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Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba In Search Of MLB Opportunity

Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia has left his home nation in hopes of securing an opportunity with a major league organization, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. The 24-year-old is the younger brother of Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia. Given his age and experience in Cuba’s Serie Nacional, Garcia will be exempt from international bonus pools. Of course, he’ll still...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves Off-Season Free Agent Outlook: Catchers

So we all know the Atlanta Braves are going to need another catcher for the 2017 season. Trying to predict who and where those FA’s go is not easy. Catching is a Hot Ticket Position, What Does Atlanta Do?   A.J. Pierzynski is not going to be with the Braves in 2017. I have loved […] Atlanta Braves Off-Season Free Agent Outlook: Catchers - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta...
Via Tomahawk Take
2 hours ago

Morning Chop: There’s an Atlanta Braves Connection to Tebow

The chances that Atlanta inks Tim Tebow after today’s showcase/tryout session are virtually nil, but there is now actually a connection of sorts to the Braves. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports seems to be a bit more on Tebow’s baseball bandwagon than most as representatives from close to 20 different major league clubs (including Atlanta) […] Morning Chop: There’s an Atlanta Braves...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

4 Atlanta Braves Worth Picking Up In Fantasy Baseball For Final Month

Braves Players You Should Look Into With about 35 days left in the 2016 season (Atlanta Braves have 31 games left), you still have plenty of time to make jumps in the standings with your fantasy baseball team.  By now, someone in your league has jumped on the Julio Teheran and Freddie Freeman bandwagon — […] 4 Atlanta Braves Worth Picking Up In Fantasy Baseball For Final Month...
Via Tomahawk Take
4 hours ago

Two Ways Dansby Swanson Is Being Pitched Like a Slugger

Dansby Swanson is dapper. Dansby Swanson is exciting. Dansby Swanson should have great plate discipline and a good hit tool. And Dansby Swanson is a major leaguer. These things are all true. Dansby Swanson may also be a slugger in the future, but he’s not yet. That’s weird, though, because he’s being pitched like a slugger in two key ways. It’s early going, of course. And...
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rookie Swanson: The team aspect ‘drives me’

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks knew what they had. Atlanta rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson did not have to rub it in last week by going deep in the hole to throw out one batter. Or making a diving catch to his left to take a hit away from another. Or picking up his first career RBI […] The post Atlanta rookie Swanson: The team aspect ‘drives me’ appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 hours ago

Scouting Julio Teheran, Major-League Starter

Leading up to the trade deadline, there was quite a bit of discussion at this website about Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran regarding his value and whether or not it was prudent for the Braves to move him at this juncture. I was often asked in chats about what I thought about the situation, Teheran’s value, etc. I responded that, going forward, I thought Teheran was a league-average...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kemp homers, Foltynewicz solid as Braves top Giants 3-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Mike Foltynewicz pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday night. Foltynewicz (7-4) struck out six and allowed five hits and a walk for just his second quality start in eight games. His only mistake came in the second inning, when Brandon Crawford socked a 1-0 fastball...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp on Braves offense since his arrival

"The offense has shown flashes of being really, really good." -- Matt Kemp on Braves offense since his arrival.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Of late the Braves are showing how good they can be defensively

Of late the Braves are showing how good they can be defensively. Freddie Freeman and Matt Wisler weigh in.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Freddie Freeman on the aftermath of that epic catch

"I slept on my stomach ... it's OK. I'm just a little sore." -- Braves' Freddie Freeman on the aftermath of that epic catch
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs can't solve Braves' Wisler

PHOENIX -- Maybe the Arizona Diamondbacks hoped for more from Robbie Ray on the heels of his being named the National League Player of the Week for last week's two winning performances.Not that Ray disappointed on Thursday night, but he couldn't ride the recent success to another win as the Diamondbacks were limited by Atlanta Braves youngster Matt Wisler in a 3-1 loss.Wisler, called...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Screw Up Chipper Jones Bobblehead

Across the Majors, bobbleheads are getting more and more creative…but that doesn’t mean that you can cut corners when it comes to the details. Monday, the Atlanta Braves unveiled two upcoming giveaways The @RealCJ10 & Bobby Cox bobbleheads are coming! Details: https://t.co/0PuMZWRszx pic.twitter.com/Vcrf4jl2PN — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 22, 2016 But if you look...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM told Matt Kemp to get in better shape

Matt Kemp’s time with the Atlanta Braves really isn’t off to a great start. In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday, Braves general manager John Coppolella said that Kemp needs to get in better shape and that the team has talked to him about it. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said, per Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A new era of Atlanta Braves baseball has begun

Since 2014, the Atlanta Braves have been one of the most active teams on the trade market. Following back-to-back playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013, the Braves traded away some key components of a successful club. Some notable names that were moved include Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Evan Gattis, and the Upton Brothers. Last year, we saw Atlanta trade away Shelby Miller for...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson’s family missed his biggest phone call

Like most other young minor league baseball players, Dansby Swanson couldn’t wait to call his parents and give them the life-changing news when the Atlanta Braves called him up to the big leagues on Wednesday. The call, however, did not go as he envisioned. Why? Because no one answered. In a recent interview with Cory McCartney of FOX Sports, Dansby revealed that he was unable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats closer Papelbon wants out of D.C. according to reports

Jonathan Papelbon has had a rather rough season, and it’s gotten to the point where the reliever is requesting to be released, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick reports that the Nationals are seeking a way to go about the release, and could do so as early as Saturday: Washington could release Papelbon as early as Saturday because the team will need to make a corresponding...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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