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Short Hops: Braves shortstop 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the shortstop position: STATS THAT MATTER 2: There isn't anyone that regularly watches Major League Baseball that hasn't been amazed by something Andrelton Simmons has done with his...
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Should the Atlanta Braves blow it all up?

One of the more interesting storylines coming out of the GM meetings in Arizona this week is the Atlanta Braves and the seemingly inevitable need to blow up everything the organization has built up in recent years. And while the possibility of a full-blown rebuild is daunting, and something the Braves haven’t truly taken on in a good 25 years (failure to compete in the late-2000s...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves blow it all up?

One of the more interesting storylines coming out of the GM meetings in Arizona this week is the Atlanta Braves and the seemingly inevitable need to blow up everything the organization has built up in recent years. And while the possibility of a full-blown rebuild is daunting, and something the Braves haven’t truly taken on in a good 25 years (failure to compete in the late-2000s...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Take Home The Hardware

Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Atlanta Braves may not of had a successful season, but that didn’t stop them from celebrating the achievements of their players. Justin Upton, Andrleton Simmons, Jason Heyward, and Craig Kimbrel all took home awards. Justin Upton was named an NL Silver Slugger. Andrelton Simmons was a Golden Glove winner and was named the best defensive shortstop. While...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes yet another amazing dive catch

The Atlanta Braves season will go down as nothing short of a bitter disappointment.  So much so, the GM has been let go and a serious roster overhaul is probably necessary for 2015.  But Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been nothing but a human highlight reel for defense.  His latest gem was cat-like as he snagged a sure gapper off the bat of All-Star Josh Harrison.  Check...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Different Process, Same Results for Andrelton Simmons

“With his defense, he doesn’t need to do much at the plate” is a common refrain heard in regards to the best defensive players in the game. Elite players at premium positions get a lot of rope, so valuable is their glove work. Especially at key, up-the-middle positions, the offensive bar is set so low […]
Via Fangraphs
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Saves Game That Ruben Tejada Gave Away

Last night was really about two shortstops. Zack Wheeler pitched another incredible game, giving up 2 earned runs over his 7 innings of work. Unfortunately for him, it was the 1 unearned run that would be the difference in the game. In the top of the third, with a run already in, Ruben Tejada booted a relatively easy ground ball that he had charged in on. There wasn’t a lot of...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off His Cannon For Arm With Great Play (Video)

Andrelton Simmons could be the best defensive shortstop in baseball, and there aren’t many players who can do what he did Wednesday night. The Atlanta Braves shortstop, who won the 2013 National League Gold Glove, proved why he’s probably in line to win the award yet again. Simmons made an incredible play in the bottom of the eighth inning of an eventual win against the New York...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Is The Man

“The only security a man can have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well.” — Abraham Lincoln When the 16th president of the United States said those words, I’m pretty sure he didn’t think he’d be talking about a Curaçao-born baseball player and his work. Hell, I don’t think baseball was even being […] The post Andrelton Simmons Is The Man appeared first on The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Simmons' web gem helps Braves trump Mets

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets, a road victory that bore an eerie resemblance to Atlanta's 3-2 loss from Tuesday night -- minus the transposed result: 1. If the Braves (69-64) make the playoffs in late September, we might cite Andrelton Simmons' amazing throw-out in the 8th as a genuine tent-pole moment OK, so Travis...
Via Fox Sports South
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play

Your browser does not support iframes. Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons saved the game Wednesday against the New York Mets with a man on third base and the Braves up a run in the 8th. Watch the Derek Jeter like play by Simmons. The post Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons saves run with great play

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made this outstanding defensive play on Wednesday night at Citi Field against the Mets, leaving a lot of jaws hanging in the process. Simmons’ play was so great not only because he showed off amazing range and athleticism, but because he also prevented the Mets from plating the game-tying run while...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons out of lineup again on Tuesday

getty images Andrelton Simmons will not be in the starting lineup for the Braves when they take on the Dodgers Tuesday evening. Simmons remains sidelined by a ankle injury. While he worked out on Monday eyeing a return to the lineup on Tuesday the Braves will instead give him another day of rest. Once again, Emilio Bonifacio will start at SS tonight. No Andrelton Simmons. #Braves...
Via Tireball.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hoping Simmons will avoid DL with ankle injury

ATLANTA -- Walking through the clubhouse with an aircast on his sprained left ankle, shortstop Andrelton Simmons remained sidelined, though the Atlanta Braves are hoping they can avoid a trip to the disabled list. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he doesn't expect to see Simmons play during this weekend's series against the National League-East leading Washington Nationals, with...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons hoping to avoid DL

Atlanta Braves shortstop, Andrelton Simmons, left Tuesday night’s game in Seattle after turning his ankle while running to cover third base, as Rose Ingberman reported. Ramiro Pena replaced the 24-year old at shortstop. #Braves Simmons on crutches, Fredi G said they're hoping he'll avoid DL but it swelled after stopped icing it last night— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons’ injured ankle more serious than Braves thought

getty images While the Atlanta Braves initially indicated that shortstop Andrelton Simmons had simply tweaked his ankle there is some concern that the injury is more serious. Simmons was in a splint and using crutches in the Braves clubhouse on Wednesday. Apparently Simmons’ ankle began to swell once he stopped icing it. While the Braves are hopeful that Simmons can avoid the disabled...
Via Tireball.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Jonny Venters

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is playing through shoulder soreness, and he will continue to play. In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward has not played since leaving Monday night's game with back soreness, and he will likely miss at least Thursday's series finale at the Dodgers. Pitcher Jonny Venters has begun a throwing program, but it is unclear if he will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds Master The Barehanded Relay Out

It’s not everyday you see barehanded plays in baseball and it’s definitely something that you don’t learn in Little League. As players become more and more experienced, they build the hand-eye coordination that allows them to do this when time is running out to make a play. Earlier today Andrelton Simmons made a fantastic barehanded […] The post Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds...
Via Champs Nation
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Dives Backward, Lays Out To Record Force Out (Video)

It was just another day at the ballpark for Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons Monday night, as he executed yet another absurd defensive feat. Simmons’ Gold Glove defense was on display during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins when he somehow — probably through the use of magic — was able to change directions in a split-second to record a force out that looked...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Records an Unbelievable Web Gem

Andrelton Simmons shockingly remains a little-known shortstop, even after winning a 2013 Gold Glove, signing a fat extension last February and making routine web gems like this one. As the Marlins put on a hit-and-run, Simmons glided toward the bag before Jordany Valdespin ripped one to the gap vacated by him. He flawlessly reaches back then contorts his body to record a seemingly...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Contorts Body To Make An Amazing Play

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons showed off his Gold Glove defense with an impressive display of quickness and change of direction. In the fourth inning of Monday’s game against the Miami Marlins, Miami put on the hit-and-run, so Simmons moved over toward second base to cover the bag. Jordany Valdespin put the ball in play, and that’s when Simmons worked his magic....
Via The Sideline
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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