Atlanta Braves decided to make minor moves on Thursday

It’s moving season and the Braves are participating What a wonderful time of the year…no other sports are on, just baseball and we’ve got the trade deadline quickly approaching.  July 31st (and probably a few days before) will be all madness.  What’s in store for the Atlanta Braves?  Well, great question. While we sit here […] Atlanta Braves decided to make minor moves...
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14 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News: The morning chop, box score, Dansby Swanson sent down, new top 20 prospect rankings

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Well…that game didn’t go as planned.  The Atlanta Braves sent Aaron Blair to the hill on Wednesday afternoon as he took the spot of recently traded Jaime Garcia.  Blair, once a top prospect, is still only 25-years-old, but has been given many chances to perform for the Braves.  He […] Atlanta Braves News: The morning chop...
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1 day ago

No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson being demoted to minors by Braves

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson will be heading down to the minor leagues to see if he can turn things around.The Atlanta Braves informed Swanson that he will be sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett, multiple Braves reporters said on Wednesday. Swanson was acquired by the Braves as part of the infamous Shelby Miller trade with Arizona prior to last season. Despite having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Twins will consider moving Jaime Garcia, Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins acquired Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves less than a week ago. Despite that, Garcia will reportedly be placed on the trade block should Minnesota’s recent struggles continue. The same can be said for fellow veteran starter Ervin Santana. Minnesota entered Wednesday’s action with a 49-50 record and having lost nine of its past 13 games. The Twins currently...
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Kurt Suzuki’s remarkable season

The mystical rejuvenation powers of hitting a bunch of fly balls, through the lens of a backup catcher. Words are strange. Case in point: “remarkable.” Just looking at the word in and of itself, you get, “can be remarked upon.” But, if you go to a dictionary definition, you get something somewhat different: 1. notably or conspicuously unusual, extraordinary; 2. worthy...
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1 day ago

Braves look to lock down series win behind Blair

Aaron Blair returns to the majors to take on his former team while the Braves look to win another series against the Diamondbacks. After a breakout offensive performance last night in the desert, the Braves now look to win the series and move to 5-1 against the Diamondbacks in 2017. Atlanta will turn to Aaron Blair in the series finale, with the 25-year-old making his first start...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Twins bolster starting rotation, acquire Jamie Garcia

The Minnesota Twins gave their starting rotation a much-needed upgrade on Monday when they acquired Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves. The trade has been close to happening for the better part of a week but nearly fell through, as well.Garcia is obviously the big name in this exchange. Nobody is kidding themselves into thinking the Garcia will be a front-line ace in Minnesota...
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Clayton Kershaw: ‘A lot of frustration’ over latest back injury

Clayton Kershaw’s latest health setback really has him pounding his glove.The Los Angeles Dodgers ace lefty was forced to exit his start against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday with what the team later called “right lower back tightness.” After the game, Kershaw addressed reporters.“A lot of frustration,” said the former NL MVP, per JP Hoornstra of the Orange County Register...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Tyler Flowers is setting the stage for catcher’s safety

Tyler Flowers is setting the stage for catcher’s safety. Braves C breaks down his gear for Chopcast LIVE’s Cory McCartney and Zach Dillard.
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Braves' Jaime Garcia on grand slam vs. Dodgers' Alex Wood.

"I never hit a grand slam in my life, even when I was in Little League, so that was pretty cool." - Braves' Jaime Garcia on blast vs. Dodgers' Alex Wood.
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Tyler Flowers on Jaime Garcia's grand slam as Braves ripped Dodgers

"I was at second and I was thinking 'That sounded really good.'" - Tyler Flowers on Jaime Garcia's grand slam as Braves ripped Dodgers.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Braves reportedly finalizing Jaime Garcia trade

The Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves are nearing a deal involving starting pitcher Jaime Garcia.Reports all Thursday have said the two sides were talking about such a trade, and now Twins beat writer Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press says the deal is close to being finalized. Garcia’s salary for 2017 is $12 million, and he has nearly $5 million left to be paid this season....
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Army veteran told to lower American flag by Braves parking attendant

Prior to Monday’s game, Adam Mourdock, an Army veteran and Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, went to fly his American flag while tailgating as he normally does. But Mourdock’s routine was broken by a parking attendant (who later identified herself as the supervisor) who told him that raising the flag was not allowed.“She said you need to take it down. It’s against the...
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Javier Baez’s errant throw breaks an iPad in Braves dugout

The Atlanta Braves are out about $1,000 last night after Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez tried a quick throw to first base to complete a double play. Instead, Baez’s sidearm throw went wildly off target and into the Braves dugout, drilling the expensive tablet and knocking it over. It’s technically unclear whether that is an iPad or some other tablet but for the sake of the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Organist has Fun with Visiting Cubs

When Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski was brainstorming, trying to come up with some clever song choices for the visiting Chicago Cubs players, he had no idea they would ever reach beyond the walls of SunTrust Park. But, as you might have surmised, they did. When Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward came to plate for the first time, Kaminski (who grew up a fan of the 2016 World...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Kris Medlen Update

After the spontaneous reemergence of Kris Medlen in May, much of the hype has disappeared. While in Atlanta, pitching has since picked up. R.A. Dickey and Mike Foltynewicz have found their rhythm, and the addition of Freddie Freeman has solidified consistent run support. Quite possibly, Kris Medlen’s ticket for re-admittance to the big leagues has waivered. Every season a Cinderella...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: old man Snitker has a farm

The Atlanta Braves’ farm system is the best in baseball. With nine prospects in Baseball America’s recently issued top 100, the Braves outdistance any other major league franchise, the closest being the Yankees and Phillies at seven. Division rival Miami, by contrast, tallied not a single top 100 prospect. But none of the groundbreaking numbers matter in the minors if they do...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves have some tough trade deadline decisions to make

With the July 31 trade deadline quickly approaching, the Atlanta Braves have decisions to make. Do they want to try to be contenders for the rest of the season, or start looking towards the 2018 season? The Braves are currently 8.5 games out of first place in the National League East and seven games out of the second wild card spot. GM, John Coppolella, and the Braves front office...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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