regulars are getting more AB's, and the Spring Training roster gets thinned out a … Continue reading Spring Training Update – March 6th
Five story lines from Braves camp Starting pitchers are only going 2 to 3 innings, regulars are coming out of the game after 2 or 3 at-bats, and after about the 5th inning it's really difficult to find anyone you recognize on the field. This is the beauty of the first week of Spring Training … Continue reading Spring Training Update – February 28th
I was just sitting down to my first cup of morning coffee at my desk this morning, eagerly anticipating the first Spring Training game of the 2020 season that had Marcell Ozuna batting in the cleanup spot, when the Atlanta Braves official twitter feed dropped a bomb on us all:https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1232314521726996481?s=20 Ok, take a deep breath, … Continue reading We Can’t Have Nice Things, Can We?
“As fans on Twitter are trying desperately to figure out how to cope with the release of Kelsey Wingert, beloved sideline reporter, it's time to provide some distraction in the form of ChattTenn Sports Spring Training Preview - Atlanta Braves edition!” via @ChattanoogaRage
GUEST WRITER: ANDY SIMMS OF The Boys are Back, ready to kick the door to the World Series right off the hinges. Usually when a team takes on the mantle of “underdog” and claims to have been disrespected all season it’s mostly bluster mixed with a fair amount of B.S. For the Atlanta Braves, however, the … Continue reading ChopTober is Back!