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Giants remain interested in third baseman Chris Johnson

The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman. Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 4: No major deals for Braves in San Diego

There was no splash. The Atlanta Braves were among the most active teams in baseball before the Winter Meetings kicked off at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel this week, and there were strong indications more waves were on the way. After trading star outfielder Jason Heyward, acquiring young starter Shelby Miller and talented prospect Tyrell Jenkins and signing former Orioles...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Recap: All quiet on the western front

Day two of the 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego is almost in the books. The news and rumors will surely continue into the night, and if anything of substance regarding the Indians has legs I will provide the update on Twitter @TonyIBI and in the newswire to the right. If anything more significant gains legs I will surely post it to the front page as well. The news was much quieter...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Braves may deal Chris Johnson with Justin Upton

In Justin Upton, the Atlanta Braves have one of the premier bats on the trading block.  He is a superstar who could bring in a lot were he to be dealt.  After spending weeks trying to package his younger brother B.J. in a trade, Bob Nightengale is reporting that they are now set to offer Chris Johnson in were they to make a deal. #454537082 / gettyimages.com The #Braves now...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves third base 2014 review, preview for 2015

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are hearkening back to 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the upcoming Winter Meetings (Dec. 7-11 in San Diego). Here's a look at third base: 1: Citing the Braves' current 40-man roster, it represents the lone player to log at least 10 major-league games at third base. That distinction obviously goes...
Via Fox Sports South
23 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
November 12, 2014  |  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
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Braves want a platoon partner for Chris Johnson

In addition to the seemingly 800 things that the Atlanta Braves need to do this offseason, the club is reportedly looking for a left-handed platoon partner for third baseman Chris Johnson, whose three-year contract extension starts in 2015. #Braves want to add a LH hitter who could possibly platoon with 3B Chris Johnson — David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) November 11, 2014 Johnson...
Via Bloguin Best
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Braves want a platoon partner for Chris Johnson

In addition to the seemingly 800 things that the Atlanta Braves need to do this offseason, the club is reportedly looking for a left-handed platoon partner for third baseman Chris Johnson, whose three-year contract extension starts in 2015. #Braves want to add a LH hitter who could possibly platoon with 3B Chris Johnson — David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) November 11, 2014 Johnson...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2014  |  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

Braves Injury Update: Chris Johnson leaves with back strain

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson made an early exit during Wednesday's win, with the team announcing that a lower back strain was the reason for Johnson's removal:3B Chris Johnson left tonight's game with a lower back strain. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2014Johnson came out of the game before the top of the sixth, with Phil Gosselin replacing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Atlanta Braves

It wasn’t supposed to go this way for the Atlanta Braves. In 2013, the Braves won 96 games en route to a National League East title before getting dispatched in the NLDS by the Dodgers. After another hot start to the 2014 season, the Braves quickly fell off and simply began to tread water over the next four months of the season before the bottom completely fell out and sunk the...
Via The Outside Corner
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Atlanta Braves

It wasn’t supposed to go this way for the Atlanta Braves. In 2013, the Braves won 96 games en route to a National League East title before getting dispatched in the NLDS by the Dodgers. After another hot start to the 2014 season, the Braves quickly fell off and simply began to tread water over the next four months of the season before the bottom completely fell out and sunk the...
Via Bloguin Best
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Atlanta Braves to clean house?

To say this was a disappointing season for the Atlanta Braves would be an understatement. After surprising the league, overtaking the Washington Nationals last year, and starting this year as the youngest team in baseball, things were looking up for the Braves despite the national media’s love affair with the Nationals. Most picked the Nationals to win the division, and obviously...
Via Bloguin Best
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

His team’s awful play finally caught up with Kevin Towers, who was relieved of his job as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Tony La Russa, the franchise’s chief baseball officer, delivered the long-expected news in a statement Friday morning, as the D-backs currently boast a record of 59-81, the third-worst mark in baseball. Towers led the Diamondbacks...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phillies use four pitchers to no-hit the Braves

In the days of pitch counts, combined no-hitters are becoming more and more common.  At Turner field today, the Philadelphia Phillies needed four pitchers (and 147 pitches) to completely shut down the Atlanta Braves (second worst run-scoring team in the NL) for no hits in a 7-0 victory. Hamels was wildly effective today in AtlantaCredit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports via CBSSports...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 01, 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

Three Cuts: Braves jump on Pirates early to extend winning streak

Following a sweep of a club that had the best record in baseball, the Braves opened a 10-game road trip by beating the National League's best home team. Atlanta set the tone early with a 6-0 first-inning that was fueled by Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons home runs en route to sinking the Pirates 7-3 Monday. That victory, added to claiming three straight over the A's, gives the...
Via Fox Sports South
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Teheran, Johnson carry Braves over struggling A's

  The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt. Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Braves edged the suddenly struggling Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night. "We're not giving up. We're not going to crumble,"...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Timely hitting helps Braves notch series win over A's

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves celebrated their 100th anniversary of the 1914 "Miracle Braves" World Series win over the Athletics on Saturday night by guaranteeing themselves a series win over that very same franchise, one of the preeminent World Series favorites. The A's owned the most wins in baseball entering the interleague series in Atlanta, but with the Braves, who had lost...
Via Fox Sports South
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson, Teheran, Braves hand A's 4th loss in row

ATLANTA (AP) Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night. The A's, who began the day with the best record in the majors, matched their worst skid of the season by losing four in a row. They've dropped six of seven overall. Teheran (11-9) gave up...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

I really hope this is a fluke.

Well this is very sad. I love watching Chris Johnson play and I can't think of anything I've said or done that would cause this. I got a little paranoid and started checking other Braves I follow on Twitter, and a quick spot-check of 4 or 5 of them shows no one else has blocked me. I also follow his fiancee, and she didn't block me either. If anyone knows what's going on, will...
Via Love My Bravos
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves yield 20 hits in blowout loss to Padres

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 10-1 loss to the Padres -- a desultory defeat that extended Atlanta's woeful West Coast skid to four games: 1. From any angle, the Braves didn't deserve to win this one Over the course of a marathon-like season, some games are preternaturally doomed before things even begin. For Atlanta ... this was one of those dark and helpless...
Via Fox Sports South
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 1-0 before roughing up Stults (3-13). Back-to-back doubles by Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons started the inning. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI single that skipped between Stults' legs, Johnson...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Phillies 7-18-2014

View from 325. It was much better than it looks here! Cousin Catherine and I were talking yesterday about a fan-written gameday recap she read on a website, and we started talking about why I don't do play-by-play or analysis-style recaps. Basically, there are plenty of places to read that junk and my version of game recaps is "I went to the game; look at all these boys." :D Working...
Via Love My Bravos
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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