Justin Upton: All-Star or Enigma?

Justin Upton joined the Atlanta Braves last off-season and high expectations accompanied his arrival.  Upton started out on fire in April, after that he had a mediocre season.  Overall, his season numbers ended up very close to his career averages, good but not great. The Upton and Chris Johnson for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado […]

Teheran Brilliant as Braves Shutout Diamondbacks

The Atlanta Braves were able to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on the night Chipper Jones’ #10 jersey was retired. The Braves 3-0 shutout victory was the first time the D-Backs have been shut out during the 2013 season. It was a very intriguing match-up on the mound for Friday’s game. Last year, Julio Teheran and […]

Diamondbacks Will Showcase Former Braves

The Arizona Diamond backs arrive in town this weekend with former Atlanta Braves Martin Prado and Randall Delgado hoping to do some damage against their old team.  Prado and Delgado were sent to Arizona in the deal that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves. Delgado will be the Diamondbacks starting pitcher Friday […]

Breaking Atlanta Braves News

Tomorrow Brandon Beachy will pitch two innings in extended spring training, and then make his first minor league start on Sunday for the AAA Gwinnett Braves.  Hopefully Beachy’s rehab will progress without setback, as a healthy Brandon Beachy would be a huge shot in the arm for the Braves. Before the game tonight Martin Prado […]

Did Braves Win Upton Trade?

With the Braves playing the Diamondbacks in a three game series starting tonight, there are inevitable discussions and assessments about the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to Atlanta, and sent Martin Prado and prospects, to Arizona. Braves manager, Fredi Gonzalez, isn’t in the business of publicly assessing trades, but he is very […]

Pastornicky Making Case for Braves Bench Job

Conventional wisdom is that Evan Gattis, Jordan Schafer, or Jose Constanza, will win the fifth spot on the Braves bench.  Gattis has tremendous power, Schafer has speed and can play all three outfield positions, and Constanza has proven that he can be productive in the major leagues. But with the multiple position capability of Martin […]

Nationals Stars Not Impressed with Braves

Some bulletin board material that may motivate the Braves a little bit has appeared, as Washington Nationals star Jayson Werth talked to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore about the National League East race before Tuesday’s game.  Werth was asked whether he thinks the Phillies or Braves are the Nationals’ biggest challenger. “Phillies,” Werth said. “I […]

Brian McCann Faces Pressure-Filled 2013 Season

Braves catcher Brian McCann will face major challenges this season, and he will be facing them with a surgically repaired right shoulder that most likely won’t be 100% until the 2013 season is well underway. McCann didn’t have a “Brian McCann” type season at the plate in 2012, when he hit only .230, with 20 […]

How Much Will Chipper, Prado, Bourn and Ross Be Missed?

Chipper Jones, Martin Prado, David Ross and Michael Bourn have all left the Braves, and it is always difficult to see players move on to other teams or retirement.  In addition to performing well on the field, they were all popular in the clubhouse. Chipper Jones has been thought by many to be the most […]

Janish and Pastornicky – What is the Future?

The Braves signed shortstop Ramiro Pena on Thursday to help back up Andrelton Simmons. Last season Simmons suffered a broken finger that kept him out a couple of months, then a sprained ankle in September.   Until he proves his durability, it is important to have a plan B. Pena is a good field, light-hitter, […]

The Atlanta Braves MVP: Martin Prado

Kris Medlen had an unbelievable second half, and Chipper Jones was surprisingly solid, and clutch all season. I’ve read blogs that make solid arguments about why Medlen and Jones were the Atlanta Braves’ 2012 MVP. But the Braves 2012 MVP was Martin Prado, and it was never more clear than when the Braves played the […]

Rising Braves Players Tearing Up the Winter Leagues

Several Atlanta Braves minor league players, who are hoping to make an impact at the major league level next season, are off to great starts in winter league baseball. Left fielder Jose Constanza, is leading the Dominican League in hitting, with a gaudy .385 average.  In 39 at bats Constanza has 15 hits, and stolen […]