BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Braves' deal with Texas Rangers opens door again for Jose Ramirez

Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Angry Rangers fans’ tweets after Travis Demeritte was traded to the Braves

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella struck a deal with the Rangers’ GM Jon Daniel that sent Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez to Texas for first-round draft pick, Travis Demeritte. Harrell piched in Korea last year and Alvarez was fired by the Mets on May 23rd. So, it looks to be yet another “What kind […] Angry Rangers fans’ tweets after Travis Demeritte was traded...
Via Tomahawk Take
6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Trading Mad Libs

Use this form to write your own recap of whoever the Atlanta Braves decide to trade next or just have fun at parties with it.  Yesterday’s trade is used as an example! After nearly       20          (number)      minutes     (period of time; hours, days, fortnights) of rampant speculation, the Atlanta Braves      traded       […] Atlanta Braves...
Via Tomahawk Take
7 hours ago

Braves promote RHP Jose Ramirez, LHP Matt Marksberry from Triple-A

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-handed relief pitcher Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Gwinnett. Adding a left-handed reliever as well on Thursday, the Braves have opted to recall southpaw Matt Marksberry from Triple-A Gwinnett. However, because the Braves only had 37 players […] The post Braves...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Marksberry, Jose Ramirez promoted to Atlanta

The Braves shipped off two pitchers yesterday, and have called up two relievers from Gwinnett to take their spots. Play with a 23-man roster no more, Braves! #Braves select the contract of RHP Jose Ramirez and recall LHP Matt Marksberry from @GwinnettBraves.  Ramirez will wear uniform #40. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 28, 2016 Matt Marksberry has already pitched...
Via Talking Chop
9 hours ago

Scouting New Braves Prospect Travis Demeritte

The Atlanta Braves have turned one player they claimed off of waivers and another they signed to a minor-league deal into a prospect who appeared in this month’s Futures Game. Even if one is skeptical of that prospect, as I am, acquiring a tooled-up middle infielder for two pieces you acquired at next to no cost represents a success for the rebuilding Braves. The newly acquired...
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 7/27: Rio Ruiz Goes Yard

Rio Ruiz hit his 6th home run of the year to help Gwinnett to a win, along with a strong start from Aaron Blair. Isranel Wilson also homered on the day, and Kyle Muller pitched a scoreless outing. (48-56) Gwinnett Braves 2, (52-49) Indianapolis Indians 1 Box Score Rio Ruiz, 3B: 1-4, RBI, .268/.353/.381 Mel Rojas Jr., CF: 1-4, .321/.385/.569 Aaron Blair, SP: 6 IP, 5 H...
Via Talking Chop
15 hours ago

Braves news and links: Atlanta picks up a power hitting prospect

The Atlanta Braves picked up power hitting prospect Travis Demeritte in a trade with the Rangers on Wednesday. Braves News Freeman’s huge night helps Braves beat Twins in slugfest, 9-7 Freddie Freeman went 4-for-4 with a homer and five RBIs to help lead the Braves to a 9-7 win and a two-game sweep of the Twins. Braves trade Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez to Rangers...
Via Talking Chop
17 hours ago

Freeman HR, 5 RBIs as Braves top Twins for 2-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep. Freeman went 4 for 4 with a walk. His 18th homer gave the Braves a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning. The Twins closed to 8-7 in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Joe Mauer. Nick Markakis singled home a run...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Relief Pitchers

The trade deadline is quickly approaching as the Atlanta Braves sit comfortably in last place. At this point, they would have to win every single game to even be playoff relevant. Each game is a complete gamble as to whether the batting or the pitching will be successful, but they never seem to both be chugging along at the same time. This leads to constant frustration from the whole...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur on DH: It’s fun. You get to eat and hit.

Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

Everybody knows the Atlanta Braves are the worst team in baseball. So, will they make any major moves before the trade deadline comes August 1? According to history, there is a strong possibility for a sizable trade to happen. The Braves were known for having a lousy farm system in the past, but recently they have made stellar moves to develop their system into the top three in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

If you’re trying to find the hottest garage sale of the summer, look no further than the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Braves are “aggressively shopping” shortstop Erick Aybar, outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and some of their lefty relievers. Rival executive: #Braves aggressively shopping Aybar, Francoeur, left-handed relievers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Julio Teheran leaves start with injury

DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran left Friday night's start against Colorado in the fifth inning with an injury. Teheran left the game after facing one batter in the fifth with what the team said was right lat tightness. His status was described as day to day. Mark Reynolds beat out an infield single that Teheran had tried to chase down from the mound. It wasn...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis shatters a suite window in Cincy with a screeching foul ball

This is why we can't have nice things, kids.Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis sent a seemingly harmless foul ball into the stands at Great American Ball Park in the eighth inning. But it ended up doing plenty of damage:Luckily, it appears no one was sitting near the window inside the suite. And it did provide a little excitement in a matchup between the National League's...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM: We have ‘no intention’ of trading Julio Teheran

If you thought you were gonna steal away a Colombian righty at the deadline this year, the Atlanta Braves will unfortunately be Teheran up your heart. Brave general manager John Coppolella said Tuesday that the team has “no intention” of trading away Julio Teheran and that they “fully expect him to be a Brave on August 2nd,” per Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Foltynewicz Is Almost There

Earlier today I wrote about how the Braves should feel motivated to trade Julio Teheran, given all of the circumstances of the market. I believe what I said in that post, and I do think that, from a rational perspective, the time now is right to sell Teheran while he’s cruising. That all being said, this is sports, and at the core of this whole endeavor, there are fans, fans driven...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Should Be Motivated to Trade Julio Teheran

Let’s be clear about the reality of baseball trades. Despite all of the rumors and all of the posturing, every team has the same stance on just about every player: The player is available for trade, given a good-enough offer. That second part is where it gets complicated, because “good enough” can mean very different things. Not all teams value all players in the same way,...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option Shelby Miller to Triple-A

The terrible season that Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through has gotten worse. The team announced Thursday that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. #Dbacks option right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to the Triple-A Reno @Aces. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 14, 2016 The Diamondbacks gave up a lot...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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