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Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett. Perez gave up eight runs in 1 2-3 innings in the Braves' 15-4 loss to the Yankees on Friday night. He had a 5.56 ERA in 17 games with Atlanta. Brigham was 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 11 games, all in relief, in an earlier stint with the...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Outfielder Jonny Gomes pitched for Braves vs. Yankees

In the midst of a blowout, Atlanta Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes seized upon a golden opportunity to pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. New York was already up by a score of 13-2 when Gomes strode to the mound. He was called into duty as a means to save Atlanta’s bullpen in a game that was already a lost cause. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but boy was it an...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakewood’s Viza developing despite lack fo success in win column

Tyler Viza, image- Jay Floyd LAKEWOOD, NJ- Atlanta’s Shelby Miller has garnered plenty of attention of late for his losing ways. The 25-year-old former first round pick, has not notched a win in his last 18 starts, losing 10 consecutive decisions over that stretch. The lack of success isn’t Miller’s fault though, as he sports a remarkable 2.63 ERA this season and a solid 3...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keeping An Eye On Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran has seemingly gone backwards in his development this season, but has shown glimpses of the promise many fantasy owners saw entering the 2015 season. While he may not be able to help you this year if he’s not already on your roster, I’m watching him closely in regards to determining how to value him for the 2016 season. Home/Road Splits One split that has jumped...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA (AP) This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse. Then again, it's a bit jarring to see a perennial playoff contender, a team that won the NL East just two years ago, sitting near the bottom of the standings and on pace for its worst season since 1990. With about five weeks to go in a lost season, the Braves...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Winless drought has Braves' Miller nearing place in history

ATLANTA -- A spot in history he likely wants no part of is becoming more and more of a possibility for Shelby Miller. A day before he took the mound Wednesday night against the Rockies, the right-hander was discussing what's gone right and what's gone wrong in his All-Star first season with the Braves. "You've got to take the positives with the negatives," he summarized, "and try...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz pranked with cup-on-the-hat (Video)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz fell victim to the old "cup-on-the-hat" prank during Wednesday night's game against Colorado. In the top of the seventh inning, cameras focused on Foltynewicz watching the game from the dugout. It was clear that Foltynewicz was completely unaware that a cup was "glued" to the top of his cap with bubble gum.No word yet as to who orchestrated...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves rookie Garcia tweets apology after committing three errors

Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia had a bad night at the plate and an even worse night in the field during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.The Cuban rookie was hitless in four at-bats but his struggles at third base played a decisive role in the game's outcome. Garcia committed a season-high three errors - the first two of which led to four unearned runs.Garcia...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Shelby Miller’s Favorite Ice Cream is Rockies Road

Look, I'm all about facts here. I have my sources *googles Shelby Miller's favorite ice cream...finds nothing...looks under google images...randomly finds naked women...stops writing for a while to do further research* Well, looks like my sources failed me. I can't verify anything about Miller's cold dessert of choice but I can verify some other, more factually laden and potentially...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves offense is still bad – but in a different way

In 2014, the Atlanta Braves offense was a horror show. For the year, they hit just .241/.305/.360. The club’s .296 wOBA was fourth-worst in baseball (ahead of just the Phillies, Reds, and Padres), and their 87 wRC+ was fifth-worst (ahead of those three aforementioned teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks). They scored just 573 runs, the second-lowest total in baseball. The main culprit...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves' road woes, Hector Olivera expectations

The Atlanta Braves have now dropped 22 of their past 24 road games. What is going wrong away from Turner Field and, with his debut looming, what are realistic expectations for Hector Olivera? Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney weigh in.
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller: Lucky or Unlucky?

