- 9:01 am Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Good morning. The major league trade deadline is at 4 p.m. today and I wrote in a column on MyAJC.com — you can find a free link here — that I don’t expect the Braves to do anything of significance.
The reason is pure economics: They were forced to blow their budget before the season even started by signing pitcher Ervin Santana for $14.1 million (in hopes of making up for the losses of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy) and are paying the released Dan Uggla more than $18 million (including $5 million this season) to NOT play for them.
- 11:30 pm Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
You know that question some people have asked about the Braves: How is this team in first place? Well, there’s no reason to ask that question right now.
In losing to the last-place Philadelphia Phillies for the second straight game 5-2 Tuesday night, the Braves fell one-half game behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East.
The significance of a half-game deficit with 92 games to go? Bupkis.
The significance of scoring three runs in two games over 22 innings against a Phillies team that ranked third from the bottom in the National League in ERA (3.95), as well as committing two [More]
- 8:03 am Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Now there’s something we’re not accustomed to: The Braves did not take a wait-and-see approach.
Credit to Braves general manager Frank Wren, who more often than not is not proactive in situations like this. In the past, Wren often hasn’t responded quickly to injuries or other problems, instead letting things play out for a while before making a decision on his [More]