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Braves vs. Mets preview: Atlanta aims to even series with Matt Wisler on the mound

Matt Wisler takes the hill on Tuesday as the Braves look to even this week's series with the Mets. After something of a strange series split in Chicago, the Atlanta Braves traveled to Queens with visions of success against the New York Mets. However, Mike Foltynewicz and company dropped the series opener by virtue of a four-run hole in the first inning, and that leaves the Braves...
Via Talking Chop
2 hours ago

The Atlanta Braves are playing like one of the worst teams in MLB history

The Atlanta Braves are bad. Really bad. They're in the basement of the NL East after just 25 games and sit 12 games back of the first-place Washington Nationals. Nothing has gone right for the rebuilding squad this season as Atlanta has given its fans very little to cheer about just one year before it moves into its new ballpark.Their 6-19 record is obviously atrocious and the worst...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Are ‘Freak’ishly in Need of Pitching Help

Yes, the Atlanta Braves are losing and losing badly. The Bud Norris project has been a failed attempt. While Julio Teheran is showing signs of rebounding, and Aaron Blair has looked impressive in his first two outings, the need for pitching staff help is still in need. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter “The […] Atlanta Braves Are ‘Freak’ishly in Need of Pitching...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Looking to Buy Draft Picks? Where is this Money Coming From?

Sources are Reporting that Atlanta wants bad contracts in exchange for draft picks… but where are they getting that kind of money? This report of a few days ago, from Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan has yet to be echoed from other sources, but certainly rings true from the actions John Coppolella took last year to […] Atlanta Braves Looking to Buy Draft Picks? Where is this Money...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: This is our team

Via FOX Sports South
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: 1 inning, 1 price, 1 plan

A shaky start from Foltynewicz is too much to overcome as Braves fail smell test with Colon The good news?  Mike Foltynewicz threw 98 pitches Monday night.  The bad?  It took less than four innings to amass that number.  Foltynewicz got to full counts against seven batters (plus another 3-1 count) and could not really […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: 1 inning, 1 price, 1 plan...
Via Tomahawk Take
7 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Matt Lipka goes off while Ozzie collects his first AAA hit

Lots of interesting stuff going on in the minors as Ozzie and Dansbae continue to adjust to their new surroundings while Matt Lipka went off down in Mississippi. Toledo Mud Hens 6 @ Gwinnett Braves 2 Box Score Rio Ruiz, 3B: 2-4, 1 run, .341/.417/.505 Ozzie Albies, SS: 1-4, .333/.402/.458 Kanekoa Texeira, SP: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 runs (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1.20 ERA John Gant, RP: 3 IP...
Via Talking Chop
8 hours ago

Braves news and links: Foltynewicz struggles in debut, Atlanta shakes up roster

Mike Foltynewicz struggled in his season debut for the Braves in a 4-1 loss to the Mets. Braves News Mike Foltynewicz struggles, Braves fall to Mets 4-1 Mike Foltynewicz was greeted by three first inning home runs and lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his 2016 debut for the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta's bullpen did a nice job holding the Mets at bay but the offense wasn't able to...
Via Talking Chop
10 hours ago

A silver lining to today’s roster moves

The Atlanta Braves shook up their roster today, DFAing Drew Stubbs and demoting Jace Peterson, John Gant and Chris Withrow. Technically Withrow got demoted yesterday and was supposed to be replaced with Emilio Bonifacio, but arcane baseball rules intervened. In their stead the team called up Matt Tuiasosopo, Chase d’Arnaud, Reid Brignac and Mike Foltynewicz. It’s not worth knowing...
Via Chop County
22 hours ago

Last-place Braves reshuffle roster, make 7 moves

NEW YORK (AP) The last-place Atlanta Braves have reshuffled their roster, making seven moves while trying to boost a punchless lineup. The Braves announced the changes before visiting the New York Mets on Monday night. Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start the series opener against the Mets. Infielder Reid Brignac, infielder/outfielder Chase...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves try to call up ineligible player, end up a man short

At 5-18, the Atlanta Braves need all the help they can get. The club hasn’t done much right so far in 2016m and that now includes adhering to roster transaction rules. The team announced Sunday morning that it had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett with the hopes of inserting some speed. But MLB soon intervened and informed...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves add Bonifacio for extra bat, Withrow sent to minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Atlanta Braves have added an extra bat for their bench by selecting the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett. Reliever Chris Withrow was optioned to Gwinnett on Sunday to make room on the 25-man roster. The Braves had been carrying 13 pitchers, and that left them without a right-handed pinch-hitter against Chicago Cubs lefty...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves unveil a bobblehead of the time Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman

