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Braves' Andrelton Simmons reveals key to offensive improvement

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been known primarily for his outstanding defense during his major-league career, but he's been hitting the ball much better this season, and recently revealed what's led to his improvement. "I give [hitting coach Kevin Seitzer] headaches in the cage, but I'm seeing the results of what we're doing," Simmons said. "It's definitely helping...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves prospect compared to Simmons, Ozhaino Albies, to play in Futures Game

One of the Atlanta Braves top minor-league prospects, shortstop Ozhaino Albies, is slated to participate in the 2015 MLB Futures Game, giving Braves fans a glimpse at the talented infielder who is slated to be the team's next Curaçaoan star. Albies, who hails from Curaçao like Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, is only 18 years old and is one of the smallest top prospects at 5...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves SS Andrelton Simmons throws glove at ball (Video)

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons threw his glove in the air to knock down a ball during the ninth inning of Friday night's game against Pittsburgh.Pirates batter Josh Harrison hit a sharp grounder to third that Braves third baseman Juan Uribe deflected towards center field. Simmons tossed his glove at the ball and managed to hit it while it was in the air, slowing it down...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating Andrelton Simmons, Baseball’s Best Defensive Shortstop

Milwaukee Brewers’ Gerardo Parra, left, is tagged out at second base by Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons as he tries to advance on a Ryan Braun fly ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) It’s been a long time since baseball has seen a shortstop as impressive in the field as Andrelton Simmons. It seems...
Via The Sports Journal
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper calls Andrelton Simmons' slide a 'B.S. play'

The Washington Nationals were already going to be in a foul mood following the team’s 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. After all, it was the team’s sixth-straight loss, one that dropped the team to a shocking 7-13 record, something that couldn’t have been predicted considering the team was anointed a World Series...Read More The post Nationals blast Andrelton Simmons...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Andrelton Simmons Ridiculous Play Batsignal

activate the andrelton simmons ridiculous play batsignal — pete beatty (@petebeatty) April 11, 2015 Like all of us, Pete Beatty is a writer/editor formerly born — and now currently living — in Cleveland who’s also had an entire career (whilst living in New York City) in the publishing industry. What else Pete Beatty is, is […]
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons’ injured ankle more serious than Braves thought

getty images While the Atlanta Braves initially indicated that shortstop Andrelton Simmons had simply tweaked his ankle there is some concern that the injury is more serious. Simmons was in a splint and using crutches in the Braves clubhouse on Wednesday. Apparently Simmons’ ankle began to swell once he stopped icing it. While the Braves are hopeful that Simmons can avoid the disabled...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons contorts wildly to make play

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
Via The Outside Corner
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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