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Atlanta Braves Top 100 Prospects Scouting Report: 17. Mike Soroka

Atlanta Braves Right Hander Mike Soroka Who Is He? Soroka was the 2nd pick of the Braves in 2015 as the 28th pick overall in the draft in the 1st round out of high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His draft year showed an amazing year, he threw 10 games, totaling 34 innings with a […] Atlanta Braves Top 100 Prospects Scouting Report: 17. Mike Soroka - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Column: Braves have no reason to string Fredi Gonzalez along

The Atlanta Braves’ managerial situation has gone beyond mere speculation that current manager Fredi Gonzalez’s job is in jeopardy to open discussions regarding who’s going to replace him and when. Anonymous club officials are leaking internal debates as to Gonzalez’s status to the media, but haven’t gone to the inevitable and obvious conclusion of dismissing him. The Braves’...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News: The Afternoon Chop, Box Score, SunTrust Park, Freddie Freeman A Trade Candidate?

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves just didn’t come to play Wednesday afternoon as they had a chance to win the series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The Mets scored early and often – two runs in the 2nd inning, four runs in the 3rd inning, two more runs […] Atlanta Braves News: The Afternoon Chop, Box Score, SunTrust Park, Freddie...
Via Tomahawk Take
6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Midweek Wrap: May 5th

Atlanta Braves Minor League Midweek Wrap Up Transactions: 5/1 – LHP Micheal O’Neal demoted from Carolina to extended spring 5/1 – RHP Raymar Navarro activated from restricted list to Carolina 5/2 – OF Chase d’Arnaud promoted from Gwinnett to Atlanta 5/2 – RHP John Gant demoted from Atlanta to Gwinnett 5/2 – 2B Jace Peterson […] Atlanta Braves Minor League Midweek...
Via Tomahawk Take
7 hours ago

Freddie Freeman voices support for Braves' manager Fredi Gonzalez

Freddie Freeman spoke out in support of manager Fredi Gonzalez on Wednesday whose job status is uncertain due to Atlanta's 7-20 start to the season. Rumors continue to swirl in regards to the job status of Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. The Braves lost 8-0 on Wednesday to wrap up a long road trip. An off day on Thursday would provide an avenue for a shakeup if officials...
Via Talking Chop
20 hours ago

Report: Braves considering firing manager Fredi Gonzalez

Fredi Gonzalez is on the hot seat with the Atlanta Braves, as the team is reportedly considering firing the manager. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Braves are “embarrassed” over their MLB worst 7-19 start to the season. In this, they are giving some serious thought to replacing Gonzalez. Nightengale also reported that the team is interested in former San...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Markakis misses game because of family emergency

NEW YORK (AP) Braves right fielder Nick Markakis has left the team because of a family emergency. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said before Wednesday's game against the Mets that Markakis had headed home to Maryland. The veteran is expected to be back in time for Friday's home game against Arizona. Atlanta is off Thursday. Chase d'Arnaud is starting in right field and Mallex Smith is...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Rio Ruiz should be the third baseman for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of one of the worst seasons they have had in a long time. The Braves are in a rebuilding mode, where they have acquired a lot of talented prospects for quality players. One of those prospects that they have acquired is Rio Ruiz. Ruiz was part of the Evan Gattis trade, that sent Gattis to Houston in exchange for Ruiz, Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: This is our team

Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Braves reshuffle roster, make 7 moves

NEW YORK (AP) The last-place Atlanta Braves have reshuffled their roster, making seven moves while trying to boost a punchless lineup. The Braves announced the changes before visiting the New York Mets on Monday night. Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start the series opener against the Mets. Infielder Reid Brignac, infielder/outfielder Chase...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves try to call up ineligible player, end up a man short

At 5-18, the Atlanta Braves need all the help they can get. The club hasn’t done much right so far in 2016m and that now includes adhering to roster transaction rules. The team announced Sunday morning that it had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett with the hopes of inserting some speed. But MLB soon intervened and informed...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves add Bonifacio for extra bat, Withrow sent to minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Atlanta Braves have added an extra bat for their bench by selecting the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett. Reliever Chris Withrow was optioned to Gwinnett on Sunday to make room on the 25-man roster. The Braves had been carrying 13 pitchers, and that left them without a right-handed pinch-hitter against Chicago Cubs lefty...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves unveil a bobblehead of the time Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman

The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a painful rebuild, but at least the team (or the social media team) has not lost its sense of humor.You may recall back in January 2014, Atlanta got some snowfall that put traffic to a near-total standstill with Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman among the motorists. Freeman tweeted about his safety predicament, which prompted Braves legend...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski spikes throw to second base (Video)

Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski suffered an embarrassing failure when he spiked a throw to second base as he slipped and fell during the second inning of Thursday night's game in Boston.With one out and a Red Sox runner at first base, Pierzynski had trouble handling a pitch from pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. As Pierzynski chased it down, the Red Sox runner headed for second base...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves' season is lost and their future is a big question mark

The Braves are 4-17. The season is lost. Manager Fredi Gonzalez will be fired. So much for the final season at Turner Field, which was never all that promising to begin with.The real question is what the Braves will look like in their first year at the new SunTrust Park next season, and in all the years to follow.The Braves will gain significant financial flexibility this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Glavine revealed a horrible Greg Maddux locker room prank

One of the funniest secrets in baseball that may escape the casual fan is that Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux was also a legendary locker room prankster."I call him 'The Silent Scumbag,'" former Padres teammate David Wells once said. "You would perceive him to be Einstein because he's quiet and he's always sitting there at his locker with a crossword puzzle. But he's got a silent...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallex Smith: Atlanta’s Speedy Role Model Smells the Roses

Mallex Smith is a speed burner. He’s also a big leaguer. Atlanta called up the 22-year-old outfielder earlier this month when Ender Inciarte went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He’s off to a slow start — Smith has reached base just 12 times in 50 plate appearances — but a bright future lies ahead. The Braves’ 2015 Minor League Player of the Year is coming...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Braves’ Disastrousness

Going all the way back to the turn of the previous century, the worst team wRC+ was posted by the 1920 Philadelphia Athletics, who finished at 67. The worst mark in more modern baseball came from the 1963 Mets, who finished at 69, and then if you look at the more recent era, the 2013 Marlins finished at 73. Terrifically bad offenses, all. This year’s Braves are sitting at 57. They...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves shopping alleged domestic abuser Hector Olivera

We’ve picked on the Atlanta Braves just a bit this season, so what’s one more post critical of the team? On Sunday, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves are shopping outfielder Hector Olivera, acquired last season from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Olivera is currently under MLB-sponsored administrative leave while allegations of domestic violence are being investigated...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves have shown an appalling lack of power this season

Quick – which MLB team has the fewest home runs this season? Well, if you read the title of this post, you can presume the Atlanta Braves are the correct answer. And you’d be right! The Braves have homered just three times this year. The Pirates and Angels rank right above the Braves with seven homers apiece, while the Rockies lead baseball with 26. But just how absurd is this...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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