Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Braves’

When Freddie Freeman inked an 8-year, $135 million extension with the Atlanta Braves back in early February of 2014, it was officially his time to take over as the “face of the franchise.” After Freeman’s best buddy and first ballot Hall of Famer Chipper Jones retired at the end of the 2012 season, it was […]

With the Braves in full-on rebuild mode, it seems that no one is safe from possibly being shopped. The two cornerstones for the future were previously viewed as Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons. Freeman has been linked to plenty of teams in need for an elite power hitter, and now Simmons’ name has found it’s […]

After a weird interim season without a real GM and without many wins, the Atlanta Braves have finally decided on their man, promoting John Coppolella to general manager. Coppolella was serving as assistant GM / Director of Pro Scouting, but many reports say he was working hand in hand with John Hart who was President of […]

A week before the 2015 MLB trade deadline, the Atlanta Braves shipped Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to division rival New York Mets in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects. The two prospects are Rob Whalen and John Gant. Gant is regarded as the prospect with the higher upside between the pair, so it’s […]

With every Hall of Fame election since the steroid era comes a new discussion of which players are deserving of a spot in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. Most of the major sluggers of the steroid era are still out, but I’ve written about my thoughts on that before. This year, I’d rather ignore the […]

The Matrix is viewed by some to be the perfect story. I’ve heard multiple screenwriters say that if you look at it beat-by-beat, that movie is what every young screenwriter should aspire to replicate. It hits everything along the hero’s journey at precisely the right time. The same praise is not given to Matrix: Reloaded. While that movie […]

2014 Record – 79-83 Key Additions SP Shelby Miller, OF Nick Markakis, RP Jason Grilli, RP Jim Johnson, C A.J. Pierzynski, IF Alberto Callaspo, IF Jace Peterson, OF Jonny Gomes, OF Eric Young Jr. Key Departures OF Jason Heyward, OF Justin Upton, C/OF Evan Gattis, IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio, IF Tommy La Stella, SP Ervin Santana, SP […]

The 2015 MLB Hall Of Fame class has been announced, and it includes four players, marking the fourth time that four players have been elected in the same year, and the first time it’s happened since 1955. Those historic four are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. Martinez and Johnson were the […]

When Jason Heyward was traded to the Cardinals in November, that left a gaping hole in the Braves outfield. The logical thought was that Atlanta must have had their eyes on some prize, because they certainly weren’t going to have BJ Upton starting, and possibly being the second best outfielder, for all of 2015. There’s […]

The ballot for the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame voting has been announced, and it’s highlighted by superstars, and near sure bets, in Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Also included in the new additions are John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Percival, Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado, and Jason Schmidt. This is the first […]

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