The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a painful rebuild, but at least the team (or the social media team) has not lost its sense of humor.You may recall back in January 2014, Atlanta got some snowfall that put traffic to a near-total standstill with Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman among the motorists. Freeman tweeted about his safety predicament, which prompted Braves legend...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski spikes throw to second base (Video)

Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski suffered an embarrassing failure when he spiked a throw to second base as he slipped and fell during the second inning of Thursday night's game in Boston.With one out and a Red Sox runner at first base, Pierzynski had trouble handling a pitch from pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. As Pierzynski chased it down, the Red Sox runner headed for second base...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves' season is lost and their future is a big question mark

The Braves are 4-17. The season is lost. Manager Fredi Gonzalez will be fired. So much for the final season at Turner Field, which was never all that promising to begin with.The real question is what the Braves will look like in their first year at the new SunTrust Park next season, and in all the years to follow.The Braves will gain significant financial flexibility this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallex Smith: Atlanta’s Speedy Role Model Smells the Roses

Mallex Smith is a speed burner. He’s also a big leaguer. Atlanta called up the 22-year-old outfielder earlier this month when Ender Inciarte went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He’s off to a slow start — Smith has reached base just 12 times in 50 plate appearances — but a bright future lies ahead. The Braves’ 2015 Minor League Player of the Year is coming...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Channels Grandfather Harry Caray

Heading into Wednesday night, the Atlanta Braves were in the midst of an historic 15-game homerless drought. So when Freddie Freeman went deep in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox, the team’s play-by-play man Chip Caray got excited. How excited? He channeled his late grandfather, the legendary Harry Caray. Holy cow! The post Chip Caray Channels Grandfather Harry Caray...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Braves’ Disastrousness

Going all the way back to the turn of the previous century, the worst team wRC+ was posted by the 1920 Philadelphia Athletics, who finished at 67. The worst mark in more modern baseball came from the 1963 Mets, who finished at 69, and then if you look at the more recent era, the 2013 Marlins finished at 73. Terrifically bad offenses, all. This year’s Braves are sitting at 57. They...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves shopping alleged domestic abuser Hector Olivera

We’ve picked on the Atlanta Braves just a bit this season, so what’s one more post critical of the team? On Sunday, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves are shopping outfielder Hector Olivera, acquired last season from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Olivera is currently under MLB-sponsored administrative leave while allegations of domestic violence are being investigated...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves have shown an appalling lack of power this season

Quick – which MLB team has the fewest home runs this season? Well, if you read the title of this post, you can presume the Atlanta Braves are the correct answer. And you’d be right! The Braves have homered just three times this year. The Pirates and Angels rank right above the Braves with seven homers apiece, while the Rockies lead baseball with 26. But just how absurd is this...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clayton Kershaw tosses an eephus pitch

Just when you think the Los Angeles Dodgers ace has shown everything in his amazing repertoire, Thursday afternoon’s outing against the Atlanta Braves brought about something brand new to Clayton Kershaw’s arsenal. Facing catcher Tyler Flowers with one out in the bottom of the fourth, Kershaw let loose on a pitch that did anything but break the radar gun. Watch out...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves players unhappy with conditions of Turner Field, may file complaint to players’ union

Atlanta Braves players have become so unhappy with the conditions at Turner Field that they are considering contacting the players’ union to see if they can get the club to make improvements, a source within the organization told ESPN’s Doug Padilla Thursday. The source speculated that with the Braves leaving Turner Field for a new stadium after this season, the playing surface...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves players unhappy with Turner Field infield

Members of the Atlanta Braves are reportedly considering appealing to the MLB players’ union over the poor conditions of the infield at Turner Field. According to ESPN’s Doug Padilla, there is a belief that, with the stadium in its final season of use, the field is not being treated with the same care as it has been in the past, with the grass being uneven and the turf meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Family of fan who fell to death at Turner Field sues Braves, MLB

Tragedy struck during an Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees last August when a fan fell from Section 401 and died. The family of that man is now suing the Braves and Major League Baseball, accusing the team and the league of negligence regarding the guard rail. The rail 60-year old Gregory Kent Murrey, who was medically claimed to be legally intoxicated at the time...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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