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Players Only Team Meeting

Reverse insomnia has me up and scanning the tubes very early most mornings for all the latest on our team, plus oddly enough I will often have a song stuck in my brain.  Today's song: Reason to...

NYPost: Bobby Cox reminisces about rivalry with New York Mets


Pretty cool little article about Bobby, as well as Chipper, talking old times. Here's Henry Blanco's quote: " He is the best."


Desparate Times and Measures - Updated

The Braves BrainTrust of Wren and Cox need to make some additional moves and make them now. Derek Lowe has a bone chip lodged in his elbow, has already missed missed a start and, very...

20-18 finish = wild card lock?


not so sure I agree, but thought it was pretty interesting.

Brett DeVall: "I'm just thrilled to be healthy and pitching."


Very nice article on the # 40 overall pick in the 2008 draft who is now 20 years old and coming back from elbow "clean-up" surgery last fall.


A down, up and sideways season. What's next?

The ugly, the very good and the fair - so far: Our Braves' record on May 9th, after 31 games, was a fairly lousy 13-18. Our standing in the NL East at that point in the season was dead last.  The P...

Willie Cabrera & Wilkin Ramirez assigned to G-Braves


Cabrera a 5'11", 185, almost 24 year old, right-handed hitting OF, has 33 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR and 13 SB so far this season with a slash line of .325 / .387 / .477 in 88 G for our AA club in Mississippi. Ramirez - acquired today from the Tigers - a 6' 2", 190, 24 year old, right-handed hitting OF, has 14 2B, 6 3B, 19 HR and 12 SB so far this season with a slash line of .230 / .295 / .458 in 97 G - 56 for Erie (AA) and 41 Toledo (AAA). Best of luck to these two promising RH OFs.

DOB: Wren still on the hunt


Says DOB: Braves general manager Frank Wren indicated Thursday the Braves are still actively looking. Their wants include the outfield and possibly a reliever. "We’re still looking to improve the club," Wren said in an e-mail. Wren had returned to Atlanta Wednesday night after spending two days with the Braves in Washington. When chips around baseball started to fall late Wednesday afternoon, Wren had said it was a matter of seeing if trade partners would lower their asking price by 4 p.m. Saturday. "We know what’s out there," Wren said. "Whether the price will come down where it makes it reasonable and things fit for us, I don’t know." [snip] The Braves are also hesitant to part with the prospects necessary to land a big piece, like a Mike Minor, Julio Teheran or Freddie Freeman.

Bowman: FW is "leaning" toward internal moves only


Could it be - no new CF, no new BP arms - just make do, stay the course ...?! Or is FW again just floating out misinformation in order to enhance his negotating positions?

Reasons to Buy 7/26/10 Edition Of Sports Illustrated

  1. Bobby Cox Tribute Article
  2. 22 Photographs of Bobby Cox
  3. Analysis of Bobby Cox's Ejections From Baseball Games
  4. Introduction to the Chipper Jones Momentum-Turn Hypothesis
  5. And More!

Over-Flow Thread: 7/16

Wags on Venters: "he’s just phenomenal."


Superb feature story by Carroll Rogers on our second best rookie and his unbelievable sinker. More from Wags: "There’s never been anybody in the game that’s had a left-handed sinker like that. I mean nobody," And Bobby Cox also seems pretty impressed, saying he's never seen such a pitch from a left-hander in 50 years in professional baseball.

McLouth cleared for Rehab assignment


personally, I'm hoping for a full recovery and a handful of successful rehab starts, quickly followed by a salary dump.

Braves open to trading Yunel Escobar???


Empty chatter or not? I know he's maybe not a prototypical Braves-type guy, but even if just another idle rumor this seems like a pretty big shocker.

Appalachian League action starts Tuesday.


"Danville returns its coaching staff, led by manager Runge in his sixth season in that capacity. He guided the team to championships in 2006 and 2009. He's again joined by hitting coach Carlos Mendez and Derrick Lewis. Along with some 2010 draftees, the Braves will welcome reliever Dalton Acord from Class A Rome and Tyler Stovall, a former second-rounder who made 12 starts for the D-Braves last season."

Sickels' Atlanta Braves Draft Review


Not much meat and a dubious grand conclusion: "Overall this looks like an ok draft ..."; but others with more insight will hopefully weigh in.

Resop comments on career at the crossroads


MiLB article on last night's 1 hit shutoout of Norfolk Tides containing extensive quotes, to include: "I've always been the same guy. The starting thing has helped. ... I feel comfortable pitching in any role, but (starting has) taught me how to be a pitcher as opposed to a thrower." "I signed with the Braves for the purpose of playing in Atlanta. I like this organization. This is a great organization as far as I'm concerned. If my opportunity comes in Atlanta, I'll give it my best. If not, I hope I can go somewhere where I can pitch and just contribute."

Teheran keeps hitters guessing with power, control


MiLB article with quotes from our young ace, his manager and pitching coach. Rocket Wheeler: "You don't find a 19-year-old kid with the composure that he has already." Kent Willis: "He likes to be on the mound. He likes to compete."

Medlen finds ML comfort zone; Thanks to Lowe.


Excellent article on Medlen's adjustment to being in the major leagues, apparently in large part because Lowe decided to take him under his wing. Teaser: According to Lowe: "The mental part of the game is what makes this jump so big ..."

"J-Hey mania is unrelenting and unbelievable"


SBNation's "Fanhouse" article considers whether the hype is just too much.

Wren: "We'll figure out his contract way down the road."


Excellent article at on the big announcement today. The GM's full quote, responding to the much discussed scenario of sending Heyward down temporarily: "I think those are decisions you make in different circumstances with your club," Braves general manager Frank Wren said. "If your club is a competitive club and you think this player is going to be an integral part of a competitive team, I'm not sure how you face the other 24 players, the staff, the fans and say, 'We're going to keep him in the Minor Leagues.' I can't do that. We'll figure out his contract way down the road."

JJ "pretty satisfied" with minor league start this afternoon


As usual, Bobby Cox says words of encouragement: "JJ was fine. He looked really good in the second inning. His velocity was there and he got to throw all of his pitches."

25 G-Braves games to be broadcast on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast


This is channel 45 on the Comcast cabel package in Mtro Atlanta. Check availability in your area at the "Find CSS" box on the right side of the homepage, here.

Edward Salcedo is at camp and was introduced this morning.


The young man sounds bold and confident: "I'm going to demonstrate to everybody here that I'm going to do everything I need to do to work to get to Major Leagues as soon as possible."

Schafer update: "That's the best that I've felt in 10 months"


Schafer update: "That's the best that I've felt in 10 months"

From Bowman's Blog

Composite Ranking of Prospects


This article analyzed 13 seperate prospect lists to arrive at a combined, weighted list of the 161 prospects ranked in any of the 13 lists. Good stuff. Big surprise, I know, but J-Hey was number 1. Freeman was 41st; Vizcano 50th; Teheran 53. Also receiving honorable mention, based on inclusion in only 1 of the 13 lists, were Minor, Kimbrell, Spruill and R. Delgado.

Numerous Cuban defectors are available


Very interesting article. Wonder which ones the Braves may swoop in and grab.

"Excellent" mound session for JJ


This news brightens up our Monday afternoon.

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