The Braves are giving 20,000 hopeless fans 'worst-to-first rings' to get excited for 2017

The Atlanta Braves (33-66) have the worst record in baseball this season. They've been nearly unwatchable for 99 games, particularly at home. They've won just 14 games at Turner Field, giving fans very little to be excited about. More likely than not, the Braves will finish last in the NL East and will have nowhere to go but up in 2017. That alone should give fans hope for next...
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4 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Trade Outlook

Atlanta Braves Trade Outlook Aroldis Chapman started the movement of back-end relievers and former Atlanta Braves albatross outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. became the first outfield domino to fall last night. How do these moves effect the Braves at the deadline?   The Relief Market First reactions to the Chapman move were that the Yankees made […] Atlanta Braves Trade Outlook - Tomahawk...
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5 hours ago

Austin Riley finding his swing for the Rome Braves

ROME, GA — The Atlanta Braves went into full rebuild mode last season. John Hart took the helm and began a new era of Braves baseball, getting a lot of big money stars off the books in exchange for a bevy of elite, young prospects. They also made a big haul in the first round […] The post Austin Riley finding his swing for the Rome Braves appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
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6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Trade Deadline… Kinda Dead?

The Mississippi Braves are surging… this could delay a pair of key promotions as Minor League teams start to hit their home stretch.  Or those promotions may not happen at all. The AA Southern League is home of the Mississippi Braves, and though they have been treading water with an overall record of 51-48, that […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Trade Deadline… Kinda Dead?...
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8 hours ago

Atlanta Braves and Dustin Peterson… Where to go from here?

It’s a funny thing about break-out seasons…  they tend to make scouts and front office management itch, because it’s hard to know what to make of the sudden production. When the Braves acquired Dustin Peterson from the San Diego Padres as part of the Justin Upton trade of 2014, he was kind of an overlooked […] Atlanta Braves and Dustin Peterson… Where to go from here?...
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1 day ago

Braves Rewind: Whatever happened to...Kyle Davies?

We're taking a look at Braves from years past. The "Baby Braves" of 2005 were a big reason the Braves won the NL East for a 14th consecutive season. We saw the debuts of Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, and Kelly Johnson, as well other young players such as Wilson Betemit and Adam LaRoche. One of those debuts was Kyle Davies. Drafted in 2001, Davies was ranked the 53rd-best prospect...
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1 day ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Good things are happening down in Mississippi

A trio of players down in Mississippi continue to give fans hope for the future Gwinnett Braves 2, Buffalo Bisons 1 Box Score Rio Ruiz, 3B: 1-4, 2B, run, .265/.350/.364 Sean Kazmar, 2B: 2-4, 2 RBI, .274/.296/.363 Casey Kelly, SP: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3.58 ERA Gwinnett used a strong outing from Casey Kelly and just a bit of offense to beat Buffalo 2-1. At this point...
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1 day ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Freddie Freeman was playing with a “cracked” rib

Last week, it was reported that Freddie Freeman was playing through “various ailments.” Now we know just how serious one of those ailments was. BRAVES NEWS Braves get swept by Rockies as NL West road game woes continue Tyrell Jenkins had an extremely rough first inning against the Rockies. He walked three batters (including the pitcher) and gave up four runs. He eventually...
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1 day ago

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...
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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...
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2 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 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
4 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...
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6 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wisler fails to keep the ball down in Cincy and pays the price

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What's a walk-off win feel like? Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman & Chase d'Arnaud answer

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8 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...
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8 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,...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves put closer Vizcaino on DL with right oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed struggling closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Vizcaino left Friday's 11-2 loss to Colorado after throwing three pitches in the ninth. It was his first appearance since he missed four straight games with an infection on his right elbow. Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated that Jim...
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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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred rejects idea that rise in home runs is due to PEDs, ball changes

No one in baseball, including Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, isn’t aware of the spike in home runs throughout the first half of the 2016 season. However, given baseball’s recent history with performance enhancing drugs, one’s mind would be forgiven for wondering if PEDs had anything to do with the sudden rise in homers this season. Manfred, addressing the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM: ‘We aren’t trading’ Julio Teheran

In the midst of one of their worst seasons in recent history, the last-place Atlanta Braves figure to be sellers between now and the trade deadline early next month. Without much in terms of capital on the Big League club, the central focus of rumors surrounding the Braves have involved All-Star starter Julio Teheran. The 25-year-old ace has long been considered to be on the trade...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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