There’s no sense in focusing on scores when discussing Spring Training. Sure, it’s somewhat fun to win, but winning means nothing and I’m not going to write about nothing even though I wrote the word nothing 3 times in this … Finish Reading
Braves Fangraphs Rankings: Infield
This is the 3rd installment of our breakdown of Dan Szymborski’s Team Rankings via Fangraphs. If you’re late to the party, our first 2 pieces can be found here:
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Brandon Gaudin, the Braves new TV play-by-play guy
After Chip Caray, who’d been broadcasting for the Braves in some form for 18 years, left to take the TV play-by-play position with the St. Louis Cardinals a few weeks ago, the Braves had a position they had to fill … Finish Reading
Will AA Add Starting Pitching Depth?
Let me clear the air first…
- I am not panicking.
- Every year, news leaks about players and their health and most injuries or setbacks work themselves out before Opening Day.
Alright…now I’ll talk shop.
Hiccups in Braves Rotation
The rotation’s … Finish Reading
Team Prospect Rankings and Why They Fail
Whether it’s Baseball America, Keith Law, Kiley McDaniel, Fangraphs, MLB, the 2023 Braves farm system is rated at the very bottom of the barrel…and it likely deserves it.
I had a friend whose father worked at the Budweiser brewery as … Finish Reading
Braves Fangraphs Rankings: Catching
I was one of the most vociferous people on this blog arguing against trading William Contreras for Sean Murphy. Well, we did it anyway, and we’re projected to have the fourth-best catching in baseball, way ahead of William Contreras’s new … Finish Reading
Braves Fangraphs Rankings: Starting Pitching
For many advanced metric sites, the 2023 Braves have the loftiest of projections, with many ranking them to be the team with the most wins in the 2023 season. While that projection scares the Dickens out of me, I don’t … Finish Reading
2022 Braves Player Review: Jesse Chavez
There are many things that make baseball special, but one of them is the game’s ability to make fan favorites and heroes out of inexplicable players.
Sometimes it’s the graying fourth/fifth outfielder with plastic swords. Sometimes it’s a pudgy pinch … Finish Reading
2022 Braves Player Review: Will Smith
Prior to the Braves signing Will Smith, I was outspoken on Twitter and fully against bringing him aboard. I think it was less about his performance, and more about the person. Too many videos showed him staring down players … Finish Reading
2022 Braves Player Review: Austin Riley
Austin Riley has come a long way since his rookie year of 2019. His season had the hallmarks of a shooting star that year, and once pitchers figured him out, he burned out to the point where he didn’t even … Finish Reading