Freddie Freeman

Assessing Freeman Trade Rumor

There are rumors exploding around the internet that the Braves are shopping everybody that is owed money.  That would include Nick Markakis, Julio Teheran, Cameron Maybin and yes, Freddie Freeman. If the Braves move any more of their core for prospects, then why did they acquire Hector Olivera?  By the time they turn this thing around, Olivera will be in his mid 30s and DHing in the American Leagu... »

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... »

Surprise Player Leading Braves Spring

A few weeks ago the Braves Pedro Ciriaco had a big game and I commented that you will never hear from him again.  Well, Ciriaco has stuffed it down my throat and twisted it sideways. Ciriaco is hitting .380 this spring, with one homer, a .520 slugging percentage and is leading the Braves with 14 RBIs.  He has one triple, two doubles and has struck out only eight times. The Braves need players to s... »

Braves Batting Order Dilemna

The past two seasons the Braves had problems at the top of the batting order. Lacking a true lead-off man, or number two hitter, Fredi Gonzalez was forced to try and pound square pegs into round holes. Sure, Jason Heyward did a pretty good job batting lead-off, but he certainly wasn’t prototypical in that slot.  It also seemed to have an adverse effect on his power numbers. When Nick Markaki... »

Chris Johnson Jekyll or Hyde?

Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while playing in Atlanta.  He had that great 2013 season when he challenged for the batting title and finished with a .321 average.  Followed up by last year’s .263 average and dismal .292 on-base-percentage. Johnson was among the leaders in strikeouts last season with 159, 43 more than 2013.  (He did have 64 more at bats in... »

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... »