Braves-Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies have proved a handful for their opponents since the All-Star break, and the scuffling Atlanta Braves have provided them little resistance. The Phillies will try to finish off their first four-game home sweep of the Braves in 66 years Sunday. Philadelphia (41-64) improved to 12-2 in the second half with a 12-2 rout Saturday. Cameron Rupp and Freddy Galvis...
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Morgan takes mound in series finale vs. Braves

Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, Julio Teheran and Ryan Howard will see what happens when history comes face-to-face with a hot streak. Howard and his Phillies will host Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for the final game of a four-game weekend series betwe...
Via Philly Sports Live
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Phillies eye series victory over Braves in matchup between 22-year-old rookies Nola, Wisler

View image | The Philadelphia Phillies (40-64) will look for their ninth series victory of the season tonight, and their fourth since the July 14 Mid-Summer Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio, as they face the division rival Atlanta Braves (46-57). Tonight's game will feature a matchup between 22-year-old right handed...
Via Philliedelphia
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Chopcast: Braves, NL East active at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves roster continues to transform under the leadership of John Hart. The Braves were one of many active teams at the trade deadline, pulling off two notable deals and taking on an ample amount of risk. Our writers discuss the trade deadline activity and more.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

This seems like a cruel April Fools’ joke that you play on your friends. Talking about the MLB trade deadline on the Burns and Gambo radio show in Arizona, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart indicated that the San Diego Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in return for closer Craig Kimbrel. Dave Stewart tells Burns and Gambo the Padres wanted Paul Goldschmidt from the...
Via Sportsnaut
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Braves rookie righty Williams Perez to start Friday versus Phillies

Altanta Braves rookie Williams Perez will return to the rotation and start Friday night's game at the Philadelphia Phillies.Perez, sidelined since taking a line drive off the foot on June 26, will take the starting slot of left-hander Alex Wood, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.The 24-year-old Venezuelan is 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA in 11 appearances (eight starts...
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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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Bullpen Report 17.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Jim Johnson was the closer for the Braves for a few days and now he’s off  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing Alex Wood is not the end of the world for the Atlanta Braves

Starting Wednesday evening, when word of a three-team trade that would send Alex Wood to the Los Angeles Dodgers started making the rounds, you could almost hear the cries of anguish from Atlanta Braves’ fans on social media. Hold on.  It’s not that bad.  Really. I understand those fans who are upset that Wood, a Georgia Bulldog and one of the few notable players left after...
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Projecting All the Prospects in the Latos/Wood Trade

The Dodgers, Marlins and Braves have pulled off a massive trade that sends Mat Latos and Alex Wood to the Dodgers, and a whole slew of other players (plus a draft pick) in other directions. The prospects involved include Jose Peraza, Kevin Guzman, Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Zachary Bird. Here’s what the data say about these players. (Note: […]
Via Fangraphs
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Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Mat Latos and Alex Wood

The Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a very complex three team trade that began yesterday morning and wasn’t completed until the wee hours of the night. The deal is easily the most complex of the trade season, so instead of simply describing the particulars here, we will need to do a rundown of who is going where and from whom. Dodgers Get SP Mat...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves nearing trade to send Alex Wood, Jim Johnson to Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves have interjected themselves into the previously reported three-way trade between the Dodgers and Marlins, and are arguably giving up more value than either the Marlins or Dodgers. Atlanta will be sending starting pitcher Alex Wood, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and prospect Jose Peraza to the Dodgers, picking up the competitive balance draft pick the...
Via The Outside Corner
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Braves nearing trade to send Alex Wood, Jim Johnson to Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves have interjected themselves into the previously reported three-way trade between the Dodgers and Marlins, and are arguably giving up more value than either the Marlins or Dodgers. Atlanta will be sending starting pitcher Alex Wood, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and prospect Jose Peraza to the Dodgers, picking up the competitive balance draft pick the...
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Baseball Profcast: Hamels Shipped South

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 245, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) discuss some fantasy news and answer some listener questions. Topics include: Evaluating how Cole Hamels will perform in Texas Whether Alex Wood will turn things around in L.A. Whether Hector Olivera will find at-bats with the Braves Breaking down...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Reports: Braves trade Wood, Johnson, Avilan, Peraza in three-team deal

Expected to be active before the MLB trade deadline, the Braves didn't disappoint with a reported three-team deal with the Dodgers and Marlins on Wednesday, though the pieces they parted with were what made this move so shocking. Per multiple reports, Alex Wood -- perceived as a foundation piece for the rotation -- and Jose Peraza -- the organization's top-rated prospect via MLB...
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Rosenthal: Dodgers Trying to Load Up On Pitching

Well, this is fun. #Braves lefty Alex Wood would go to #Dodgers if three-team deal with #Marlins is completed, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015 #Braves reliever Jim Johnson also would go to #Dodgers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Morse and compensation pick would go to #Braves. — Ken […]
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Braves rookie Adonis Garcia starting to live up to his name

The Atlanta Braves had little reason to believe rookie Adonis Garcia would live up to his name - at least until he arrived in the majors. Garcia has displayed surprising power in his brief tenure with the Braves, clubbing a pair of home runs and hitting safely in all four games since he was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. The Cuban third baseman has made both of his homers count...
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Braves place rookie Banuelos on DL with elbow inflammation

The emergence of Manny Banuelos will not come without a health hiccup. The Atlanta Braves' rookie starter was placed on the 15-day disabled list for what the team is classifying as left elbow inflammation. His DL stint is retroactive to July 25, his last start, but it's not the type of news the team wanted to receive at this point in the season for one of its top offseason acquisitions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Acquire Tyler Clippard, Juan Uribe, and Kelly Johnson

The New York Mets made a pair of trades yesterday to add to their bench and bullpen depth. When you take the trades individually, they really don’t amount to much, but when you add the trades together you have to consider them to be contenders. First, they acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves for John Gant and Robert Whalen. Then, they turned around and...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Smoltz's Hall of Fame induction caps busy Braves weekend

John Smoltz capped an extremely busy week for the Atlanta Braves with his 2015 Hall of Fame induction speech, joining former teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as first-ballot members. Writers Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss Smoltz, the team's trade of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson and more.
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Checked In On Braves SS Andrelton Simmons

According to Buster Olney of ESPN via Twitter, the Mets reached out to the Atlanta Braves to inquire about the availability of gold glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Olney says the talks didn’t go far as the Braves had an “unreachable price tag” on their 25-year old shortstop. Considered by many to be the best defensive […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Quick Look at the Prospects in the Juan Uribe Trade

In an attempt to strengthen their under-achieving lineup, the Mets swung a deal for infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves on Friday evening. In exchange for the infielders’ services, the Mets sent right-handers Rob Whalen and John Gant to the Braves. Neither of these arms are highly touted prospects. Kiley McDaniel […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Smoltz warns kids about elbow injuries, play multiple sports

John Smoltz was one of four former MLB players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves legend took some time during his speech to warn parents about the dangers of elbow issues at a young age. In short, Smoltz encouraged high school-aged kids to play multiple sports, saying that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals miss out on weekend sweep of the Braves

ST. LOUIS -- Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Wisler (5-1) limited the Cardinals to seven hits and walked three in his longest outing since he worked eight innings to beat the Mets in his debut June 19. The Braves took advantage...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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