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BRAVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Losing Alex Wood is not the end of the world for the Atlanta Braves

Starting Wednesday evening, when word of a three-team trade that would send Alex Wood to the Los Angeles Dodgers started making the rounds, you could almost hear the cries of anguish from Atlanta Braves’ fans on social media. Hold on.  It’s not that bad.  Really. I understand those fans who are upset that Wood, a Georgia Bulldog and one of the few notable players left after...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Braves nearing trade to send Alex Wood, Jim Johnson to Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves have interjected themselves into the previously reported three-way trade between the Dodgers and Marlins, and are arguably giving up more value than either the Marlins or Dodgers. Atlanta will be sending starting pitcher Alex Wood, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and prospect Jose Peraza to the Dodgers, picking up the competitive balance draft pick the...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Jim Johnson Last Brave Likely to be Traded

The Atlanta Braves have already traded Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, so they aren’t likely to sell many more players according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Julio Teheran and Cameron Maybin would take a dream deal to get rid of them, while Jonny Gomes and Chris Johnson aren’t valuable enough to be the main man in a trade. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski been surprisingly valuable to the Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves trade Wood, Johnson, Avilan, Peraza in three-team deal

Expected to be active before the MLB trade deadline, the Braves didn't disappoint with a reported three-team deal with the Dodgers and Marlins on Wednesday, though the pieces they parted with were what made this move so shocking. Per multiple reports, Alex Wood -- perceived as a foundation piece for the rotation -- and Jose Peraza -- the organization's top-rated prospect via MLB...
Via Fox Sports South
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Dodgers Trying to Load Up On Pitching

Well, this is fun. #Braves lefty Alex Wood would go to #Dodgers if three-team deal with #Marlins is completed, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015 #Braves reliever Jim Johnson also would go to #Dodgers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Morse and compensation pick would go to #Braves. — Ken […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves rookie Adonis Garcia starting to live up to his name

The Atlanta Braves had little reason to believe rookie Adonis Garcia would live up to his name - at least until he arrived in the majors. Garcia has displayed surprising power in his brief tenure with the Braves, clubbing a pair of home runs and hitting safely in all four games since he was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. The Cuban third baseman has made both of his homers count...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Smoltz's Hall of Fame induction caps busy Braves weekend

John Smoltz capped an extremely busy week for the Atlanta Braves with his 2015 Hall of Fame induction speech, joining former teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as first-ballot members. Writers Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss Smoltz, the team's trade of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson and more.
Via Fox Sports South
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smoltz warns kids about elbow injuries, play multiple sports

John Smoltz was one of four former MLB players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves legend took some time during his speech to warn parents about the dangers of elbow issues at a young age. In short, Smoltz encouraged high school-aged kids to play multiple sports, saying that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals miss out on weekend sweep of the Braves

ST. LOUIS -- Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Wisler (5-1) limited the Cardinals to seven hits and walked three in his longest outing since he worked eight innings to beat the Mets in his debut June 19. The Braves took advantage...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves activate Freeman, but not in lineup vs. Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Atlanta Braves have activated first baseman Freddie Freeman from the 15-day disabled list but he was not in the lineup against the Cardinals because he was traveling and not expected to land in St. Louis until close to game time. Freeman was placed on the DL on June 23, retroactive to June 15, with a right wrist contusion. He played in one rehab game, going 2...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For a Little More Money Former Atlanta Braves Closer John Rocker Will Sign a Picture With Profanity

During his time in baseball former Atlanta Braves closer became known for a few things. He was a pretty good pitcher, but his anger issues and rants have left a cloud over the memory of his career. Some folks must remember him fondly since he can still charge money for an autograph. Whether they love the pitcher of the angry man is up for discussion.It appears that folks are willing...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Trade Uribe and Johnson to the Mets for Prospects

The Atlanta Braves traded third baseman Juan Uribe and utility player Kelly Johnson to the Mets for right-handed starters John Gant and Rob Whalen. Juan Uribe’s time in Atlanta was short, but productive. Uribe .272/.331/.409 and Johnson .275/.321/.451 have very solid offensive numbers while Uribe is also a good defensive presence despite his age, and Johnson can play five or...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets for young pitching

