Second-Half Fantasy Baseball Surgers: Adonis Garcia

The Braves dug themselves into a hole so deep in the first half, their final record of 68-93 belies their second-half accomplishments. They were actually a winning team after the All-Star break, going 37-35, and they scored the sixth-most runs in the majors. The acquisition of Matt Kemp and promotion of Dansby Swanson played a role in the improvement, and nearly the whole lineup...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Rumors: The Real Cost of Brian McCann

The New York Yankees wanted WHAT for Brian McCann? Now, let’s discuss what would be a realistic offer to the Yankees to get back this hometown hero in an Atlanta Braves uniform. Would Yankees accept reality? Preposterous! Absurd! Have they gone Bronx Bonkers in New York? Yes…yes they have. GET OFF MY TIMELINE!!! If you’re […] Atlanta Braves Rumors: The Real Cost of Brian...
Via Tomahawk Take
9 hours ago

Braves Agree To Minor League Deal With Joel De La Cruz

The Braves have re-signed right-hander Joel De La Cruz to a minor league contract after outrighting him last week, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. De La Cruz, 27, signed a minor league deal with Atlanta last offseason after spending the bulk of his professional career in the Yankees’ minor league ranks. The 2016 season saw De La Cruz make his big league debut, and...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Over/Under Contest

Way back in April, TomahawkTake revisited our annual contest to see what our readers thought about how the 2016 season would go.  There were some great respondents, but in truth, nobody had any clue. The Atlanta Braves‘ 2016 season was whacky – by any definition of the word.  Had I known then what I know […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Over/Under Contest - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
13 hours ago

Atlanta Braves’ Top 10 Playoff Villains

The Atlanta Braves have entertained fans with many post-season appearances – most of these happening since the team’s arrival in Atlanta. While we lament that there could have been better results, fans will remember the people and events contributing to shorter second-season stints. Sometimes this was the result of a performance – good or bad […] Atlanta Braves’ Top 10...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Braves sign Sam Freeman

The Atlanta Braves signed left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman on Friday afternoon, after the 29-year-old was released from his contract with the Milwaukee Brewers following the conclusion of the season. Freeman tossed just 7.2 innings at the major league level during the 2016 season, allowing 11 earned runs in that time frame for Milwaukee. The vast majority of his time came at Triple...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Braves' Marksberry has woken up from medically induced coma

A procedure like a colonoscopy is supposed to be simple and relatively safe. For Matt Marksberry, it was anything but, as the Braves pitcher ended up having to be put in a medically induced coma due to complications during the procedure. Luckily, he has now been woken up from the aforementioned coma. What exactly happened to the 26-year-old-pitcher? How did it get to this point...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The best ever? Remembering the Twins-Braves WS 25 years later

With the MLB Championship Series in full swing and the 2016 World Series set to embark next week, it brings to mind what happened 25 years ago. If you recall, that's when the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves took part in one of the most memorable series in baseball history. In fact, the 1991 World Series is arguably the greatest World Series of all time and certainly of my generation...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jim Johnson gets $10 million in 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract. The 33-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.06 ERA this year and 20 saves in 23 chances. He had been eligible for free agency. Johnson gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons. He can earn an additional $1.75 million...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

In Brian Snitker, Braves make the safe, not sexy, pick for manager

On Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Braves made it official – interim manager Brian Snitker would have the “interim” tag pulled off his title, and he’d be the club’s full-time manager going into the 2017 season. The Atlanta #Braves today named Brian Snitker as the club's manager and announced the 2017 coaching staff! — Atlanta Braves (@Braves...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves name Snitker manager for 2017, Washington joins staff

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have named Brian Snitker manager, rewarding him for reversing the team's direction in his role as interim manager this season. The Braves finished last in the NL East but won 20 of their last 30 games under Snitker. The 61-year-old, named interim manager on May 17 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired, had a 59-65 record. The Braves were 37-35 after the...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Snitker nearing announcement as full-time Braves manager

Current Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is looking like the new full-time Atlanta Braves manager. Mark Bowman of reported Monday that Snitker would be the man at the top of the Braves’ list because of how the team performed towards the end of the season. The Braves are expected to announce their decision within the next few days, at a time that does not conflict...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Snitker the frontrunner to be Braves manager

The Atlanta Braves' new manager might just be their old manager. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Brian Snitker, who served as the team’s interim manager for much of 2016, is the frontrunner to be named the team’s permanent skipper. Source confirms: Snitker front-runner for #Braves’ job. Process moving into final stages. @Jcrasnick, @DOBrienAJC, @mlbbowman on this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves dismiss longtime pitching coach Roger McDowell

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell's contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff. Team president John Hart said this week...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves to interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

The Atlanta Braves will interview external candidates Ron Washington and Bud Black for their future managerial opening, reports Mark Bowman of Atlanta has interviewed a handful of internal candidates thus far. Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, and third base coach Bo Porter have all met with Braves management for the...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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