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Appreciating Andrelton Simmons, Baseball’s Best Defensive Shortstop

Milwaukee Brewers’ Gerardo Parra, left, is tagged out at second base by Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons as he tries to advance on a Ryan Braun fly ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) It’s been a long time since baseball has seen a shortstop as impressive in the field as Andrelton Simmons. It seems...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Simmons and Maybin help Braves beat Dodgers 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Andrelton Simmons had two hits and scored the go-ahead run on Adam Liberatore's wild pitch in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered to continue his hot month and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. With the game tied 1-1, Simmons led off the eighth with a single against Chris Hatcher (1-4) and,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Explode in Seventh; Knock off Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers’ Gerardo Parra, left, is tagged out at second base by Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons as he tries to advance on a Ryan Braun fly ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Going into the bottom of the seventh inning the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers were all tied up at one. Then...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons, Freeman power Braves past Phillies, 7-5

ATLANTA (AP) Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night. The Braves won two of three for their first series win since taking two of three at Toronto April 17-19. They split a four-game series with Cincinnati before facing the Phillies. Philadelphia...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper calls Andrelton Simmons' slide a 'B.S. play'

The Washington Nationals were already going to be in a foul mood following the team’s 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. After all, it was the team’s sixth-straight loss, one that dropped the team to a shocking 7-13 record, something that couldn’t have been predicted considering the team was anointed a World Series...Read More The post Nationals blast Andrelton Simmons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Simmons homer leads rally in Braves' 5-2 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night. The Braves scored three runs in the seventh and chased David Buchanan (0-4) while snapping a four-game losing streak. Chris Johnson had an RBI single and Eric Young Jr. delivered a go-ahead double that...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Andrelton Simmons Steals Hit From Travis d’Arnaud

Since the end of the 2014 campaign, the Atlanta Braves have traded away key players in Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and Evan Gattis. What they didn’t part with, however, was Andrelton Simmons—the best defensive shortstop in the MLB. And Friday night showed a perfect example of why the Braves kept him around. New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud smacked a grounder...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Andrelton Simmons Ridiculous Play Batsignal

activate the andrelton simmons ridiculous play batsignal — pete beatty (@petebeatty) April 11, 2015 Like all of us, Pete Beatty is a writer/editor formerly born — and now currently living — in Cleveland who’s also had an entire career (whilst living in New York City) in the publishing industry. What else Pete Beatty is, is […]
Via Fangraphs
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Simmons homers, gets 3 hits as Braves beat Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday night. Simmons missed the first week of spring games because of an oblique strain. The shortstop is 5 for 9 in three games since his return to the lineup. Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, bidding for a spot in the Braves...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Engima That Is Andrelton Simmons

 Andrelton Simmons is known as major league baseball’s top defensive shortstop, and he is also one of the best overall defensive players. The 25-year-old, who made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in June 2012, is a two-time Gold Glove winner. Andrelton Simmons earned the NL Platinum Glove Award in 2013, and he also won the Fielding Bible Award in 2013 and 2014. These...
Via TopSportsReport
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves SS Simmons has oblique strain, but it isn't serious

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team's first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn't give a date when Simmons will be ready for exhibition games but said the injury wasn't serious. Simmons fielded balls during workouts Thursday but didn't hit or throw. Gonzalez said Simmons tried...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team's first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn't give a date when Simmons will be ready for exhibition games but said the injury wasn't serious. Simmons fielded balls during workouts Thursday but didn't hit or throw. Gonzalez said Simmons tried...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Simmons will take it easy in Braves camp until oblique strain heals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Andrelton Simmons' inability to take it easy may just force him to miss some time as the Atlanta Braves hit the field for full-squad workouts on Wednesday. Simmons aggravated his left oblique sometime between one and two weeks ago while batting. He tried to push through the injury to no avail. "It's so minor, said Simmons. "I tried to go on it [and] didn...
Via Fox Sports South
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at shortstop in 2015

Consider Andrelton Simmons a romantic. While at one of the Braves Caravan stops, the shortstop discussed the many changes to the roster, which included fan favorites Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton having been dealt. "You never know," Simmons said, "you may fall in love with a brand new player." One spot where fans have no need to open their hearts is at shortstop, where...
Via Fox Sports South
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the National League East Shortstops

Shortstop is a position where we still might see some additional flux between now and Opening Day – maybe not with the Mets as Flores will likely be starting in April, but almost certainly in Philadelphia. So for now, how do the shortstops stack up in the National League East? 1. Andrelton Simmons (Braves) – The 25 year old Simmons is one of the most exciting and dynamic glove...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 04, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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 d'Arnaud...
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

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 a DL...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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