Braves struggling to stay upbeat amid rash of trades, losses

The Atlanta Braves are sinking fast in the NL East and Thursday's three-team, 13-player trade all but raised the white flag on their chances of contending for a wild card.First baseman Freddie Freeman conceded that the atmosphere in the clubhouse is "kind of down" after the Braves shipped out one starter (Alex Wood) and a pair of relievers (Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan) in the deal involving...
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Atlanta Braves: Jim Johnson Last Brave Likely to be Traded

The Atlanta Braves have already traded Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, so they aren’t likely to sell many more players according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Julio Teheran and Cameron Maybin would take a dream deal to get rid of them, while Jonny Gomes and Chris Johnson aren’t valuable enough to be the main man in a trade. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski been surprisingly valuable to the Braves...
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Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets for young pitching

The Juan Uribe Era in Atlanta was successful, albeit short-lived. The Braves started their trade deadline selling on Friday by dealing the veteran third baseman along with utility player Kelly Johnson to the New York Mets, a team desperate for third-base help without David Wright, in exchange young pitching. The Mets' prospects involved in the deal are minor-leaguers John Gant and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Wood lead Braves to scrappy win over Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) Chris Johnson drove in two runs, Alex Wood overcame control problems on a hot night and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Braves, who had lost seven of nine overall, improved to 18-6 at home in games decided by two runs or fewer. It was a tough evening for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who have lost consecutive games for the first...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson wants out but will he get his wish?

The Atlanta Braves and their third baseman Chris Johnson don’t seem to agree on much anymore.  But they share the same desire to move Johnson to another team.  The problem is that, so far, it’s been easier said than done. At the heart of the problem: Johnson’s salary is not remotely commensurate to his production on the field. Johnson had a career year in 2013, finishing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson reportedly seeking trade

Chris Johnson could be moving on from the Atlanta Braves, as the corner infielder is looking to get traded, according to's Mark Bowman. "In some ways, it's nerve-wracking because you never know what to expect every day when you go to the park," Johnson told "It's been a frustrating year. From the beginning of the offseason, it's been really pretty clear that the...
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First half grades for the Atlanta Braves

After beating the Milwaukee Brewers in the first two games of a road series early last week, the Atlanta Braves reached the .500 mark at 42-42.  A five-game losing streak later, including being swept in all four games by the Colorado Rockies in Denver, and the Braves suddenly couldn’t wait for the All-Star break to arrive.  To make matters worse, they lost their closer Jason...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Who’s on the Trade Deadline Chopping Block

As the trade deadline of July 31st nears, the Atlanta Braves are likely to be sellers in the trade market. As of today, the Braves art 42-47, seven games back of the Washington Nationals for the division and six games behind the Chicago Cubs for the final wild card spot. This is a team that currently lacks the offensive firepower and the steady bullpen to be much of a factor down...
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Report: Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details that the Braves opted not to go through with the deal because of Swisher's expensive contract...
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Cleveland Indians: Nick Swisher/Chris Johnson edition

To say the very least, Nick Swisher hasn’t lived up to expectations in his time with the Cleveland Indians. He has battled a number of injuries in his two and a half years with the Tribe, but he has still vastly underperformed when he has been able to get onto the field. And until today, it was widely agreed upon that there was no possible way in which the Indians were going to...
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Report: Braves, Indians talked Chris Johnson-Nick Swisher deal

The Atlanta Braves nearly managed to rid themselves of third baseman Chris Johnson and his contract….and all they would have needed to do was take on Nick Swisher’s equally as burdensome contract from the Indians. Fox’s Ken Rosenthal had the initial report on Sunday night. Sources: #Braves, #Indians discussed trade of Chris Johnson for Nick Swisher in early June, before Swisher...
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Report: Braves, Indians talked Chris Johnson-Nick Swisher deal

The Atlanta Braves nearly managed to rid themselves of third baseman Chris Johnson and his contract….and all they would have needed to do was take on Nick Swisher’s equally as burdensome contract from the Indians. Fox’s Ken Rosenthal had the initial report on Sunday night. Sources: #Braves, #Indians discussed trade of Chris Johnson for Nick Swisher in early June, before Swisher...
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Atlanta Braves Jason Grilli suffers what appears to be a serious injury

Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli was carted off the field in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies during the bottom of the ninth with an apparent injury to his achilles tendon. The incident occurred when Drew Stubbs hit a grounder to first baseman Chris Johnson. Grilli, sprinting over to cover first base, tumbled to the ground in route to the bag, grabbing the lower...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves listening to trade options for Cameron Maybin

It’s official, or at least as official as a trade rumor can be, the Atlanta Braves are listening to trade proposals involving Cameron Maybin. Of course, for the Braves to part ways with Maybin it’s going to take something special, two things in particular. One, a blockbuster deal, a young, but proven player that can provide immediate impact. And two, the trade will have to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: dumping the veterans?

The Atlanta Braves are currently five games back in the NL East and NL Wildcard race, sitting at 42-44 overall this season. There is debate as to whether the Braves will be selling at the upcoming MLB trade deadline or if they will be keeping their roster looking the same as it is now for the most part and try to contend the rest of the way in 2015. The three Braves players who are...
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Braves will be most interesting team to watch at trade deadline

We’re three and a half weeks away from the 2015 trade deadline, and the buyers and sellers are crammed pretty tightly together. Hell, the only two teams we *know* will be selling are the Brewers and Phillies, and the extent of their selling is still unknown. But one team that could conceivably both buy and sell at the deadline is one that has never been too keen on moving established...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves trying to trade Chris Johnson in multiplayer deal

As the trade deadline draws nearer, the Atlanta Braves are apparently trying to make a deal that would send third baseman Chris Johnson elsewhere. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are trying to latch Johnson onto a trade that would include another Braves player. Since Atlanta acquired veteran third baseman Juan Uribe, Johnson has seen less time on the field, primarily...
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Report: Braves still shopping Chris Johnson

Over the past several months the Atlanta Braves‘ roster has gone through a complete overhaul as several key players have been dealt in exchange for young talent as well as some bad contracts being unloaded as well during this rebuild. The Braves are looking to offload another bad deal as they are still actively shopping veteran third baseman Chris Johnson as reported by Ken Rosenthal...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves eyeing options as trade deadline approaches

There are two official “sellers” in baseball right now, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are the worst team in baseball, literally, their record proves it. As for the Braves, well the Braves are decent, not very good, but not terrible enough to make you want to throw your beer at the T.V., which, if your a Phillies fan, is what its like to watch...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: featuring Chris Johnson

About a month ago the Atlanta Braves traded for third baseman Juan Uribe, a two-time World Series champion, known as much for his contribution to team morale as he is for his on-the-field play. Of course, I don’t mean that to sound like a bad thing; Uribe is a good teammate, a great teammate even. So great in fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ organization, a team he spent four...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Chris Johnson edition

As the MLB trade deadline approaches on July 31, third-baseman Chris Johnson’s time in Atlanta is likely drawing near an end. The Braves acquired fellow third-baseman Juan Uribe via a trade roughly a month ago from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The trade also gave Atlanta pitcher Chris Withrow, while the Braves sent infielder Alberto Callaspo and pitchers Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime and...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman placed on 15-day disabled list

Freddie Freeman is the player the Atlanta Braves could least likely afford to lose.  Nevertheless, they will have to get by without him until at least July 3.  On Tuesday he was put on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a right wrist contusion. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the injury is not considered serious with an MRI showing...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson set to return to Braves next Thursday

While reports earlier in the week indicated that Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson might return to the team this week, manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Johnson is now expected to rejoin the club next Thursday. If all goes to plan, Johnson, who hasn't played since injuring his hand on Apr. 30, will rejoin the team for a three-game series in San Francisco against...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson could return to Braves this week

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says that injured third baseman Chris Johnson could return to the club as early as this week, according to Johnson has been sidelined for the Braves since sustaining multiple bone bruises in his left hand while sliding into second base in Atlanta's April 30 game against the Cincinnati Reds. In the 16 games in which he's played this season...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Foltynewicz getting called up, Johnson on DL for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says right-hander Mike Foltynewicz will be called up from the minors to make his first career start on Friday. To make room for Foltynewicz on the roster, third baseman Chris Johnson will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand. Foltynewicz, a top prospect acquired in the January trade that sent slugger Evan Gattis...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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