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After series of moves, what will Braves' bullpen look like?

There's one certainty surrounding the Braves' bullpen this season: nothing is certain. Well, that's not entirely true. Craig Kimbrel, who has won four straight National League saves titles, remains the anchor. But it's what route manager Fredi Gonzalez takes to get to the game's best closer that is much more clouded than it was mere days ago after Atlanta's latest roster move. Gone...
Via Fox Sports South
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Red Sox Bullpen Will Look Like in 2015

With the new year now upon us, the offseason has officially hit the “wait it out” period. While top tier free agents like Max Scherzer and James Shields have yet to find a new home, teams around the league have a general understanding of what their hoard of starters will look like come April. This notion rings particularly true for the Boston Red Sox, who got most of their offseason...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look much different in 2015

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look a lot different in front of dominant closer Craig Kimbrel in 2015. Top set-up man Jordan Walden? Traded to the Cardinals. Reclamation project turned fireballer David Carpenter? Traded to the Yankees along with the promising Chasen Shreve. Reliable waiver claim Anthony Varvaro? DFAed and shipped off to Boston. When you combine those losses with...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look much different in 2015

The Atlanta Braves bullpen will look a lot different in front of dominant closer Craig Kimbrel in 2015. Top set-up man Jordan Walden? Traded to the Cardinals. Reclamation project turned fireballer David Carpenter? Traded to the Yankees along with the promising Chasen Shreve. Reliable waiver claim Anthony Varvaro? DFAed and shipped off to Boston. When you combine those losses with...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Red Sox bullpen may come down to two spots

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox bullpen isn’t yet a finished product, but it does feature its fair share of shoe-in’s as the 2015 season draws near. After re-upping on a two year, $18 million deal Koji Uehara seems poised to anchor Boston’s pen for the third straight year. Last season, the 39-year old posted a respectable 2.52 ERA in over 60 innings pitched, but...
Via Fire Brand AL
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
Via Infield Single
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Receive RHP Anthony Varvaro In Trade With Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
Via CLNS Radio
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. Boston is remaking its bullpen after letting Burke Badenhop and Scott Breslow become free agents and losing out on left...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Acquires Anthony Varvaro

The Boston Red Sox have acquired reliever Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Aaron Kurcz, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal: Source: #RedSox acquiring RHP Anthony Varvaro from #Braves. Had been designated for assignment. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Varvaro, 30, was designated for assignment on Monday in order to make room on the...
Via Baseball Essential
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Acquire Reliever Anthony Varvaro From Atlanta Braves

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have added right-handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to their crop of arms. The Red Sox acquired Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in exchange for minor league pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Varvaro, who was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2005, has spent the last four...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make A Trade! (Don't Get Too Excited)

(Photo By Chris Roughgarden)The Red Sox made a minor transaction today—and we do mean minor. Boston acquired right-handed middle reliever Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league pitcher Aaron Kurcz. Vavaro might make it onto the 2015 roster—but if I were him, I wouldn't sign any leases in the Greater Boston area. The 30-year old Vavaro went 3-3 with...
Via FenwayNation
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves land pitching prospect Kurcz in Varvaro trade with Red Sox

ATLANTA -- Well, it didn't take for Anthony Varvaro to find a new home. Just two days after being designated for assignment, the Braves reliever was traded to the Boston Red Sox (along with cash considerations) -- in exchange for right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz. The Wednesday trade announcement serves as yet another offseason component to the Braves' pitching overhaul, with Shelby...
Via Fox Sports South
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox picking up Anthony Varvaro from Braves

The Boston Red Sox are set to acquire relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. Varvaro, 30, was recently designated for assignment by the Braves to make room for Alberto Callaspo. The move would give the Red Sox a nice right handed arm as Varvaro holds a 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances and finished the 2014 season with a 2.63 mark adding 50 strikeouts over 54...
Via Tireball.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves finalize Callaspo contract, designate Varvaro for assignment

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday they had finalized the deal with new infielder Alberto Callaspo, a deal that was agreed to on Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in San Diego. Callaspo and the Braves inked a one-year contract for $3 million, with $1 million in performance incentives. To make room on the 40-man roster for Callaspo, the Braves designated relief pitcher...
Via Fox Sports South
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves dump reliever Anthony Varvaro to make room for Alberto Callaspo

The Atlanta Braves announced the signing of infielder Alberto Callaspo to a one-year deal worth $3 million on Monday. Callaspo will serve as the Braves second baseman this season until prospect Jose Peraza is ready to take over the position. The move is a bit uninspiring given Callaspo’s lackluster .223/.290/.290 line with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances last season...
Via Tireball.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves drop first game of long West Coast swing

The Atlanta Braves got a gutsy performance from starter Aaron Harang, and at two different times in the early innings had a small lead. Starting in the fifth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six unanswered runs, and took advantage of Atlanta's bullpen, eventually winning 8-4. Here are three observations from Atlanta's loss on Tuesday night, in the Braves' first game of an eight...
Via Fox Sports South
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Varvaro put on paternity list; Schlosser called up

ATLANTA -- The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place. "Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We've got our fingers crossed... . We wish her the best of luck." Varvaro...
Via Fox Sports South
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves bullpen in need of bounce back

The Braves bullpen is in a funk. One of the franchise's mainstays during the Frank Wren era -- the 2008 season, Wren's first as acting GM, is the only campaign in which Braves relievers posted a sub-3.0 wins above replacement since he took over -- Atlanta's bullpen is having trouble closing out games lately. Or, at the very least, it is not keeping up with the lofty standards it...
Via Fox Sports South
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' bullpen falters in extra-inning loss to Diamondbacks

The Atlanta Braves held two late leads against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night, but their bullpen could not put the game away, blowing two saves in a 4-3 loss in 11 innings. Here are three observations from the Diamondbacks' walk-off victory: 1. Working against five relievers in the final four frames, the Diamondbacks' offense never let up One night removed from Craig...
Via Fox Sports South
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Late rally costs Braves in loss to Red Sox

ATLANTA -- In a rare instance of bullpen inefficiency, the Atlanta Braves could not hold off the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, dropping their second straight game in the interleague series, 6-3. Here are three observations from the game: 1. With an overload of singles and bloop singles, the Red Sox put the game away in the seventh inning These aren't necessarily uncharted waters for...
Via Fox Sports South
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Second base conundrum, Varvaro's underrated worth; more Braves

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: The Braves offensive struggles aren't limited to one player, but the organization, and Fredi Gonzalez in particular, find themselves in a difficult situation with Dan Uggla. Every indication is that Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky will continue to...
Via Fox Sports South
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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