Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Once a Brave, Always a Brave: Opening Day Rosters

This series keeps tabs on how former Braves are doing in the league. Typically, I will focus on one division or even one team in isolated situations, but there's not a lot to report right now so I will focus more on which former Braves made opening day rosters in other cities. If I counted correctly, there are 62 former Braves (or Braves farmhands) who either were on the opening day roster or the DL. Only four teams are currently without a Brave, which is probably why they will fail in 2015.

Arizona
Nick Ahmed
Randall Delgado
Gerald Laird

Baltimore
None surprisingly enough

Boston
Anthony Varvaro

Chicago Cubs
David Ross
Tommy La Stella

Chicago White Sox
Emilio Bonifacio
Melky Cabrera
Tyler Flowers
Adam LaRoche

Cincinnati
J.J. Hoover
Jason Marquis (seriously?)
Brayan Pena

Cleveland
Michael Bourn

Colorado
David Hale (DL)
Boone Logan

Detroit
None

Houston
Evan Gattis
Brett Oberholtzer (DL, minor league Brave)

Kansas City
Omar Infante
Kris Medlen (DL)

Los Angeles Angels in the Outfield
Cory Rasmus (DL)

Los Angeles Dodgers
Brandon Beachy (DL)

Miami
Jeff Baker (do you remember that?)
Mike Dunn
Martin Prado
Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Minnesota
Blaine Boyer
J.R. Graham (sob)
Ervin Santana (suspended)
Jordan Schafer

Milwaukee
None

New York Mets
Buddy Carlyle
Sean Gilmartin (why have you forsaken us, Ryan Doumit?)

New York Yankees
David Carpenter
Garrett Jones (he played in the minors for the Braves)
Brian McCann
Chasen Shreve
Mark Teixeira

Pittsburgh
Jeff Locke
Charlie Morton (DL)

Philadelphia
Jeff Francoeur
Aaron Harang

Oakland
Jesse Chavez
Eric O'Flaherty

San Diego
Craig Kimbrel
Justin Upton
Melvin Upton Jr.(DL)

San Francisco
Erik Cordier (DL)
Gregor Blanco
Tim Hudson

Seattle
Jesus Sucre

St. Louis
Matt Belisle
Jason Heyward (fresh wounds)
Adam Wainwright (old wounds)
Jordan Walden

Tampa Bay
None

Texas
Elvis Andrus
Neftali Feliz
Matt Harrison (DL...shocker)

Toronto
Todd Redmond (four days with the Braves, never played)

Washington
Yunel Escobar
Nate McLouth (DL)
Reed Johnson
Dan Uggla (excusing Reed, this list of players should make us root against the Nats all the more)

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