When John Hart was hired to become the next President of Baseball Operations for the Atlanta Braves last October, he made it clear that the Braves were going to enter a rebuild, with the hopes of returning to contention when the Braves move to their new stadium in 2017. One of the first moves Hart made was the blockbuster deal that sent fan favorite (and 2015 free agent) Jason Heyward and...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves minor-league coaches see talent spike in improved farm system

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Brian Snitker arrived at the Atlanta Braves' organizational meetings last fall largely unaware of the talent shortage plaguing the franchise's farm system. An organization that produced homegrown stars like Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel at the turn of the decade had yielded just three consistent major-league players since the 2011 season...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s former Indian teammates grew tired of his cheerleading

Newly acquired Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Swisher is known for having one of baseball’s biggest personalities. While some love his enthusiasm for the game, others have grown tired of it, including some of his former Indian teammates according to Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com. According to Meisel, Swisher’s attitude had become grating among some of his former teammates, and...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again

Just before the trade deadline, the Braves, Marlins, and Dodgers struck a big deal, at least in terms of quantity of players and money being moved around; 13 players changed uniforms, and when the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher to Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves finally unloaded Chris Johnson and his contract, but it came at a cost – they acquired the ugly contracts of Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher from the Cleveland Indians for him. Atlanta is also getting a yet to be known pile of cash in the trade. We’ve acquired INF Chris Johnson from ATL for Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn & cash. More soon: http://t.co...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves outfielder Eury Perez celebrates catch he didn't make (VIDEO)

Eury Perez had a couple of plays in the fifth inning of the Giants-Braves matchup on Tuesday that make fans shake their heads in wonder then hang them in frustration. First, the Braves outfielder made a sensational backhanded diving catch to rob the Giants' Brandon Crawford of an extra-base hit. But on an almost identical play moments later he thinks he robbed Ehire Adrianza the...
Via The Other Paper
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Make Head Scratching Trade in Three Team Deal

In a surprising move, the Atlanta Braves were involved in a blockbuster trade deal before the trade deadline this past weekend. The Braves traded pitchers Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, Bronson Arroyo and Luis Avilan along with second baseman and their top prospect Jose Peraza to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In turn the Braves acquired Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, injured relief pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Pierzynski tried to frame pitch that bounced in front of plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski thought he could trick the home plate umpire into thinking he was calling a game of cricket on Monday night, but it didn’t work. During the eighth inning of Atlanta’s 9-8 extra-innings win over the San Francisco Giants, Pierzynski tried to frame a pitch...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Jim Johnson Last Brave Likely to be Traded

The Atlanta Braves have already traded Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, so they aren’t likely to sell many more players according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Julio Teheran and Cameron Maybin would take a dream deal to get rid of them, while Jonny Gomes and Chris Johnson aren’t valuable enough to be the main man in a trade. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski been surprisingly valuable to the Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A Quick Look at the Prospects in the Juan Uribe Trade

In an attempt to strengthen their under-achieving lineup, the Mets swung a deal for infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves on Friday evening. In exchange for the infielders’ services, the Mets sent right-handers Rob Whalen and John Gant to the Braves. Neither of these arms are highly touted prospects. Kiley McDaniel […]
Via Fangraphs
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Atlanta Braves Baseball Operations Analyst

Position: Atlanta Braves Baseball Operations Analyst Location: Atlanta Job Responsibilities: Oversee the in-house technological efforts associated with the development of Braves’ new internal player evaluation application Daily maintenance and continued development of internal applications, including a robust Microsoft SQL Server database Development and on-going adjustment of...
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Give Away Bobblehead Of Jonny Gomes, Freddie Freeman Hugging (Photo)

Surprise, surprise. Jonny Gomes is on his third team in two years, but he’s still feeling the love from his teammates. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has fit right in with his new squad since leaving the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics to sign a one-year contract with the club this offseason. One of his closest friends is first baseman Freddie Freeman, who admittedly has ...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

Both the Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday, with reliever Jason Grilli sustaining a ruptured left Achilles tendon. His 2015 season is finished. RHP Jason Grilli has a left Achilles rupture. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 12, 2015   Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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