The Brian McCann Trickle Down Effect

The Atlanta Braves have been a model organization since John Schuerholz joined the Braves in 1990 as the General Manager.  His promotion to Braves President in 2007 accentuated his influence on the organization. Prior to the Schuerholz arrival, Atlanta Fulton County Stadium was known for bad baseball, a lousy playing field and bathrooms that smelled […]

Chipper Jones Dominates Strange Braves Off-Season

The Atlanta Braves have had a strange off-season.  The news hasn’t been dominated by the usual baseball stuff, like a big free agent signing, or a blockbuster multi-player deal. Sure Brian McCann and Tim Hudson exiting the Braves was news, but McCann leaving via free agency was expected, and although Hudson getting the deal he […]

Same Old Sad Braves Song

Atlanta Braves fans, who have followed the team since the early 90s, have been disappointed often over the years.  Exciting, competitive Braves teams, have seemingly turned to jelly, more times than not, in the postseason. The Braves postseason pitching always seems to range from good to outstanding, while the hitting ranges from below average to […]

Braves Continue Lackluster Play

Evidently home field advantage in the playoffs doesn’t mean anything, ’cause the Atlanta Braves keep rolling out line-ups littered with substitutes. Monday night, in the 5-0 loss to the Brewers, the Braves had Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman sitting on the bench resting.  In a few weeks the season will be over, can’t they rest […]

Brian McCann Out With Sore Knee

For the second consecutive game, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will sit out with a sore knee.  Evan Gattis will again catch and bat clean-up. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Carroll Rogers, McCann told manager Fredi Gonzalez that he aggravated the knee catching Brandon Beachy before Friday night’s game. Rogers quoted McCann as saying: “I […]

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since it […]

Should Braves Re-Sign McCann?

Brian McCann‘s contract with the Atlanta Braves expires at the end of the 2013 season.  Reports are he will command a 5-year contract in the neighborhood of $15-18 million per season on the open market. Conventional wisdom appears to be that the Braves won’t re-sign the 29-year old McCann.  The reason most “experts” give is […]

Minor McCann and Freeman Big as Braves Paste Rockies

The Atlanta Braves had a 6 + run inning for the 3rd straight night against the Rockies on Wednesday.  The hot offense led the Braves to a 9-0 win, and gives them a chance to sweep the 4-game series tomorrow night.  The win for the Braves was their 6th straight. Enough cannot be said about […]

Simmons Clutch Hit Slips Braves Past Cardinals

The Braves got a clutch hit from Andrelton Simmons late in Saturday’s game, as they defeated the Cardinals 2-0.  The Braves have cut the Cardinals lead for home field advantage in the playoffs to 4.5 games. Saturday’s game turned into a pitchers duel, as Julio Teheran faced off against Cardinals starter, Joe Kelly.  Neither starter […]

Minor Pitches and Hits Braves Past Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves looked sharp in game 1 of a big series with the St. Louis Cardinals, who own the best record in baseball.  Atlanta played a great well-rounded game as they cruised to a 4-1 victory on Friday night before a sellout crowd at Turner Field. Enough cannot be said about Braves starter, Mike […]

Could Braves Trade McCann and Hudson?

The major league baseball trade deadline is less than two weeks away and teams like the Atlanta Braves are assessing their needs and determining which assets they may make available. Looking at the Atlanta Braves, you can make a reasonable case that they don’t have a glaring weakness when they are healthy.  The Braves are […]

McCann Smashes Braves Past White Sox

The Atlanta Braves started the 2nd half of the season with a win on Friday night.  It was a Brian McCann home run that paved the way for a 6-4 Braves win over the Chicago White Sox. Andrelton Simmons was the 1st Atlanta Brave to homer in the 2nd half of the 2013 season.  His […]