1. Atlanta Braves: The 6 September Games That Doomed Them

    When August turned to September, the Braves had a eight-game lead in the Wild Card, still had the Phillies in sight and were a season-high 26 games over .500 at 81-55...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 3 years ago 2,389 reads 1 comments

  2. Braves' Big Four Pitching Prospects Already Paying Dividends

    A lot of people applauded Frank Wren's ability to acquire Michael Bourn a few weeks ago from the Astros , but not only because he got the speedy, leadoff hitter who played center field that the Braves desperately needed...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 3 years ago 604 reads 0 comments

  3. Atlanta Braves: Minor Problem with Pitcher Derek Lowe

    Most Braves fans know that Derek Lowe , who is currently earning $15 million this year (and next) is the Braves' highest paid player. Some might be surprised to realize that this season Derek Lowe has yet to pitch into the eighth inning in any game...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 3 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  4. Atlanta Braves Midseason Grades

    As the Braves head into the All-Star Break, they sit 16 games over .500 at 54-38, good for the 4th best record in Major League Baseball, right up there with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 3 years ago 1,341 reads 1 comments

  5. MLB Hall of Fame: One-Team Hall of Famers Becoming a Dying Breed in Baseball

    Think back four years ago. No, not to the point when unemployment was still under 6%, the debt was under $10 trillion or the St. Louis Cardinals were reigning World Series Champions, but to the voting in January 2007...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about over 3 years ago 1,875 reads 43 comments

  6. Atlanta Braves: Who's Staying and Who's Going This Offseason

    2010 was a moderate success for the Atlanta Braves. However, with retirement, free agency and trades, there's always the question of who will or will not be back playing for Atlanta in 2011...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 4 years ago 1,253 reads 10 comments

  7. Braves Minor League Team Combines for No-Hitter

    You know things are going well when both pitchers in a game get more hits than the other team combined. On Monday, Atlanta Braves' highly touted pitching prospect, Julio Teheran, combined with reliever Tyrelle Harris to no-hit Mobile in a 2-0 victory ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 4 years ago 649 reads 7 comments

  8. Braves' Bats Not Booming, But Rather Lackluster and Lightweight

    That Braves offense that led the charge to the top of the standings during a 20-win month of May has seemingly been relieved of command...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 4 years ago 546 reads 5 comments

  9. An In-Depth Look at the Atlanta Braves' Remaining Schedule

    On getaway day, the Braves concluded their first post All-Star break homestand with an 8-0 shutout of the San Diego Padres at Turner Field...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 4 years ago 1,277 reads 1 comments

  10. The Five Best Starts of Tommy Hanson's First Year

    With all the hype focused on Stephen Strasburg (and deservedly so), the one-year anniversary of Tommy Hanson's arrival in the majors has come–and gone...

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  11. Glaus on First, Prado on Second and I Don't Know on Third

    If the recent news and rumors turn out to be true, the Braves have a big question on their hands—who is the Braves' everyday third baseman after 2010 (or perhaps the rest of this season)? It's not a simple question to answer...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 4 years ago 477 reads 2 comments

  12. Shaping Up The 2010 Roster (So Far)

    If the signing goes through, the Braves may be finished with their off-season dealings. Currently, a major-league source reports that the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with free-agent ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about over 4 years ago 1,061 reads 2 comments

  13. The 2010 Braves Opening Day Roster

    With economics playing a larger role in how teams are constructed - here's my 25 players who are going to be on the Braves active roster leaving Spring Training and in the dugout on Opening Day 2010...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about over 4 years ago 3,175 reads 8 comments

  14. Stupidity on Display at Yankee Stadium

    I've never been a Yankees fan. Growing up in New Jersey as a Braves fan in the mid 1990s, there were a handful of Yankees fans amongst my high school classmates before they won the ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 5 years ago 221 reads 1 comments

  15. After Playoff Hopes Swept Away, Atlanta Braves Should Focus on 2010

    The week got off to a great start, with the Braves winning the first two games in Florida. The rest of the week showed that only a miracle would get the Braves into the playoffs in 2009...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 5 years ago 294 reads 4 comments

  16. Stephen Strasburg Shouldn't Choose Boras Over Tony Gwynn

    You can't fault Tony Gwynn for trying. However, when players are dumb and greedy enough to say they want Scott Boras handling their business decisions for them instead of a Hall of ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 5 years ago 166 reads 1 comments

  17. Hanson, Homers Power Braves Past Giants

    Chipper Jones, Garret Anderson, and Ryan Church all homered to back a stellar 11-strikeout performance by rookie Tommy Hanson as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 11-3 on Monday night...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  18. Braves Take Greg Maddux's Advice, Beat Mets

    Maybe the Braves should hold pre-game ceremonies more often if they'll follow them up with performances like tonight...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  19. Tommy Hanson's Arrival Means Jason Heyward Is Next

    In the past few weeks, others around baseball have gotten to see why Jason Heyward is getting a lot of attention. Those fans who follow the Braves have known about Heyward since the day he was drafted...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 1,271 reads 0 comments

  20. What the Ryan Church-Jeff Francoeur Trade Really Means For Atlanta

    So far, the analysis of today's trade of outfielders between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets has focused solely on the players exchanged—Ryan Church and Jeff Francoeur. Defensively, as some other writers have noted, the trade is a wash...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 760 reads 3 comments

  21. Analyzing Bobby Cox's Bullpen Management

    Bobby Cox is a smart manager, but his old-school approach to managing a bullpen cost Tommy Hanson a win on Saturday...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 252 reads 3 comments

  22. Braves-Nationals: Pinch-Hit Homer Again Buoys Braves

    One at-bat into his Braves career, long-time minor-leaguer Brooks Conrad made lots of fans in Atlanta, as his three-run, pinch-hit blast led the Braves to a 9-8 win over Washington on Friday night...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  23. Atlanta Braves Pitcher Tommy Hanson Named NL Rookie Of The Month

    If you were watching Thursday's Braves' game on Sports South, you probably saw this. Even if you didn't, fans of baseball shouldn't be surprised...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 205 reads 3 comments

  24. Braves-Phillies: Players Make Cox a Genius By Completing Sweep

    Matt Diaz came through with the go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning as the Braves completed the sweep of the Phillies Thursday night, 5-2. Timely hits were hard to come by, as only three of the 17 half-innings featured runs scored...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 124 reads 3 comments

  25. Manny Ramirez Meets Homer Simpson and Bugs Bunny (Humor)

    (Photo: Albuquerque Isotopes) In classic Manny Ramirez fashion, he walked past reporters and avid fans at Isotopes Park and quipped to the cameras in a very nasal voice...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about 5 years ago 448 reads 0 comments