Atlanta Braves: Sign Ross Detwiler and Jason Fasor to Upgrade Bullpen

The past few days, the Atlanta Braves signed two pitchers in left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-hander Jason Frasor. These moves are made to bolster a putrid bullpen after closer Jason Grilli was lost for the season due to an Achilles injury this month. Jason Frasor Jason Frasor, 37, is having a career year with a current ERA of 1.46, albeit in just 24 innings of work so far with...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report 15.0

    Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Jim Johnson takes over for Jason Grilli in the closer role for the Braves after  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves looking at a tough start to the second half

If you were to believe just about all the preseason prognostications, the Atlanta Braves should have been dead and buried long ago.  But despite a five-game losing streak leading into the all-star break, the Braves are still at 42-47 and seven games back of the Washington Nationals, who lead the National League East. Unfortunately, there are far more reasons to believe the Braves...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli confident he'll be ready for Braves spring training after Achilles injury

Only a couple days away from the All-Star break, Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered an injury that will prevent him from playing for the remainder of the season, but he vows he'll be back in time for spring training for the 2016 season, ready as ever to take the mound. Sprinting to cover first base in a game on Saturday, Grilli tore his Achilles tendon, an injury that usually...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves enter All-Star break on low note

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their first-half schedule on arguably the lowest note of the season, getting swept in four games by the National League West's last-place team while losing closer Jason Grilli, one of the bullpen's rare bright spots in 2015, to a season-ending injury. With trade-related question marks surrounding the franchise as it hits the All-Star break, here are...
Via Fox Sports South
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: All-Star Break Arrives

The All-Star Game is only two days away, and with it comes the usual fanfare regarding omissions, snubs, and the like. Of course, there's always a bit of bad news on the injury front as well. Also, just how good has A.J. Burnett been this season? All-Star Game Final Rosters Is it any surprise that when left to a vote—especially after all the hoopla surrounding fan voting...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jason Grilli out for year with ruptured Achilles

DENVER -- It began as a scramble from the mound toward first to cover the bag, something Jason Grilli has done countless times in his career. This one, though, ended with a bad step and Grilli crumpled on the ground in agony. The Atlanta Braves reliever suffered a season-ending left Achilles tendon rupture and took the loss Saturday in a 3-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies. Misfortune...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Jason Grilli ruptures Achilles tendon, will miss rest of season

Both the Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday, with reliever Jason Grilli sustaining a ruptured left Achilles tendon. His 2015 season is finished. RHP Jason Grilli has a left Achilles rupture. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 12, 2015 Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of the Braves’...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

Both the Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday, with reliever Jason Grilli sustaining a ruptured left Achilles tendon. His 2015 season is finished. RHP Jason Grilli has a left Achilles rupture. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 12, 2015   Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Grilli ruptures Achilles in loss to Rockies

Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli ruptured his left Achilles tendon while trying to cover first base against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, the team confirmed after the game. Grilli, 38, collapsed after running off the mound during the ninth inning of Atlanta's 3-2 loss at Coors Field after his appeared to get caught in the infield grass. After being examined by team...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jason Grilli suffers leg injury

DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli left Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the ninth after tumbling to the ground and suffering a lower left leg injury as he ran toward first to cover the bag. Drew Stubbs hit a grounder that first baseman Chris Johnson ranged to his right to field. Grilli was sprinting to cover the bag when he appeared to...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Gomes and Jason Grilli on trading block

It seems like everyone on the 25-man roster in the Atlanta Braves‘ clubhouse is on the trading block these days, and with the exception of Freddie Freeman, that may be an accurate assumption to make. The newest names on the Braves’ block are Jason Grilli and Jonny Gomes. In a massive article written for CBS Sports Jon Heyman reports that the Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays have...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Rodriguez , Jason Grilli

Jonathan Papelbon has loudly voiced his desire for  a trade to a contender. Francisco Rodriguez could be on the move if the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers get an offer they can’t refuse. Yet, for a contender that needs a closer – like the Toronto Blue Jays – Atlanta’s Jason Grilli would cost less in terms of salary and prospects. Over 35 games and 33.2 innings this year, the...
Via Baseball News Source
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Bullpen edition

When the Kansas City Royals made their legendary run in the 2014 playoffs, a large part of their success came from their ability to hold onto a lead and preserve a victory. The Royals’ bullpen shut down opponents last season. If Kansas City had a lead by through six innings, it was a near certainty that they would come home with the win. With one pitcher dedicated to each of the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Gammons: Sox May Be In On RP Jason Grilli

Jason Grilli: Coming to Fenway?According to Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Red Sox may be one of a few teams interested in trading for Atlanta relief pitcher Jason Grilli (along with the Blue Jays, Rays, Dodgers and Tigers). This kind of makes sense, except that Grilli is primarily in the closer's role for the Braves (he's saved 22 games already this year). Does...
Via FenwayNation
25 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping a weekend: when progress feels like treading water and treading water is drowning

Sorry for the lack of WHYGAVS this weekend: I spent the weekend out in the mountains and then when I got back on Sunday, I was far too exhausted to do much of anything other than sit around. Taking the weekend as a whole instead of breaking down into three individual one-game units makes for a curious experience. The Pirates took two out of three from the Braves, a team that they...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Bullpen is Contributing to the Teams Struggles

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Grilli throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) After an offseason where the Atlanta Braves made some big trades, their bullpen has been struggling. In the offseason they signed right hander Jason Grilli to a two year deal to be...
Via The Sports Journal
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Grilli Vanilli

Just hours before the first official pitch of the 2015 MLB regular season was thrown, the Braves traded reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and significantly altered the fantasy values of a couple of players in the process. Joaquin Benoit's role changed from projected closer to primary setup man, and his fantasy value took an enormous hit in standard 5x5 formats. Unsurprisingly...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves off to hot 5-1 start

The Atlanta Braves entered the season with low expectations and a lot of questions. Would anybody even compete with the Nationals in the NL East? Would Atlanta be able to win games after the departures of OF Justin Upton, C Evan Gattis, OF Jason Heyward, and CL Craig Kimbrel? Nobody is giving the Braves a chance this year, nobody except themselves. The Braves will have an entirely...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins knock out 8 hits but fall on Opening Day to Braves

MIAMI (AP) -- Two Atlanta relievers combined to escape a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh, and new closer Jason Grilli pitched a perfect ninth to help the Braves beat Miami 2-1 on opening day Monday. The rebuilding Braves won without All-Star closer Craig Kimbel, traded in their latest deal to San Diego on Sunday. The Marlins have hopes of ending an 11-year playoff drought...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves designate Quinten for assignment; Grilli new closer

MIAMI (AP) The Atlanta Braves have designated two-time All-Star Carlos Quinten for assignment, a day after getting him in a big trade with the San Diego Padres. The Braves also said Monday that right-hander Jason Grilli will be their new closer. He'll replace All-Star Craig Kimbrel, who was traded to San Diego. The move involving Quinten came hours before the Braves' season opener...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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