Dan Uggla

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 the ball” the first two games, driving it to all fields with authority.  I figu... »

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 fantasy league players and many pundits and “experts” who take their sh... »

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... »

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... »

Atlanta Braves Best Second Option

The Atlanta Braves don’t have a prototypical number two hitter that has excellent speed, can bunt with the best of them and who can spray the ball around.  That doesn’t mean they don’t have a great option. Braves third baseman Chris Johnson could do a great job in the number two hole.  He has a quick bat, can hit to all fields, makes good contact, and perhaps most importantly, kn... »

Will Braves Replace Dan Uggla?

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 struggles. Many Braves fans have been frustrated with Dan Uggla’s play since... »

Braves Starter Brandon Beachy

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since it was just his 3rd start since returning from Tommy John surgery.  Beachy on... »