1. Atlanta Braves 2011 Season Preview and Projections: Outfield

    With the Atlanta Braves opening the season in less than 48 hours, excitement is swirling around the team as they try to build on last season’s playoff appearance via the Wild Card...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 3 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  2. Atlanta Braves 2011 Season Preview and Projections: Infield

    With the Atlanta Braves opening the season in less than 48 hours, excitement is swirling around the team as they try to build on last season’s playoff appearance via the Wild Card...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 3 years ago 1,455 reads 4 comments

  3. Atlanta Braves Spring Training Stock Watch: Nate McLouth and Other Surprises

    Spring Training Stock Watch: The Atlanta Braves currently have a 7-4-1 record this spring and appear to be rounding into shape for Opening Day. Chipper is back at third, Uggla is in town and Freddie and Jason are providing plenty of excitement...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 3 years ago 2,585 reads 8 comments

  4. 2011 NL East Preview: Catcher Power Rankings

    As we head toward the start of the 2011 MLB season, it’s time to start previewing the NL East. Instead of just giving a projection for each team, I’ll rank all of the ...

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  5. Atlanta Braves Must Wait on Long-Term Extensions with Dan Uggla Locked Up

    When the Atlanta Braves signed Dan Uggla to a five-year, $62 million contract they locked up one of baseball’s best right-handed power hitters...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 3 years ago 2,176 reads 10 comments

  6. Chipper Jones: What the Atlanta Braves Can Expect in 2011

    When Chipper Jones tore his ACL (for the second time in his career) in 2010, many (including myself) thought he would hang up his spikes for good and go down as one of the best switch hitters of all time...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 3 years ago 2,634 reads 11 comments

  7. MLB Robbery of the Year: Jason Heyward Should Have Won the 2010 NL ROY Award

    I waited a day before writing this. The second I saw that Buster Posey won the NL Rookie of the Year Award, I wanted to write about why Jason Heyward should have won, but I ...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 108 reads 20 comments

  8. Atlanta Braves' Future Pitching Rotation: Which Prospects Will Join Big Club?

    With the season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to move forward and start looking at what the team can do to win next year and in the future...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 3,260 reads 11 comments

  9. 2010 MLB Playoffs: It's Time for Paul Emmel to Own Up to His Mistakes

    One of my favorite umpires in the MLB is Jim Joyce. Not because I hate the Tigers (I don’t) and was excited to see someone get robbed of history when it was within his grasp...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 1,234 reads 1 comments

  10. MLB Playoff Predictions: Does Lowe or Lincecum Have the Advantage in Game 1?

    On the surface, it sounds like a silly question: Does Derek Lowe or Tim Lincecum have the edge in Game 1 of the NLDS Series between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants? ...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 1,155 reads 6 comments

  11. Atlanta Braves Must Recapture Early-Season Magic To Make the Playoffs

    From the beginning of the season this year felt different for the Atlanta Braves. Walk-off wins were the norm and despite the Braves nine game losing streak in May the team came ...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 316 reads 1 comments

  12. Atlanta Braves: Has Derek Lowe Finally Turned The Corner

    To say that Atlanta Braves fans have been disappointed in him over his first two years would be somewhat of an understatement...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about almost 4 years ago 210 reads 2 comments

  13. Atlanta Braves New Acquisitions Must Step Up in Playoff Push

    Although the Atlanta Braves have been leading the NL East for some time now, they made a number of trades to try and strengthen their team for the stretch run...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 690 reads 6 comments

  14. Atlanta Braves: Who Will Step In As Chipper Jones' Replacement

    In the Atlanta Braves recent win over the Houston Astros, longtime third baseman Chipper Jones tore his left ACL and will need season-ending surgery to repair it. Right off the bat, this leaves the Braves (and Jones) with many questions...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 72 reads 12 comments

  15. Mike Minor to Debut, Follow Jurrjens and Hanson to Rookie Success

    In 2008, it was Jair Jurrjens. In 2009, it was Tommy Hanson. Now 2010 is here and the Braves are in need of a rookie pitcher to fill a void...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 873 reads 10 comments

  16. Tom Glavine: A Look Back at an Atlanta Braves Icon

    On Friday, August 6, the Atlanta Braves will retire number 47, the number that Tom Glavine wore while pitching the majority of his career in Atlanta...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 851 reads 2 comments

  17. Atlanta Braves Derek Lowe Signing Was Better Than the Alternatives

    Following the 2008 season, Braves GM Frank Wren made it clear that he was looking to acquire at least two starting pitchers to bolster the rotation and lead the Braves back into the playoffs...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 1,334 reads 18 comments

  18. 2010 MLB All Star Rosters: Selecting Omar Infante Isn't as Crazy as It Seems

    The last time the National League won an All-Star game was in 1996. Back then, the Braves were represented by John Smoltz (who got the win), Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Mark Wohlers, Fred McGriff, and Chipper Jones...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 2,432 reads 18 comments

  19. It's Not Bad Luck: Why the Braves Don't Score When Kenshin Kawakami Pitches

    Through his first 13 starts in 2010, the Atlanta Braves have given pitcher Kenshin Kawakami pitiful run support. With the Braves scoring just 3.13 runs in KK's outings, it’s hardly a surprise that he is 0-9...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 1,136 reads 8 comments

  20. Comeback Player of the Year: Does Tim Hudson or Troy Glaus Have the Edge?

    Coming into the 2010 season, the Braves had two players who hoped to enter the Comeback Player of the Year race...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 529 reads 6 comments

  21. 2010 MLB Draft Recap: Atlanta Braves Top Picks, Thoughts

    Although the MLB Draft is still going on (rounds 31-50 are tomorrow) I decided to get the draft recap done as players picked lower than 30th rarely end up signing...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 5,174 reads 2 comments

  22. Seven Up: The Atlanta Braves Best Draft Picks of This Decade

    The Major League Draft is fast approaching, so it's time to take a look at some of the best picks the Braves have made over the past 10 years. We can only hope the Braves do as well this year...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about 4 years ago 1,763 reads 8 comments

  23. Atlanta Braves: Updated Top 10 Prospects

    At this point in the season, Jason Heyward, the Braves (and baseball’s) top prospect is tearing it up in Atlanta. But the Braves system still has a load of young talent, so here are my top 10 Atlanta Braves prospects as of right now...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 4 years ago 4,291 reads 4 comments

  24. Atlanta Braves: Yunel Escobar, Brian McCann Beginning to Heat Up

    As the month of May is drawing to a close, it’s hard to believe that coming into this month the Braves were in last place and just a game removed from a nine-game skid. It almost feels like we are in a different season...

    Brett Kettyle Written by Brett Kettyle about over 4 years ago 322 reads 6 comments

  25. Atlanta Braves: What If Jason Heyward Had Started in the Minors

    Coming into the 2009 season, the Atlanta Braves' Tommy Hanson was one of the most hyped prospects in baseball, even ranked by some above Jason Heyward...

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