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2017 Atlanta Braves Season Preview: Adonis Garcia

I love Adonis. You love Adonis. But let’s not pretend it’s because the Atlanta Braves incumbent third baseman is an All-Star. By now, your humble narrator’s personal affinity for Atlanta Braves third baseman  Adonis Garcia is well-documented. He fled Castro’s Cuba, was kidnapped and held at gunpoint, spent 10 days in jail trying to sneak […] 2017 Atlanta Braves Season...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Have A Couple of Choices for Bench Bats

With the last Florida Grapefruit League game in the books for 2017, the Braves still have not chosen to name their full roster.  So there’s still a chance. Today is the day that several teams made their last significant roster cuts.  This is the day that the Atlanta Braves have been waiting for to see […] Atlanta Braves Have A Couple of Choices for Bench Bats - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
17 hours ago

2017 Atlanta Braves Preview: Center Fielder Ender Inciarte

Over the course of one season, Atlanta’s Venezuelan import went from relative unknown to absolute fan favorite. How will he fare in his sophomore season with the Braves? Prior to December of 2015, I’d wager Ender Inciarte was not a household name for most Atlanta Braves fans. As a young defensive specialist on the west […] 2017 Atlanta Braves Preview: Center Fielder Ender Inciarte...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

Chipper Jones says Greg Maddux used to pee on him in the shower

It’s no secret that baseball players (and all professional athletes) are into juvenile pranks. There’s the famous hot-foot gag. And the stuff-his-underwear-with-peanut-butter. And the tell-him-he’s-been-traded-to-japan. And even the convince-one-teammate-that-another-teammate-is-deaf. Oh and also the pee-on-him-in-the-shower. Wait, what? Atlanta Braves icon Chipper Jones just...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Release Paco Rodriguez

The Braves have released lefty Paco Rodriguez, Mark Bowman of MLB.com was among those to report on Twitter. He had been competing with Eric O’Flaherty and Kevin Chapman for a spot in the Opening Day pen. Rodriguez, 25, has been working back from a Tommy John procedure he underwent in October of 2015. He did manage to make it into four spring games, but failed to win the organization’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Atlanta Braves Prospects – Outfielders

We have made our way through the 2017 Braves prospect preview position by position and today we wrap it up with yet another area full of depth, the outfield. Like many of the other positions on the farm, the outfield is loaded with talent, but most of them are just a few years away from major league ready. The Braves are set at center field for the next five years with Ender Inciarte...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Braves’ Ender Inciarte talks about finding out he’d been named NL’s top CF

“It’s amazing. I can call myself a Gold Glover now." — Braves’ Ender Inciarte talks about finding out he’d been named NL’s top CF.
Via FOX Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

If the Braves Fail, It Will Be for the Right Reasons

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Atlanta Braves president John Hart sports a tan this spring, which in itself isn’t particularly strange for someone in the baseball industry. In Hart’s case, the cause is the time he’s spent on the back fields, perhaps his favorite spot in the organization’s Disney-based complex. He rose to front-office prominence via an unorthodox path, having started...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves shortstop Swanson nearing return from stiff back

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson could soon return to the lineup after missing more than a week because of back stiffness. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Swanson hit off a tee and should play again ''sooner than later.'' Swanson has been sidelined since a spring training game on March 4. Atlanta is taking a cautious approach with Swanson...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Teheran leads Colombia past Canada in World Baseball Classic

MIAMI (AP) Julio Teheran threw five solid innings to help Colombia beat Canada 4-1 in its second World Baseball Classic pool game Saturday afternoon. Teheran settled down after surrendering Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freeman's RBI single in the first that gave Canada a 1-0 lead. Teheran allowed one run and two hits and retired the final 13 hitters he faced after Freeman's...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves star Freeman honors mom by playing for Canada in WBC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Freddie Freeman was born and raised in Southern California and blossomed into a star with the Atlanta Braves. Starting this week, he's proudly playing in World Baseball Classic. For Canada - and for a special reason. The All-Star first baseman is honoring his mother, Rosemary, who died of skin cancer when he was 10. ''Every day here, it's about my mom because...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Spring Training All-Access: Brandon Phillips and Dansby Swanson

Braves Spring Training All-Access on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast previews the upcoming 2017 season with exclusive interviews featuring Braves players, coaches and team executives. Check your local listings for airings.
Via FOX Sports South
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Spring Training All-Access: Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp

Via FOX Sports South
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign former NFL player

It might not be Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan or Tim Tebow, but the Atlanta Braves made some pretty interesting news on Thursday. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Atlanta has signed former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings.Really, this is a thing. Commings, originally selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, played in only two games...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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