RALEIGH— Pitchers and catchers reported today for one of the best sports franchises in history. The oldest sports franchise in America. The longest continuously running sports franchise in America. The Atlanta Braves. Continue reading “Spring Has Come”
ATLANTA— I have atlantabraves.com plugged into my blackberry. Whenever I get out on the internet, I start by opening up that website and checking in on news surrounding the Braves.
For weeks now, I’ve been reading headlines about Tom Glavine’s recovery. Tom Glavine feels better after throwing in the outfield (April 28). Tom Glavine pitches 3 simulated innings, ready to begin his rehab (May 19). Tom pitches 5 scoreless innings in Gwinnett, close to returning to the Braves (May 28). Tom pitches 6 scoreless innings in Rome, final start before joining the big league team (June 2). Continue reading “Frank Wren’s “How to Give a Hall-of-Famer the SHAFT!””
LONG BEACH— Hall of Fame pitcher, Tom Glavine, was released by the Atlanta Braves yesterday. This was to be Glavine’s farewell tour with the team. Or at least, a redux of his failed farewell tour from last season. Continue reading “No. 47”
LONG BEACH— In 2008 the Atlanta Braves suffered a series of serious setbacks. The roster started out looking good. Continue reading “Blaine Boyer: King of the Blowpen”
LONG BEACH— The Braves have reportedly agreed to terms with the veteran pitcher Derek Lowe, the last pitcher they had on their list. The deal is said to be 4 years and $60 million dollars. Continue reading “Swing Lowe”
ATLANTA— If Kenshin Kawakami passes his physical on Monday, then he will be the second starting pitcher Frank Wren has added to the Atlanta Braves rotation this offseason.
LONG BEACH— So this appears to be the final nail in the coffin. Smoltz is on the verge of departing for the Boston Red Sox. And for only $5.5 million. Continue reading “So Long Smoltz…”