The Braves bullpen is in desperate need of help, holding a 5.17 ERA, allowing almost six walks per nine, and allowing a .297 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) in 62.2 innings pitched this season. The Braves have also lost their closer, Arodys Vizcaino, to season-ending shoulder surgery, which opens the door even more for them to look internally and externally for improvements on the bullpen. What’s an external option, you might ask? Well, it couldn’t be the guy who saved 42 games last year while pitching to a 2.74 and striking out 96 at the age of 30, could it? No way that guy is still a free agent, right? Someone had to have signed him by now, three weeks into the regular season. Well no one has, and Craig Kimbrel is still a free agent, and now is the perfect time for him to return to the team he started with and won the Rookie of the Year with. Continue reading →
Opening weekend is in the books, and some surprise teams had a good weekend. We also had the opportunity to watch some superstar players try to make an impact on teams and some MVPs continue right where they left off. Here are the seven hottest hitters from this weekend.
Yesterday I brought the recap of the top 30 starting pitchers being taken in the NFBC drafts since the beginning of December. Today let us dive into the top 15 first basemen of these early drafts. Continue reading →
Later today we will witness the beginning of the NLDS at 8:30 ET between the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers. This could turn into a very quick series if adjustments haven’t been made. Let’s take a dive, shall we? Continue reading →