Archive for the ‘Atlanta Braves’ Category

D-Bag of the Week: Jeff Francoeur

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

So, you're Jeff Francoeur, one of the favorite hometown sons of the Atlanta Braves, and you were demoted to Double-A to work on your swing because you're hitting .234 with an awful .287 on-base percentage.You tore it up in the minors for three games, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution you felt ...

Mark Teixeira Likesa the Long Ball

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

You know, for a lot of guys, three home runs in one game would be something worth having Mom snip it out of the paper for the 'ol career scrapbook. Not so for Braves first baseman Mark Teixeira.In the Braves' 8-3 win over the hapless (I love that word) Mariners ...

Chipper Jones: Is .400 Really Possible?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I've purposely avoided this post for a long time. I always frown on making predictions for a 162-game season before June. Even then it seems to early. How am I supposed to know in May who will win the Cy Young?That said, Chipper Jones is making me throw all that ...

21st Century Reporting: It’s All Very Futuristic to Buzzy

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

A quick note from the baseball world. It looks like John Smoltz, who went on the disabled list Tuesday with inflammation in his right (pitching) shoulder, will return from his stint in the trainer's room as a reliever -- and possibly the Braves' closer.Yes, it's pretty mundane news unless he's ...