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2023 Atlanta Braves breakout
Caleb Begley - Mar 31, 2023

Opening Day signals the start of a new year. Teams around the league place hope and dreams in what the future may hold. Perhaps no team has more hope at this point than the 2023 Atlanta Braves. A radically chaotic 2022 saw the team come from behind to win its fifth straight NL East title. […]

2022 NL MVP and 2022 AL MVP Finalists (Top Row, L to R) Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado Bottom Row, L to R: Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Yordan Alvarez
Evan Thompson - Nov 14, 2022

Who the 2022 AL MVP and NL MVP Should Be: The Numbers MLB Network announced the awards finalists — the top three vote-getters in each league’s award category — Monday night, November 7. As happens every year, the finalists generated lots of discussion. A big point of contention, as usual, came over the definition of […]

Alex Anthopolous
Caleb Begley - Nov 8, 2022

Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopolous is well known for his aggressiveness regarding trades. Even when he was an executive for the Toronto Blue Jays, he would often pull swaps out of a metaphorical hat. Considering that franchise’s luck over the entire decade of the 2000s, it was not out of bad reasoning nor desperate […]

Braves shortstop
Caleb Begley - Oct 29, 2022

Last year, the Atlanta Braves‘ shortstop made a name for himself. Dansby Swanson put forward the season of his life, as he helped guide the team to its’ fifth straight NL East title. Unfortunately for fans, he did this in a contract year, which means his future is now in question. The Braves’ shortstop had […]

Braves 2022 Postseason
Caleb Begley - Oct 25, 2022

The Atlanta Braves 2022 postseason did not go as intended. It did not flourish like so many flowing floral bouquets, nor did it pulverize opponents like silver screen legends of yore. In stark contrast, this particular movie is one that critics worldwide would receive with great disdain…or, at least, those populating the lower reaches of […]

Caleb Begley - Oct 14, 2022

The Atlanta Braves core is one of the many reasons they are back in postseason play this year. They have impacted the team in more ways than one already. General Manager Alex Anthopolous, no doubt focusing on this, has made waves by signing many to massive, long-term deals. These contracts are not only team friendly but fan friendly as […]

Caleb Begley - Oct 9, 2022

The 2022 Atlanta Braves have pushed themselves to the limit and beyond. Their predecessors from the previous season had a similar experience, and it brought them a world title. However, the 2022 Atlanta Braves have seen a season that, in some respects, has been even better. Time will tell if they are successfully able to […]

Trevor Williams
Joe Rini - Sep 25, 2022

The unheralded Trevor Williams has had a uniquely successful season for the 2022 New York Mets. Unlike Edwin Diaz, trumpets don’t announce his entrance from the bullpen. In contrast to Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer’s highly anticipated starts, Williams’ nine intermittent spot starts quietly dot across the 2022 season. However, his ability to swing between […]

2022 MLB Rookie

The 2022 MLB Rookie of the Year race is coming to a close. With two weeks left of the season, these rookie players have performed best as part of a strong first-year class. Both leagues feature a few up-and-comers who have the potential to be future stars of the game. Here’s a final look at […]

Raisel Iglesias
Caleb Begley - Aug 2, 2022

The Atlanta Braves have acquired closer Raisel Iglesias from the Los Angeles Angels, according to Robert Murray. The Atlanta Braves are acquiring Raisel Iglesias from the Los Angeles Angels for Jesse Chavez and Tucker Davidson, according to sources familiar with the situation. — Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 2, 2022 Iglesias, 32, is in the first […]

Austin Riley
Caleb Begley - Aug 1, 2022

The Atlanta Braves have given third baseman Austin Riley a 10-year, $212 million contract extension, according to David O’Brien on Twitter. #Braves have signed Austin Riley to a 10-year, $212 million contract extension that is the largest contract in franchise history and also includes a $20 million club option for 2033. He’ll make $15 million […]

Caleb Begley - Jul 26, 2022

Brian Snitker has reached another career milestone. After a successful world title run in 2021, The oldest manager in the National League has eclipsed 500 career wins. He did so as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3. Snitker now joins a very elite group of Braves skippers that have reached this mark. He joins […]

Caleb Begley - Jul 24, 2022

The Braves trade deadline this year shows they won’t need much outfield help. They will need assistance to get over the hump as April and May were months when the Atlanta Braves were stuck in their own mire. An inept offense and rotation problems were the main issue. It was a team bent on hitting […]

Dansby Swanson
Caleb Begley - Jul 8, 2022

Dansby Swanson, in many ways, has become Freddie Freeman’s replacement. In the wake of the longtime Atlanta Braves superstar’s absence, Swanson has done everything. He’s become the team’s offensive and defensive cornerstone, as well as an adamant leader. While his year certainly did not begin in this manner, times have become good for the shortstop. […]

Henry Aaron
Caleb Begley - Jul 1, 2022

Once more, we find Henry Aaron atop an Atlanta Braves list. Yes, it seems that there’s truly no limit to what the man could accomplish. Every night when fans saw the block number 44 step to the plate, they knew they were seeing something special. In our last installment, we examined his 1963 campaign. Terrific […]

Henry Aaron
Caleb Begley - Jun 24, 2022

It should not shock anyone that Henry Aaron is included on this list. From 1954-1976, Aaron dominated opposing pitchers. Few players in the history of the game have come close to repeating his feats. In fact, some might argue, none have. His 755 home runs rank second (albeit, controversially so) to Barry Bonds. He still […]

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Jack Flanagan - Jun 24, 2022

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Pirates predictions
Cody Flavell - Jun 24, 2022

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Dylan Spaulding - Jun 24, 2022

Well, it’s time to party like it’s 1998. The time has come for Opening Day at Tropicana Field for the Tampa Bay Rays. There will surely be a retro feel this weekend as the team will be honoring Don Zimmer, wearing throwback uniforms this afternoon, and playing the team they opened their inaugural 1998 season […]

Rays Season Preview
Dylan Spaulding - Jun 24, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays season preview is here. Fans have waited long and hard for this day to come, and now that it has, the 2023 season is upon us. This afternoon, the Rays will return the 1998 vibes to open the year against the Detroit Tigers. The team not only celebrates their 25th anniversary […]

Lewis Masella - Jun 24, 2022

Thursday marks a sea change for the New York Yankees. Not only is baseball back after a long winter’s slumber, but the Anthony Volpe era will begin in the Bronx. The Yankees faithful have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the highly touted shortstop. Many fans expected they’d have to wait a bit longer. Given […]

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90 feet between bases
Benjamin Sabin - Jun 24, 2022

The size of the bases has changed, but it’s still 90 feet between bases. This is true. Seriously, MLB legally changed the length of a foot so the sacred 90 feet between bases would remain intact. This is not true. So, how is it that the bases expanded from 15 square inches to 18 square […]

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