Connect with us

Atlanta Braves

The 90s Atlanta Braves: Documentary Details Dominance

Published

on

This week I watched a little documentary story on the 90s Braves on MLB network.It still to this day amazes me that the Braves only 1 World Series in the 90s, with all the division titles and pennants they won. The Braves won 8 division titles and five pennants, just to come away with one World Series.

In 1991 the Braves took on the Twins in the World Series. Both teams were coming from worst too; first, It was a hard fault series going seven games. Jack Morris, the World Series MVP went 2-0 in 3 starts with a 1.17 ERA. Morris also pitched ten innings in that game 7 to get the win, one of the most iconic pitching performance ever. In 1992 the Braves made it back to the World Series again this time facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Blue jays won in 6 games. This Blue Jays team was loaded with talent Roberto Alomar, Dave Winfield, Joe Carter just to name a few. There should be no shame in losing to this Blue Jays team.

In 1993 the Braves made a big move in signing starting pitcher Greg Maddux to the team, looking to get over the hump. Maddux went  20-10 with 2.36 ERA. Many thought this move would put them over the hump giving them  3 number 1 like starters to close the deal. The move did not work out that way, and The Braves were upset by The Philadelphia Phillies in 6 games in the NLCS, this was a significant loss for the Braves.  In 1995 The Braves Finally broke through against the Cleveland Indians. This was the year Chipper Jones got called up to be the every day third baseman. Chipper Batted .265 with 23 homers to help lead the Braves to the World Series title. The Braves also had solid years from Fred Mcgriff and Ryan Klesko. Greg Maddux had a great going 19-2 with a 1.63 ERA. The Indians were a loaded team also with Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramirez, and Eddie Murray. I did not think the Braves could beat the Indians with all that talent, but they were determined to win it all in 1995 finally.

The Braves made back to the World Series in 1996 facing the upstart New York Yankees. The Braves started out fast behind the young Andruw Jones who hit two home runs in game 1. The Braves cruised to wins in Game 1 and 2 in Yankee stadium. However the series turned in game 4 in Atlanta with the Braves up two games to 1, they had a six-run lead in game 4, then Jim Leyritz the Yankees back up catcher hit a game-tying three-run shot. After that, the Braves were pretty much done and lost the next two games.  To close on the decade the Braves made it back to the World Series in 1999, again to face the Yankees, but this time they were no match, they ran into a well-oiled machine in the Yankees and got swept 4-0.

The Braves faced some tough teams in the 90s, but they had some great players; also, they should have won more than 1 World Series with all that talent. They accomplished a lot in the 90s, but it was a lot left to be desired.

 

Atlanta Braves

Braves Acquire Shane Greene, Mark Melancon, John Ryan Murphy

Published

on

Shane Greene

The Atlanta Braves have been busy at the trade deadline, making a flurry of moves to bolster their lineup for the stretch run.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Atlanta has acquired Shane Green from the Detroit Tigers.

Additionally, the Braves have also landed reliever Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for right handers Tristan Black and Dan Winkler.

According to The Athletic’s Robert Murray, the Braves will acquire catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Continue Reading

Atlanta Braves

Braves Steal Keuchel From Yankees

Published

on

Seemingly destined for the Bronx, Dallas Keuchel is instead headed to Hotlanta (CBS Sports).

Though it seemed almost a forgone conclusion that free agent LHP Dallas Keuchel would be joining the New York Yankees, a shocking twist that came from seemingly out of nowhere proved otherwise.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported late Thursday night that the Atlanta Braves had signed the 2015 American League Cy Young winner to a one-year deal pending a physical. The Braves have yet to confirm this but Feinsand went on to report that Keuchel is slated to pitch for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

Rumors had been abundant all week that General Manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees were in deep on Keuchel and that his signing was only a matter of time. After all, it made perfect sense for New York to bring in the two-time All-Star to help fill the void left by Luis Severino’s absence. Braves GM Alex Anthopolous had other ideas and snatched up Keuchel from his team’s storied World Series rival. Keuchel’s deal is reportedly for $13 million.

For Atlanta, the signing is a wise one. Keuchel’s presence will take pressure off Mike Foltynewicz as he attempts to regain his 2018 form and will aid Julio Teheran, who has done a solid job carrying the weight of the rotation. The Braves have struggled at times throughout the season but have kept pace with National League East leading Philadelphia and are only two games back as of 6/6.

Can Atlanta’s big acquisition help them regain ground on Bryce Harper and the Phillies, or is it being given too much credit? As always, let us know on Twitter at @HomeRunDaily.

Continue Reading

Atlanta Braves

Braves Place Brian McCann On IL

Published

on

The Atlanta Braves have placed veteran catcher Brian McCann on the injured list after he suffered a right hamstring strain during Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins.

McCann injured himself while sliding into third base during the fourth inning of the loss to Miami.

McCann signed a one-year, $2 million deal to return to the Braves, where he spent the majority of his career, this past offseason.

Continue Reading

Trending