Braves Feeling 2014 Pressure?

The Atlanta Braves have not won a playoff series since 2001, which is hard to believe when you think about all the good teams they have had since that win over the Houston Astros in the ’01 NLDS. When appearing on radio shows lately, I’ve been asked how much pressure is on the Braves and particularly manager […]

Braves Fans College Football Mentality

A big challenge in covering the Atlanta Braves is having to deal with the “college football mentality.”  College7 football is king in the south, and fans take that mentality into the football season.  I think I wrote a similar article before last season and I feel compelled to do the same again as a reminder. […]

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 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 Unsung Carpenter Carving Them Up

Traded three different times since August 2010 then designated for assignment by Boston last fall, the Braves picked up reliever David Carpenter off of waivers on November 30.  The move seemed to be fairly inconsequential at the time, as there was little room in the loaded Atlanta bullpen.  The former West Virginia Mountaineer seemed destined […]

Could Braves Acquire Padres Reliever?

The Atlanta Braves are interested in San Diego Padres’ lefty reliever, Joe Thatcher, FoxSports’ Jon Morosi is reporting.  The Braves have been looking to acquire a left-handed reliever since Eric O’Flaherty went on the disabled list, May 18. The 31-year old Thatcher has pitched 28 innings this season, compiling a 2.25 ERA.  He has struck […]

Could Braves Terdoslavich Be Trade Bait?

Following Jordan Schafer’s placement on the disalbled list, the Atlanta Braves’ rookie power-hitter, Joey Terdoslavich, was granted his freedom from the confines of AAA on July 4th.    With injuries shortening the depth of the 25-man roster, the Braves found themselves in dire need of a utility man off the bench.  Experience at both corner […]

Alex Wood Sharp In First Triple-A Start

Atlanta Braves pitcher, Alex Wood, pitched well Thursday night for the Gwinnett Braves.  Wood started and went five strong innings, giving up one run, while walking two and striking out five, in his first Triple-A appearance. Wood got the win as Gwinnett crushed Indianapolis, 10-3. Cody Martin, who usually starts for Gwinnett, came on in […]

Braves Beachy Scratched From Tuesday Start

Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy has been scratched from his scheduled Tuesday night start against the New York Mets.  Beachy experienced soreness in his elbow after his Thursday night rehab assignment for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves against the Rochester Red Wings. Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren made the announcement during the sixth inning of Friday […]

Beachy Wild in Final Rehab Start

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy struggled during his final rehab start for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, at Rochester.  Beachy gave up three runs in three innings, while walking four and striking out four.  He also gave up a solo homer. Beachy struggled with his control, throwing only 38 strikes in 69 pitches.  He was […]