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Shelby Miller: Pseudo-Prospect

As a part of whatever their plan is, the Braves have reportedly made Shelby Miller available, and they’re taking calls from almost everyone. Miller has three more years of team control, so it’s not like he’d be just a short-term addition, but the Braves would probably like to exchange that for four or five or six years of control of somebody else. It’s nice to have three...
Via Fangraphs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: Braves’ Shelby Miller Drawing Heavy Trade Interest

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the market for Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller is reaching a fevered pitch and as many as 20 teams have checked in on him. Miller, 25, had an excellent season for the Braves despite his 6-17 record, posting a 3.02 ERA, 1.247 WHIP and 3.45 FIP in 205.1 innings with 171 strikeouts. He had a 3.6 WAR, topping the 3.4 WAR he produced in...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Sign Jim Johnson To One-Year Deal

According to Mark Bowman of, the Atlanta Braves have signed reliever Jim Johnson to a one-year contract worth $2.5MM. The Braves later confirmed it. DejaVu — The Braves have signed right-handed reliever Jim Johnson to a one-year deal. They signed him on Dec. 3 last year. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 30, 2015 Jim […]
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Julio Teheran: Potential Offseason Target

Julio Teheran  Position: Right-handed Starting Pitcher 2015 Stats: 200.2 IP, 20.3 K%, 8.7 BB%, 2.0 WARP, 4.04 ERA, 4.21 DRA How He Fits: In the last edition of ‘The Beer List,’ my primary assertion was that intelligent front offices must find value wherever it may lie, and then have the courage to leverage those valuable assets when necessary […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves Trade Shelby Miller?

Nearly a month into the 2015-2016 MLB offseason, things have been much quieter on the free agent front than in recent years. Despite this slow start on the free agent market, there has been plenty of news, rumors, and speculation to go around on the trade front. We have already seen several blockbuster trades, most […]
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to one-year deal with veteran arm Bud Norris

The Atlanta Braves' annual "veteran presence" signing for the starting rotation returned on Wednesday afternoon when the team announced the acquisition of 30-year-old free agent Bud Norris. The veteran right-hander agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million and, according to Braves general manager John Coppolella, he will be expected to add leadership to what was one of the youngest...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' top prospects for 2016: Composite rankings

Prospect rankings are inherently subjective and there are few checks and balances. Minor-league baseball, unlike college football or college basketball, unofficial development leagues for the other major sports, plays out largely obscured from the public view. It's difficult to cast a critical eye on any given list when you've never seen those prospects in action. Opinions are formed...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Outta left field: The strangest thing about Braves` sell-off

How the Atlanta Braves are breaking the first rule of building a publicly funded stadium.
Via Baseball Prospectus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Atlanta Braves

The Braves have made some headlines this year with a number of trades to bring in young talent. While the short-term picture suffers with the loss of some popular, productive players, they are setting their future up with a lot of depth in their farm system. With a few players on the verge of contributing to the big league team, the next year or two may not be as bad as it could...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Braves, Phillies, Starling, Dombrowski, Japan, more

A few days ago, the Braves traded Cameron Maybin to the Tigers for a pair of promising-but-unproven pitchers. Predictably, the deal elicited mostly angst from Atlanta fans. Not Andrelton-level angst, but enough that yet a few more foam tomahawks hit the bottoms of wastebaskets. Put another way, the camel hasn’t collapsed, but his back is starting to sag something awful. Youth movement...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Tigers for pair of relievers

The Atlanta Braves fire sale continued today, as the club dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for relievers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. Braves acquire LHPs Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Cameron Maybin and cash considerations. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 20, 2015   Maybin...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves noncommital on manager Fredi Gonzalez's future beyond 2016

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is signed through next season, but then what? YardbarkerThe Atlanta Braves are focused on the future. That is obvious. They’ve traded Andrelton Simmons for prospects and also could move their top starting pitcher, Shelby Miller.Yet, one key aspect of their organization remains decidedly short term: the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez.Gonzalez...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

From 2014 to now: Coppolella and Hart's rapid rebuild

The Atlanta Braves entered the 2014 season coming off of a 96-win campaign and National League East division title. Fast-forward two years and that same Braves roster is a distant memory. The Braves were expected to be a strong contender in 2014 after their success in '13 despite losing key free agents Brian McCann and Tim Hudson. With a young core of Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman...
Via Fox Sports South
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM tells fans to be patient before criticizing trades

The Atlanta Braves are in the trying start of a long rebuild. Braves fans were given another reality check this week when the club traded star shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels. If that wasn’t a tough pill to swallow on its own, reports suggested the team was willing to move first baseman Freddie Freeman as well. The Braves are truly exploring every opportunity...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shopping Freddie Freeman makes sense for Braves

Before the trade one might have suggested Andrelton Simmons was the “Face of the Braves.” A counter-argument would be Freddie Freeman. Despite Simmons’ defensive prowess and the relative fame it afforded him, Freddie Freeman was and is the Braves best player. Now that the club is just one season away from opening a new ballpark, it seems like a good idea to give fans something...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who to Believe on the Freddie Freeman Rumors?

It seems that every winter, the heating up of internet baseball-related rumors lead to statements that stretch common sense to the maximum. For example, on Friday, at least two non-credible web sources said that the Atlanta Braves were in discussions with the St. Louis Cardinals to trade their first baseman Freddie Freeman. One went as far as asserting the sides were “close...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves for Sean Newcomb, Erick Aybar

The Los Angeles Angels have pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason so far as they acquired shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Simmons, known as a defensive wizard, is signed through 2020. The 26-year-old is set to make $6 million next season, and then $8 million, $11 million,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Andrelton Simmons appears nuts, but makes sense

On Wednesday night, an interesting rumor began to surface – the Atlanta Braves were discussing trading shortstop Andrelton Simmons to an unnamed NL West team. Source: #Braves deep in talks with NL West team about possible trade. — Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) November 12, 2015   Source: #Braves trade talks with NL West team revolve around Andrelton Simmons. — Jonah...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves family loses Tommy Hanson

When news broke Monday that Tommy Hanson was in a coma in an Atlanta hospital after a friend found him not breathing, Braves Country became immediately concerned about the former Brave. The phrase ‘once a Brave, always a Brave’ has never meant as much as it does in times like this. News came Tuesday that Hanson, 29, had died. Hanson spent the 2009-2012 with the Atlanta Braves...
Via BravesWire
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dies At 29

Major League Baseball is mourning the death of former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson. Hanson, who suffered “catastrophic organ failure,” went into a coma and was transferred to an Atlanta hospital, per Zach Klein of WBS-TV. He died Monday at the hospital. Hanson amassed a career 49-35 record, a 3.80 ERA and 648 strikeouts at the major league level. He finished third in...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB GM Project: Atlanta Braves 2015-16

Last offseason, Washington Nationals were my team and it was a ton of fun. Plus, it helped my self-esteem to know that the changes I made might have won the division (considering the moves Mike Rizzo made did not win an NL East title). This time the Atlanta Braves were the team to simulate and it was an interesting week. My projected budget was 114 million with an eye on salary relief...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright: Expletive directed at Freddie Freeman 'playful'

David Wright was caught on camera dropping a not-so-friendly “f-you” on Freddie Freeman during Wednesday’s New York Mets-Atlanta Braves tilt, but the Mets captain downplayed the exchange following the team’s 6-3 loss. The vulgar greeting occurred at first base during the seventh inning after Wright hit a game-tying single. Wright’s f-bomb may have been precipitated by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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