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Atlanta Braves Ogando DFA; Mauricio Cabrera Called Up

Atlanta opts to move out veteran Ogando after tough Sunday outing; fireballer Cabrera promoted for first major league action. It is wrong to say that the 32-year-old Alexi Ogando (3.94 ERA) was wrong for the Braves bullpen.  He did tend to have “on” or “off” outings, though that’s the case for many relievers. Since going […] Atlanta Braves Ogando DFA; Mauricio Cabrera...
Via Tomahawk Take
25 minutes ago

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
47 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves’ Ft. Bragg Game, Part 2: From Brainchild to Ballpark

How Exactly Do you Create a Major League Quality ball field in 4 months? From Ft. Bragg woods and part of a discarded golf course…You had to know what you’re doing. Part of the decision-making process involved with staging a major league game involves having a suitable location.  You could argue with the Braves’ selection […] The Atlanta Braves’ Ft. Bragg Game, Part 2...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Tribe rolls into Atlanta winners of nine straight

ATLANTA -- Cleveland was swept in a three-game interleague series at Atlanta in 2013 and it proved costly, the Indians finishing a game back of Detroit in the American League Central standings.That isn't the worst memory of Atlanta for Cleveland fans, though.Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on SportsTime OhioThe Indians also lost all three games in Atlanta during the 1995 World Series...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Sims and Weigel excel, Ruiz hit streak at 11

Gwinnett Braves 6, Charlotte Knights 0 Box Score Ozzie Albies, SS: 2-5, 2B, run, .251/.309/.358 Rio Ruiz, 3B: 2-4, run, .278/.371/.380 Lucas Harrell, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2.92 ERA Gwinnett used a fantastic outing from Lucas Harrell and a big first inning to jump ahead and stay ahead of Charlotte, 6-0. Harrell was excellent in his six scoreless innings and while...
Via Talking Chop
6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up: June 27

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up Transactions 6/23 – LHP Kolby Allard demoted from Rome to Danville 6/23 – RHP Bladimir Matos promoted from extended spring to Rome 6/23 – OF Connor Lien activated to Mississippi from DL 6/23 – 1B Joey Meneses promoted from Carolina to Mississippi 6/23 – C Joseph Odom promoted […] Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up:...
Via Tomahawk Take
6 hours ago

Atlanta Braves news and links: Bud Norris continues to impress

With the trade deadline approaching, Bud Norris has a lot of eyes on him and he continued to impress any potential trade suitors who are watching him. BRAVES NEWS Braves score early and finish strong in victory over Mets After getting shut out over 11 innings on Saturday night, Freddie Freeman and the Braves made sure that no such thing would happen on Sunday afternoon. Freeman...
Via Talking Chop
8 hours ago

Three Cuts: Trade Julio Teheran? Why it's a major conundrum for Atlanta Braves

Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Snitker on Bud Norris and more from Braves' win over Mets

"He's just staying on the attack." -- Brian Snitker on Bud Norris and more from @Braves' win over Mets.
Via FOX Sports South
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Freeman, Garcia homer as Braves beat Colon, Mets 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered, Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets 5-2 on Sunday. Freeman had three hits and a walk, helping Atlanta salvage a split of the four-game series. Brandon Nimmo, a New York prospect recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, made his debut and went 0 for 4...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

"It's been mental, first and foremost" -- Bud Norris on rebound in Braves rotation

"It's been mental, first and foremost" -- Bud Norris tells Paul Byrd what's fueled rebound with @Braves rotation.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves send struggling Blair back to Triple-A Gwinnett

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned rookie right-hander Aaron Blair to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled left-hander Matt Marksberry. Blair allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in Friday night's 8-6 loss to the New York Mets. Blair's ERA climbed to 7.99 as he allowed at least six runs for the third time in five June starts. Marksberry was 2-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 22 games...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves on Brian Snitker's ejection in Tuesday's win over Mets

"I love seeing Snit getting all fired up" -- Jeff Francoeur and Braves teammate on Brian Snitker's ejection in Tuesday's win.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves GM informative and entertaining during Twitter chat

It’s a given that most professional sports teams are tight-lipped when it comes to organizational decisions. John Coppolella, the general manager for the Atlanta Braves, provided a refreshing change. In a Twitter conversation with fans on Friday afternoon, Coppolella openly answered questions that ranged from personnel moves to tanking to food preferences. Despite being obvious...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is Julio Teheran?

Atlanta’s ace, Julio Teheran, has a career 3.34 ERA, a good mark even for this pitching-friendly era. This year’s numbers, at least in some ways, are the best of his career. He’s a 25-year-old with less than $30 million in guaranteed money remaining on his contract, which runs through 2020 if you count the low-cost team option for that season. If the Braves make him available...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Delicate Balance of Power and Contact

Last week, I wrote about the dearth of production at the first-base position this season. In the piece, I highlighted Wil Myers as one of the few, young beacons of hope at the position and mentioned a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves reliever can

  The Atlanta Braves have the second worst record in all of baseball, and one particular event Friday night summed up their season perfectly. Reliever Chris Withrow was summoned from the bullpen in the 7th inning, but there was just one problem: he couldn’t get out of the bullpen no matter what he did.   It should be noted that this was at Citi Field in New York, so this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Freddie Freeman hit for cycle

It’s a good thing Wednesday’s Reds-Braves game went 13 innings, as the extra at-bats for Freddie Freeman gave him the opportunity to hit for the cycle. Freeman hit a double in the third inning, followed that up with a triple in the fourth and then blasted a home run in the sixth inning. When he came to the plate in the eleventh inning, all he needed was a single, so you probably...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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