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!
Guest Writer: Andy Simms of After a scorching start to the Minor League season in Gwinnett, 3B Austin Riley is expected to make his MLB debut tonight in... Left Field?! The grumbling has been droning on in the background since Josh Donaldson was signed to play third base for the Braves in the offseason. What about … Continue reading Introducing… Austin Riley
Guest Writer: Andy Simms of The opening series of 2019 was a forgettable one for the Braves in Philadelphia If you want to know how the opening series against the Phillies went for the Braves, all you have to do is look at one stat: walks. In the three game series against their division rival, Braves … Continue reading The Biggest Concern From The Braves Opening Weekend
Guest Writer: Andy Simms of Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson look to power the Braves offense this season and vie against each other for MVP honors. Freeman and Donaldson look to power the Braves offense this season and push each other for MVP honors. Today we look at the most promising unit the Braves will … Continue reading Tale of Two MVP’s
Guest Writer: Andy Simms of Can the Braves pen rebound from a less-than-stellar 2018? In this installment of the positional review we take a look at the most maligned unit from last season’s N.L East Championship team: the Bullpen. While manager Brian Snitker has often come under fire for his usage of the bullpen over the … Continue reading What A Relief?
Guest Writer: Andy Simms ofFilling the void: The one where the Nick Markakis hole was filled with... Nick Markakis... The biggest story of the off season for the Braves to date has been the lack of urgency in filling the void left behind when Nick Markakis became a free agent at the end of the season. … Continue reading The Return Of Nick Markakis Only Raises More Questions For The Braves
Guest Writer: Andy Simms of As we approach the reporting deadline for pitchers and catchers to arrive in Orlando to kick off Spring Training 2019, there is no better time to review the state of the Braves highly-touted group of starters and the organizational depth behind them. First, let’s look at the projected members of … Continue reading The Key To The Braves Success In The East
There are 39 days remaining before pitchers and catchers report to Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Today kicks off the first of a series of articles reviewing the Atlanta Braves by positional grouping: Catcher, Starting Pitcher, Relief Pitcher, Infield, and Outfield.The first installment of Braves Preview focuses on the Catcher position. Tyler Flowers (2018 … Continue reading Braves Preview – Catching Up With an Old Friend
Guest Writer: Andy SimmsIs the Braves' window opening or closing... or both? One of the most difficult decisions a GM has to make is when to "go for it." Roster construction is an art form, and manipulation of nuances like minor league options, Rule 5 Draft eligibility, Super Two considerations and the dreaded "extra year … Continue reading Window Shopping
Guest Writer, Andy Simms, @ChattanoogaRage The Front Office tells us “Move along, nothing to see here.." Being a Braves fan is challenging. After 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005, “America’s Team” has fallen on hard times, much of it self-inflicted by a GM who was just trying to sustain success at all costs. That cost … Continue reading This Week In Braves Country