Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Braves

The  Braves outfield will have a decidedly different look to it going into the 2015 baseball season with the addition of former Baltimore Oriole Nick Markakis. According to published reports … Outfielder Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves agreed on a four-year contract, major league sources told Yahoo Sports, ending the 31-year-old’s career-long association withContinue reading “Nick Markakis agrees to four-year deal with Braves”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jimmy Wynn

nicknamed the “Toy Cannon, Wynn’s nickname was “the Toy Cannon” because his bat had a lot of “pop” for his small size (5’8″ 170 lbs.). Having struggled defensively at shortstop, Wynn was converted to a full-time outfielder in 1964. He opened the season as the Colt .45s starting center fielder, but was sent back to theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jimmy Wynn”

Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

Big shake up in Atlanta. By PAUL NEWBERRY (AP Sports Writer) ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability. That changed Monday. In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoffContinue reading “Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ted Simmons

Ted Simmons was contempories of Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk and Thurman Munson but was often overshadowed and wasn’t regarded in the same way like Johnny Bench, but he was someone you didn’t want to see come to the plate at anytime especially with runners on. While he didn’t hiot for the same power as BenchContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ted Simmons”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bruce Sutter

Today’s fans may not know the name Bruce Sutter, but those of you who were around in the late 70’s and early 80’s remember how much Sutter meant to relief pitching and was what would become the template for relievers like Mariano Rivera. Bruce Sutter was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bruce Sutter”

Smallthoughtsinasportsworld:Old School Tuesday

Welcome to Old Tuesday. This is when we look back at old school teams or athletes from back in the day. In lieu of the fact that the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the playoffs for the first time since 1992, we are going to take a look back at the final game of the 1992Continue reading “Smallthoughtsinasportsworld:Old School Tuesday”

Mets take 3 of 5 in Atlanta Beat the Braves 4-3

Turner Field has always been a house of horror for the New York Mets. Regardless of whether the Mets are good are not, Turner Field has never been kind to the boys from Flushing. So now the Mets come to Atlanta for basically a 5 game series…the prospect of winning any of the 5 gamesContinue reading “Mets take 3 of 5 in Atlanta Beat the Braves 4-3”

BJ Upton is a Brave, Oklahoma City Thunder Beats Houston in Harden’s return

Evan Longoria is staying in Tampa bay but to the surprise BJ Upton has moved on to Atlanta. He has agreed to sign with the Braves for 5 years 75 million dollars. With the loss of Chipper Jones to retirement, Atlanta was looking to replace his production in the lineup and feel they did withContinue reading “BJ Upton is a Brave, Oklahoma City Thunder Beats Houston in Harden’s return”