Bonifacio, Braves beat Phillies 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Braves finished with just three hits - all before Phillies starter Cole Hamels (9-9) could record an out. Five relievers stymied the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonifacio has 4 hits, Minor strong again in Braves 6-1 win over Mets

For those still skeptical of Braves pitcher Mike Minor after Friday at Cincinnati, where he took a no-hitter to the eighth inning, his seven-plus innings of four-hit ball Thursday against the Mets should help erase any lingering doubts. It was another impressive outing by the left-hander, who didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning or a run until the eighth in a 6-1 win against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' bats go silent in 1-0 loss to Reds

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 1-0 loss to the Reds, a crucial defeat that precluded Atlanta (68-62) from claiming partial ownership of the National League's second wild card slot. 1. Let's talk about the one chick in the Rusty beret as our placeholder Here's hoping you didn't visit the kitchen or bathroom during the first inning of this rain...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez hikes baseball between his legs (Video)

One of the lowlights of Sunday night's 3-1 loss by the Nationals to the Braves: Gio Gonzalez hiking the ball between his legs in an attempt to get Emilio Bonifacio at first on a bunt in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, Gio hiked the ball over Adam LaRoche's head. Even worse, Bonifacio scored later in the inning after Gio failed to cover first base on a Jayson Heyward grounder...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta nearly pulled off major deadline trade

The Atlanta Braves had a quiet, yet productive trade deadline that saw them make one trade. That trade netted them Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, but they were close to making a much more significant deal with another team.Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Braves came close to pulling off a major deadline blockbuster trade that would have...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who said the Cubs lack starting pitching prospects?

At the trade deadline, the Cubs added yet another highly-touted position player prospect, catcher Victor Caratini, to a system replete with them when they dealt UT Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell to the Atlanta Braves.  While even Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledges that there is an “imbalance” between the talented crop of position players and the pitchers in...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves demote Schafer, add Bonifacio, Russell to roster

One speedster in, one speedster out. To make room for their pre-trade-deadline acquisition of Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (.279 batting, .318 on-base percentage), the Atlanta Braves designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment on Friday, leaving the other 29 MLB clubs a 10-day window to claim Schafer (.163 batting, 15 steals), via waivers. "I'd be surprised if...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bonifacio and Russell join Braves in San Diego

INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Victor Caratini...
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August 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Padres-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves have struggled to score and the bullpen hasn't been sharp during their current losing streak. They made a move to improve both areas before the trade deadline. After acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Braves will try to avoid their fourth straight loss Friday night when they visit the San Diego Padres. Atlanta (58-51) has totaled nine runs and...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignment

Needing roster spots for new arrivals Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Atlanta Braves are expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignemnt. After getting off to a surprising hot start, Schafer is batting just .163/.256/.213 on the season. He has started just two games over the past month. The #Braves haven't announced the roster moves to make room for Bonifacio and...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves fill voids with Bonifacio and Russell, Cubs keep piling prospects

There are two things the Atlanta Braves desperately needed to trade for, good bench players, and a lefty reliever. For the most part, they fulfilled their need. Atlanta sent 2013 second round pick, Victor Caratini to Chicago for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. Caratini is hitting .279 in Single A, can play third base, and […]
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, left-handed pitcher James Russell, and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catcher Victor Caratini, the teams announced.Bonifacio, 29, can play second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, which makes him an intriguing piece to their team. So far this season with the Cubs, he has been...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves acquire Bonifacio, Russell from Cubs at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves snuck in a deal right before a busy trade deadline passed, acquiring two potential pieces for the 25-man roster in utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. The Braves sent 20-year-old third base/catching prospect Victor Caratini back to the Cubs. The trade addresses the two...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves upgrade bench, bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell

The Atlanta Braves didn’t make a blockbuster deal leading up to the trade deadline, but did upgrade both their bench and bullpen by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs. In exchange for Bonifacio and Russell, the Braves will send Minor League catcher Victor Caratini to the Cubs. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2014 Bonfiacio is hitting .279/.318/.373...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves upgrade bench, bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell

The Atlanta Braves didn’t make a blockbuster deal leading up to the trade deadline, but did upgrade both their bench and bullpen by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs. In exchange for Bonifacio and Russell, the Braves will send Minor League catcher Victor Caratini to the Cubs. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2014 Bonfiacio is hitting .279/.318/.373...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs About to Trade Emilio Bonifacio

The other day, news came out that Theo Epstein expected to make a trade within the next 48 hours Theo Epstein expects to make a deal in next 48 hours,talks about interest in this yrs FA class #Cubs: http://t.co/gGk9iHgn2J — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 29, 2014 Jed Hoyer followed that up by saying he expected the team to be very active. Hoyer on trade deadline: “I expect...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago close to trading Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs are close to trading Emilio Bonifacio, reports Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com. Teams that are currently in on Bonifacio include the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants, according to Cotillo and Bruce Levine of 670 The Score.Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants were...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Add Felix Doubront; Close to Trading Bonifacio

The Cubs, led by Theo Epstein, have acquired another player that he knows from his time with the Red Sox. Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront http://t.co/pPr4X6VG82 — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront is a left-handed pitcher who has had some success in the Red Sox rotation the past couple of years, but is struggling to find consistency in 2014.  At 26...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

DFP: What A Dumb Game

Did The Cubs Win? Good Lord, where to begin? It was the longest game in team history, at nearly six and a half hours. Travis Wood pinch hit in the 4th inning. His fly out was followed by an Emilio Bonifacio homer, after which neither team scored for the next 12 innings. Jake Arrieta pinch hit in the 13th so the Cubs could save John Baker in case they needed to use him on the mound...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Remember Emilio Bonifacio?

A fantasy baseball season is a grind for the long haul. Injuries and roster moves can torment a fantasy owner. It’s a good thing there are a ton of players in the pool and that our friends at numberFire.com have taken a look at potential sleepers for this week.  Enjoy! Injuries, poor performances and tough […] The post Weekly Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Remember Emilio Bonifacio...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Throw Me A Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list last week. Entering Sunday's slate he'd recorded a hit in each of his games since his return and threw in a steal for good measure. Part of Bonifacio's charm is his position flexibility. He's eligible at both second base and outfield in ESPN leagues. He's a nice option for steals with 14 stolen bases in 282...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Are the Cubs done?

After starting the trading season with a bang by trading their two best trade assets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Chicago Cubs have since been relatively quiet. This year was thought to be yet another very active trade deadline for the Cubs, but aside from the initial trade the Cubs have not been able to strike anymore deals. There have been rumblings of many of the...
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July 25, 2014  |  2 Comments

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Emilio Bonifacio activated, Darwin Barney DFA

The Chicago Cubs have activated second baseman/center fielder Emilio Bonifacio from the disabled list and, to make room for him, designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. Barney's DFA answers the question of what the Cubs will do with Arismendy Alcantara when Bonifacio returns.MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat announced the news Tuesday afternoon....
Via MLB Injury News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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