Rob Manfred was the right man for the job he was hired to do, but not for the job he finds himself doing. Rob Manfred was hired to do a job, one that the owners felt he was uniquely suited for: negotiate the best deal possible for the owners in the CBA talks following theContinue reading “The Manfred Mistake”
Manfred has an idea to fix the post season, is immediately branded a traitor and shot into the sun. I have a theory. If Rob Manfred suggested that MLB teams offer free admission to the ballpark and complimentary hot dogs and drinks to all fans in attendance, no fewer than 90% of the general publicContinue reading “October Madness?”
The Braves appear to have put the finishing touch on their starting 8, how do they stack up in the N.L. East? Buried within the news cycle that was the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction announcement was the announcement that the Braves had come to terms with their new clean-up hitter, Marcell Ozuna. The formerContinue reading “How the East is Won”
After a solid performance last season, the Braves bench is once again an area of need. For years it seemed like the bench for the Atlanta Braves was an afterthought. Seemingly focused on defense rather than offense, time after time in crucial situations late in games hinged on players named Bonifacio, Tucker, Flaherty, and Adams.Continue reading “Please Approach the Bench”
The Braves end 2019 with a whisper, but don’t lose hope! Our Braves have been awfully quiet the last few weeks. After a flurry of activity at the conclusion of the season, most notably the signings of Will Smith, Cole Hamels and Travis d’Arnaud, there really hasn’t been much to talk about on the transactionContinue reading “That’s a Wrap!”
As I am launching this new version of my Scenic City Braves Beat blog, I want to do so by wishing each of you a Merry Christmas!