The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman.
Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
The Braves are sending rightfielder Justin Upton and a yet-to-be-named-publicly low level prospect to the Padres for for pitcher Max Fried, center fielder Mallex Smith, infielder Jace Peterson and left fielder Dustin Peterson. It’s an interesting way for Atlanta to get a very high upside player not usually available in a package for a one-year rental. […]
After weeks of posturing, the Atlanta Braves have *finally* traded outfielder Justin Upton. His new club? The San Diego Padres, of course.
lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014
The 27-year old Upton joins a completely revamped Padres outfield, and...
Well, this is fascinating. A day after finalizing the Matt Kemp trade, and on the day the Wil Myers trade is expected to be announced, the Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire Justin Upton as well. I think it’s safe to say that A.J. Preller puts a high value on right-handed power hitting outfielders. As […]
The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals.
Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals.
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The Royals will allow...
The Atlanta Braves were trolled hard over the franchise's worst date tweet.
Dan Uggla and his wife Janet threw a Gatsby-themed party Wednesday night for Lindsey Hermida, the wife of former MLB journeyman Jeremy Hermida. It was Lindsey’s birthday and a good reason to throw a party where Dan could show off the slick ‘stache he’s had time to work on since being released by the Giants in August after refusing a Triple-A demotion.
So…last night was...
With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
ATLANTA (AP) New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
The fusion operation was performed Wednesday in Atlanta by Dr. Steven Wray.
The Braves say the operation was a success and Markakis should be able to resume baseball activities before spring training in late February, though the expected eight-week recovery period leaves...
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The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
The Atlanta Braves have had a busy offseason that could get busier in the next few weeks with the imminent trade of slugging outfielder Justin Upton. The question is when, not if the Braves will trade Upton, here is why:
Upton is in a contract year, and the Braves are rebuilding: Upton is entering the final year of his six-year, $50 million contract he signed while still a...
SunTrust Park will be a state-of-the-art ballpark and a "play, work, stay" and, apparently losing facility for the Atlanta Braves if these new artist renderings are to be believed. [Next Generation America] Yeah, the ballpark is full (cough, cough) -- but check the scoreboard. Score and error... Poorly produced...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or...
Right-hander Gavin Floyd has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery.
The club announced the deal Tuesday.
The 31-year-old pitcher broke a bone in his elbow while throwing a curveball with Atlanta last June. He had surgery and couldn't resume throwing until after the season. That injury occurred during...
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The Atlanta Braves are coming off a 79-win season and finished a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The pitching staff appears to be solid for next season, but the Braves need to improve on an offense that was 29th in runs scored. One move that may help the Braves is the signing of outfielder Nick Markakis, pictured below with the...
On Monday, some artist renderings were unveiled for the Atlanta Braves' new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park, which is now being built and should be ready for the opening of the 2017 season. Interestingly enough, however, one of the renderings showed the Braves losing to the Washington Nationals. The rendering in question depicts a birds-eye view of SunTrust Park during a Braves...
Phillies foe the Atlanta Braves got a new ballpark back in 1997, just seven years before the Phillies opened Citizens Bank Park. Could you imagine the Phillies building a new stadium ten years from now? The Braves are doing it, in what will be Sun Trust Park in the northern...
Just 12 days after new right fielder Nick Markakis finalized his four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, he'll undergo surgery on his neck.
To ease pain that hasn't forced him to miss games, but has been a nuisance, Markakis will have fusion surgery on Wednesday to fix a herniated disc.
According to the David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Markakis...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday they had finalized the deal with new infielder Alberto Callaspo, a deal that was agreed to on Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in San Diego.
Callaspo and the Braves inked a one-year contract for $3 million, with $1 million in performance incentives.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Callaspo, the Braves designated relief pitcher...
The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year.
Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Ervin Santana has found himself a new home.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Twins are finalizing a 4-year deal with Ervin Santana.
Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014
Ervin Santana’s deal will include a fifth-year option at vests depending on innings pitched. Specifics...
With Winter Meetings being underway and an abundance of big fish still yet to be netted, the probability that the proverbial dominos will start to fall soon is a definite. Even with some of the bigger names still in play, namely the top notch arms of Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, one could argue in favor of the some of the moves made so far being more important than any other occurrence...
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The Atlanta Braves have been tinkering with their roster ever since the 2014 season came to a close, but the team may have outdone itself on Wednesday with the signing of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis.
Markakis, who is from Woodstock, Georgia, stands alone as the Braves’ biggest signing so far this year. A former first round draft pick out of Young Harris College,...
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After trading outfielder Jason Heyward to the St.Louis Cardinals on November 17th, the Atlanta Braves have been relatively quiet on the open market. They have made a few internal moves, cutting ties with oft-injured reliever Jonny Venters, utility infielder Ramiro Pena, and sporadic starting outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, but Heyward remains the sole regular starting position player...