Braves Check: August 10, 2009

Suddenly the Braves seem like a team with a little resilience and fight in them, don’t they?  I didn’t watch much of the games this week, since they were almost all late starts, but winning 3 of 4 against the Dodgers on the road can’t be a bad thing.  A series win against the Padres […]

Jason Heyward Discussion

A baseball discussion topic for your weekend, if you’re so inclined.  I’ll be navigating some whitewater on the Hiwassee River tomorrow, so do as you wish. If you follow baseball, you’re well aware that hitting prospects are treated differently from pitching prospects.  A good pitcher has tremendous value, but a pitching prospect’s much higher injury […]

Braves Check: August 3, 2009

A noisy trade deadline has passed, and the Braves are nine games out of first place in the NL East (third place) and five games out of the Wild Card (fifth place).  They added Adam LaRoche for Casey Kotchman in a sort of perplexing deal at the deadline, but they’re facing an uphill climb to […]

Braves Check: July 27, 2009

The post-All-Star revival continued for another week, as the Braves knocked down two of their fellow Wild Card contenders for series wins.  They finished the week 5-2 and are now three games over .500 for the season.  The Phillies, unfortunately, haven’t slowed down from their hot streak, and they remain 6.5 games up (8 in […]

Braves Check: July 20, 2009

At long last, the Braves have returned to .500, but the Phillies are on such a roll that they’re still losing ground in the playoff race.  At least they only have one team to catch in the East now, having overtaken the Marlins for second place. There are still three teams between the Braves and […]