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Braves' Freddie Freeman 'frustrated' as wrist injury not improving

Freddie Freeman loathes missing games, which is making the Atlanta Braves first baseman's stint on the disabled list a frustrating time for him. The Braves were initially hoping to have Freeman return to the team from a bone bruise in his right wrist after his 15 days on the DL were up, which would have been Friday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez says that's no longer a realistic goal...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Looking on the bright side

Freddie Freeman While the Atlanta Braves are still only six games back in the NL East, trailing the Washington Nationals and New York Mets; they haven’t done enough for anyone to expect them to compete with Washington and New York atop the NL East Standings the rest of the way. Atlanta currently sits four games under .500 (36-40 overall). Mainly because they are 18th in the league...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves look to end Nationals' recent dominance

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a disappointing series in Pittsburgh, one in which Alex Wood's Sunday effort prevented a sweep, and now look to end an extended losing streak against the Nationals. Our writers discuss Wood, the Nats' latest challenge, Williams Perez's injury and more.
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Atlanta Braves: Three best offseason trades

The Atlanta Braves had one of the most active offseasons in Major League Baseball, with many of their moves helping them build for the future. Although these moves are centered on the future, many of the moves have helped the Braves this season as well. These are my top three moves that the Braves made this offseason. 1. Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell...
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After 9 years in the minors, Atlanta Braves’ Jake Brigham gets call to majors

“I just started crying,” 28 year old Jake Brigham said. “I’ve been in the minor leagues nine years. I’ve been with several different organizations. When [my manager] told me, it was just overwhelming. It was a really good feeling.” Brigham is referring to the feeling he experienced upon hearing of the news that he was finally leaving the farm, instead headed to the big...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: featuring Chris Johnson

About a month ago the Atlanta Braves traded for third baseman Juan Uribe, a two-time World Series champion, known as much for his contribution to team morale as he is for his on-the-field play. Of course, I don’t mean that to sound like a bad thing; Uribe is a good teammate, a great teammate even. So great in fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ organization, a team he spent four...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams Perez to be placed on 15-day DL

The Atlanta Braves have just announced that Williams Perez is headed to the 15-day DL with a left foot contusion. Perez has only pitched in 11 games this season, but he’s been successful to date. Thus far, he is 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts. In last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Perez was struck in the left ankle by a line drive, forcing him to come out...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Banuelos is looking like the one that got away

Last winter, after Brian Cashman traded him, a few of the Yankee "prospect" blogs conveniently downsized their assessments of Manny Banuelos. He went from being a big-hope-for-a-comeback to a never-gonna-make-it. Excitement was building over the Yankees big acquisition: David Carpenter!The fact that longtime Yankee executive Gordon Blakely had jumped to Atlanta - where he orchestrated...

Braves prospect compared to Simmons, Ozhaino Albies, to play in Futures Game

One of the Atlanta Braves top minor-league prospects, shortstop Ozhaino Albies, is slated to participate in the 2015 MLB Futures Game, giving Braves fans a glimpse at the talented infielder who is slated to be the team's next Curaçaoan star. Albies, who hails from Curaçao like Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, is only 18 years old and is one of the smallest top prospects at 5...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves' Freddie Freeman receives platelet-rich plasma injection

The Atlanta Braves are well aware of how integral Freddie Freeman is to their success, and they're doing everything they can to expedite his return to the team. As he rests a bone bruise in his right wrist, Freeman has received a platelet-rich plasma injection on his injured wrist to try to speed up the recovery process, according to a report by on Thursday. Platelet-rich...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Chris Johnson edition

As the MLB trade deadline approaches on July 31, third-baseman Chris Johnson’s time in Atlanta is likely drawing near an end. The Braves acquired fellow third-baseman Juan Uribe via a trade roughly a month ago from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The trade also gave Atlanta pitcher Chris Withrow, while the Braves sent infielder Alberto Callaspo and pitchers Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime and...
5 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: […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Touki Toussaint, John Hart’s Latest Coup

The Atlanta Braves were supposed to be a terrible baseball team this year. With the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, and Justin Upton, just to name the big ones, even the most ardent Braves fans were expecting a full rebuild. Nearly halfway through the season, however, Atlanta finds themselves a mere three games out of first place in a weak NL East division. Sure...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Braves, Billy Burns, 3B Coaches, more

Nick Markakis isn’t clearing fences. In his first season in Atlanta, the erstwhile Oriole is without a home run in 294 plate appearances. Despite the paucity of power, he’s been the Braves cleanup hitter in 31 games. Don’t scoff. Markakis has a .314./.404/.407 slash line batting out of the four-hole, Overall, he’s slashing .298/.393/.361. Even […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs essentially sell top pitching prospect to Braves

Over the past six or so months, the Atlanta Braves have been serving as a dumping ground for other teams’ bad contracts. They’ve taken on Trevor Cahill, Cameron Maybin (which has actually worked out quite well for them), Carlos Quentin, and Juan Uribe (among others), all owed large amounts of money, in deals while also picking up better prospects. On Saturday night, that strategy...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt hits for the cycle against Braves

BOSTON — Even before he stepped to the plate the eighth inning, Tuesday already had been a memorable day at the dish for Brock Holt. The Boston Red Sox utility man, on this occasion playing second base and leading off in place of the injured Dustin Pedroia, had collected hits in three of his four at-bats in an afternoon meeting with the visiting Atlanta Braves, including a seventh...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones wedding pictures – MVP marries Taylor Higgins

Former NL MVP Chipper Jones got married on Monday to Taylor Higgins, a woman he has been dating for the past few years. Jones and Higgins first began dating in 2012 from what we know. She posed for Playboy Cyber in 2010 and used to go by the stage name of Lexi Ray Taylor. Jones...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades and aquistions paying off for Atlanta

Coming into the 2015 season, the Atlanta Braves had a lot to prove. On the eve of Opening Day they said goodbye to fan favorite and closer extraordinaire Craig Kimbrel. They had already traded the bats of Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. They let go of a big chunk of relievers. But they also made trades that restocked the farm system and signed talented players in Shelby Miller and...
Via BravesWire
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemp tackled by ump during Padres-Braves fight

Your browser does not support iframes. Matt Kemp was taken to the ground on Thursday when benches cleared during the San Diego Padres-Atlanta Braves game. You might be surprised by who brought him down. Kemp was hit on the left arm by a Julio Teheran fastball on a 1-2 count with two outs in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is known to do some pretty dumb things on Twitter from time to time, and the argument he had with one of his followers early Thursday morning was no exception. Twitter user @thatgrayboy decided to call out Jones by claiming that Chipper snubbed him out of an autograph when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vin Scully tells story about Gomes being attacked by wolf

When Vin Scully talks, we listen. During Monday night’s Braves-Dodgers game, Scully narrated a story about Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes…and how he was once attacked by a wolf as a child. Wait, what? I’m more curious as to why a “hired hand” brought in by Gomes’s grandmother would bring a leashed wolf to a jobsite, but hey, I’m just being picky now. I’d much...
Via Awful Announcing
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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