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 […]

Braves 2014 Player Performance Projections

Which Atlanta Braves players will tear it up this season and who are the ones that will disappoint? Projecting what major league baseball players will do in the regular season is one of the more intriguing crap shoots in sports.  There are hundreds if not thousands of websites out there that put out projections for […]

Freeman Leads Braves Pre-Season Odds

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is ranked as having the sixth best chance of winning the 2014 National League MVP Award, by Bovada Sports Book. Bovada rates the Pirates Andrew McCutcheon as having the best chance to win the NL MVP at 6/1 odds, then the Reds Joey Votto at 7/1, the Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt […]

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 […]

Braves Lock Up Kimbrel

The Atlanta Braves have made another big financial commitment, locking up All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel, with a four-year contract and an option year in 2017.  Financial terms have not been announced by the Braves.  The signing helps the Braves and Kimbrel avoid a potential nasty arbitration hearing. “We are very excited to agree to terms […]

Braves Fans Should Calm Down

I wanted to write this article after Atlanta Braves fans had a chance to take a deep breath and calm down.  The fan in us is always quick to criticize and get upset, but most of the time when we take a step back, we can see things a little more clearly.  That’s what I […]

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

A costly error from Andrelton Simmons helped the Washington Nationals take down the Atlanta Braves in the final at bat.  The Nationals won 6-5, which keeps the Braves magic number at 4. The Nationals jumped on the Braves early in game 1 of the double-header.  Jayson Werth started it off when he doubled to deep […]

Medlen Shuts Down Padres

Kris Medlen shut down the San Diego Padres, and Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman got the key hits, as the Atlanta Braves scored their first win over the Padres this season.   Johnson and Freeman provided the only offense for the Braves on Saturday night. Chris Johnson got the scoring started in the 4th inning.  He […]

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

The Atlanta Braves evened up the series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.  The Braves rode the backs of Kris Medlen and Chris Johnson to get the win against the Phillies. Kris Medlen was great on the mound, as he recorded his 4th straight start with a win.  The win […]

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 […]

All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the 1st of 4 games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got […]

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 […]