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RONALD ACUNA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ronald Acuna situation offers a way MLBPA can get back at owners over spending

Acuna is likely to see his service time manipulated this season
Via CBSSports.com
1 day ago

NL East notes: Braves, Nats, Gio, Phillies

The Braves are attempting to add an outfielder, Jon Morosi of MLB.com tweets. With soon-to-be ex-Ray Corey Dickerson now available, Morosi wonders if Atlanta could emerge as a suitor for him. The Braves currently have two entrenched starting outfielders in center fielder Ender Inciarte and right fielder Nick Markakis, and all-world prospect Ronald Acuna is charging toward the majors...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top prospect Ronald Acuna aims to play way onto Braves' opening day roster

Ronald Acuna, considered one of baseball's top prospects, arrived to spring training four days ahead of schedule with one goal in mind: a spot on the Braves' opening day roster.
Via Sporting News
5 days ago

Braves News: Acuna arrives early as camp continues

The Braves made a small addition to their catching contingent on Wednesday, but the more exciting news involves the club’s to prospect. BRAVES NEWS Eager Acuna 5 days early to camp The Ronald Acuna coverage at Braves Spring Training is already under way with his mere arrival at camp. The noteworthy aspect of his arrival is that it comes five days prior to the expected arrival date...
Via Talking Chop
5 days ago

Top rookies to watch in the 2018 MLB season

The 2017 MLB season was memorable for a number of reasons. At or near the top of the list was the impact that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger had. The two rookies took the baseball world by storm. With spring training now right around the corner, it’s only fair to wonder. Who might do that in the 2018 MLB season?Looking at the pool, there are some strong candidates. The Chicago Cubs...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East notes: Acuna to start in Triple-A, Brinson happy to be a Marlin

Ronald Acuna is widely regarded as the best outfield prospect in baseball (if not the best prospect overall), but he tells MLB.com’s Mark Bowman that he’s also cognizant of the fact that he could open the year in the minors for a few weeks for service time reasons. The Braves could keep Acuna in Triple-A for as few as 12 days to open the season and, in doing so, secure an extra year...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Notes: Slow free agency could help Mets; teams asking about Braves' Acuna

Some items from around the NL East… The slowed free agent market could benefit a team with seemingly limited payroll space like the Mets, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News writes. If price tags fall due to the lack of movement, players like Jonathan Lucroy, Lance Lynn, or Alex Cobb could emerge on the Mets’ radar, especially if the team is willing to get “creative” with offers...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Making bold predictions for Braves in 2018

Making bold predictions for Braves in 2018, headlined by a very, very bold pick for Rookie of the Year (hint: it's NOT Ronald Acuna).
Via FOX Sports South
December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

NL East Notes: What will the Nationals, Braves do with their top prospects?

Though a few of the Braves’ relief targets have signed elsewhere, GM Alex Anthopoulos has an interesting contingency plan. An article by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals that Atlanta is apparently willing to utilize some of its young upside starters as relievers early on in their careers if the team can’t add the type of bullpen arms it's looking for through...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1139: The WAR We Want

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a Shohei Otani “deadline” and Braves prospect Ronald Acuna, then bring on FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron to discuss a dispute about WAR and valuing players between Bill James and sabermetric stat sites, the evolution of awards (and Hall of Fame) voting, why Dave expects certain teams to dictate the way the winter unfolds, and the...
Via Fangraphs
November 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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