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Chopcast: Smoltz's Hall of Fame induction caps busy Braves weekend

John Smoltz capped an extremely busy week for the Atlanta Braves with his 2015 Hall of Fame induction speech, joining former teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as first-ballot members. Writers Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss Smoltz, the team's trade of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson and more.
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smoltz warns kids about elbow injuries, play multiple sports

John Smoltz was one of four former MLB players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves legend took some time during his speech to warn parents about the dangers of elbow issues at a young age. In short, Smoltz encouraged high school-aged kids to play multiple sports, saying that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals miss out on weekend sweep of the Braves

ST. LOUIS -- Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Wisler (5-1) limited the Cardinals to seven hits and walked three in his longest outing since he worked eight innings to beat the Mets in his debut June 19. The Braves took advantage...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves activate Freeman, but not in lineup vs. Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Atlanta Braves have activated first baseman Freddie Freeman from the 15-day disabled list but he was not in the lineup against the Cardinals because he was traveling and not expected to land in St. Louis until close to game time. Freeman was placed on the DL on June 23, retroactive to June 15, with a right wrist contusion. He played in one rehab game, going 2...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Hall of Famers gather around for Cooperstown golf outing

COOPERSTOWN, NY – On Saturday morning, Hall of Fame inductees dating back to the 1980’s got together for a friendly golf outing and allowed for brief questions from members of the media. Tom Glavine got the morning started at tee No. 1 and got a chance to talk about fellow Atlanta Braves legends Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. Glavine praised Smoltz’s ability to come up big in...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For a Little More Money Former Atlanta Braves Closer John Rocker Will Sign a Picture With Profanity

During his time in baseball former Atlanta Braves closer became known for a few things. He was a pretty good pitcher, but his anger issues and rants have left a cloud over the memory of his career. Some folks must remember him fondly since he can still charge money for an autograph. Whether they love the pitcher of the angry man is up for discussion.It appears that folks are willing...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Trade Uribe and Johnson to the Mets for Prospects

The Atlanta Braves traded third baseman Juan Uribe and utility player Kelly Johnson to the Mets for right-handed starters John Gant and Rob Whalen. Juan Uribe’s time in Atlanta was short, but productive. Uribe .272/.331/.409 and Johnson .275/.321/.451 have very solid offensive numbers while Uribe is also a good defensive presence despite his age, and Johnson can play five or...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets

Hey, the New York Mets got some offense! Sure, neither of the bats they acquired were the caliber of Justin Upton, but every little bit helps! On Friday, the club picked up Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, sending minor league pitchers Jon Gant and Rob Whalen to Atlanta. Rafael Montero is not part of this trade. I don't know who reported it. But it is Gant...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson From Braves

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN on Twitter as well as various other sources, the Mets and Braves have reportedly finished a deal that has infielder Juan Uribe and utility man Kelly Johnson to the Mets in exchange for prospects John Gant and Robert Whalen. Uribe, 36, is a thirteen year veteran who has spent […]
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards, Braves have been two of baseball's best since turn of the century

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals have been two of the most successful franchises in baseball, at least during the regular season, since the turn of the century. But while the Cardinals lead all teams with 64 postseason wins (64-57) since 2000, the Braves are just 13-26 in the playoffs over the same period. More recently, however, the Braves seem to have slipped into a pit...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves face intersting decision with Julio Teheran

One name that is coming up in trade talks may shock Atlanta Braves fans. 24-year old starter Julio Teheran is reportedly on the market, with Fox’s Ken Rosenthal quoting rival executives as saying the Braves are “quite open” to dealing the Colombian hurler. Teheran is making just $1 million this season, and is signed through 2019 (with an option for the 2020 season). But following...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Carlos Martinez and Shelby Miller square off

Oh boy. The Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium starting Friday night for their only series this season in the Gateway City. That brings some interesting story lines for the weekend. Not only do you have former Brave Jason Heyward facing his old team (and I do expect Heyward to go bananas this weekend), but now we have one of the more exciting pitching matchups of the season — at...
Via STLSportsMinute
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman begins rehab stint, aiming for a return next week

If everything goes to plan, the Atlanta Braves could see first baseman Freddie Freeman back in their lineup by July 30.  That’s reportedly the tentative plan at this point. During the Braves television broadcast of their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, announcer Chip Carey said that Freeman had left Atlanta for Orlando and would begin his rehab there.  He also...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson wants out but will he get his wish?

The Atlanta Braves and their third baseman Chris Johnson don’t seem to agree on much anymore.  But they share the same desire to move Johnson to another team.  The problem is that, so far, it’s been easier said than done. At the heart of the problem: Johnson’s salary is not remotely commensurate to his production on the field. Johnson had a career year in 2013, finishing...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson reportedly seeking trade

Chris Johnson could be moving on from the Atlanta Braves, as the corner infielder is looking to get traded, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "In some ways, it's nerve-wracking because you never know what to expect every day when you go to the park," Johnson told MLB.com. "It's been a frustrating year. From the beginning of the offseason, it's been really pretty clear that the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 drought is over: Nick Markakis has hit a home run

We didn’t include this in our top 10 storylines to follow during the second half of the season, but perhaps should have. When was Nick Markakis finally going to hit a home run for the Atlanta Braves? Going into Monday’s play, the 31-year-old right fielder had gone 393 plate appearances without hitting a home run. Dating back to last year’s postseason, that was nearly a nine...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Sign Ross Detwiler and Jason Fasor to Upgrade Bullpen

The past few days, the Atlanta Braves signed two pitchers in left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-hander Jason Frasor. These moves are made to bolster a putrid bullpen after closer Jason Grilli was lost for the season due to an Achilles injury this month. Jason Frasor Jason Frasor, 37, is having a career year with a current ERA of 1.46, albeit in just 24 innings of work so far with...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Freeman takes step forward in return; more Braves

Three Cuts: Freeman takes step forward in return; more Braves Under the direction of first-year hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, the Braves have cut down on the strikeouts, with the fewest in the National League heading into Sunday's series finale vs. the Cubs. But Jake Arrieta added to a frustrating star to the post-All-Star Break schedule, with the Chicago right-hander fanning 10 Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Who’s on the Trade Deadline Chopping Block

As the trade deadline of July 31st nears, the Atlanta Braves are likely to be sellers in the trade market. As of today, the Braves art 42-47, seven games back of the Washington Nationals for the division and six games behind the Chicago Cubs for the final wild card spot. This is a team that currently lacks the offensive firepower and the steady bullpen to be much of a factor down...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves in the process of an NBA-style rebuild?

Keith Law did not like this week’s trade (ESPN Insider article) that saw Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo go from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves. It’s not that Law didn’t like the trade from the perspective of one team or the other. It’s that he didn’t like the spirit of the trade, period: […]
Via Fangraphs
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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