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MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves rally, but fall to Marlins

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves fell behind by four runs early to the Miami Marlins. Good pitching, and a rally in the eighth inning made things interesting, but Atlanta did go down in the end, 6-5. Here are three things we learned from Tuesday's loss to Miami, the second consecutive defeat at the hands of the Marlins: 1. MIKE MINOR'S WOES CONTINUE IN A BIG, BIG WAY Entering...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air

During the Atlanta Braves broadcast, Chip Caray had a very unfortunate slip-up on the air. Not the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. [Awful Announcing] The post Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Dives Backward, Lays Out To Record Force Out (Video)

It was just another day at the ballpark for Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons Monday night, as he executed yet another absurd defensive feat. Simmons’ Gold Glove defense was on display during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins when he somehow — probably through the use of magic — was able to change directions in a split-second to record a force out that looked...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Records an Unbelievable Web Gem

Andrelton Simmons shockingly remains a little-known shortstop, even after winning a 2013 Gold Glove, signing a fat extension last February and making routine web gems like this one. As the Marlins put on a hit-and-run, Simmons glided toward the bag before Jordany Valdespin ripped one to the gap vacated by him. He flawlessly reaches back then contorts his body to record a seemingly...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes diving stop for force play

The Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is turning into a routine highlight reel at shortstop.  Reminding fans of Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, or Cal Ripken.  Check out his latest web gem as he is shifted into good position, but smothers the sharp grounder by Jordany Valdespin, then has the awareness to smack the bag with his bare hand on a hit and run hack by Christian Yelich (via...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Why You Should Never Give Up On Wood

Oh man, it's back to real life!  After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I'll share some fun graphics next week), it's back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood. Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering Ks and ratios.  But when Mike Minor got off the DL and...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch. MLB.com's Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves option Avilan to AAA, add lefty bullpen help

ATLANTA -- July can be a month of extreme change to an MLB roster. For the second day in a row, the Atlanta Braves tweaked their roster, optioning struggling left-handed relief pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett, while at the same time purchasing the contract of lefty Chasen Shreve from Double-A Mississippi. Saturday's move came approximately 24 hours after the Braves released...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Release Dan Uggla With $18 Million Owed

The Atlanta Braves finally decided to cut the cord with Dan Uggla and released the struggling second baseman requesting unconditional release waivers on a former starter still guaranteed over $18 million for the remainder of this year and next. The Braves have tried for the better part of a year to trade Uggla without success and made the decision to release him. “We’ve been...
Via Baseball News Source
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves officially release Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves finally made a move on Friday that most baseball fans saw coming for months now, releasing struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla was in the midst of a season that saw the thirty-four-year-old hit just two home runs (both coming in the same game) and post a .162 batting average in 48 games this season. The decision seemed to be in the works in the Atlanta...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  2 Comments

A look at the Atlanta Braves at the All-Star break

The Atlanta Braves finished the first half of their 2014 season on Sunday with a 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs, giving the team a 52-43 record before the All-Star Game. The team’s record leaves them behind the Washington Nationals at the top of the NL East by .001 percentage point, which means that if the season ended today they would face off with the San Francisco Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves suspend Dan Uggla after he's late to game

getty images The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game without pay. That is just over $80,000 for those doing the math at home. Uggla’s suspension comes after he was extremely tardy. The Braves have not been using Uggla much as he has just 18 trips to the plate since the end of May. The veteran second baseman is hitting just .162/.241/.331 on the...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  1 Comment
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