Three Flags Flying

Three Flags Flying
Podcast by Three Flags Flying

32: Wild Card Preview
Sep 29 • 99 min
Brent and Ryan preview and make predictions about the Wild Card series vs. the Cincinnati Reds. They also talk about end of year stats, make final predictions on Freddie Freeman’s MVP quest, and dip into the mailbag for some playoff-related questions.
31: MVFree
Sep 24 • 99 min
Ryan and Brent celebrate Atlanta’s third straight NL East title and discuss Freddie Freeman’s MVP candidacy, Marcell Ozuna’s Triple Crown chances, and recent changes in Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson. Brent brings the stats while Ryan brings the high school…
30: 29 Runs, Cole Hamels, and the Kung Fu Panda
Sep 15 • 80 min
Brent and Ryan discuss Atlanta’s record-setting day against Miami, the near return of Cole Hamels, Freddie Freeman’s MVP chances, and the signing of Pablo Sandoval, among other things. In the post-script, they lose their minds and devolve into talking…
29: Bullpen Management?
Sep 8 • 96 min
Ryan and Brent discuss the start to Ian Anderson’s career, the wholly unpredictable Tommy Milone trade, and incorrectly guess what Tuesday’s roster move will be. And, as the title hints, they discuss Brian Snitker’s tactical strengths and weaknesses.
28: Playoff Starter Draft / Trade Grading
Aug 26 • 63 min
In a bonus episode, Ryan and Brent draft prospective playoff starters for the 2020 Braves, and it goes south pretty quickly. After that, they review your submitted trade ideas as the deadline nears.
27: Searching for Charlie Culberson
Aug 25 • 50 min
Ryan and Brent discuss recent things in the world of the Atlanta Braves. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Heralding the arrival of Ian Anderson - The disappointing use of Cristian Pache - Where in the world is Charlie Culberson?
26: Walk It Off, Dansby
Aug 18 • 79 min
Ryan and Brent talk about the state of each position and the upcoming trade deadline, all while watching the Braves mount a 9th inning comeback against the defending world champs.
25: Newklear Options
Aug 11 • 66 min
David Lee ( joins Ryan and Brent to talk about Atlanta’s 11-7 start, what he’s seen from the young players on Atlanta’s roster in 2020, and which players to expect to see after the August 13th service time manipulation date. Also, an…
24: Opening Day!
Jul 24 • 74 min
The 2020 MLB Season is finally here! Ryan is joined by David Lee ( and Jeremy Timmerman (Braves Journal) to celebrate the occasion. Check it out!
23: The Signing That Wasn’t
Jul 20 • 70 min
Brent, Kris, and Ryan discuss the Yasiel Puig signing, the Yasiel Puig un-signing, and discuss other roster-related news on the cusp of the 2020 MLB season.
22: Taxi Squads and Player Pools
Jun 29 • 95 min
Baseball is (probably) back! In this supersized episode, Brent and Ryan discuss the new 2020 rules before breaking down the initial 60-man player pool as announced by the Atlanta Braves.
21: The 2020 Draft Recap
Jun 18 • 59 min
Brent and Kris are joined by David Lee ( to discuss all the players added by Atlanta during and after the 2020 MLB Draft. They also briefly discuss the 60 game season format and the imminent arrival of the designated hitter in the…
20: The 30 Man Roster, the 20 Man Taxi Squad, and the 3 Man Reaction to Both
May 21 • 79 min
Brent, Kris, and Ryan discuss the recent MLB proposal and the ongoing negotiations, reminisce about shocking Braves trades from the past, and ruminate about how we can define success for Shea Langeliers.
19: Post-Spring Prospect Review
Apr 27 • 76 min
Kris and Ryan welcome David Lee of to talk about the spring we saw from certain Braves farmhands before delving into what the COVID-19 pandemic could mean to the minor leagues, minor league prospects, and those who evaluate them. Make…
18: The 2020 Season… In Theory
Apr 6 • 96 min
Ryan, Kris, and Brent check in with each other during this time of isolation to discuss, in lieu of actual baseball, a theoretical baseball schedule. The also discuss the pitcher win and answer mailbag questions.
17: Spring Training Roster Battles
Mar 2 • 66 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent discuss the ongoing spring training battles all over the roster and then answer questions from the mailbag. Also, Ryan tries to poison the podcast with bad puns.
16: Your Guide to NRIs & Early Spring Training Reactions
Feb 24 • 84 min
Ryan and Brent take a look at Atlanta’s Non Roster Invitees, then go through early reactions to spring training performances, and finish up with what are sure to be unsatisfying answers to your mailbag questions. Subscribe and listen!
