Atlanta Braves Have a New Minor League Affiliate: The Florida Fire Frogs

The Atlanta Braves have a new minor league affiliate. The Florida Fire Frogs are welcomed into the Braves family, replacing the departed Carolina Mudcats. Last night, as I was scrolling Twitter for World Series game 2 commentary, I came across a very eye catching image. Ladies and Gentelmen, the Florida Fire Frogs are here. Hey, […] Atlanta Braves Have a New Minor League Affiliate...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves Matt Marksberry Updates Fans On His Condition

Braves Marksberry Updates On Health A week ago today, news broke that Atlanta Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry was in the hospital, but the severity of his condition was just trickling in.  Later in the week we learn just how serious it was. Matt was severely dehydrated and his sodium level was extremely low that he had […] Atlanta Braves Matt Marksberry Updates Fans On His Condition...
Via Tomahawk Take
17 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: When to Pull the Trigger

Exactly what decisions are involved in determining whether a team is ready to compete for a title?  The Braves’ rebuild is ahead of schedule, but as they look to add pitching, how close are they? We have talked about this… the Atlanta Braves are looking to add 2 starting pitchers to their rotation (“2 to […] Atlanta Braves: When to Pull the Trigger - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Atlanta Braves 2016 Minor League Review: SS

A closer look at how the top shortstop prospects in the system looked in 2016. This is the fifth the piece of a weekly look, by position, at how the Atlanta Braves prospects fared during the 2016 minor league season. Catcher, first base, second base, and third base have already been covered as we move to short this week. Please note that this isn't so much a scouting report on these...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Dickey, Demeritte, and the future core

The Braves may be very far from the World Series right now, but they’re hoping that their youth movement could propel them there in the near future. BRAVES NEWS Could R.A. Dickey possibly be a Braves starter in 2017? The Braves have made it well-known that they’re looking to upgrade their starting pitching for the 2017 campaign. Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported on...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Braves news and links: Slow news day in Atlanta

Not a lot of news around Braves Country with all eyes on the Cubs and Indians and the start of the 2016 World Series Braves News Talking Chop Podcast Episode 37: Trade candidates, off limits prospects and more Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo to create fake trade scenarios, evaluate "off-limits" prospects, talk about Brian McCann and much more. Braves make a pair of minor...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

Second-Half Fantasy Baseball Surgers: Adonis Garcia

The Braves dug themselves into a hole so deep in the first half, their final record of 68-93 belies their second-half accomplishments. They were actually a winning team after the All-Star break, going 37-35, and they scored the sixth-most runs in the majors. The acquisition of Matt Kemp and promotion of Dansby Swanson played a role in the improvement, and nearly the whole lineup...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Braves Agree To Minor League Deal With Joel De La Cruz

The Braves have re-signed right-hander Joel De La Cruz to a minor league contract after outrighting him last week, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. De La Cruz, 27, signed a minor league deal with Atlanta last offseason after spending the bulk of his professional career in the Yankees’ minor league ranks. The 2016 season saw De La Cruz make his big league debut, and...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Braves' Marksberry has woken up from medically induced coma

A procedure like a colonoscopy is supposed to be simple and relatively safe. For Matt Marksberry, it was anything but, as the Braves pitcher ended up having to be put in a medically induced coma due to complications during the procedure. Luckily, he has now been woken up from the aforementioned coma. What exactly happened to the 26-year-old-pitcher? How did it get to this point...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The best ever? Remembering the Twins-Braves WS 25 years later

With the MLB Championship Series in full swing and the 2016 World Series set to embark next week, it brings to mind what happened 25 years ago. If you recall, that's when the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves took part in one of the most memorable series in baseball history. In fact, the 1991 World Series is arguably the greatest World Series of all time and certainly of my generation...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jim Johnson gets $10 million in 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract. The 33-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.06 ERA this year and 20 saves in 23 chances. He had been eligible for free agency. Johnson gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons. He can earn an additional $1.75 million...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

In Brian Snitker, Braves make the safe, not sexy, pick for manager

On Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Braves made it official – interim manager Brian Snitker would have the “interim” tag pulled off his title, and he’d be the club’s full-time manager going into the 2017 season. The Atlanta #Braves today named Brian Snitker as the club's manager and announced the 2017 coaching staff! — Atlanta Braves (@Braves...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves name Snitker manager for 2017, Washington joins staff

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have named Brian Snitker manager, rewarding him for reversing the team's direction in his role as interim manager this season. The Braves finished last in the NL East but won 20 of their last 30 games under Snitker. The 61-year-old, named interim manager on May 17 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired, had a 59-65 record. The Braves were 37-35 after the...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Snitker nearing announcement as full-time Braves manager

Current Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is looking like the new full-time Atlanta Braves manager. Mark Bowman of reported Monday that Snitker would be the man at the top of the Braves’ list because of how the team performed towards the end of the season. The Braves are expected to announce their decision within the next few days, at a time that does not conflict...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Snitker the frontrunner to be Braves manager

The Atlanta Braves' new manager might just be their old manager. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Brian Snitker, who served as the team’s interim manager for much of 2016, is the frontrunner to be named the team’s permanent skipper. Source confirms: Snitker front-runner for #Braves’ job. Process moving into final stages. @Jcrasnick, @DOBrienAJC, @mlbbowman on this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves dismiss longtime pitching coach Roger McDowell

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell's contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff. Team president John Hart said this week...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves to interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

The Atlanta Braves will interview external candidates Ron Washington and Bud Black for their future managerial opening, reports Mark Bowman of Atlanta has interviewed a handful of internal candidates thus far. Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, and third base coach Bo Porter have all met with Braves management for the...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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