Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos’s shrewd dealings have meant that Atlanta has six of their eight starting positions locked down with young players on team-friendly deals. Sean Murphy, Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Michael Harris II, and Ronald Acuña Jr.Read more
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Atlanta Braves Spring Training Storylines: Who gets the first crack at the fifth rotation spot?
Pitchers and catchers have finally reported, marking an end to the long, barren offseason. As the excitement at Cooltoday Park gets underway, what are the key developments to look out for? Here are the first of a few storylines toRead more
BFN Roundtable Series: Should the Atlanta Braves change their name?
It’s a contentious subject but one that has been skillfully addressed by a quartet of Bat Flips & NerdsRead more
MLB 2023: Baseball Roundup (Early February)
Résumé of the latest news in baseball, including Scott Rolen, Max Fried, Carlos Beltrán, Dexter Fowler, Jake McGee, and the Bally Sports fiascoRead more
Episode 304 – National League Offseason Review
Russell, Darius, Ben and Gav continue the Bat Flips & Nerds review of the offseason but this time for the National League teams. Each team is given a grade based on the traditional 80-20 baseball grading scale. Listen to “EpisodeRead more
Chip Caray is leaving the Braves – what now?
Chip Caray, the voice of the Braves on TV for the last 13 years, is leaving for the Cardinals. What will that mean for Braves fans going forward? For 47 years, there has been a Caray in the booth callingRead more
Atlanta Braves: Bold Prediction 2023
When the toll of constantly looking over their shoulder finally cracked the New York Mets, they saw the 2021 World Series champions assume the division lead on the final day of September and watched them clinch the pennant. Despite avoidingRead more
Why McGriff’s Hall election will be celebrated in The Netherlands
The Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee has unanimously elected Fred McGriff to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great news for The Crime Dog himself of course, but it might surprise you to know that two Dutch brothers have been waitingRead more
It’s never too early to pick the 2023 World Series champions
It is safe to say that 2023 will be the greatest baseball-viewing year of my life. The excitement starts on Saturday, 11 March 2023, when Great Britain pits itself against the dream team (or perhaps nightmare team) of the USARead more
Episode 299 – Do Geese Have Ears?
Russell, Rob and Ben get together to review an entertaining set of wildcard and division series that threw up some upsets and extra-inning marathons. They end with a quick look ahead to the Championship Series and Great Britain’s confirmed WBCRead more