BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Braves Trading Mad Libs

Use this form to write your own recap of whoever the Atlanta Braves decide to trade next or just have fun at parties with it.  Yesterday’s trade is used as an example! After nearly       20          (number)      minutes     (period of time; hours, days, fortnights) of rampant speculation, the Atlanta Braves      traded       […] Atlanta Braves...
Via Tomahawk Take
47 minutes ago

Braves promote RHP Jose Ramirez, LHP Matt Marksberry from Triple-A

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-handed relief pitcher Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Gwinnett. Adding a left-handed reliever as well on Thursday, the Braves have opted to recall southpaw Matt Marksberry from Triple-A Gwinnett. However, because the Braves only had 37 players […] The post Braves...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

Scouting New Braves Prospect Travis Demeritte

The Atlanta Braves have turned one player they claimed off of waivers and another they signed to a minor-league deal into a prospect who appeared in this month’s Futures Game. Even if one is skeptical of that prospect, as I am, acquiring a tooled-up middle infielder for two pieces you acquired at next to no cost represents a success for the rebuilding Braves. The newly acquired...
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box Score, Jonathan Lucroy, Jim Johnson Trade Rumors

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves shot out of a cannon last night scoring five runs in the first two innings and had a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 4th inning.  Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz was cruising through the frames until the 4th inning, when it seemed like his emotions, once […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Box...
Via Tomahawk Take
8 hours ago

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Relief Pitchers

The trade deadline is quickly approaching as the Atlanta Braves sit comfortably in last place. At this point, they would have to win every single game to even be playoff relevant. Each game is a complete gamble as to whether the batting or the pitching will be successful, but they never seem to both be chugging along at the same time. This leads to constant frustration from the whole...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baseball is weird: Braves hitters through 100 games

If you like reading about singularly weird stats compiled by the hitters of the 2016 Braves, this may be your jam, as the kids say. You know what they say: in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes, and baseball being really weird, pretty much all the time. As of right now, the 2016 Braves are the worst team in baseball. But, like Tolstoy would have said...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Injury updates on Julio Teheran and Mallex Smith

Julio Teheran received some good news as far as his ailment is concerned. Mallex Smith received bad news. The injury gods giveth and taketh at the same time. BRAVES NEWS Braves edge out Twins in battle of bottom-feeders If we’re going by plain-and-simple pride, then the Braves are definitely feeling good after beating the Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night. Lucas Harrell bounced...
Via Talking Chop
1 day ago

Jeff Francoeur on DH: It’s fun. You get to eat and hit.

Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Braves are giving 20,000 hopeless fans 'worst-to-first rings' to get excited for 2017

The Atlanta Braves (33-66) have the worst record in baseball this season. They've been nearly unwatchable for 99 games, particularly at home. They've won just 14 games at Turner Field, giving fans very little to be excited about. More likely than not, the Braves will finish last in the NL East and will have nowhere to go but up in 2017. That alone should give fans hope for next...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Austin Riley finding his swing for the Rome Braves

ROME, GA — The Atlanta Braves went into full rebuild mode last season. John Hart took the helm and began a new era of Braves baseball, getting a lot of big money stars off the books in exchange for a bevy of elite, young prospects. They also made a big haul in the first round […] The post Austin Riley finding his swing for the Rome Braves appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

Everybody knows the Atlanta Braves are the worst team in baseball. So, will they make any major moves before the trade deadline comes August 1? According to history, there is a strong possibility for a sizable trade to happen. The Braves were known for having a lousy farm system in the past, but recently they have made stellar moves to develop their system into the top three in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

If you’re trying to find the hottest garage sale of the summer, look no further than the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Braves are “aggressively shopping” shortstop Erick Aybar, outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and some of their lefty relievers. Rival executive: #Braves aggressively shopping Aybar, Francoeur, left-handed relievers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis shatters a suite window in Cincy with a screeching foul ball

This is why we can't have nice things, kids.Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis sent a seemingly harmless foul ball into the stands at Great American Ball Park in the eighth inning. But it ended up doing plenty of damage:Luckily, it appears no one was sitting near the window inside the suite. And it did provide a little excitement in a matchup between the National League's...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM: We have ‘no intention’ of trading Julio Teheran

If you thought you were gonna steal away a Colombian righty at the deadline this year, the Atlanta Braves will unfortunately be Teheran up your heart. Brave general manager John Coppolella said Tuesday that the team has “no intention” of trading away Julio Teheran and that they “fully expect him to be a Brave on August 2nd,” per Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Foltynewicz Is Almost There

Earlier today I wrote about how the Braves should feel motivated to trade Julio Teheran, given all of the circumstances of the market. I believe what I said in that post, and I do think that, from a rational perspective, the time now is right to sell Teheran while he’s cruising. That all being said, this is sports, and at the core of this whole endeavor, there are fans, fans driven...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Should Be Motivated to Trade Julio Teheran

Let’s be clear about the reality of baseball trades. Despite all of the rumors and all of the posturing, every team has the same stance on just about every player: The player is available for trade, given a good-enough offer. That second part is where it gets complicated, because “good enough” can mean very different things. Not all teams value all players in the same way,...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option Shelby Miller to Triple-A

The terrible season that Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through has gotten worse. The team announced Thursday that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. #Dbacks option right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to the Triple-A Reno @Aces. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 14, 2016 The Diamondbacks gave up a lot...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred rejects idea that rise in home runs is due to PEDs, ball changes

No one in baseball, including Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, isn’t aware of the spike in home runs throughout the first half of the 2016 season. However, given baseball’s recent history with performance enhancing drugs, one’s mind would be forgiven for wondering if PEDs had anything to do with the sudden rise in homers this season. Manfred, addressing the...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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