Chipper Jones Guzzling the Kool-Aid

Our beloved Chipper Jones is evidently guzzling John Hart‘s Kool-Aid and smacking his lips it tastes so good. Chipper is wholeheartedly behind the Braves dumping Kimbrel. Based on this mentality, why not go ahead and dump Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons, too.  Go ahead and throw in Teheran, Alex Wood and Shelby Miller while you […]

Braves Offense Fast Food?

The past four seasons the Braves made the playoffs in 2013 and 2012, while they missed in 2014 and 2011. Atlanta is predicted to struggle in 2015, but perhaps the Braves can surprise people this year by improving one important offensive statistic. When you break down the Braves past four seasons, the one offensive statistic […]

Braves Strange Moves

With the smoke still clearing from the Braves off-season roster nuking, you still can’t help but shake your and wonder what happened and why.  A year ago this time, the Braves organization was puffing out its’ chest in pride over what it had built. The past couple seasons the Atlanta Braves were one of the youngest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Atlanta Braves 2014 Leading Men

Trying to guess what the Atlanta Braves batting order will be in 2014 is like trying to guess who will win all the brackets in the NCAA basketball tournament.  For instance, who would have thought at this time last year that Jason Heyward would ignite the Braves from the lead-off spot? I’m not going to […]

Will Braves Replace Dan Uggla?

The Atlanta Braves could have a new second baseman this season and his name is Tommy LaStella.  He probably won’t be in the Braves starting line-up on opening day, may not even be on the roster.  But he could be looking for Atlanta living accommodations early in the season, if incumbent Dan Uggla continues his […]

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 […]

Brave Outlast Dodgers 4-3 to Even Series

It felt like a repeat of game 1 when the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped on the Atlanta Braves early.  Again, it was Hanley Ramirez who came through for LA.  He doubled to deep right field in the 1st inning off Braves starter, Mike Minor. Mark Ellis scored to make it 1-0 in favor of the […]