Atlanta Braves Select Armando Rivero in Rule 5 Draft

The Rule 5 Draft is underway this morning, and the Braves have made an interesting selection that could bolster their bullpen for 2017. With the fifth selection in the 2017 Rule 4 Draft, the Atlanta Braves have snatched Cuban-born RH Relief Pitcher Armando Rivero from the Chicago Cubs. Rivero is interesting because he has been […] Atlanta Braves Select Armando Rivero in Rule 5...
Via Tomahawk Take
6 hours ago

Braves Release Williams Perez

The Braves have announced that they’ve released starting pitcher Williams Perez. The move clears a spot on their 40-man roster for the Rule 5 Draft, which is about to start. The 25-year-old Perez has made 31 starts for the Braves over the past two seasons but has mostly struggled, with a 5.18 ERA, 5.3 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 over 170 1/3 innings.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News: Morning Chop, Pick Armando Rivero In Rule 5 Draft, Tyson Ross Interest?

ESPN Braves, Rangers interested in Tyson Ross? Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Go to Texas, go to Texas, go to Texas, go anywhere other than Atlanta.  This would not be a good signing for the Braves.  Price range is way to high for the caliber of a pitcher Ross is.  The 29-year-old had an All-Star year […] Atlanta Braves News: Morning Chop, Pick Armando Rivero In Rule 5 Draft...
Via Tomahawk Take
7 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: International Free Agent Pool Amounts Determined; Rules Explained

Even though the Atlanta Braves are, for all intents and purposes, a “Major Market” now, this new construct will benefit even those in the major market pool. New International Signing Rules in the new CBA, with numbers for the Atlanta Braves. Prior to the 2016 Winter Meetings kicking off in the Nation’s Capital, the new […] Atlanta Braves: International Free Agent Pool Amounts...
Via Tomahawk Take
17 hours ago

Coppolella on Braves' crowded rotation: "We don't owe anybody anything"

Coppy didn't hold back when discussing his rotation's depth. The question has been asked many times over the past few weeks as the Braves added Jaime Garcia, Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to the rotation: where are Matt Wisler and Aaron Blair going to pitch? After all, both pitchers were top-100 prospects at some point in the last two years. It's a valid question. This is what...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

Winter Meetings 2016: A Case for the Braves to NOT Trade for an Ace

Three dominant arms are up for grabs at this years winter meetings. The Winter Meetings are here and the Braves have been tied to almost every big name ace out there: Chris Sale, Chris Archer, Sonny Gray. All three of these would be substantial additions to the Braves revamped rotation, there’s no question about that, but the question looming is, is now the time to buy for the...
Via Talking Chop
2 days ago

Julio Teheran to pitch in World Baseball Classic

The 25-year-old righty will join fellow Colombian Jose Quintana in the fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic While most attention this week is rightfully on the Winter Meetings, friend of the program Kevin McAlpin, with 680 The Fan, spread the news that Braves righty Julio Teheran would participate in next year’s World Baseball Classic: Julio Teheran will participate...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

Former commissioner Bud Selig and Braves GM John Schuerholz are headed to the Hall of Fame

One of the most polarizing men in baseball history, former commissioner Bud Selig, is heading to Cooperstown. Selig and former Royals and Braves GM John Schuerholz were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Today’s Game Committee. Just announced on #MLBTonight - John Schuerholz and Bud Selig have been elected to the #HOF Class of 2017!
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindgen agrees to deal with Braves worth $1,025,000

ATLANTA (AP) Left-hander Jacob Lindgren, making a comeback from Tommy John surgery, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves worth $1,025,000. The 23-year-old made his major league debut with the New York Yankees in 2015, when he had a 5.14 ERA in seven games in relief before season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. The Yankees selected...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to 1-year deal with left-hander Lindgren

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Jacob Lindgren, who is making a comeback from Tommy John surgery. The 23-year-old Lindgren made his major league debut with the New York Yankees in 2015, when he had a 5.14 ERA in seven games in relief before having season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. The Yankees selected...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade prospects! Oh my!

The Atlanta Braves spent the last two years stockpiling prospects, and now they’ve decided to start trading some of them away. The team swung two deals this week, each with a different purpose in mind. On Thursday Atlanta acquired left-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals for pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis, and infielder Luke Dykstra. Garcia is an eight-year...
Via Chop County
4 days ago

Braves agree to 1-year deals with Recker, Rodriguez

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves and reserve catcher Anthony Recker have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract. Atlanta also avoided arbitration with left-hander Paco Rodriguez, who gets a one-year deal. The team declined to offer a 2017 contract to reliever Chris Withrow, making the right-hander a free agent. Recker hit .278 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 90 at-bats for Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Braves Needed to Sign Sean Rodriguez

$11.5 million is what the Braves will give Sean Rodriguez over the next two years, and that seems fine even if he reverts to a utility infielder that faces mostly lefties. But there’s a few things Rodriguez did right last year, and if he does those things right again, he’ll be worth much more than the money he’s due. A team like the Braves needed to make a signing like this...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves surprise longtime usher with free rides to all 2017 games in new ballpark

In 2017, the Atlanta Braves will move into SunTrust Park, a new stadium in Cobb County, 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. The slight re-location has been widely criticized for signaling to the city of Atlanta and its mostly non-white population that the Braves organization is indifferent to their fandom. Well, in a move that can be viewed as a rebuttal to that criticism or...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves focused on trying to acquire Chris Sale

The Atlanta Braves have already added two veteran starters via free agency, but they apparently remain focused on making an even bigger splash in the trade market. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is the main focus of the Braves, and they remain in contact with Chicago about a deal. Sale would have a very large price...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves showing serious interest in Jason Castro

Looking to put a 68-93 season behind them, the Atlanta Braves continue to turn to the free agent market in the hopes of retooling their roster. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Wednesday, the Braves are among the most serious bidders for free agent catcher Jason Castro. The Braves are also among the most serious bidders for catcher Jason Castro, as they look at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey don’t make Braves contenders, but they’re a good first step

The Atlanta Braves made the two biggest splashes in the early days of MLB free agency last week, signing veteran starting pitchers Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to a pair of one-year deals (though Dickey’s deal also contains a 2018 club option) for a combined total of $20 million. The signings do a lot to further general manager John Coppolella’s notion that the Braves will...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard has funny reaction to Colon signing with Braves

Bartolo Colon has been one of the most consistent and entertaining players on the New York Mets roster over the past three seasons. Like many fans, fellow hurler Noah Syndergaard is devastated to see the 43-year-old leave. Colon reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, and Syndergaard reacted with a hilarious tweet: Feelings right now #BigSexy pic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta’s Offseason Is Off to a Decent Start

The Braves seem committed to fielding a competitive product next year. I don’t think we see eye-to-eye on this — the way I figure, it’s not yet time for the Braves to attempt to push forward. But I also can’t bring myself to be too critical of an operation that wants to build a winner for its fans, so I’m just looking for the Braves to keep from getting too aggressive....
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey

The Atlanta Braves have made their first move of what promises to be an extremely active offseason for the struggling franchise. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed 42-year-old former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract. It also includes a team option for the 2018 season. Welcome to #BravesCountry @RADickey43! #ChopOn ...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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