Atlanta Braves Might Have Catching Option Dumped in Their Laps

At tonight’s contract tendering deadline, there were a couple of surprises.  One was a respectable catcher in a market devoid of respectable catchers. If Atlanta Braves General Manager John Coppolella has not already been on the phone tonight with the ISE Baseball representative for Welington Castillo, then I would be shocked. The timing was a […] Atlanta Braves Might Have Catching...
Via Tomahawk Take
8 minutes ago

Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on Alex Jackson

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Alex Jackson from the Seattle Mariners along with a player to be named for Robert Whalen and Max Povse, two fairly advanced pitching prospects. Will he be worth the cost the team paid? Who Is He? The Atlanta Braves were certainly aware of Jackson as a high schooler. He was […] Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on Alex Jackson - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Deal for Jaime Garcia Puzzling

The Atlanta Braves completed a swap for St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia last night sending a package of 3 fringe Major League prospects to Missouri. The deal is an interesting one, but not the type of franchise-altering swap of which Braves fans have become accustomed. If you’re a casual fan, you probably aren’t entirely sure who this Garcia guy is and that...
Via Off The Bench
15 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Hopes Dashed: There Will Be International Penalties

  As of this morning, it appeared that the new agreement between players and owners might be creating a brand new procedure for the international Market… one that might allow the Braves to participate. Apparently not. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports delivered the bad news coming to the Atlanta Braves late this afternoon:   Current […] Atlanta Braves Hopes Dashed: There Will Be...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Braves finalize deal with utility player Sean Rodriguez

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have finalized an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez. The team announced the deal Wednesday after Rodriguez passed a physical. The 31-year-old provides depth with major league starts at every position except catcher. He hit .270 with 18 homers and 56 RBI - all career highs - for Pittsburgh in 2016. Rodriguez has...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Braves, Sean Rodriguez agree to 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Saturday because the agreement will not become official until Rodriguez passes a physical. Rodriguez, 31, provides depth with major league starts at...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Braves Needed to Sign Sean Rodriguez

$11.5 million is what the Braves will give Sean Rodriguez over the next two years, and that seems fine even if he reverts to a utility infielder that faces mostly lefties. But there’s a few things Rodriguez did right last year, and if he does those things right again, he’ll be worth much more than the money he’s due. A team like the Braves needed to make a signing like this...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves surprise longtime usher with free rides to all 2017 games in new ballpark

In 2017, the Atlanta Braves will move into SunTrust Park, a new stadium in Cobb County, 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. The slight re-location has been widely criticized for signaling to the city of Atlanta and its mostly non-white population that the Braves organization is indifferent to their fandom. Well, in a move that can be viewed as a rebuttal to that criticism or...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves focused on trying to acquire Chris Sale

The Atlanta Braves have already added two veteran starters via free agency, but they apparently remain focused on making an even bigger splash in the trade market. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is the main focus of the Braves, and they remain in contact with Chicago about a deal. Sale would have a very large price...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves showing serious interest in Jason Castro

Looking to put a 68-93 season behind them, the Atlanta Braves continue to turn to the free agent market in the hopes of retooling their roster. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Wednesday, the Braves are among the most serious bidders for free agent catcher Jason Castro. The Braves are also among the most serious bidders for catcher Jason Castro, as they look at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard has funny reaction to Colon signing with Braves

Bartolo Colon has been one of the most consistent and entertaining players on the New York Mets roster over the past three seasons. Like many fans, fellow hurler Noah Syndergaard is devastated to see the 43-year-old leave. Colon reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, and Syndergaard reacted with a hilarious tweet: Feelings right now #BigSexy pic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta’s Offseason Is Off to a Decent Start

The Braves seem committed to fielding a competitive product next year. I don’t think we see eye-to-eye on this — the way I figure, it’s not yet time for the Braves to attempt to push forward. But I also can’t bring myself to be too critical of an operation that wants to build a winner for its fans, so I’m just looking for the Braves to keep from getting too aggressive....
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey

The Atlanta Braves have made their first move of what promises to be an extremely active offseason for the struggling franchise. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed 42-year-old former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract. It also includes a team option for the 2018 season. Welcome to #BravesCountry @RADickey43! #ChopOn ...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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