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Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects: 50-41

Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects Every season, I have tried to bring a midseason update to the Atlanta Braves top 100 prospect list that I work on every winter. This year will be a little earlier than most, but we’ll discuss the reasoning for that more in the Friday AQA post. The focus here […] Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects: 50-41 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap, June 26th

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap Up Transactions 6/22 – IF Jace Peterson recalled by Atlanta Braves from Gwinnett Braves 6/22 – 3B Rio Ruiz optioned by Atlanta Braves to Gwinnett Braves 6/22 – C Brett Cumberland assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves 6/22 – C Wigberto Nevarez placed on 7-day DL by […] Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekend Wrap, June 26th...
Via Tomahawk Take
10 hours ago

Beat the Freeze: Braves’ promotional race off and running

ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta Braves grounds crewmember Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason if he wanted to race fans as a part of an in-game promotion, he had no idea it was the start of something special. The Braves in-game promotion — “Beat The Freeze” — has made Talton somewhat of a national celebrity. Fans are selected before the game to race The Freeze. They...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 hours ago

The Atlanta Braves: A third base experiment

The face of the Braves, Freddie Freeman, is changing positions to accommodate first baseman, Matt Adams. The Pittsburgh Pirates started out the year under the same protocol. Andrew McCutchen, their franchise player, started the year in right field, not center. Starling Marte was the 2017 Opening Day centerfielder. You do what is best for your team. Or, at least, that’s what I thought...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Buyers or Sellers?

The trade deadline is about teams adding value, whether short term or long term. Usually, the deals entail trading hot veterans with short contracts to teams on the cusp of postseason play. Sometimes the traded player is the much-needed spark in the rotation or lineup. In the Braves case, Matt Adams was acquired after Freddie Freeman broke his wrist. The hole that Freddie left disappeared...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis on Braves’ offensive eruption in June, including 12 runs in win over Giants

“We’re getting big hits in big situations.” — Nick Markakis on Braves’ offensive eruption in June, including 12 runs in win over Giants.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Freeze made another Braves fan faceplant during a race

Superhero sprinter “The Freeze” hit a rough spot last week when he suffered a rare defeat to a fan, but now he’s back to making his opponents faceplant on the warning track. Despite the customary headstart, an Atlanta Braves fan during Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants was doomed early on, as The Freeze passed him in right-center field at SunTrust Park. On...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman Might As Well Play Third Base

It’s difficult to overstate how much Freddie Freeman means to the Braves. He is, at present, the face of the franchise, and rather than trade Freeman, his general manager would sooner give his right arm. It’s not just that Freeman’s the best player on the Braves — Freeman is the Braves, for all intents and purposes. Although he isn’t Mike Trout, he’s the Braves’ Mike...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Freddie Freeman has been on the disabled list since mid-May and apparently his time on the shelf has triggered something of a reawakening in him.The Atlanta Braves slugger told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to play third base for the team upon his return from injury.“[My] mindset is to return as a third baseman,” said Freeman, per ESPN. “I mentioned it and said I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe this “Freddie Freeman, third baseman” experiment will actually happen

Freddie Freeman was one of the best hitters in baseball before breaking his wrist in May. With Freeman approaching a return to the field, he may not be taking up his usual position at first base – he could move across the diamond to third. In theory, this seems ridiculous, given that Freeman has never played third in the majors (and only very briefly in the minors, years upon years...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves RHP Bartolo Colon to remain on DL with stiff back

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

More late-inning magic for Braves as Brandon Phillips walks ATL off

More late-inning magic for Braves as Brandon Phillips walks ATL off. Chip Caray, Jeff Francoeur and Joe Simpson wrap it up.
Via FOX Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Julio Teheran on fatherhood, his favorite baseball memory with his dad on Fathers Day

Braves' Julio Teheran on fatherhood, his favorite baseball memory with his dad on Fathers Day ... and his pregame roll call.
Via FOX Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: The new kids on the block

R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball up. Bartolo Colon down. Pitching has been the biggest trip for the Braves this season. The starting rotation holds a 4.66 ERA this season, and the team is on pace to reach 71-91 by October, according to Fangraphs. Something needs to change. Are those the Wahlbergs I hear? No, that’s just Sean Newcomb and Lucas Sims, the new kids on the block. Newcomb...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncovering the Mystery Behind 'The Freeze' and How He Got So Damn Fast

Over the weekend, Atlanta Braves mascot "The Freeze" took the internet by storm. Between innings, the Braves feature 'Beat the Freeze,' where one lucky fan gets to race a man dressed in a blue jumpsuit and snow goggles. But The Freeze happens to be extremely fast. RELATED: Quarter Squats Are Your Secret Weapon to Sprinting Faster and Jumping Higher The race starts at one side...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s all enjoy this Braves fan faceplanting right after showboating during a race

Between innings at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves have a promotion where a fan, given a substantial head start, attempts to win a race against what may or may not be a professional sprinter in a sky blue bodysuit.On Friday night, the random fan came quite close winning. But he made a key mistake – he showboated and celebrated before crossing the finish line.Hilarity ensued....
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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