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Braves are favorites to land Yasmany Tomas, trying to trade Justin Upton

Getty Images The chances of Justin Upton being with the Braves when the 2015 season begins seems to get slimmer by the day even with the trade of Jason Heyward. Set to become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season the Braves have been getting considerable interest from others for Upton. The Braves will be looking for a package that is even greater than the one they received...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves are apparently trying to trade both Uptons together

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves meeting with Jon Lester on Thursday

            The Atlanta Braves are looking to make a big pitching splash in free agency, and are having a meeting with ace Jon Lester today. He would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Braves’ rotation and would help take their pitching to a completely new level. It isn’t necessarily likely that he will wind up with Atlanta, as both the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves intend to move current catcher Evan Gattis to left field

After shooting down rumors that the team was aggressively shopping Evan Gattis, Braves president John Hart said the team is making efforts to move him to left field. It looks like the only move they will be making with the 28-year-old is a position change.“We want to get Evan’s bat in the lineup, and if he catches, he would play just 100 games and we would not have a bat perhaps...
Via On-Base Talk
14 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
15 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 The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, White Sox among teams interested in Andrew Miller, Braves trying to deal B.J. Upton

getty images The White Sox and Cubs are two of the teams interested in free agent pitcher Andrew Miller. Miller has been one of baseball’s best left handed pitchers over the last handful of years. In 2014 he posted a 2.02 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP in 73 games split between the Red Sox and Orioles. Not tied to draft pick compensation, there figures to be a huge market for Miller. Braves...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Second Annual Dan Meyer Awards

During Major League Baseball's award season, the best of the best are featured (maybe not always with the Gold Gloves). And we should celebrate the best. But there is always a flip side. For every best, there was a worst. Saying that does understand that even the worst MLB players in a particular year are among the best players in the world. MLB players are an elite group of...
Via The Flagrant Fan
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
Via BravesWire
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Upton brothers homer, Braves beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. Justin Upton also doubled for the Braves, who won for just the third time in 15 games and are 6-18 in a forgettable September. Ryan Howard had three hits with a homer and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Aaron Harang (12-12) gave...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uptons, Harang help Braves drop Phillies

The Bros. Upton added to their place in MLB history, and in the process helped guarantee the Braves a winning record against the Phillies this season. B.J. Upton hit a solo home run in the third inning and Justin followed with one of his own in the seventh. It was the sixth time the Upton has homered in the same game -- the most of any brothers -- and the third occurrence this season...
Via Fox Sports South
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves fire GM Frank Wren

With the Braves out officially out of contention and the blame game beginning, the Atlanta Braves made the first cut of the long offseason Monday morning by firing General Manager Frank Wren. Frank Wren game 15 years to the Braves organization, including 8 as assistant to John Schuerholz. In Wren’s 7 years as GM, the Braves made it to the postseason 3 times. However, in his 7 years...
Via BravesWire
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Braves Fan Captures Braves Season by Taking a Foul Ball to the Face

He’s still better at baseball than B.J. Upton. – – – – – Also see … VIDEO: Phillies fans shocked by Dan Uggla’s game-winning grand slam Pictures and Details of the Braves New Stadium Complex SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Braves Fan Captures Braves Season by Taking a Foul Ball to the Face appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood dominant, bats silent as Braves fall to Rangers

B.J. Upton led off the third inning with a line-drive single to center field, and later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Jason Heyward. But his lone run wasn't enough on Friday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Texas Rangers, 2-1. Atlanta got a fantastic start from Alex Wood, who went seven innings and only gave up four hits and a run while striking out nine. But...
Via Fox Sports South
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta may look at offseason trades of B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have struggled since the All-Star break falling from first place in the National League East to the souring Washington Nationals. This season the Braves finally parted ways with downward spiral second baseman that is, Dan Uggla. But David O'Brien of AJC.com says the Braves might not be finished. According to O'Brien, this offseason the Braves could trade...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves couldn’t deal BJ Upton before the trade deadline, will revisit in the offseason.

B.J. Upton has yet to live up to the 5 year $75 million contract he signed in 2012, at the time, it looked to be a very solid deal. Upton was coming off a very good 2012 season where he hit .246, 28 home runs, and had 31 steals. Nobody could have imagined things could […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Braves could look to deal B.J. Upton

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Tuesday, August 26th. Tribe News Terry Francona was encouraged by the progress of Yan Gomes as he recovers from a concussion...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
Via BravesWire
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why The Cubs Nixed the Braves

  In case you haven’t heard by now, The Cubs were reportedly offered Braves outfielder, BJ Upton in exchange for Edwin Jackson. To some Cubs fans, this deal would be a no brainer, Jackson hasn’t performed well, and any deal to get him out of a Cubs uniform should be warmly accepted. However, the Cubs denied the Braves request, and neither player was dealt. The Cubs and the Braves...
Via Sports Mockery
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Refused to Trade Edwin Jackson

It was recently revealed by USA Today that the Chicago Cubs turned down a deal with the Atlanta Braves that would essentially trade Edwin Jackson for Braves OF B.J. Upton. Fans would do almost anything to ship Jackson out of town, but taking on Upton’s contract and strikeouts made it an irrational move for Cubs brass. Not only does Upton have more career strikeouts than hits,...
Via Sports Mockery
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 22

In an annoyingly short slate of late games to choose from, somehow my super-stack of Braves set itself somewhat apart. Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, and Justin Upton scored 9+ points apiece, and Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton chipped in another 10. Matt Shoemaker was the story, though, pitching a one-hitter against Boston the day after the lost Garrett Richards for 6...
Via Baseball Professor
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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