Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is pulled away by Ian Desmond (20) after an altercation with Jonathan Papelbon (not pictured) in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Nationals are a more attractive mess than the Braves

11:29 am Sep. 29, 2015

Welcome to the final week of baseball’s regular season, which should correct your first question, “No. The season did not end two months ago.”

The Braves and Washington Nationals are a mess. Two franchises that not

Fredi Gonzalez's team isn't expected to accomplish much, according to forecasts. (Curtis Compton, AJC)

Fredi Gonzalez needs to make more of his losing hand

11:22 am Sep. 7, 2015

Let me preface this by reaffirming I’ve never held Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez responsible for the Braves’ record during this massive makeover and I’m not suggesting he get fired now.

However . . .

No team loses

It makes little sense for the Braves to consider trading starting pitcher Julio Teheran despite his struggles, which is a possibility some reports suggest. (AP photo)

Julio Teheran trade rumors make no sense for Braves

2:53 pm Jul. 23, 2015

Whether you agreed or disagreed with the Braves’ offseason trades involving Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Craig Kimbrel, there at least were reasonable arguments supporting all of the deals. Heyward and Upton were

Freddie Freeman, who has been out since mid-June with a right-wrist injury, may miss another two weeks. (Curtis Compton,

Braves’ Hart says Freeman may not return by August

5:09 pm Jul. 15, 2015

The Braves have no shortage of problems going into the second half of the season, most stemming from continuing bullpen problems and the season-ending injury to closer Jason Grilli. But the team’s offense also has