Same Old Braves So Far

It’s only one game and only one series, but the Braves showed us something against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Atlanta won in typical Braves fashion, with pitching and defense and after the losses in the starting rotation, that is huge for team and fan confidence. Aaron Harang just shut up all the naysayers who questioned […]

Wren Could Face Major Dilemna

Braves general manager Frank Wren could face a very complicated decision within the next two years. When Frank Wren signed center fielder B.J. Upton to a 5-year $75 million deal last off-season, he not only made a huge financial commitment to Upton.  He also committed the Braves to giving Upton absolutely every opportunity to play […]

Braves Critics Experience Black Wednesday

Atlanta Braves critics experienced the worst day you could imagine.  Both general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were rewarded with contract extensions on the same day. A friend of mine who hosts a radio show in Jacksonville, FL is a huge Frank Wren critic.  Nearly every time the Braves would lose or B.J. […]

Jordan Schafer Has Taken Over

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer has taken over in the Braves starting outfield.  He can no longer be cast aside ’cause other players are making big money.  In reality, Schafer is the one playing like a big-time free agent. Wednesday night Schafer went 3 for 4, with two RBIs, a run scored, a walk and […]

Upton Brothers Lead Braves Over Marlins

The Atlanta Braves got big nights from Julio Teheran and both Upton brothers as they beat the Miami Marlins in game two of the series.  The Braves pounded out 11 hits while defeating the Marlins 6-4 on Tuesday. With Monday night’s 14 inning game, the Braves really needed Julio Teheran to go deep into Tuesday’s […]

Lifeless Braves Skunked By Brewers Again

The Atlanta Braves lost their ninth straight at Miller Park, as they were shut out 2-0 by the Brewers on Saturday.  Coupled with Friday night’s shutout against Milwaukee, this was the first time in over a year the Braves were shut out in back-to-back games. The Braves once again failed to get any run support […]

Braves Beat Mets 5-3, Even Series

Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings and Chris Johnson blasted a 3-run homer, as the Braves evened up an odd 5-game series, with a 5-3 victory over the Mets.  The 5th and final game of this series will turn out to be the rubber match, after the Braves victory on Wednesday night. It was not […]

Evan Gattis Should Be Playing Every Day

Let me first say that I think Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is doing a great job this season.  Not that he needs my endorsement, the 7.5 game lead his Braves have in the National League East does all the talking. Now that I got that out-of-the-way, I think Evan Gattis should be  starting as […]

B.J. Upton Benched?

For the second game in a row and third in the past four, Braves center fielder B.J. Upton didn’t start.  According to a report by AJC beat writer, Dave O’Brien, Upton is sitting out to work on his swing. Saturday night against the Mets, Jason Heyward started in center.  Monday and Tuesday against the Blue […]

Fredi Gonzalez Figures Out a Way

Tuesday night after Evan Gattis smashed a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against the Twins to tie the game, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez talked about his need to get Gattis into the line-up. “We’ve got to either figure out a way to get to the American League where we […]

Interesting Braves Line-Up Tonight

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez puts another interesting line-up out there tonight against the Diamondbacks.  Most notable is that the .153 hitting B.J. Upton will bat second and the .307  hitting Chris Johnson will bat eighth. This will be the fifth time this season that B.J. Upton has batted second. At first glance it looks a […]

When Should Fredi Gonzalez Make Moves?

Yesterday’s article entitled, “Braves Could Have Decisions to Make,” detailed the struggles of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, and talked about options Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may at some point consider. The real question I’m going to talk about today, is when if it all would it be appropriate for Gonzalez to bench Uggla and/or […]