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The Outside Corner:
Check out this play from Netherlands shortstop Andrelton Simmons during their WBC matchup with Cuba last night. With one out in the top of the second inning, Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena hit a pop up into shallow center field on the second base side of the bag. Simmons comes from out of nowhere at his shortstop position to make a sliding catch, calling off center fielder Roger Bernadina and second baseman Jonathan Schoop. Simmons then quickly got to his feet and fired a strike to first base to double off Eriel Sanchez and end the inning for the Dutch team. What an amazing play by Simmons, widely considered to be one of the best defenders at short in baseball.
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Here are some pictures and stuff from this week's World Baseball Classic games. It's mostly Simba, because he's been a star for his country.
Andrelton Simmons of Netherlands bats in the third inning during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group B match between the Netherland and Chinese Taipei at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on March 3, 2013 in Taichung, Taiwan...
It was reported earlier this week that the Atlanta Braves would consider trading left-handed reliever Jonny Venters. However, David O’Brien of
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the team hasn’t yet discussed dealing
#Braves haven't talked about trading Venters. Not saying they wouldn't listen at some point, but it's not something they've discussed...
Orlando, Fla. There are few problems to find on the Braves roster, at least on paper.
As manager Fredi Gonzalez makes his way through spring training with his new-look lineup, formidable rotation and top-of-the-line bullpen, the few remaining position battles have made themselves clear: third base and the final one or two bench spots. That's really it. The Braves look to be...
ATLANTA This is the Julio Teheran everyone has been waiting for.
Though his nine spring innings are but a small sample size, Teheran, the 22-year-old Colombian product and top Braves prospect, looks to have his confidence back. He's one of seven Braves pitchers below a 3.00 ERA this spring (2.00) and his 12 strikeouts are tied for second among all Grapefruit League participants...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Brian McCann took some light swings with a bat, chatting up a member of the Braves medical staff and his teenage son about their golf games as the catcher bided his time, waited to take batting practice at Champions Stadium.
In the distance the team charter bus transporting McCanns teammates to another spring training game pulled off, leaving the rehabbing...
It's been a good week for Chipper Jones.
Tuesday, the former Atlanta Braves star was honored by the Georgia House of Representatives as a resolution, sponsored by Representative Sam Teasley, was passed proclaiming March 5, 2013 as "Chipper Jones Day" in the state. And on Friday, the 1999 National League MVP dropped this subtle hint via Twitter.
Freddie Freeman and rookie Evan Gattis each hit their second home run this spring and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 14-9 Friday in a meeting of split squads.
Freeman's two-run shot off Jordan Lyles came in a six-run first inning. Gattis hit a three-run homer off Sam Demel in the second and added an RBI double the next inning.
Lyles gave up seven hits and six runs...
There was talk among Atlanta Braves scouts that the team
will listen to offers for left-handed reliever Jonny Venters, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Talk among scouts that #Braves will listen on Venters. Braves, though, say they love depth in their bullpen, including 3 LHs with Avilan.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 6, 2013
Despite the report...
Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer to lead the Netherlands to a 6-2 win over Cuba in the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Friday.
Curt Smith homered and Andrelton Simmons added an RBI single to give the Netherlands a 2-0 lead in the second inning while chasing Cuba starter Ismel Jimenez.
Schoop's sixth-inning drive into the left-field stands at Tokyo Dome gave...