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Braves send Garrett Fulencheck to Rays for two International Bonus Pool Slots

The Atlanta Braves have traded their second round pick of the 2014 MLB Draft to the Tampa Bay Rays for International Pool Slots No. 73 and 103. Fulencheck , 19, was 0-8 with a 5.10 ERA the past two seasons between the Gulf Coast League and Danville. The Braves acquired a total of $494,000 in pool money by picking up the two slots. Baseball American had Fulencheck as it’s No....
Via Tireball.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves not getting Freddie Freeman back anytime soon

Atlanta Braves‘ first baseman Freddie Freeman has announced that he most likely won’t return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. Freeman has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a right wrist contusion, however, the slugger still has severe tendon and ligament inflammation. Even after receiving a platelet-rich injection last week, Freeman has continued...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman injury update and fallout

It now seems that Freddie Freeman will not be returning from the disabled list when eligible on July 3. The Atlanta Braves first basemen is still dealing with a bone bruise in his right wrist that he injured during a June 13 game at New York, but Freeman stayed in the lineup for a few more games before exiting the June 17 game against the Red Sox early. The injury was initially reported...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Nats jump on Miller early, continue dominance of Braves

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves could not keep the winning ways alive on their return to Turner Field. Atlanta swept the Mets to finish off its last homestand, but dropped five of its next six games on the road. And the momentum of winning their last game on the road wasn't enough to carry through for a win Tuesday. The loss pushed the Braves to 36-41 on the season, seven games behind...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s stay on the disabled list will be longer than expected

Freddie Freeman‘s stay on the Atlanta Braves disabled list was supposed to end on Friday.  But his injured wrist has not responded to treatment and no one seems to know when he’ll be back. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told local Atlanta media on Tuesday that Freeman is “frustrated” and that there is no timetable for his return.  The Braves reportedly have decided to try...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Looking on the bright side

Freddie Freeman While the Atlanta Braves are still only six games back in the NL East, trailing the Washington Nationals and New York Mets; they haven’t done enough for anyone to expect them to compete with Washington and New York atop the NL East Standings the rest of the way. Atlanta currently sits four games under .500 (36-40 overall). Mainly because they are 18th in the league...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Andrelton Simmons reveals key to offensive improvement

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been known primarily for his outstanding defense during his major-league career, but he's been hitting the ball much better this season, and recently revealed what's led to his improvement. "I give [hitting coach Kevin Seitzer] headaches in the cage, but I'm seeing the results of what we're doing," Simmons said. "It's definitely helping...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves look to end Nationals' recent dominance

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a disappointing series in Pittsburgh, one in which Alex Wood's Sunday effort prevented a sweep, and now look to end an extended losing streak against the Nationals. Our writers discuss Wood, the Nats' latest challenge, Williams Perez's injury and more.
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Three best offseason trades

The Atlanta Braves had one of the most active offseasons in Major League Baseball, with many of their moves helping them build for the future. Although these moves are centered on the future, many of the moves have helped the Braves this season as well. These are my top three moves that the Braves made this offseason. 1. Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: featuring Chris Johnson

About a month ago the Atlanta Braves traded for third baseman Juan Uribe, a two-time World Series champion, known as much for his contribution to team morale as he is for his on-the-field play. Of course, I don’t mean that to sound like a bad thing; Uribe is a good teammate, a great teammate even. So great in fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ organization, a team he spent four...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Banuelos is looking like the one that got away

Last winter, after Brian Cashman traded him, a few of the Yankee "prospect" blogs conveniently downsized their assessments of Manny Banuelos. He went from being a big-hope-for-a-comeback to a never-gonna-make-it. Excitement was building over the Yankees big acquisition: David Carpenter!The fact that longtime Yankee executive Gordon Blakely had jumped to Atlanta - where he orchestrated...

Are the Braves in the process of an NBA-style rebuild?

Keith Law did not like this week’s trade (ESPN Insider article) that saw Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo go from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves. It’s not that Law didn’t like the trade from the perspective of one team or the other. It’s that he didn’t like the spirit of the trade, period: […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Touki Toussaint, John Hart’s Latest Coup

The Atlanta Braves were supposed to be a terrible baseball team this year. With the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, and Justin Upton, just to name the big ones, even the most ardent Braves fans were expecting a full rebuild. Nearly halfway through the season, however, Atlanta finds themselves a mere three games out of first place in a weak NL East division. Sure...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Braves, Billy Burns, 3B Coaches, more

Nick Markakis isn’t clearing fences. In his first season in Atlanta, the erstwhile Oriole is without a home run in 294 plate appearances. Despite the paucity of power, he’s been the Braves cleanup hitter in 31 games. Don’t scoff. Markakis has a .314./.404/.407 slash line batting out of the four-hole, Overall, he’s slashing .298/.393/.361. Even […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs essentially sell top pitching prospect to Braves

Over the past six or so months, the Atlanta Braves have been serving as a dumping ground for other teams’ bad contracts. They’ve taken on Trevor Cahill, Cameron Maybin (which has actually worked out quite well for them), Carlos Quentin, and Juan Uribe (among others), all owed large amounts of money, in deals while also picking up better prospects. On Saturday night, that strategy...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt hits for the cycle against Braves

BOSTON — Even before he stepped to the plate the eighth inning, Tuesday already had been a memorable day at the dish for Brock Holt. The Boston Red Sox utility man, on this occasion playing second base and leading off in place of the injured Dustin Pedroia, had collected hits in three of his four at-bats in an afternoon meeting with the visiting Atlanta Braves, including a seventh...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones wedding pictures – MVP marries Taylor Higgins

Former NL MVP Chipper Jones got married on Monday to Taylor Higgins, a woman he has been dating for the past few years. Jones and Higgins first began dating in 2012 from what we know. She posed for Playboy Cyber in 2010 and used to go by the stage name of Lexi Ray Taylor. Jones...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades and aquistions paying off for Atlanta

Coming into the 2015 season, the Atlanta Braves had a lot to prove. On the eve of Opening Day they said goodbye to fan favorite and closer extraordinaire Craig Kimbrel. They had already traded the bats of Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. They let go of a big chunk of relievers. But they also made trades that restocked the farm system and signed talented players in Shelby Miller and...
Via BravesWire
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemp tackled by ump during Padres-Braves fight

Your browser does not support iframes. Matt Kemp was taken to the ground on Thursday when benches cleared during the San Diego Padres-Atlanta Braves game. You might be surprised by who brought him down. Kemp was hit on the left arm by a Julio Teheran fastball on a 1-2 count with two outs in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is known to do some pretty dumb things on Twitter from time to time, and the argument he had with one of his followers early Thursday morning was no exception. Twitter user @thatgrayboy decided to call out Jones by claiming that Chipper snubbed him out of an autograph when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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