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Atlanta Braves Fan, Soldier Excited and Ready for Ft. Bragg Game

This weekend is always a special one for the country. The 4th of July. A celebration of our country winning our independence from Britain over 200 years ago. And just last month, The United States Army celebrated their [our] 241st birthday. In two days, the country will be celebrating with the US Army in another […] Atlanta Braves Fan, Soldier Excited and Ready for Ft. Bragg Game...
Via Tomahawk Take
2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box Score, No-Hitter, Kevin Maitan

AJC Braves expected to land ‘big fish’ Maitan on Saturday Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: July 2nd folks! We need Kevin Maitain to sign with the Atlanta Braves. He would be a huge asset to the organization.  The young kid looks like he has it all and we would love to watch him grow in OUR organization  […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box Score, No-Hitter, Kevin...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Win Behind Bats, Mike Foltynewicz and Tyrell Jenkins

Braves Hook Fish In 8-5 Victory The Atlanta Braves took game one of this four game series with the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.  On the final night of June 2016, the Braves beat the Marlins 8-5 after trailing 3-0 early.  Atlanta finished the month of June with a 12-16 record. In the top of […] Atlanta Braves Win Behind Bats, Mike Foltynewicz and Tyrell Jenkins - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
13 hours ago

Braves zoom past Marlins, snap skid with 8-5 victory

The Braves bounced back on Thursday with a series-opening victory over Miami. Thursday night's series opener against the Miami Marlins was not going particularly well for the Atlanta Braves. Then, the rains came. The Braves were in a 3-0 hole after 2.5 innings, but following a lengthy rain delay, Atlanta's offense came to life. Immediately following the break in action, the home...
Via Talking Chop
14 hours ago

Triple-A Gwinnett Braves complete combined no-hitter

The Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, have combined to no-hit the Cincinnati Reds’ Louisville Bats. Using three pitchers in the no-hit effort, the Braves’ staff failed to allow a walk but a fielding error charged to shortstop Sean Kazmar, Jr. cost the club a shot at a combined perfect game. While the third inning error derailed the perfect game attempt...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Braves option RHP Casey Kelly to make room for RHP Mike Foltynewicz

According to a report from David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves elected to option right-handed pitcher Casey Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett upon activating starter Mike Foltynewicz from the 15-day disabled list. With Foltynewicz getting the start on Thursday, Kelly needed to be shipped to the minor leagues prior to the start of the Braves’...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Braves GM John Coppolella on Albies-Swanson partnership

Braves GM John Coppolella breaks down the decision to team Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson up in Double-A.
Via FOX Sports South
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Discussing busy day for Atlanta Braves

Chip Caray, Tim Hudson and Joe Simpson discuss the Braves trading Bud Norris to the Dodgers and the teaming of Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson in Mississippi.
Via FOX Sports South
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers acquire Norris from Braves

With Clayton Kershaw going on the DL, the Los Angeles Dodgers need to upgrade the pitching rotation. They took a step towards that on Thursday, acquiring Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves. Sources: #Dodgers getting Bud Norris from #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 30, 2016 Joel Sherman of the New York Post added that Atlanta will acquire two Minor League pitchers...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves team Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson together at last

The Braves have teamed Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson together, creating the very real possibility that they may be together in Atlanta this season.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies are tied together

The Atlanta Braves have made an interesting move with one of their top prospects, and it’s affecting one of their other big time prospects too. Ozzie Albies, a 19-year-old shortstop that Baseball Prospectus ranked as the No. 37 overall prospect in baseball heading into 2016, has been demoted from Triple-A Gwinnett back down to Double-A. The interesting part? Dansby Swanson, also...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Braves rookie Mauricio Cabrera is throwing 100 mph fastballs with ease

The Atlanta Braves’ season is already lost, but there is at least one bright spot fans can take solace in and that is rookie reliever Mauricio Cabrera. Cabrera is a flame-throwing right-hander from the Dominican Republic who made his major league debut on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. The Indians may have won the game 8-3 and handed the Braves’ their 50th loss in the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves place rookie RHP John Gant on DL with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie right-hander John Gant on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained side. Gant left Monday night's 8-3 loss to Cleveland in the third inning with the left oblique injury. He is 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 11 games, including four starts. The Braves recalled right-hander Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett. Kelly is 0-2 with a...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Braves Trade Julio Teheran?

For all the struggles that have taken place in Atlanta over the past two seasons, the materialization of trade rumors seemingly never rests around the Braves organization. The newest rumor to surface in Atlanta centers around the team’s ace, Julio Teheran. There is growing speculation around baseball that the Braves may be willing to entertain trade offers for Teheran, who is...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves right-hander Gant leaves game with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie right-hander John Gant left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a left oblique strain. After giving up a single to Chris Gimenez in the third inning, Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No, But Seriously, Check Out Bud Norris

It’s not something I’ve ever officially written down, but I’ve tried to observe a personal policy of not bothering to write about Bud Norris. Do I really need to explain? I assume you get it. The level of interest you’ve had in reading about Bud Norris — that’s more or less been my level of interest in writing about Bud Norris. And I certainly didn’t think I’d be...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves designate Ogando for assignment, recall Cabrera

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Alexi Ogando has been designated for assignment and right-hander Mauricio Cabrera has been recalled from Double-A Mississippi. Ogando gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning in Atlanta's 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. He was 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 36 games. Ogando spent his first five seasons with Texas and appeared in a career...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Delicate Balance of Power and Contact

Last week, I wrote about the dearth of production at the first-base position this season. In the piece, I highlighted Wil Myers as one of the few, young beacons of hope at the position and mentioned a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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