15: Spring Training News, 50-50 for Acuna, and PECOTA Hates Our Podcast
Feb 19 • 82 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent discuss a smattering of spring news: Front office extensions, the re-signing of Josh Tomlin, Cole Hamels’s injury, 3B news, and more, before discussing Baseball Prospectus’s ghastly 83-win projection for the Braves. Then, questions…
14: Talking Prospects with David Lee
Feb 12 • 90 min
Kris and Ryan discuss roster spots before talking with David Lee of Braves Prospects about Atlanta’s minor league system. We consider David to be a full fledged expert on the Atlanta system, so check it out and enjoy the wealth of knowledge he shares with…
13: Yonder Alonso, the Mookie Betts Trade, and the Expendables
Feb 5 • 48 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent discuss the Yonder Alonso signing, react to a blockbuster deal nearly in real time, and answer mailbag questions that prompt them to find Atlanta’s most expendable ballplayer. Also, 3FF discovers its international appeal.
12: Braves Top 20 Prospects
Jan 29 • 84 min
Ryan, Brent, and special guest Rob Copenhaver talk about roster decisions, the outfield, and Atlanta’s top 20 prospects for 2020! Also, mailbag!
11: Ozuna and the King
Jan 22 • 49 min
Ryan and Brent sit down (presumably) to discuss Atlanta’s signings of Marcell Ozuna and Felix Hernandez.
10: Adeiny Hechavarria, Minor League Signings, and Revisiting Trades of the Rebuild
Jan 21 • 103 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent look at recent MLB news, including Atlanta’s signing of Adeiny Hechavarria, before taking a look at some recent minor league signings*, conducting an exhaustive look back at the trades of the 2015-2017 rebuild, and finishing up with…
9: Josh Donaldson, and Where We Go From Here
Jan 16 • 39 min
Brent and Ryan, personally jilted by Josh Donaldson, try to pick up the pieces and figure out what’s next.
8: Donaldson Watch, Chris Nunn, and Revisiting the 2011 Atlanta Braves
Jan 6 • 74 min
Your hosts check in on the latest Josh Donaldson discussions, talk about NL East moves, discuss some minor league signings, and take a look back at the 2011 Braves before jumping into this week’s mailbag. Twitter: @3FlagsFlying Email:…
7: Winter Meetings Roundup
Dec 16, 2019 • 82 min
Brent, Rob, and Ryan take a look at all the big moves that took place around baseball and in the NL East during the winter meetings, continue to talk about third base, and answer your mailbag questions.
6: Winter Meetings, a Rule V Preview, and Andruw Jones’s Keltner Test
Dec 9, 2019 • 84 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent discuss: - Philly’s signing of Zack Wheeler - Potential Winter Meetings trades - The Rule V Draft - Andruw Jones’ HOF candidacy via the Keltner Test - Mailbag questions!
5: Cole Hamels, Charlie Culberson, the Disappearing Minor Leagues, and Dale Murphy’s Keltner Test
Dec 4, 2019 • 87 min
Ryan, Brent, and special guest Rob Copenhaver (Braves Journal) discuss: - The Cole Hamels signing - Charlie Culberson’s non-tender - MLB’s plan to contract minor league teams - Dale Murphy’s HOF case via the Keltner Test - Mailbag questions
4: Chris Martin, Travis d’Arnaud, and the Best and Worst Free Agent Signings in Braves History
Nov 25, 2019 • 70 min
The hosts discuss the latest free agent signings, take guesses as to which prospects are most likely to be traded this offseason, look back at the best and worst free agent signings in Braves history, and look into the mailbag for listener-submitted…
3: The Will to Spend
Nov 18, 2019 • 60 min
3FF’s hosts take a look at the Will Smith signing, pick other free agents to focus on, make roster decisions on Rule 5-eligible players, and take a look back at the career of Otis Nixon. Special thanks to Braves Journal’s Rob Copenhaver (Twitter:…
2: Optional Moves, Minor Leaguers to Watch, and the Story of Udell Chambers
Nov 11, 2019 • 48 min
Kris, Ryan, and Brent discuss the Tyler Flowers, Nick Markakis, and Darren O’Day signings, the Julio Teheran non-signing, talk about prospects they think could impact the 2020 team, and hear the tragic story of 1960s Braves prospect Udell Chambers.
Episode 0 - An Introduction
Nov 3, 2019 • 26 min
In a purely introductory episode, Brent, Kris, and Ryan talk about their Braves fandom origins and talk about what to expect in the future from Three Flags Flying.