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Freddie Freeman Married Chelsea Goff

  Chelsea Freeman hit the MLB husband lottery this weekend when she married Freddie Freeman and his 8-year, $135 million contract. Chelsea, as BC has noted, is a former bikini model who became a Realtor before marrying into this massive guaranteed contract. Former Braves teammates Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones were in attendance. Chip’s fiancee was in the wedding; Playmate...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryd: Cardinals gave away something special in trading Miller to Braves

Braves analyst Paul Byrd gives his thoughts on the four-player deal that brought Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to Atlanta in exchange for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden Q: FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Paul, given the questions marks surrounding the Braves rotation outside of Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and Mike Minor, what was your immediate reaction to landing Shelby Miller? PAUL BYRD:...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Release Jonny Venters

On Friday, the Atlanta Braves released former left-handed setup man Jonny Venters. In August, David O’Brien reported that 29-year old Venters had re-torn his Ulnar Collateral Ligament while attempting to rehab it from the 2nd Tommy John surgery he had in May of 2013. As a result, he would need to have a 3rd Tommy John surgery if he wanted to pitch again—which Mark Bowman reported...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves shortstop 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the shortstop position: STATS THAT MATTER 2: There isn't anyone that regularly watches Major League Baseball that hasn't been amazed by something Andrelton Simmons has done with his...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller plus right-handed pitching prospect...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shopping outfielder Justin Upton

The rumors about the Atlanta Braves trading outfielder Justin Upton have began to charge up. The Braves are shopping Upton at a steep price according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman reported: “However, the interest in Upton is described by a person familiar with the talks as significant — the Astros, Rangers and others have inquired and an executive from another...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Looking To Trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves recently shipped off Jason Heyward to St. Louis in a trade and now it looks like they are ready ship off star outfielder Justin Upton as well. The Braves are very much shopping Justin Upton and are requesting a higher return than they received earlier this week when they dealt their other corner outfielder, Jason Heyward. The Mariners tried to obtain Upton before...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves are favorites to land Yasmany Tomas, trying to trade Justin Upton

Getty Images The chances of Justin Upton being with the Braves when the 2015 season begins seems to get slimmer by the day even with the trade of Jason Heyward. Set to become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season the Braves have been getting considerable interest from others for Upton. The Braves will be looking for a package that is even greater than the one they received...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves President Of Baseball Ops: Signing Jon Lester Is ‘Long Shot’

The Atlanta Braves, if nothing else, are being realistic about their pursuit of Jon Lester. The Braves, who reportedly were scheduled to meet with Lester on Thursday, clearly entered into the situation with the understanding they face some stiff competition in their quest to land the free-agent pitcher. Braves president of baseball operations John Hart even noted that signing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton Shouldn’t Cost More Than Jason Heyward

Justin Upton is probably going to get traded. If you believe Joel Sherman’s source, there’s no probably about it; Upton is the next Brave out of town. And it makes sense; the team is clearly taking retooling for the future, while Upton is entering the final year of his contract. If the Braves don’t think […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves are apparently trying to trade both Uptons together

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

The Atlanta Braves have jumped into the mix for 24-year-old Cuban free agent Yasmani Tomas, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He is scheduled to hold a private workout for Braves scouts and officials in the coming days Heyman says that the Braves could qualify as a surprise team and that they recently made room in the outfield by trading Jason Heyward. New Braves president...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Braves are a dark horse for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves were meeting with Jon Lester, but they were also connected to another baseball player that day. They are connected to a player who they think they have a shot at signing. According to Jon Heyman from CBSSports.com, the Braves have emerged as a “dark horse” in the signing of Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. The Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Yasmany Tomas on the Atlanta radar?

The Atlanta Braves made news earlier in the week when they traded outfielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals. The news continued for the Braves as they have been speculated to be interested in moving outfielder Justin Upton as well. The departure of Heyward, and the possible departure of Upton, has began speculation that the Braves might sneak into the race to sign cuban...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves send hometown kid Jason Heyward to St. Louis

Rarely in sports do we see trades where we can take an honest look at the details and say it mutually benefited both teams; however we saw that happen on Monday when the Atlanta Braves traded right fielder (RF) Jason Heyward and relief pitcher (RP) Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for starting pitcher (SP) Shelby Miller and SP prospect Tyrell Jenkins.  A true win-win deal...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves in on Yasmany Tomas

The bizarre offseason of the Atlanta Braves is taking another twist – Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are a “dark horse” contender for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, joining well-known aggressive pursuits from the Phillies, Padres, and Giants. Heyman’s report also claims that the Braves are the “mystery team” that has been recently linked to Tomas...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves are building for 2017 – and that’s OK

The Atlanta Braves weren’t going to compete for a World Series next season, and barring any substantial financial repositioning, they weren’t going to be able to offer reigning National League Overall Defensive Player of the Year Jason Heyward a competitive contract either. With those realities in mind, and some unfortunate contracts still on the books (former second baseman...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Is it time to rebuild?

This offseason, the Atlanta Braves look to analyze their roster, and acknowledge what needs fixing. The Braves had a rather poor season, placing second in the National League East, with a 79-83 record. This type of performance isn’t like the Braves, therefore, this offseason they look to revamp their current roster. They recently traded both OF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves meeting with Jon Lester on Thursday

            The Atlanta Braves are looking to make a big pitching splash in free agency, and are having a meeting with ace Jon Lester today. He would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Braves’ rotation and would help take their pitching to a completely new level. It isn’t necessarily likely that he will wind up with Atlanta, as both the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Braves Fix Shelby Miller?

The title of this post presupposes a few things — that new Brave Shelby Miller is broken; that Shelby Miller can be fixed; that Shelby Miller has not yet been fixed; that some teams are more likely than others to fix certain problems. We’re not going to leave those presuppositions aside, though. Let’s instead tackle […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Don’t Rebuild, They Pivot

After the initial shock of the Jason Heyward trade flickered out and your nerves gave way to your brain, you probably had the time to realize the Braves were only trading one year of Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals, since he’s a free agent after the season. But even after the inevitable, and sometimes boring, repose of logic settles in, the question remains: What in the hell...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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