Analysis

Braves Changing Bench Philosophy?

Braves Changing Bench Philosophy?

Braves manager Brian Snitker has opted to go with an 8-man bullpen this season. That changed when Sean Rodriguez and Danny Santana came off the disabled list Monday as utility player Jace Peterson and reliever Jason Hursh were optioned to Gwinnett. The moves give the Braves a 7-man bullpen and 5 bench players. Along with Santana, Lane Adams is a permanent fixture on the bench. Snitker is rotating ... »

Braves Organization Showing Solid Depth

Braves Organization Showing Solid Depth

The Braves rallied to upend the Diamondbacks, sparked by two big pinch hits. Lane Adams lined a bases clearing double in the 6th, giving the Braves a 5-3 lead they would never relinquish. Then Jace Peterson blasted a 408-foot shot onto the Chop House roof in the eighth. Adams and Peterson both need to celebrate their heroics well into the night. One or both will be back in AAA Gwinnett very soon. ... »

Experts Missed on Camargo

Experts Missed on Camargo

Johan Camargo has been the most pleasant surprise in the Braves 2017 season. How Camargo didn’t show up on anybody’s Braves top 30 prospect lists is a mystery. Camargo has displayed slick fielding skills, a potent bat and runs extremely well. He possesses the best infield arm in the Braves organization. Camargo plays third, short and second equally well. Hate to say it, but Camargo has... »

Will Braves Finally Contend?

Will Braves Finally Contend?

The Braves have had three lousy seasons in a row. They have been in rebuild mode the past two, yet they have remained defiant, adamant before each season that they can compete. Will the Braves contend in 2017? Or will the spring chest beating fall flat again? “I don’t think anybody came in with the idea that we were going to blow this thing up,” John Hart said. “We held ont... »

Former Braves Solution Now Question Mark

Former Braves Solution Now Question Mark

Tyrell Jenkins was once considered a potential solution in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation.  Now Jenkins is on the street looking to find a job. The Texas Rangers DFA’d Jenkins, the former first round pick, to make make roster space for the newly acquired David Rollins. It wasn’t that long ago that the Braves acquired Jenkins, along with Shelby Miller, for Jason Heyward and Jordan... »

Braves Rebuild Concerns

Braves Rebuild Concerns

John Schuerholz won all the division championships, everybody loves Snit, Coppy is the the boy wonder and John Hart is the proven veteran.  But when is this crew going to win? At what point does the rebuild transition from hope to excuse?  Are three awful years enough or is this rebuild going to generate another failed season?  Or another after that?  How much more rebuild can one fan base take?  ... »

Braves Liquidate Cameron Maybin

Braves Liquidate Cameron Maybin

Your Atlanta Braves traded the asset known as Cam Maybin and his $8 million per year paycheck for a couple pitching prospects.  The Braves need more pitching prospects like Charlie Sheen needs another hooker. Atlanta announced the Maybin trade late on Friday afternoon, do you think that was a coincidence?  It may have been, except that announcing unpopular news late on Friday is on the front page ... »

MLB/Braves Need Salary Cap to End Foolishness

MLB/Braves Need Salary Cap to End Foolishness

If Major League Baseball had a salary cap like the NFL, all this foolishness with teams like the Braves tanking wouldn’t happen.  A minimum and maximum salary cap to protect the fans on both ends is needed. The Braves aren’t doing anything against the rules, the rules just need to change.  The problem with Major League Baseball is that the player’s union is so strong, the rules w... »