The biggest problem most people thought the Atlanta Braves would have heading into this season was finding a leader to take the place of the newly retired Chipper Jones. While it is impossible for anyone to replicate what Chipper Jones brought to the Braves, they have several players that have been providing the veteran leadership needed of a winning team.
Tim Hudson is probably the player that is taking the biggest leadership role since the loss of Chipper Jones. He is the oldest player on the team, and he has been an Atlanta Brave longer Read morePosted in Uncategorized |
The Atlanta Braves traded Jordan Schafer and three minor league players to the Houston Astros on the trade deadline of the 2011 season to acquire Michael Bourn. While everyone thought that the Braves were the big winner at the time of the trade, it looks even more lopsided today.
Michael Bourn had two very productive seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and he even help the team advance to the playoffs in 2012. Jordan Schafer struggled during his entire tenure with the Astros, and Read morePosted in Uncategorized |
The Atlanta Braves currently have one of the most exciting and dynamic pitching rotations in all of baseball. Jair Jurrjens, Tim Hudson, and Tommy Hansen remind many people of the vaunted Braves pitching staff of the 1990s. That pitching staff featured Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine. These three fierce competitors brought the Atlanta Braves a World Series championship in 1995. The current trio is expected to eventually replicate that feat. I’m not quite sure that’s a realistic Read morePosted in Uncategorized |
Sure you can catch the Braves on your direct tv channels but why not take a trip down to Atlanta to take in a game or two? Turner Field is one of the best baseball stadiums in the country and it’s right in the heart of Hotlanta where there’s plenty to do! Here are a few of our must-sees in Atlanta:
The Varsity – You won’t find Georgia fried chicken here but you will find some of the best drive-in food in the country. “What’ll ya have?” is the mantra and your answer should be some combination of a chili dog, a chili steak and of course, an orange slush.
Centennial Olympic Park – It’s been over 15 years since the Olympics made their way to Atlanta but Centennial Park is still alive and well as an urban oasis. Catch a concert or just stroll around – it’s a great way to see the skyline.
World of Coke – Who doesn’t love Coca Cola? The world of Coke allows you to try dozens of flavors and with so many different exhibits dedicated to the fizzy stuff you might learn something, too!
When it comes to the discussion of who should be titled as the Braves MVP for the 2011 season, there are several names that enter the mix. The backstop Brian McCann, utility man Martin Prado, new acquisition Dan Uggla, and rookie Freddie Freeman all deserve consideration, but only one can truly be titled MVP.
In past seasons, McCann would be the obvious choice. Unfortunately, due to injuries that caused him to miss some games, and the fact that his numbers arent quite where we expect them to be, we can conclude that it has not Read morePosted in Uncategorized |
Craig Kimbrel has already made a name for himself among the best rookie closers of all time. With an over powering mid to upper 90-s fastball and a power slider to boot, Kimbrel has taken the Brave nation by storm with his ability to set down the opposing team in order when on the mound. Kimbrel recently set the major league record for number of saves as a rookie at 41, previously set by Neftali Perez in 2010 with 40 saves.
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Jason Heyward burst onto the scene in Atlanta, and many people believed the hype and ran with it. The problem with hype is it never factors in reality, and that can be discouraging to sports fans. When will OF Jason Heyward fulfill all the hype? The truth is he will eventually, but rushing him is not the answer for Atlanta Braves baseball fans. Let us look at what you can realistically expect from Jason Heyward.
Baseball fans must remember many things about Read morePosted in Uncategorized |
With 18 home runs, 67 runs batted in, a .814 OPS and a .293 batting average, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is having a productive year by any standard.
But factor in his age ” 21 ” and the fact that he-s in his first full season in the big leagues and you begin to realize how special Freeman could become.
He leads all major league rookies in batting average, OPS, on base percentage, hits, doubles and runs. If you-re counting just the National League, you can add runs batted in and slugging percentage to the Read more