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Mallex Smith, Mike Foltynewicz lead Braves over Giants

Mallex Smith came through at the plate while Mike Foltynewicz turned in a good performance on the mound for the Atlanta Braves in a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Atlanta Braves staked starter Mike Foltynewicz to an early lead and they held on late for a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Giants struck first as Brandon Belt connected for a solo home run in...
Via Talking Chop
6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Sign Right-Handed Relief Pitcher Dale Thayer

Braves Sign RH Dale Thayer To Bolster Bullpen The Atlanta Braves signed right-handed pitcher Dale Thayer to a minor league contract.  The 35-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers during this past offseason, but opted out of that deal earlier this month. In 2016 with the Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers Double-A affiliate), he posted a […] Atlanta Braves Sign Right-Handed...
Via Tomahawk Take
8 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Monday, Version 4.3

Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Monday: New Names In Other Mocks? If you read the All Questions Answered discussion that started last Friday (a recurring feature we do around here on the last Friday of the month), you’ll notice a lot of the discussion was about the draft, and specifically about how recent mock drafts from […] Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Monday, Version 4.3 - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
9 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Memorial Day Tribute to Former Braves

Atlanta Braves Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen Braves While many understand the importance of today, still many others see it as a reason to grill out, watch day baseball and enjoy a day off of work. Even some of those who do understand that today is about honoring military often don’t understand that today is […] Atlanta Braves Memorial Day Tribute to Former Braves - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
11 hours ago

Braves MLB Draft (and anything else really) Q&A with Eric Cole

Today, our own Eric Cole will be doing a Q&A on the MLB Draft and any other Braves' prospect related topics Its getting closer and closer to that magical time of the year where we will see who will join the ranks of the Braves' minor league system in 2016 and who we can start penciling in to lineups in 2020 (or so). The MLB Draft is not like the NBA or NFL drafts since you can...
Via Talking Chop
12 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Jenkins continues to impress, but affiliates go winless

Rough night down on the farm as every team, including the majors, took a loss Gwinnett Braves 1, Syracuse Chiefs 3 Box Score Ozzie Albies, SS: 1-4, .229/.263/.358 Brandon Snyder, RF: 3-4, 2B, RBI, .324/.362/.417 Tyrell Jenkins, SP: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2.97 ERA Gwinnett's offense could not take advantage of yet another strong start from Tyrell Jenkins as they fell...
Via Talking Chop
12 hours ago

Blister causes Julio Teheran problems in Braves' loss to Marlins

Blister causes Julio Teheran problems in Braves' loss to Marlins
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran on rotation's success, need for run support

Julio Teheran has been dominant, but he's not the only Braves starter rolling. Atlatna's ace on the rotation's success, and the need for run support.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves bullpen riding hot streak

"You get rolling a little bit and things start clicking." -- Eric O'Flaherty, more Braves arms on bullpen's recent run.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves place SS Aybar on DL with bruised foot, recall Blair

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed shortstop Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right foot. Aybar left Friday night's game in the fifth, one inning after he was hit by a pitch from Miami's Adam Conley. The Braves said Friday night that X-rays were negative. Aybar, acquired as part of the offseason deal that sent shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Have Become Unwatchable, And It’s Not Just The Team

It is no secret that, to this point, the 2016 season has been an unmitigated disaster for the Atlanta Braves. It seems that every week the team is setting another record for incompetence. This week, by starting the season 2-20 at home, the Braves broke a record that had been untouched since 1906. But for all the team’s struggles to this point, there should at least be some excitement...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves recall Garcia, designate Brignac for assignment

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves utility infielder Reid Brignac has been designated for assignment and third baseman Adonis Garcia has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Garcia began the season as the starting third baseman and also started four games in left field before he was optioned to Gwinnett on May 7. Garcia hit .356 with four homers and 18 RBIs at Gwinnett after hitting...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman: “right now, I suck”

The Atlanta Braves are the worst team in the National League (though the Cincinnati Reds are hot on their tails for that title). Star first baseman Freddie Freeman is one of many Braves hitters struggling, and he was incredibly blunt about his season so far on Thursday. “Right now, I suck. There’s no getting around it,” said Freeman, who’s hitting just .186 in his past...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan celebrates foul ball snag with Ric Flair strut (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan celebrated his foul ball grab by doing the Ric Flair strut during Thursday night's game against Milwaukee.It happened in the seventh inning as Braves catcher Tyler Flowers hit a foul grounder towards the first base side. Some fans in the front row had a chance, but it went through their grasp, right into the hands of a lucky fan in the third row who was in...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Hector Olivera accepts 82-game suspension after assault charge

NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced the suspension Thursday, saying it is retroactive to April 30 and covers 82 games. Major League Baseball said Olivera will not appeal...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Joe Mikulik should manage Braves for rest of 2016

The decision to fire Fredi Gonzalez has left the Atlanta Braves with interim Brian Snitker to manage the team. Now, perhaps the Braves are planning on using the rest of the 2016 season as something of an audition for Snitker but really, what sense does that make? You could generate some amalgamation of the best 10 managers in MLB history and they wouldn’t be able to do anything...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Brian Matusz Trade

Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen noted on Twitter, the $838,900 in bonus money tied to that pick bumps the Braves’ draft and international bonus pool up to $13.2 million, which gives them the third-largest...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones doesn’t rule out being Braves’ manager

The Atlanta Braves did the not-so-surprising thing earlier this week by firing manager Fredi Gonzalez after a league-worst 9-28 start. Brian Snitker has gone 3-3 since taking over for the team, but it looks like former player Chipper Jones could be in line for the job. Jones retired from the diamond following the 2012 season after spending 19 years with the team. He was the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones hasn’t ruled out managing Braves

If the Atlanta Braves were to come calling, Chipper Jones just might consider ditching retirement to come back to the dugout as manager of his old ball club. Speaking with Atlanta’s 680-AM The Fan on Friday, Jones wasn’t tipping his hand. “No comment,” was his answer, via ALJ.com, when he was asked straight up if he had any interest in managing the Braves. But he wouldn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar gets chicken bone caught in throat, taken to doctor

There’s a lot of bad luck going on right now in Atlanta, and things don’t seem to be getting better for the 10-29 Braves anytime soon. Shortstop Erick Aybar suffered a throat injury on Thursday, which is a bit different. He reportedly choked on a chicken bone and was taken to a local doctor. #Braves SS Erick Aybar got a chicken bone stuck in throat at lunch, taken to doctor...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez found out about firing via a flight confirmation email

Fredi Gonzalez reportedly learned that the Atlanta Braves were firing him when he received an unexpected flight confirmation email. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gonzalez received an email shortly before his former team’s loss to the Pirates on Monday informing him that he had a scheduled flight to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. Since the Braves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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