1. Jeff Francoeur Returns to Turner Field: Will There Be Boos?

    Finally. Finally, the Atlanta Braves fans can hear the words, "Now batting, Jeff Francoeur" and not feel obligated to scream and holler and clap and cheer for their hometown hero...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 347 reads 15 comments

  2. Albert Pujols and the Inevitable Triple Crown

    61 HR, 159 RBI, .329 AVG. That's Albert Pujols' current pace for this season. Currently ranked first in HR, first in RBI, and ninth in AVG (20 points behind David Wright), Pujols once again ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 808 reads 12 comments

  3. Eight MLB Players in Obscurity Who Deserve Your Attention Too

    The major media outlets these days tend to put heavy emphasis on the major media market franchises. Every sports fan is bombarded with coverage of the Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Dodgers ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 496 reads 9 comments

  4. Five Recent Trades in Atlanta Braves History That Should Scare You

    After reading one too many articles about trade ideas for the "desperate" Atlanta Braves, I figured it's time we took a journey back into franchise history and remembered the types of moves we've made in similar situations...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 2,365 reads 11 comments

  5. Michael Vick Released by Atlanta Falcons: At Long Last

    After six years, two playoff appearances, three Pro Bowls, $60 million, and 23 months in prison, Michael Vick has been formally released by the Atlanta Falcons. The former No. 1 overall pick signed a 10-year, $130 million contract in 2004...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 247 reads 10 comments

  6. Chipper Jones and the Lost Art of the Baseball Player Nickname

    A-Rod. J-Roll. Han-Ram. These are the best nicknames our generation could muster for baseball players. Taking their actual names and shortening them into a Twitter-friendly phrase...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 851 reads 6 comments

  7. Andrew McCutchen and What I Learned at the Braves Game Last Night

    Andrew McCutchen is fast. He can hit. And he's going to be a star. Somewhere between Nate McLouth's first home-run as a Brave and Craig Monroe being thrown out at home in the 11th inning, ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 574 reads 5 comments

  8. MLB All-Star Game Voting: Six Essential Tips

    The midseason classic used to be an entertaining collection of the game’s greatest stars, putting them on the same field together and watching the magical interplay between them...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 384 reads 3 comments

  9. Nate McLouth to Bat Third for Braves, Man Right Field in the Future?

    I wrote yesterday that Nate McLouth was destined to be the Braves' new leadoff hitter. I was wrong. Though the game was rained out, Bobby Cox's lineup against right-hander Carlos Zambrano ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 417 reads 5 comments

  10. Why Was Tom Glavine Signed By the Atlanta Braves in the First Place?

    Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine was released yesterday by the Braves in a stunning display of guts by the front office, virtually admitting its mistake in signing the injured veteran. Mega-prospect Tommy Hanson has been called up in place of Glavine...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 321 reads 3 comments

  11. Where Nate McLouth Fits in the New-Look Atlanta Braves Lineup

    Yesterday the Atlanta Braves acquired All Star and Gold Glove center fielder Nate McLouth from the ever-floundering Pirates. McLouth is a 20/20 hitter with good speed, power, and doesn't strike out often (29:21 K:BB ratio this year)...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 547 reads 2 comments

  12. Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn Lead Underpaid Parade of 2009 Signings

    With a down economy and a shallow free agent market, plenty of established veterans were expected to sign short-term contracts at lower than normal prices this offseason...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 216 reads 6 comments

  13. Jordan Schafer Optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett By Braves

    Jordan Schafer won the starting center field job after turning in an impressive Spring Training. Well regarded for his defense, speed, and hitting, Schafer looked like a surefire five-tool success in Atlanta...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 721 reads 6 comments

  14. Kris Medlen's Debut, Brian McCann's Vision Lead Braves Headlines in May

    The new-look Atlanta Braves squad opened 2009 on a 5-1 high before falling back to earth by the end of April, finishing 10-11. They opened May with more of the same, winning only once in a five-game homestand against the Astros and Mets...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 65 reads 0 comments

  15. So Why Can't the Atlanta Braves Still Trade for Jake Peavy?

    Before the season, Braves general manager Frank Wren was tasked with rebuilding the pitching staff. For about a month, he was negotiating with an equally stubborn GM: the Padres' Kevin Towers...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 521 reads 8 comments

  16. Mike Mularkey: "Inspector Gadget" Enjoying Great Success with Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey has cemented his philosophy in just one year. As a coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers for eight years (1996-2003), Mularkey’s smash mouth approach was incredibly successful...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 308 reads 0 comments

  17. How the Braves' Rotation Has Too Much Depth for Its Own Good

    Last season, the Atlanta Braves' pitching staff was decimated by injuries. Mike Hampton went down, then John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and finally Tim Hudson, leaving rookie Jair Jurrjens as the last man standing...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 524 reads 5 comments

  18. Chipper Jones Strikes Out Four Times in San Francisco

    That's your headline? That's newsworthy? Why does it matter that Chipper Jones struck out four times last night? Nights like that happen to players all the time, every day, every season! So ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 248 reads 8 comments

  19. Picking the Brain of New Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez

    This offseason the Atlanta Falcons traded for All Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez. The twelve-year veteran spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs. His career statistics read like an automatic Hall of Famer...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  20. Tony Gonzalez to Provide Extra Level of Security for Young QB Ryan

    The Atlanta Falcons offense is potent, no question about that. The one thing keeping it from being an elite offense is the line...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  21. High-Powered Offenses to Challenge Atlanta Falcons in NFC South

    Offense happened in the NFC South last season. Drew Brees threw for over 5,000 yards in New Orleans. Carolina's rushing tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart combined for 28 touchdowns...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  22. Consecutive Winning Seasons Will Not Elude Atlanta Falcons' Offensive Attack

    Can Matt Ryan lead the young Falcons to a second-straight winning season? Perhaps the most difficult obstacle to overcome is the franchise’s own history, as Atlanta has never seen its team post consecutive winning seasons...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  23. Atlanta Braves: A Guide To Success

    This afternoon at 1 p.m., the Atlanta Braves will head to Lakeland, Fl. to take on the Detroit Tigers in their Spring Training opener. Sophomore sensation Jair Jurrjens will face his former club as he makes the start...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about over 5 years ago 130 reads 2 comments

  24. Can Lightning Strike Twice?: Falcons To Build on Success Through Draft

    Last year Thomas Dimitroff came over from the New England Patriots to become the new general manager for the Atlanta Falcons...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about over 5 years ago 396 reads 2 comments

  25. Braves Sign Anderson, Fill Void in Left Field

    After losing out on signing Ken Griffey, the Braves have moved on and brought in veteran LF Garret Anderson. The reported deal is worth $2.5M for one year.Naturally this is being reported by AJC...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about over 5 years ago 85 reads 2 comments