Nick Markakis is 5-for-10 with runners on base this season for the Braves. In nine seasons with the Orioles, Markakis hit .292 with a .386 OBP and 30 extra-base hits in 295 at-bats at Toronto's Roger Centre, where the Braves have a three-game weekend interleague series. (AP photo)

Braves offense off to better start than ’14

1:41 pm Apr. 17, 2015

  TORONTO – We can recite batting averages and strikeout totals with runners in scoring position until we’re as blue in the face as your fingers and toes during a Canadian winter, but sometimes the

Craig Kimbrel was traded on the eve of Opening Day. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

Timing of Kimbrel trade made it even worse

9:57 am Apr. 6, 2015

 MIAMI – The timing was awful. Period.

And the Braves know that when they traded Craig Kimbrel early Sunday night, on the eve of Opening Day. Bad, bad, bad.

If they could have dumped the albatross contract