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BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re trying, for example. Or as a last-ditch effort to light a fire under a particular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 22

In an annoyingly short slate of late games to choose from, somehow my super-stack of Braves set itself somewhat apart. Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, and Justin Upton scored 9+ points apiece, and Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton chipped in another 10. Matt Shoemaker was the story, though, pitching a one-hitter against Boston the day after the lost Garrett Richards for 6...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After near sweep in Pittsburgh, Braves head to Cincy

This team. This team is frustrating. This team is exciting. This team is agonizing. This team slumps. This team surges. This team dominates. Yes, you may have thought these things about the Atlanta Braves throughout the season or even this month alone. You may have even thought these very things in the last week alone. How the Braves are playing now is how the Braves should have...
Via BravesWire
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood continues dominance, as expectations grow

Alex Wood has become an integral part of the Atlanta Braves rotation, and he’s only 23 years old. It’s always a gamble drafting a player who was only a few years removed from Tommy John surgery, but it seems to be paying off. Last season, Wood was dominant in the games he started, going 3-3 […]
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Donnie Murphy

The Braves signed free agent Donnie Murphy and assigned the infielder to Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

'Antiques Roadshow' finds $1M Boston Red Stockings collection

The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" hit one out of the park after someone showed up with a collection of pristine 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.The treasure trove of signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players was appraised at $1 million for insurance purposes, series producer Marsha Bemko said.She said it's the largest sports memorabilia...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: How this week could determine their season

After their worst road trip since 1949, the Atlanta Braves captured two out of three games against the division leading Washington Nationals. With the Braves entering the series 4.5 games back, winning the set was essential. Now 3.5 games back, the Braves enter a challenging four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers before squaring up for three games against the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves are wearing down on west coast trip

The Atlanta Braves are struggling through a handful of games on the West Coast, losing seven straight in a stretch of games that has dropped Atlanta to three games behind the Washington Nationals and has left fans and analysts alike wondering if this team plans to bounce back any time soon. Atlanta’s struggles through the past seven games boils down to poor pitching combined with...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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