Will Freddie Freeman Have Protection?

When you think of the term “having protection” it usually means carrying a handgun or in the case of a celebrity, having a bodyguard. Both are simple to obtain, all it takes is a phone call and a credit card. Freddie Freeman may have both, I have no idea, that is his business. But what […]

Braves Management Worse Case Scenario?

The Braves have been in full tear down mode all winter, trading off solid major league players for prospects. Casinos and experts have taken note, almost all predicting that the Braves will finish the 2015 season with  a low 70s win total , one of the worst in major league baseball. But what happens if […]

Wood Gets Braves On Board

The Braves notched their first win of the season behind starter Alex Wood and two homers by Freddie Freeman, a homer by Jason Heyward and two doubles by Dan Uggla.  That isn’t a misprint or writer error, Uggla stroked two doubles. I don’t want to get too excited too early, but Uggla has been “on […]

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 […]

Heyward Should Lead From Middle

Continuing with my series on the Atlanta Braves batting order, I am going to discuss the fifth spot.  If you read my articles on the first four spots, you know that I don’t always agree with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. So far my Braves batting order looks like this:  1. Schafer (against righties), B.J. Upton […]

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 New Golden Boy

We continue analyzing the Atlanta Braves batting order with thoughts on the number three slot.  Chipper Jones was the Braves number three hitter for many years.  Jones was a prototypical number three, he could hit to all fields with power, had a high-on-base percentage, and above average speed.  He also was good at knocking in […]

Does Freddie Freeman Deal Concern You?

Having become more fiscally conservative as I’ve gotten older, the Freddie Freeman long-term deal concerns me.  That isn’t a knock on Freeman, any big money contract over three years makes my toes curl. Freeman is an outstanding hitter, has power to all fields, and comes through in the clutch.  He also makes the other infielders […]

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 […]