BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jenkins earns 1st career win for Braves, beats Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) Tyrell Jenkins earned his first career victory, pitching six innings and helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night. Jenkins, acquired in the November 2014 trade that sent Jason Heyward to St. Louis, began the game with a 6.43 ERA and 26 baserunners allowed in his first three career starts, a span of 14 innings. Jenkins (1-2) did...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves add 16-year-old Yefri Del Rosario to crop of international prospects

The Atlanta Braves remain the only National League team shy of 40 victories this season, but they scored a big win in international free agency Friday, signing 16-year-old Yefri Del Rosario. #Braves are staying busy on int'l market. Clubs signs RHP Yefri Del Rosario, 16, to $1M deal. @MLBPipeline pic.twitter.com/CpncXs2akj — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 30, […] The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Memories: Watch Greg Olson jump into John Smoltz's arms like it's 1991 all over again

Via FOX Sports South
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Appear To Be Nearing Trade Involving Jim Johnson

The Braves are nearing a deal involving veteran right-hander Jim Johnson, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter links). He adds that the Blue Jays and Mets are among the teams that have shown at least some interest in the reliever. As MLB.com’s Mark Bowman notes on Twitter, Atlanta is carrying ten pen arms tonight, which could be due in part to the possibility of a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 hours ago

Sean Newcomb struggling but too early for Braves to panic

When the Atlanta Braves began their overhaul, they were left void of a top-tier pitching prospect on the upper levels, one seemingly on the cusp of major league greatness. They addressed that issue this past offseason, sending fan favorite — and arguably the best defensive shortstop in the game — Andrelton Simmons to the west […] The post Sean Newcomb struggling but too early...
Via Today's Knuckleball
13 hours ago

Braves recall RHP Ryan Weber from Gwinnett

Former top 5 prospect Ryan Weber will be rejoining the Atlanta Braves With the trades of Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez, there were very clearly some holes that were going to have to be filled in on the roster. Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez were the first moves towards that end but there is clearly a need for a spot start at least in the near term plus the potential need to spell...
Via Talking Chop
17 hours ago

Murray: Atlanta Braves receiving ‘strong’ interest on Jim Johnson

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson is drawing “strong” trade interest, league sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. It’s unclear how close a deal is, but one source says that the Braves are “a phone call away with a couple of clubs.” Since coming off of the disabled list in June, Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for […] The post Murray: Atlanta Braves receiving...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Catcher Choice Breakdown

In an interview last night with the FOX Sports South broadcast team, John Coppolella singled out Matt Wieters and Wilson Ramos as off-season free agent catching targets.  Let’s compare. Setting aside the issue of whether Coppy was simply stating the obvious or was instead engaging in the actual tampering of another team’s players, there is […] Atlanta Braves Catcher Choice...
Via Tomahawk Take
17 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League July Final Friday All Questions Answered!

Atlanta Braves Minor League All Questions Answered, July Edition July brought a flood of new players into the system through the International Free Agent Period. It also brought lots of updates to prospect lists from all sorts of venues, including here, where we released our midseason top 50 prospects list. We’ve now reached the end […] Atlanta Braves Minor League July Final...
Via Tomahawk Take
22 hours ago

Scouting New Braves Prospect Travis Demeritte

The Atlanta Braves have turned one player they claimed off of waivers and another they signed to a minor-league deal into a prospect who appeared in this month’s Futures Game. Even if one is skeptical of that prospect, as I am, acquiring a tooled-up middle infielder for two pieces you acquired at next to no cost represents a success for the rebuilding Braves. The newly acquired...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Freeman HR, 5 RBIs as Braves top Twins for 2-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep. Freeman went 4 for 4 with a walk. His 18th homer gave the Braves a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning. The Twins closed to 8-7 in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Joe Mauer. Nick Markakis singled home a run...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Relief Pitchers

The trade deadline is quickly approaching as the Atlanta Braves sit comfortably in last place. At this point, they would have to win every single game to even be playoff relevant. Each game is a complete gamble as to whether the batting or the pitching will be successful, but they never seem to both be chugging along at the same time. This leads to constant frustration from the whole...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur on DH: It’s fun. You get to eat and hit.

Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

Everybody knows the Atlanta Braves are the worst team in baseball. So, will they make any major moves before the trade deadline comes August 1? According to history, there is a strong possibility for a sizable trade to happen. The Braves were known for having a lousy farm system in the past, but recently they have made stellar moves to develop their system into the top three in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

If you’re trying to find the hottest garage sale of the summer, look no further than the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Braves are “aggressively shopping” shortstop Erick Aybar, outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and some of their lefty relievers. Rival executive: #Braves aggressively shopping Aybar, Francoeur, left-handed relievers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis shatters a suite window in Cincy with a screeching foul ball

This is why we can't have nice things, kids.Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis sent a seemingly harmless foul ball into the stands at Great American Ball Park in the eighth inning. But it ended up doing plenty of damage:Luckily, it appears no one was sitting near the window inside the suite. And it did provide a little excitement in a matchup between the National League's...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves GM: We have ‘no intention’ of trading Julio Teheran

If you thought you were gonna steal away a Colombian righty at the deadline this year, the Atlanta Braves will unfortunately be Teheran up your heart. Brave general manager John Coppolella said Tuesday that the team has “no intention” of trading away Julio Teheran and that they “fully expect him to be a Brave on August 2nd,” per Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Should Be Motivated to Trade Julio Teheran

Let’s be clear about the reality of baseball trades. Despite all of the rumors and all of the posturing, every team has the same stance on just about every player: The player is available for trade, given a good-enough offer. That second part is where it gets complicated, because “good enough” can mean very different things. Not all teams value all players in the same way,...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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