Atlanta Braves Analysis

2019 NLDS Preview: Atlanta Braves Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

Oct 2, 2019 4:31 PM

These are two extremely evenly matched teams even if their strengths and weaknesses lie in slightly different areas and may just cancel each other out. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, IQ

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RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Sep 27, 2019 3:16 PM

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Prospective Predictions: On September's Most Critical Call-Ups

by John Watson

Aug 30, 2019 5:54 PM

While it's pretty tough (read: impossible) to predict the instant major league success of a prospect, that doesnít mean it isnít worth doing. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays

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2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldnít have happened during a weirder year. Read more »
Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »
Brave Review: On Atlanta's Past And Future In 2019

by John Watson

The Braves are likely going to need to make some sort of additions if they're going to take advantage of the position they find themselves in right now to make a deep run this year and not go out in the first round like they did in 2018. Read more »
Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

No division in either league improved as much as the NL East did this offseason, and it's going to be an absolute grind to here next season. Read more »
2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Rookie Rankings: Predictions For The Young Man's MVP Award

by John Watson

Breaking down the candidates and why Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna are the favorites. Read more »
We Are Young: On The Atlanta Braves' Hot Start

by John Watson

The Braves look like they're ahead of schedule and it might be sooner than we think that they can start to flex a little bit of financial muscle and fans of other teams go back to abhorring the Braves again. The 90s are making a comeback, after all. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

On the Nationals, Mets, Braves, Phillies and Marlins. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: The First Moves Of The Offseason

by John Watson

While we wait for resolutions with Shohei Otani and Giancarlos Stanton, the hot stove has been very lukewarm allowing us to look at Doug Fister, Brad Boxberger and the Angels' trade for Jim Johnson and international bonus funds. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

While the Nationals and Mets largely looked to maintain their spots atop the NL East, the Marlins, Phillies and Braves continued to rebuild. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Braves Sign R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon

by John Watson

Both of these signings are exactly the type that the Braves should be making at this juncture: short contracts for veterans who can reliably eat up innings and give the Braves a chance to work towards productively developing their young pitchers. Read more »
Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »

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