Andrelton Simmons

Andrelton Simmons Trade Fallout

We are in mid November, so four and a half months until Braves Opening Day.  A lot can happen between now and then, but I’m curious how the heck the Braves plan on selling tickets in 2016. When I say a lot could happen, I am referring to the roster.  Could the Braves do an about face and acquire some honest to goodness, real major leaguers, between now and the beginning of next season?  The ... »

Are Braves Real?

The Braves are off to a surprising 4-0 behind solid pitching and an offense that is actually executing the fundamentals.  To put Atlanta’s start into perspective, the Braves were in first place a couple months into last season, so don’t buy the champagne quite yet. Are these Braves for real?  What is great about baseball is that we will find out nearly every day for 162 games. What you... »

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 are on a roll.  The Braves should get rid of all their goo... »

Braves Key Player 2015

The Atlanta Braves are predicted by the experts to really struggle in 2015.  Despite dire predictions, there is significant talent on this team that could elevate above and beyond expectations. In looking at the roster and evaluating the available talent, is there one player that could break out and have the huge year that ignites the team?  In other words, who could be the Braves key player in 20... »

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 he may not have this season is protection batting behind him that can make the opponent pay for pitch... »

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 players like Freddie Freeman, Chris Johnson, Andrelton Simmons and Nick Markakis all hit up to t... »

The Brian McCann Trickle Down Effect

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 like barnyard.  Schuerholz brought hard work, pr... »

Same Old Sad Braves Song

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 horror show.  While the pitching did actually show ... »