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Rookies felt impact of Gomes' tenure with Braves

ATLANTA -- The locker in the Braves clubhouse previously occupied by Jonny Gomes sat empty hours after the veteran outfielder had been traded to the Royals. It was business as usual as his former teammates bustled around, going through their normal preparations as the series against the Marlins continued Tuesday. But in a clubhouse that has seen so much movement this year, with 11...
Via Fox Sports South
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Expectations remain high as Braves rookie Olivera breaks into majors

ATLANTA --” Hector Olivera's first steps on the Turner Field grass were shadowed by a crescent moon of reporters and cameramen, tools of the trade documenting his every movement. Hours before his highly anticipated MLB debut on Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves' third baseman, a 30-year-old Cuban talent the front office took an expensive gamble on at the trade deadline in July...
Via Fox Sports South
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins extend Braves' woes, dominate in 7-1 victory

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Nicolino pitched seven scoreless innings, Justin Bour hit a three-run homer, and the Miami Marlins beat the hapless Atlanta Braves again, winning 7-1 Tuesday night. Nicolino (3-2) shut down the Braves with help from a pair of double plays. Atlanta lost for the 14th time in 15 games, including the last seven in a row, but at least avoided its second straight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The beating goes on for Braves' Miller during record run of futility

Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller was on the verge of baseball immortality when he lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins on May 17.Coming so close to a permanent place in the major league record books was a bittersweet moment for Miller, but teammate Todd Cunningham put the near-miss in perspective: "It's good when you can be disappointed...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals acquire Jonny Gomes from Braves

In a move that many of us did not see coming the Kansas City Royals have traded for OF Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves.  In return the Braves will get the Royals Single-A shortstop Luis Venezuela.  This is an interesting move as it will put the Royals into a bit of a numbers crunch come playoff time.  The Royals will have 6 outfielders on the roster when Alex Gordon and Terrance...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Yankees hold moment of silence for man who died booing A-Rod (VIDEO)

The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees held a moment of silence before Sunday's game at Turner Field for for the baseball fan who fell over a balcony and died while booing Alex Rodriguez Saturday night.   A-Rod was one of the players paying their respects to Braves fan Gregory Murrey of Alpharetta, Georgia, who plummeted from the top deck of the stadium during the seventh inning...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan dies after fall at Turner Field during Braves

Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsA fan died after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of Saturday’s night’s New York Yankees-Atlanta Braves game. “We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening’s game has passed away,” the Braves said in a statement. “The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Dies After Falling From Upper Deck Seats At Braves Game

Tragic news coming from the world of Major League Baseball, where a 60 year old man who fell from his seats in the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field Saturday night has passed away: Fan fell and died at Braves game ID'd as 60 yo Gregory Murrey from Alpharetta pic.twitter.com/4SFMiaONoT — Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) August 30, 2015 Murrey died at the hospital after being...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Dies After Fall From Turner Field Upper Deck At Braves-Yankees Game

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. Hampton said the man was in his early...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck

    A fan is said to be in “grave condition” after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field all the way down to the concrete on field level, according to reports. NEW INFO: Witnesses told @MJohnsonWSB they saw man fall from Turner Field upper deck "head first." Live update at 11 pic.twitter.com/UCcprqc5XN — Matt Belanger (@MattWSB) August 30, 2015   MORE...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett. Perez gave up eight runs in 1 2-3 innings in the Braves' 15-4 loss to the Yankees on Friday night. He had a 5.56 ERA in 17 games with Atlanta. Brigham was 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 11 games, all in relief, in an earlier stint with the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Outfielder Jonny Gomes pitched for Braves vs. Yankees

In the midst of a blowout, Atlanta Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes seized upon a golden opportunity to pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. New York was already up by a score of 13-2 when Gomes strode to the mound. He was called into duty as a means to save Atlanta’s bullpen in a game that was already a lost cause. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but boy was it an...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakewood’s Viza developing despite lack fo success in win column

Tyler Viza, image- Jay Floyd LAKEWOOD, NJ- Atlanta’s Shelby Miller has garnered plenty of attention of late for his losing ways. The 25-year-old former first round pick, has not notched a win in his last 18 starts, losing 10 consecutive decisions over that stretch. The lack of success isn’t Miller’s fault though, as he sports a remarkable 2.63 ERA this season and a solid 3...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping An Eye On Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran has seemingly gone backwards in his development this season, but has shown glimpses of the promise many fantasy owners saw entering the 2015 season. While he may not be able to help you this year if he’s not already on your roster, I’m watching him closely in regards to determining how to value him for the 2016 season. Home/Road Splits One split that has jumped...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Winless drought has Braves' Miller nearing place in history

ATLANTA -- A spot in history he likely wants no part of is becoming more and more of a possibility for Shelby Miller. A day before he took the mound Wednesday night against the Rockies, the right-hander was discussing what's gone right and what's gone wrong in his All-Star first season with the Braves. "You've got to take the positives with the negatives," he summarized, "and try...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz pranked with cup-on-the-hat (Video)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz fell victim to the old "cup-on-the-hat" prank during Wednesday night's game against Colorado. In the top of the seventh inning, cameras focused on Foltynewicz watching the game from the dugout. It was clear that Foltynewicz was completely unaware that a cup was "glued" to the top of his cap with bubble gum.No word yet as to who orchestrated...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves rookie Garcia tweets apology after committing three errors

Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia had a bad night at the plate and an even worse night in the field during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.The Cuban rookie was hitless in four at-bats but his struggles at third base played a decisive role in the game's outcome. Garcia committed a season-high three errors - the first two of which led to four unearned runs.Garcia...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves offense is still bad – but in a different way

In 2014, the Atlanta Braves offense was a horror show. For the year, they hit just .241/.305/.360. The club’s .296 wOBA was fourth-worst in baseball (ahead of just the Phillies, Reds, and Padres), and their 87 wRC+ was fifth-worst (ahead of those three aforementioned teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks). They scored just 573 runs, the second-lowest total in baseball. The main culprit...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s former Indian teammates grew tired of his cheerleading

Newly acquired Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Swisher is known for having one of baseball’s biggest personalities. While some love his enthusiasm for the game, others have grown tired of it, including some of his former Indian teammates according to Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com. According to Meisel, Swisher’s attitude had become grating among some of his former teammates, and...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again

Just before the trade deadline, the Braves, Marlins, and Dodgers struck a big deal, at least in terms of quantity of players and money being moved around; 13 players changed uniforms, and when the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher to Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves finally unloaded Chris Johnson and his contract, but it came at a cost – they acquired the ugly contracts of Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher from the Cleveland Indians for him. Atlanta is also getting a yet to be known pile of cash in the trade. We’ve acquired INF Chris Johnson from ATL for Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn & cash. More soon: http://t.co...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days 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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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