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Atlanta Braves Pre-Season Player Preview: Brandon Phillips

The Atlanta Braves new second baseman provides stability, flair and experience at a position that’s been desperately short of those things for a while. It took two attempts and an injury to put Brandon Philips in an Atlanta Braves uniform but he’s enjoying himself not that it’s done. The glove may not be golden and […] Atlanta Braves Pre-Season Player Preview: Brandon Phillips...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 days ago

National Leaguers with something to prove in 2017

It has been said that playing with a chip on your shoulder is good, that it is a motivational tool that brings out the best in a ballplayer. And while there are a variety of different conditions that govern such players on every team, ranging from justifying the hype, carrying the load on a new ball club or resurrecting personal stock that has slipped, there are a great deal of talents...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Spring Training All-Access: Brandon Phillips and Dansby Swanson

Braves Spring Training All-Access on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast previews the upcoming 2017 season with exclusive interviews featuring Braves players, coaches and team executives. Check your local listings for airings.
Via FOX Sports South
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The Calculated Mediocrity of the Atlanta Braves

The Braves aren’t going to go very far this year: that’s an assertion that’s unlikely to bite me six months from now. Both our Depth Charts projections and Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast Atlanta failing to clear the 80-win threshold. The acquisition of Brandon Phillips over the weekend did little, if anything, to change that. Phillips is roundly projected to be just...
Via Fangraphs
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Reds to trade Brandon Phillips to Braves

Brandon Phillips appears to be packing his bags after more than a decade in Cincinnati.The Reds have agreed to trade their longtime second baseman to the Atlanta Braves,’s Buster Olney reported Sunday, citing a source. It’s unclear what Cincinnati will acquire in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal doesn’t expect it to be much. Rosenthal was the first to report...
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Is Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves a possibility?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, the panel discusses rumors that Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips could possibly be traded to the Atlanta Braves.
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Nats looking elsewhere after Phillips trade falls through

The Nationals are moving on to other targets after their proposed trade for Brandon Phillips reportedly fell through. Washington had an agreement with the Cincinnati Reds for a Phillips trade, but the second baseman had to waive his no-trade clause for the deal to happen. According to CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman, Phillips wanted a contract extension from Washington before approving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats close to completing trade for Brandon Phillips

The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly agreed to a deal that would send Brandon Phillips to the Washington Nationals. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Phillips must waive his no-trade clause for the trade to be completed, as he is protected since he has 10 years of MLB service and five in a row with the same club. Phillips seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter: 513 to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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