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The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
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Braves' Phillips happy to be traded back home

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Brandon Phillips was struck by the oddity of being traded to a team that includes 43-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon. ''It's crazy being on he same team with the guy I got traded for,'' the new Atlanta Braves second baseman said Friday after his first spring training workout. ''I think we're the only two players who played with the Expos that are still playing...
Via Associated Press
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Episode 5: Pitchers & Catchers with Joel Luckhaupt

We talked with former RR editor Joel Luckhaupt about the Brandon Phillips trade, how the infield is going to shake out, and other things on the first day of pitchers and catchers reporting.
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

JPEG of the Year: Match14

Brandon Phillips, Eternity, Immortality, and Infinity vs Ol’ Hoss Saddles Up Brandon Phillips, Eternity, Immortality, and Infinity seems wistfully appropriate right about now. BP is finally gone, but not "finally" like "oh finally I'm getting over this mono" but "finally" like "grampop has finally died after a long and painful illness." I feel complicated. Ol' Hoss Saddles Up...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Atlanta Braves Have Phillips, But Bench Questions Remain

The Atlanta Braves recovered very nicely to the loss of Sean Rodriguez in getting Brandon Phillips from the Reds.  But that likely won’t be the end of that chapter as the Braves continue to sort out the fallout. Sean Rodriguez was definitely going to be interesting to watch in 2017 to see if he could […] Atlanta Braves Have Phillips, But Bench Questions Remain - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Reds have opening at 2B after trading Phillips to Braves

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds opened a spot for 22-year-old Jose Peraza to become an everyday player when they traded second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves for a pair of pitching prospects. Manager Bryan Price said Monday that Peraza would be the second baseman unless he struggles. Peraza was one of the Reds' most impressive young players last season, batting...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calculated Mediocrity of the Atlanta Braves

The Braves aren’t going to go very far this year: that’s an assertion that’s unlikely to bite me six months from now. Both our Depth Charts projections and Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast Atlanta failing to clear the 80-win threshold. The acquisition of Brandon Phillips over the weekend did little, if anything, to change that. Phillips is roundly projected to be just...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CORRECTION: Braves-Phillips story

ATLANTA (AP) In a story Feb. 12 about Brandon Phillips of the Atlanta Braves, The Associated Press reported incorrect details about his contract. He had 10-and-five rights to block trade rather than a no-trade clause. A corrected version of the story is below: Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade The Atlanta Braves have acquired 3-time All-Star Brandon Phillips...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds to trade Brandon Phillips to Braves

Brandon Phillips appears to be packing his bags after more than a decade in Cincinnati.The Reds have agreed to trade their longtime second baseman to the Atlanta Braves,’s Buster Olney reported Sunday, citing a source. It’s unclear what Cincinnati will acquire in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal doesn’t expect it to be much. Rosenthal was the first to report...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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