EVAN GATTIS NEWS

Braves still pursuing Jonny Gomes

Atlanta Braves are reportedly still in pursuit of free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, who could fill the void left by catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, who was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for three prospects, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The #Braves are still pursuing Jonny Gomes. He’s a potential option to platoon with Almonte in LF. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves pursuing Gomes for LF

Last week's trade of Evan Gattis to the Astros created some uncertainty as to who will be in left field for the Braves this season, but they reportedly are chasing down a partial answer. MLB.com's Mark Bowman reported Tuesday that Atlanta is pursuing veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes for a platoon role with Zolio Almonte. Gomes, 34, spent last season with the Red Sox and A's, hitting...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Watch in 2015

After the top picks are off the board, that's where the real drafting skill takes place. I'm here to provide you with five names to add to your queue and possibly add to your roster. 1. Evan Gattis, HOU As soon as Gattis was traded from Atlanta to Houston, he made my list. He is a power hitter playing at a home run friendly park. With the Braves, El Oso Blanco hit at least 20 home...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite trades, Braves president says team still a contender

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding. The guy responsible for their overhaul insisted Thursday they can still be a contender. Long one of baseball's most consistent franchises, the Braves have dealt away three of their top hitters - Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Evan Gattis - and received only one player assured of being in the majors next season, pitcher Shelby...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis excited about returning to Texas with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis is returning to his home state to play for the Houston Astros after a trade from Atlanta, and the slugger is thrilled about the move. Gattis, who grew up in Dallas, says: ''I'm home. I feel more at home here.'' The 28-year-old, who can play catcher and left field, was acquired on Wednesday with right-hander James Hoyt for three Houston minor leaguers. He...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

After trades, Braves need rebound seasons to fuel offense

According to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, the state's bear population sits around 5,100, but after Wednesday, that figure it down one. Evan Gattis, aka El Oso Blanco became a baseball folk hero in Atlanta with the long, winding, backstory where reality was better than fiction. The Turner Field crowd was regularly dotted with fuzzy white bear-shaped hats and T-shirts with...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Look To 2017

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The Atlanta Braves have traded catcher/left fielder Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros. A right-handed pitcher in the Braves farm system, James Hoyt, was also traded to the Astros. Evan Gattis is 28-year-old and made his major league debut on April 3rd, 2013. The named rookie of the month twice in 2013. In his 2 major league seasons, he has played in...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Craig Kimbrel isn’t that easy for the Braves

Following Wednesday’s trade of Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves have one real commodity left to trade – closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel is the best closer in baseball (though I guess you could make an argument for Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen), and is signed for $34.75 million over the next three seasons (a total that can rise to $46.75 million if a 2018...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Craig Kimbrel isn’t that easy for the Braves

Following Wednesday’s trade of Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves have one real commodity left to trade – closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel is the best closer in baseball (though I guess you could make an argument for Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen), and is signed for $34.75 million over the next three seasons (a total that can rise to $46.75 million if a 2018...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Astros want with Evan Gattis?

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Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Astros Get Evan by R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley, Jordan Gorosh and Jeff Moore

The Astros get Evan Gattis from the Braves for three prospects.
Via Baseball Prospectus
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros get slugger Evan Gattis from Braves in 5-player trade

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have acquired powerful Evan Gattis and right-hander James Hoyt from the Atlanta Braves for a trio of minor leaguers. The trade was made Wednesday night. The 28-year-old Gattis hit .263 with 22 homers and 52 RBIs for the Braves last season. He hit 21 homers as a rookie in 2013. Gattis is primarily a catcher, but can also play left field. The Astros...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis traded to Astros, exodus out of ATL continues

If any question remained what Atanta’s offseason plan was, it was made perfectly clear Wednesday when the Braves traded fan favorite Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for a package of three prospects. The Braves are undoubtedly rebuilding for the 2017 debut of their new stadium, Sun Trust Park. Evan Gattis will move to a hitter friendly park in a pitching dominant AL West in his...
Via BravesWire
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In return, the Braves receive pitching prospects Michael Fo...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Acquire Evan Gattis

The Houston Astros acquired C/OF Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves for 3B Rio Ruiz, P Michael Foltynewicz, and P Andrew Thurman on Wednesday. The trade was reported by David O’Brien of the AJC.  It is currently only pending the results of Gattis’ physical. Gattis is the centerpiece of the deal, and figures to fill in at different places that the Astros need him. He could see...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Continue to Rebuild With Trade of Evan Gattis to Houston Astros

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies have done quite well in their rebuild so far this offseason. The trades of shortstop Jimmy Rollins and outfielder Marlon Byrd have netted the Phillies three young pitching prospects. Meanwhile, the Phillies National League East foe in Atlanta continues its own rebuild as well....
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros for three players

The Houston Astors will acquire outfielder/catcher Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves for three players. Gattis’ trade continues an exodus of players from the Braves via trade which has included the likes of Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. In exchange for Gattis the Astros will send right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz, and right-hander Andrew Thurman to the...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros land C/OF Gattis in four-player trade with Braves

The Astros have reportedly agreed with the Braves on a deal that sends catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis to Houston in exchange for three prospects. The prospects are right-handers Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman, and third baseman Rio Ruiz. Foltynewicz is the Astros No. 3 prospect according to Baseball America's prospect rankings. Rio Ruiz would replace Kyle Kubitza as the Braves...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Evan Gattis To The Astros

The Atlanta Braves continue to shake up their roster, as they have traded C/OF Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros. In return the Braves will acquire three minor leaguers, pitchers  Mike Foltynewicz, Andrew Thurman and third baseman Rio Ruiz. View image | gettyimages.com Gattis will likely serve as the Astros DH which only helps his fantasy value because lets face it, he's...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves keep overhauling, agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros

The Atlanta Braves have continued their season-long rebuild that they’re refusing to call a rebuild, dealing hitter (with no glove really necessary) Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects – Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. Sorry Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and 3d prospect going from #astros to #Braves — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 14...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves keep overhauling, agree to trade Evan Gattis to Astros

The Atlanta Braves have continued their season-long rebuild that they’re refusing to call a rebuild, dealing hitter (with no glove really necessary) Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects – Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. Sorry Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and 3d prospect going from #astros to #Braves — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Close to Acquiring Evan Gattis for Notable Prospects

The Braves housecleaning reportedly continued today, with the team nearing a deal that would ship sometimes-catcher Evan Gattis to Houston in exchange for prospects Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman. The quick overview of the players going both directions. Gattis is a 28 year old with top shelf power, but limited skills beyond that, […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros for 3 top prospects

If there was any lingering doubt as to whether the Atlanta Braves are in rebuilding mode, it was eradicated on Wednesday afternoon when the team agreed to trade starting outfielder Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three high-profile prospects, according to multiple media reports. Gattis, who was projected to move from catcher to left field this season to make room for Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves tried to move Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton to Houston

The wild, yet bizarre, offseason of the Atlanta Braves took an odd turn on Monday night, when Fox’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the team tried to package Evan Gattis with B.J. Upton together in a deal to the Houston Astros. The proposed trade would have sent Dexter Fowler and an unnamed pitching prospect to Atlanta. Fowler, 28, was a logical target for the Braves — he is from...
Via The Outside Corner
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves to Astros: You want Gattis? Then also take Upton and his big contract

The Astros first began targeting Evan Gattis last summer. And when they asked about Gattis again early in the offseason, the Braves came back with an interesting response, according to major-league sources: Maybe, if you take B.J. Upton, too. The talks were wide-ranging, but the Braves asked for center fielder Dexter Fowler and a pitching prospect at one point and also inquired about...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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