The Juan Uribe Era in Atlanta was successful, albeit short-lived. The Braves started their trade deadline selling on Friday by dealing the veteran third baseman along with utility player Kelly Johnson to the New York Mets, a team desperate for third-base help without David Wright, in exchange young pitching. The Mets' prospects involved in the deal are minor-leaguers John Gant and...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets

Hey, the New York Mets got some offense! Sure, neither of the bats they acquired were the caliber of Justin Upton, but every little bit helps! On Friday, the club picked up Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, sending minor league pitchers Jon Gant and Rob Whalen to Atlanta. Rafael Montero is not part of this trade. I don't know who reported it. But it is Gant...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson From Braves

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN on Twitter as well as various other sources, the Mets and Braves have reportedly finished a deal that has infielder Juan Uribe and utility man Kelly Johnson to the Mets in exchange for prospects John Gant and Robert Whalen. Uribe, 36, is a thirteen year veteran who has spent […]
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves face intersting decision with Julio Teheran

One name that is coming up in trade talks may shock Atlanta Braves fans. 24-year old starter Julio Teheran is reportedly on the market, with Fox’s Ken Rosenthal quoting rival executives as saying the Braves are “quite open” to dealing the Colombian hurler. Teheran is making just $1 million this season, and is signed through 2019 (with an option for the 2020 season). But following...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Carlos Martinez and Shelby Miller square off

Oh boy. The Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium starting Friday night for their only series this season in the Gateway City. That brings some interesting story lines for the weekend. Not only do you have former Brave Jason Heyward facing his old team (and I do expect Heyward to go bananas this weekend), but now we have one of the more exciting pitching matchups of the season — at...
Via STLSportsMinute
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman begins rehab stint, aiming for a return next week

If everything goes to plan, the Atlanta Braves could see first baseman Freddie Freeman back in their lineup by July 30.  That’s reportedly the tentative plan at this point. During the Braves television broadcast of their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, announcer Chip Carey said that Freeman had left Atlanta for Orlando and would begin his rehab there.  He also...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Give Away Bobblehead Of Jonny Gomes, Freddie Freeman Hugging (Photo)

Surprise, surprise. Jonny Gomes is on his third team in two years, but he’s still feeling the love from his teammates. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has fit right in with his new squad since leaving the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics to sign a one-year contract with the club this offseason. One of his closest friends is first baseman Freddie Freeman, who admittedly has ...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Spoke To Braves About Juan Uribe

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports,  the New York Mets have reached out to the Atlanta Braves about acquiring third baseman Juan Uribe. Heyman says the Braves want a mid-level prospect as long as any acquiring team is willing absorb the remaining $3 million dollars of Uribe’s salary. However, if a team were willing to up […]
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson wants out but will he get his wish?

The Atlanta Braves and their third baseman Chris Johnson don’t seem to agree on much anymore.  But they share the same desire to move Johnson to another team.  The problem is that, so far, it’s been easier said than done. At the heart of the problem: Johnson’s salary is not remotely commensurate to his production on the field. Johnson had a career year in 2013, finishing...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson reportedly seeking trade

Chris Johnson could be moving on from the Atlanta Braves, as the corner infielder is looking to get traded, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "In some ways, it's nerve-wracking because you never know what to expect every day when you go to the park," Johnson told MLB.com. "It's been a frustrating year. From the beginning of the offseason, it's been really pretty clear that the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Sign Ross Detwiler and Jason Fasor to Upgrade Bullpen

The past few days, the Atlanta Braves signed two pitchers in left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-hander Jason Frasor. These moves are made to bolster a putrid bullpen after closer Jason Grilli was lost for the season due to an Achilles injury this month. Jason Frasor Jason Frasor, 37, is having a career year with a current ERA of 1.46, albeit in just 24 innings of work so far with...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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