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Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Caleb Begley - Mar 16, 2022

Free-agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has signed a new deal with the Atlanta Braves. #Braves Sign OF Eddie Rosario: — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 16, 2022 The deal is good for two years and $18 million, with no buyout. There is an option attached for a potential third season. Rosario will also be donating 1% […]

Caleb Begley - Mar 16, 2022

Right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh has signed a deal with the Atlanta Braves. The deal is for two years and is worth $10 million. There is also a $6 million option for a third season to go along with a $1 million buyout. McHugh is no stranger to the Atlanta area, despite being born in Illinois. He […]

Gold Glove
Caleb Begley - Mar 15, 2022

All-Star first baseman Matt Olson has been traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Atlanta Braves, per Jeff Passan. BREAKING: Atlanta and Oakland are in agreement on a trade that will send star first baseman Matt Olson to the Braves, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 14, 2022 In […]

Caleb Begley - Mar 9, 2022

Braves 10, Brewers 5 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Milwaukee Brewers All-Time Team against the Atlanta Braves All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) The Atlanta Braves toppled the Milwaukee Brewers by a final score of 10–5 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium behind some great pitching and […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 14, 2022

Sometimes, comebacks are built upon a roller coaster, twisting and turning until one can no longer feel one’s constitution. Then, there are the times when comebacks are created from a single event, pushing a team further along the path to victory. Whether they be formed from singularities or pluralities, comebacks all have the common denominator […]

Caleb Begley - Jan 22, 2022

Saying that the Atlanta Braves have an extensive story is an understatement. This being the case, there’s certainly no shortage of incredible players in the aforementioned history. According to Baseball Reference, the top ten players in Braves history have a combined WAR of 878.2. Nevertheless, the question of who the greatest is remains. This can […]

Greg Maddux

Baseball Mythbusters: Greg Maddux and the 3–0 Count Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of the Live Ball Era. One reason was his pinpoint control, with his ability to notch front-corner strikes leading to claims that umpires gave him a much wider strike zone than the rest of the league. […]

1982 NLCS

(Editor’s Note: This piece is different from others that LWOS publishes. It is a personal narrative showing how the research process works. Evan is the author of A Complete History of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Volume I, which details the pre-divisional playoffs through 1976, came out in October. Evan is currently working on Volume […]

Braden Herb - Dec 27, 2021

Headed into the offseason, many believed that Freddie Freeman would be at the top of the list of players who would quickly re-sign with their respective team. Freeman has spent over a decade in the Atlanta Braves organization. He was the one player who remained through their rebuild. Freeman stuck with the team through so many […]

Caleb Begley - Dec 17, 2021

There are a plethora of reasons why we, as sports fans, celebrate comebacks. There are just as many reasons for why these comebacks exist in the first place. Some are built upon the dogged determination of a team with nothing left to lose. Others are circumstantial, with elements beyond the field playing a crucial factor […]

Caleb Begley - Dec 10, 2021

The 2021 Atlanta Braves could be described in one simple word: anomaly. Defined by Merriam-Webster, an anomaly is simply “something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified.” However, the personal preference of this writer when speaking of the 2021 Atlanta Braves is the second definition: “deviation from the common rule.” This is simply the truth. […]

Caleb Begley - Nov 29, 2021

Relief pitcher Kirby Yates has signed a two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves. Terms of the deal include $8.25 million in guaranteed money along with a $5.75 million option for a third year. A buyout of $1.25 million is packaged with this option. Yates, along with fellow signee Manny Pina, has agreed to donate 1% […]

Manny Pina
Caleb Begley - Nov 16, 2021

The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran catcher Manny Pina to a two-year contract. It’s worth $8 million with a $4 million option for a third season. The agreement includes no buyout and will have 1% of Pina’s salary donated to the Atlanta Braves Foundation each season. It comes on the heels of last year’s re-signing […]

Caleb Begley - Nov 12, 2021

The Atlanta Braves are World Champions. There’s something so surreal about those words. They haven’t left mouths across Braves Country for a week or more, depending upon when this is published. Baseball in the south is grand once more as Braves fans from all over celebrate this amazing accomplishment. First baseman Freddie Freeman, during his […]

Caleb Begley - Nov 3, 2021

The Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series champions, defeating the Houston Astros in six games. As someone who has followed this team essentially since the day he could walk, this writer has waited so long to call them champions. This article is intensely personal, as the tears of joy flow in immense fountains. Fans […]

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Jim Marshall - Apr 30, 2022

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Max Scherzer
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

New York Mets right hander Max Scherzer will miss the next six to eight weeks with an oblique injury, per Andy McCullough of The Athletic. Max Scherzer has a “moderate to high-grade” oblique strain, the Mets say. He will miss six to eight weeks. — Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) May 19, 2022 Scherzer started Wednesday night’s […]

Ian Kennedy

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Nate Miller - Apr 30, 2022

Rangers 6, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 18 — The Texas Rangers completed the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, as they won by a final score of 6–5. Jonah Heim, and Nathaniel Lowe were the heroes in this one. Heim had a couple of base hits, and Lowe had a […]

Aaron Judge
Lewis Masella - Apr 30, 2022

Aaron Judge is making a strong case to be the face of the New York Yankees for years to come. That point was fairly evident even before the season, when the sides failed to agree on a multi-year extension. However, Judge’s multiple showcase performances within the last week have sent the loudest message yet. The onus […]