MLB 2020 season simulation: Braves surge into first place; Yankees flirting with .500 through 50 games

Major League Baseball was supposed to launch the 2020 regular season eight weeks ago, on March 26. The spread of the novel coronavirus, however, forced MLB to delay Opening Day to some unknowable future date that is dependent on the effectiveness of the containment strategies imposed across the country in Read more

2020 National League Championship odds, MLB picks, predictions: Model fading Braves

Already the fashionable choice to represent the National League in the 2020 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers strengthened their chances when they completed a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox in February. The addition of former American League MVP Mookie Betts made the Dodgers (+110) overwhelming favorites to Read more

Braves slugger Marcell Ozuna has regrets about passing on Cardinals’ qualifying offer

Few teams in baseball were as aggressive as the Atlanta Braves this past offseason, and their biggest coup was landing middle-of-the-order masher Marcell Ozuna on a one-year contract worth $18 million. The 29-year-old was expected to command a three- or four-year contract going into the winter. Instead, he settled for Read more

Braves’ Nick Markakis: Every Astros player ‘needs a beating’ for cheating scandal

The time for full squad workouts at spring training has arrived, and that means 40-man rosters and the full complement of NRIs are in attendance. That, in turn, means more opportunities for reporters to ask players about the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and ensuing punishments and perhaps get some provocative copy Read more