Kyle Wren

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... »

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-29 to 7-5

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-29 to 7-5

It was a rough week again for Atlanta Braves minor league teams as far as wins and losses go.  Rome was the only Braves team to win more than twice this week.  The Braves minor league teams combined to go 10-19 this week. (AAA) Gwinnett Braves (37-52) (18 GB in Int South) (1-5 this week) Pitching was not too bad for the Gwinnett team this week.  Their biggest struggle this week came from the plate... »

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-22 to 6-28

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-22 to 6-28

One question that I have been asked a lot since starting the cover the minor leagues for Atlanta Bullpen is, “What’s more important in the minors? Winning or development?”.  To that I have no set answer.  I do believe that development is the #1 point of having minor league teams.  However, each player on the club needs to know what it’s like to win, and how it feels.  If team’s l... »

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-15 to 6-21

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-15 to 6-21

The (A) Rome Braves are the only team in the Braves system that had trouble winning this week.  Rome did not win a single game. However, they were well represented in the SAL All-Star Game this week. The Rome Braves and Lynchburg Hillcats both had players participating in their league All-Star Game this past Tuesday.  While Mississippi, Lynchburg, and Rome, all started their second half seasons, t... »