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Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on LHP Thomas Burrows

The Atlanta Braves acquired lefty reliever Thomas Burrows in their trade that sent Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners. What sort of pitcher did they get? Who Is He? The Atlanta Braves received plenty of praise for picking up an elite arm like Luiz Gohara along with Burrows when they moved outfielder Mallex Smith and […] Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on LHP Thomas Burrows - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

Bagwell gets in while Atlanta Braves slugger Fred McGriff gets no love

On Thursday the results were announced of the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2017 and Jeff Bagwell made the cut easily, while Fred McGriff, once again was almost forgotten about. Now, I’m not upset that Jeff Bagwell was elected. I’m not extremely happy about it, but I’m not upset. He was a great ballplayer. […] Bagwell gets in while Atlanta Braves slugger Fred McGriff gets...
Via Tomahawk Take
11 hours ago

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Sarasota County, MLB HOF Inductees

My Palm Beach Post Braves supporters cry foul, claim PBC tomahawk-chopped local project Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves plan to open up a 70-acre complex in the town of North Port, Florida and the rumor is for the year of 2019.  After 34 years at the now defunct West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium, […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Sarasota County, MLB...
Via Tomahawk Take
13 hours ago

Braves 2017 Top-30 Prospects

The Atlanta Braves minor league system is ABSOLUTELY LOADED right now. There are perhaps more premium prospects on this list than have ever existed at one time in the Braves system. The majority of those premium prospects are below double-A, so while there will be good prospects debuting in the majors the next two years, some absolute tidal waves of premium prospects should be approaching...
Via Chop County
3 days ago

Braves agree to deals with relievers Vizcaino, Krol

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with relief pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Ian Krol. Atlanta also acquired infielder Micah Johnson from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Vizcaino was Atlanta's closer over the first half of 2016, but injuries limited the right-hander to just five...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuffy Gosewisch on Catching

Tuffy Gosewisch isn’t known for his stick. The 33-year-old catcher had a .522 OPS in parts of four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But he does provide value behind the dish. His defensive acumen — including his ability to work with pitchers — is a primary reason the Atlanta Braves claimed him off waivers earlier this winter. He worked diligently to turn himself into...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 1/6: Team USA stuns at World Juniors

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.A lovely Friday to everyone. Welcome to Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the playoffs to start in about 24 hours. Happy birthday to Nancy Lopez, Howie Long, Charles Haley, Gabrielle Reece, Gilbert Arenas, and Asante Samuel. On this date in 1976 Ted Turner bought...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ender Inciarte, Braves agree to $30.5M, 5-year contract

ATLANTA (AP) Outfielder Ender Inciarte has avoided salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves, agreeing to a $30,525,000, five-year contract. The deal, announced Friday, covers four years of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, and gives Atlanta a club option for 2022. Inciarte gets a $3.5 million signing bonus payable on Jan. 15 and salaries of $2 million next...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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