B.J. Upton

Could Braves Surprise?

Spring training breeds eternal optimism and as we move towards Opening Day I am starting to like this Braves team.  If for no other reason than it is completely different from last year’s boring, disjointed, psychological mess. Are you ready to see a new concept in Atlanta Braves baseball this season?  This year’s team will actually be able to bunt, hit behind the runner and not strike... »

Same Old Braves So Far

It’s only one game and only one series, but the Braves showed us something against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Atlanta won in typical Braves fashion, with pitching and defense and after the losses in the starting rotation, that is huge for team and fan confidence. Aaron Harang just shut up all the naysayers who questioned the move in releasing Freddy Garcia to sign him.  His fastball was sitti... »

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 center field. The Dan Uggla situation has shown us what happens whe... »

Braves Critics Experience Black Wednesday

Braves Critics Experience Black Wednesday

Atlanta Braves critics experienced the worst day you could imagine.  Both general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were rewarded with contract extensions on the same day. A friend of mine who hosts a radio show in Jacksonville, FL is a huge Frank Wren critic.  Nearly every time the Braves would lose or B.J. Upton would strike out, he would text me, “Fire Wren.” When you co... »

Jordan Schafer Has Taken Over

Jordan Schafer Has Taken Over

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer has taken over in the Braves starting outfield.  He can no longer be cast aside ’cause other players are making big money.  In reality, Schafer is the one playing like a big-time free agent. Wednesday night Schafer went 3 for 4, with two RBIs, a run scored, a walk and two stolen bases, in the Braves 3-2 win over the Indians.  He scored the winning run... »

Braves left fielder

Upton Brothers Lead Braves Over Marlins

The Atlanta Braves got big nights from Julio Teheran and both Upton brothers as they beat the Miami Marlins in game two of the series.  The Braves pounded out 11 hits while defeating the Marlins 6-4 on Tuesday. With Monday night’s 14 inning game, the Braves really needed Julio Teheran to go deep into Tuesday’s start.  Teheran did exactly that, with a great start in Miami.  He pitched 7.1 innings a... »

Lifeless Braves Skunked By Brewers Again

Lifeless Braves Skunked By Brewers Again

The Atlanta Braves lost their ninth straight at Miller Park, as they were shut out 2-0 by the Brewers on Saturday.  Coupled with Friday night’s shutout against Milwaukee, this was the first time in over a year the Braves were shut out in back-to-back games. The Braves once again failed to get any run support for their starting pitcher.  Tim Hudson was good on the mound, but got nothing to wo... »

Kris Medlen

Braves Beat Mets 5-3, Even Series

Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings and Chris Johnson blasted a 3-run homer, as the Braves evened up an odd 5-game series, with a 5-3 victory over the Mets.  The 5th and final game of this series will turn out to be the rubber match, after the Braves victory on Wednesday night. It was not until the 4th inning, when the Braves got the scoring started.  B.J Upton was on 2nd, and Dan Uggla on 1s... »