Atlanta Braves news and links: Maitan, Swanson, and more trade rumors

There may be tough times for the Braves right now, but both the immediate and distant future received some shine thanks to Dansby Swanson and Kevin Maitan, respectively. BRAVES NEWS Mistakes cost Braves dearly in loss to Cleveland The Braves actually had a decent shot at beating Corey Kluber and Cleveland last night, but mistakes ended up sinking Atlanta’s ship last night...
Via Talking Chop
3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran… Sustainable Greatness?

The Argument is getting louder by the day:  is Julio Teheran ‘worth’ a big trade return?  Is his FIP telling?  Is he going to regress?  Or is he who he’s really been? It’s kind of funny, seeing Red Sox fans on twitter.  They are… pretty opinionated at times.  Of course, so are we.   @RonFromLasVegas […] Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran… Sustainable Greatness?...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Show Lots Of Life Late, But That Unfortunate Top 9th Inning Happened

Braves Score Two Late To Tie, But Fail To Capitalize Game two of this three game series with the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians was played out on Tuesday evening with the Indians winning 5-3.  If you’re looking quickly and didn’t watch the game, you may think the Indians dominated this one…that was not the […] Atlanta Braves Show Lots Of Life Late, But That...
Via Tomahawk Take
12 hours ago

Braves’ Mauricio Cabrera delivers historic debut

The Braves are losing starting pitchers at a rapid rate and losing games at a better rate than just about every team in baseball, but they did send out a player who made a historic debut during Monday night’s loss to the Indians. Atlanta deployed relief prospect Mauricio Cabrera during the seventh inning of Monday’s 8-3 interleague defeat and saw some electric results. Cabrera’s...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

MLB 2016 All-Star Rosters: Who Will Represent The Atlanta Braves?

Looking At The 2016 MLB All-Star Rosters As we sit on June 28, 2016 the Atlanta Braves are 26-50 and have played 76 of their 162 games of the 2016 season.  We’re inching ever so closely to the half-way point of the season (81 games) and the 2016 All-Star game, let’s look at who we’ll most likely […] MLB 2016 All-Star Rosters: Who Will Represent The Atlanta Braves? - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
18 hours ago

Braves place rookie RHP John Gant on DL with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie right-hander John Gant on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained side. Gant left Monday night's 8-3 loss to Cleveland in the third inning with the left oblique injury. He is 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 11 games, including four starts. The Braves recalled right-hander Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett. Kelly is 0-2 with a...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson represents Braves in Futures Game

The Futures Game rosters were announced this afternoon by MLB Network and Dansby Swanson gets the nod for the Braves. The 2016 #FuturesGame rosters have been announced on #TheRundown!— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 28, 2016 Dansby was off to a sizzling start this season hitting .331/. 441/.526 in 21 game for Caroline before he was promoted...
Via Talking Chop
19 hours ago

Should the Braves Trade Julio Teheran?

For all the struggles that have taken place in Atlanta over the past two seasons, the materialization of trade rumors seemingly never rests around the Braves organization. The newest rumor to surface in Atlanta centers around the team’s ace, Julio Teheran. There is growing speculation around baseball that the Braves may be willing to entertain trade offers for Teheran, who is...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves right-hander Gant leaves game with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie right-hander John Gant left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a left oblique strain. After giving up a single to Chris Gimenez in the third inning, Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dancing lessons help Atlanta Braves' Adonis Garcia on defense

Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No, But Seriously, Check Out Bud Norris

It’s not something I’ve ever officially written down, but I’ve tried to observe a personal policy of not bothering to write about Bud Norris. Do I really need to explain? I assume you get it. The level of interest you’ve had in reading about Bud Norris — that’s more or less been my level of interest in writing about Bud Norris. And I certainly didn’t think I’d be...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves designate Ogando for assignment, recall Cabrera

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Alexi Ogando has been designated for assignment and right-hander Mauricio Cabrera has been recalled from Double-A Mississippi. Ogando gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning in Atlanta's 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. He was 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 36 games. Ogando spent his first five seasons with Texas and appeared in a career...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Snitker on Bud Norris and more from Braves' win over Mets

"He's just staying on the attack." -- Brian Snitker on Bud Norris and more from @Braves' win over Mets.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

"It's been mental, first and foremost" -- Bud Norris on rebound in Braves rotation

"It's been mental, first and foremost" -- Bud Norris tells Paul Byrd what's fueled rebound with @Braves rotation.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves GM informative and entertaining during Twitter chat

It’s a given that most professional sports teams are tight-lipped when it comes to organizational decisions. John Coppolella, the general manager for the Atlanta Braves, provided a refreshing change. In a Twitter conversation with fans on Friday afternoon, Coppolella openly answered questions that ranged from personnel moves to tanking to food preferences. Despite being obvious...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Delicate Balance of Power and Contact

Last week, I wrote about the dearth of production at the first-base position this season. In the piece, I highlighted Wil Myers as one of the few, young beacons of hope at the position and mentioned a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves reliever can

  The Atlanta Braves have the second worst record in all of baseball, and one particular event Friday night summed up their season perfectly. Reliever Chris Withrow was summoned from the bullpen in the 7th inning, but there was just one problem: he couldn’t get out of the bullpen no matter what he did.   It should be noted that this was at Citi Field in New York, so this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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