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Giants remain interested in third baseman Chris Johnson

The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman. Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Prospects in the Justin Upton Trade

The Braves are sending rightfielder Justin Upton and a yet-to-be-named-publicly low level prospect to the Padres for for pitcher Max Fried, center fielder Mallex Smith, infielder Jace Peterson and left fielder Dustin Peterson.  It’s an interesting way for Atlanta to get a very high upside player not usually available in a package for a one-year rental. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Justin Upton from Braves

After weeks of posturing, the Atlanta Braves have *finally* traded outfielder Justin Upton. His new club? The San Diego Padres, of course. lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014 The 27-year old Upton joins a completely revamped Padres outfield, and...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals see Kris Medlen as second half rotation piece

The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals. Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals. More: Braves waste money signing Markakis The Royals will allow...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Worst Date Tweet Backfires, Which Only Seems Fitting

The Atlanta Braves were trolled hard over the franchise's worst date tweet.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Uggla’s Mustache Dominated Gatsby Party At His House

  Dan Uggla and his wife Janet threw a Gatsby-themed party Wednesday night for Lindsey Hermida, the wife of former MLB journeyman Jeremy Hermida. It was Lindsey’s birthday and a good reason to throw a party where Dan could show off the slick ‘stache he’s had time to work on since being released by the Giants in August after refusing a Triple-A demotion. So…last night was...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring Out the Atlanta Braves

With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
Via Infield Single
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Braves OF Nick Markakis has neck surgery

ATLANTA (AP) New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray. The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Receive RHP Anthony Varvaro In Trade With Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why the Atlanta Braves will trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why: Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Artists rendering of Braves new SunTrust Park has Atlanta losing and committing an error...

SunTrust Park will be a state-of-the-art ballpark and a "play, work, stay" and, apparently losing facility for the Atlanta Braves if these new artist renderings are to be believed. [Next Generation America] Yeah, the ballpark is full (cough, cough) -- but check the scoreboard. Score and error... Poorly produced...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Nick Markakis to have neck surgery Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a 79-win season and finished a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The pitching staff appears to be solid for next season, but the Braves need to improve on an offense that was 29th in runs scored. One move that may help the Braves is the signing of outfielder Nick Markakis, pictured below with the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rendering of new Braves stadium shows them losing to Nationals (Photo)

On Monday, some artist renderings were unveiled for the Atlanta Braves' new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park, which is now being built and should be ready for the opening of the 2017 season. Interestingly enough, however, one of the renderings showed the Braves losing to the Washington Nationals. The rendering in question depicts a birds-eye view of SunTrust Park during a Braves...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Artist Rendering of Atlanta Braves' New Ballpark Has Them Losing

Phillies foe the Atlanta Braves got a new ballpark back in 1997, just seven years before the Phillies opened Citizens Bank Park. Could you imagine the Phillies building a new stadium ten years from now? The Braves are doing it, in what will be Sun Trust Park in the northern...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Markakis to undergo neck surgery Wednesday

Just 12 days after new right fielder Nick Markakis finalized his four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, he'll undergo surgery on his neck. To ease pain that hasn't forced him to miss games, but has been a nuisance, Markakis will have fusion surgery on Wednesday to fix a herniated disc. According to the David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Markakis...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves finalize Callaspo contract, designate Varvaro for assignment

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday they had finalized the deal with new infielder Alberto Callaspo, a deal that was agreed to on Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in San Diego. Callaspo and the Braves inked a one-year contract for $3 million, with $1 million in performance incentives. To make room on the 40-man roster for Callaspo, the Braves designated relief pitcher...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins Sign Ervin Santana To 4-Year Deal

Ervin Santana has found himself a new home. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Twins are finalizing a 4-year deal with Ervin Santana. Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014 Ervin Santana’s deal will include a fifth-year option at vests depending on innings pitched. Specifics...
Via Geeks and Cleats
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Braves may deal Chris Johnson with Justin Upton

In Justin Upton, the Atlanta Braves have one of the premier bats on the trading block.  He is a superstar who could bring in a lot were he to be dealt.  After spending weeks trying to package his younger brother B.J. in a trade, Bob Nightengale is reporting that they are now set to offer Chris Johnson in were they to make a deal. #454537082 / The #Braves now...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller, Worth It To The Atlanta Braves

With Winter Meetings being underway and an abundance of big fish still yet to be netted, the probability that the proverbial dominos will start to fall soon is a definite. Even with some of the bigger names still in play, namely the top notch arms of Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, one could argue in favor of the some of the moves made so far being more important than any other occurrence...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves players on Twitter

Freddie Freeman: @FreddieFreeman5 Andrelton Simmons: @Andrelton David Carpenter: @DCarpenter29 Alex Wood: @awood45 Todd Cunningam: @Todd_Cunningham Justin Upton: @JUP_8TL Chris Johnson: @C_Johnson28 Evan Gattis: @BulldogBeing Craig Kimbrel: @kimbrel46 B.J. Upton: @BJUPTON2 Julio Teheran: @Julio_Teheran Joe Terdoslavich: @JoeTerdoslavich Luis Avilan: @lavilan70 Christian Bethancourt...
Via BravesWire
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves nab Nick Markakis in free agency

The Atlanta Braves have been tinkering with their roster ever since the 2014 season came to a close, but the team may have outdone itself on Wednesday with the signing of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis. Markakis, who is from Woodstock, Georgia, stands alone as the Braves’ biggest signing so far this year. A former first round draft pick out of Young Harris College,...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Atlanta Braves offseason thus far

After trading outfielder Jason Heyward to the St.Louis Cardinals on November 17th, the Atlanta Braves have been relatively quiet on the open market. They have made a few internal moves, cutting ties with oft-injured reliever Jonny Venters, utility infielder Ramiro Pena, and sporadic starting outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, but Heyward remains the sole regular starting position player...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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