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Atlanta Braves Afternoon Chop: Freddie Freeman’s Home Run, SunTrust Outside Food Rule

AJC Atlanta Braves change policy on bringing outside food into SunTrust Park Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves have announced a stricter rule set on bringing in food/drink items into their ballpark.   Beginning on opening day, the Braves will not allow outside food and/or drinks into SunTrust Park.  In the Atlanta-Journal Constitution article, it […] Atlanta...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves Post Mortem on the WBC

Do the flaws outweigh the benefits?  That’s the big question as the 4th World Baseball Classic is now in the books. Most teams, including the Atlanta Braves, can now resume breathing:  their players got through the past 2+ weeks of WBC game play without getting hurt. Others, such as Kansas City, are still shaking their […] Atlanta Braves Post Mortem on the WBC - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

RA Dickey Brings His Knuckleball to Atlanta

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey signed with Atlanta, the sixth team of his career, for the 2017 season. At the age of 42 (the third-oldest active player, behind teammate Bartolo Colon and Ichiro Suzuki), Dickey is five years past his Cy Young award in 2012 and has been exactly a league-average pitcher since then, with an ERA+ of 100 in the four seasons since 2012. In 2016, for the Blue...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
4 hours ago

Atlanta Braves 2017 Opening Day Roster Still Has Trimming To Do, But Getting There

Braves Roster Needs Tweaks, But We’re Almost There The countdown is real, folks.  We’re inching so close to the 2017 Opening Day — BTW, March is flying by, isn’t it??  The Atlanta Braves open their season at Citi Field in New York on April 3 and we can all hardly wait. As I’m looking at […] Atlanta Braves 2017 Opening Day Roster Still Has Trimming To Do, But Getting...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 day ago

If the Braves Fail, It Will Be for the Right Reasons

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Atlanta Braves president John Hart sports a tan this spring, which in itself isn’t particularly strange for someone in the baseball industry. In Hart’s case, the cause is the time he’s spent on the back fields, perhaps his favorite spot in the organization’s Disney-based complex. He rose to front-office prominence via an unorthodox path, having started...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Atlanta Braves by Mike Gianella

The cavalry is coming.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey hit hard again

The Braves fell to the Marlins 9-3 on Monday, as R.A. Dickey struggled early and the offense never got going. BRAVES NEWS R.A. Dickey struggles as Braves fall 9-3 The Braves offense was relatively quiet on Monday aside from RBI singles from Brandon Phillips and Jace Peterson. Unfortunately the Atlanta pitching staff was not any better as R.A. Dickey struggled once again, allowing...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

What Does the Venerable Bartolo Colon Bring to the Atlanta Braves?

Right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon, who joined the Atlanta Braves for the 2017 season, is the oldest active player in baseball and is the last former Expo in the majors. The 43-year-old entered the major leagues in 1997 and has a career ERA+ of 111 in 19 major-league seasons (he missed all of 2010 with shoulder injuries, and was suspended for 50 games in 2012 for taking performance...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
3 days ago

R.A. Dickey struggles as Braves fall 9-3

A rough day all around for the Bravos The Braves struggled on both sides of the ball with trouble generating consistent offense a tough outing (in particular the 4th inning) for R.A. Dickey as the Braves fell to the Marlins. R.A. Dickey has had a relatively tough spring and this outing was no exception. In his 5.2 innings for the Braves, Dickey gave up 6 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

Braves to release pitcher John Danks, per report

After a rough spring, it looks like John Danks will be looking to make a comeback with another club John Danks, once among the better pitchers in baseball, appears to be headed for free agency. After signing with the Braves this past offseason, Danks was always a longshot to make the major league club either in the bullpen or the rotation. While Danks certainly had the ability to...
Via Talking Chop
3 days ago

Atlanta Braves baseball on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast

Via FOX Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves shortstop Swanson nearing return from stiff back

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson could soon return to the lineup after missing more than a week because of back stiffness. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Swanson hit off a tee and should play again ''sooner than later.'' Swanson has been sidelined since a spring training game on March 4. Atlanta is taking a cautious approach with Swanson...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Teheran leads Colombia past Canada in World Baseball Classic

MIAMI (AP) Julio Teheran threw five solid innings to help Colombia beat Canada 4-1 in its second World Baseball Classic pool game Saturday afternoon. Teheran settled down after surrendering Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freeman's RBI single in the first that gave Canada a 1-0 lead. Teheran allowed one run and two hits and retired the final 13 hitters he faced after Freeman's...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves star Freeman honors mom by playing for Canada in WBC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Freddie Freeman was born and raised in Southern California and blossomed into a star with the Atlanta Braves. Starting this week, he's proudly playing in World Baseball Classic. For Canada - and for a special reason. The All-Star first baseman is honoring his mother, Rosemary, who died of skin cancer when he was 10. ''Every day here, it's about my mom because...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Spring Training All-Access: Brandon Phillips and Dansby Swanson

Braves Spring Training All-Access on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast previews the upcoming 2017 season with exclusive interviews featuring Braves players, coaches and team executives. Check your local listings for airings.
Via FOX Sports South
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Spring Training All-Access: Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp

Via FOX Sports South
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign former NFL player

It might not be Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan or Tim Tebow, but the Atlanta Braves made some pretty interesting news on Thursday. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Atlanta has signed former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings.Really, this is a thing. Commings, originally selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, played in only two games...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves set a video of Bartolo Colon’s photoshoot to some sexy lighting and jazz music

The Atlanta Braves added 43-year-old starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to their starting rotation over the offseason, and the Braves’ social media team is already making the most of the addition. On Tuesday night, the Braves tweeted out a video of “Big Sexy” doing his first photoshoot in an Atlanta uniform. The video features some lighting and jazz music that seem straight out...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 32 Prospects: Atlanta Braves

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Atlanta Braves farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Matt Kemp’s Late-Season Revival With the Braves Sustainable?

Matt Kemp isn’t the MVP-caliber ballplayer he used to be with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in his career. Despite that, the Atlanta Braves have high expectations for the right-handed hitting outfielder in 2017. Those expectations aren’t coming without them getting a glimpse of what he could do for the offense, though. After the San Diego Padres shipped him to Atlanta at...
Via The Sports Daily
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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