Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop, Mallex Smith and Ronnier Mustelier, Rotation Look Ahead

Atlanta Braves Which young starters will stick? Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Many writers, fans, “experts” will raise the question this offseason about the Atlanta Braves outfielders going into 2017.  My looming question will be our rotation.  Our young arms are on their way, but I don’t think they will be ready for Opening Day 2017. […] Atlanta Braves News: The Morning...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Top 100 Prospects: The Full List

The Entire List 1. Dansby Swanson, SS 2. Ozzie Albies, 2B/SS 3. Sean Newcomb, LHP 4. Kolby Allard, LHP 5. Ronald Acuna, OF 6. Kevin Maitan, SS 7. Max Fried, LHP 8. Ian Anderson, RHP 9. Mike Soroka, RHP 10. Robert Whalen, RHP 11. Touki Toussaint, RHP 12. Patrick Weigel, RHP 13. Dustin Peterson, OF […] Atlanta Braves Top 100 Prospects: The Full List - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
18 hours ago

Atlanta Braves 2016-2017 Top 100 Prospects: Top Ten

The Atlanta Braves have an incredible farm system, and Benjamin Chase has taken up Tomahawk Take’s minor league coverage of that system. This is his top 100 prospects in the Atlanta Braves system! An Introduction This is my second undertaking of an Atlanta Braves Top 100 Prospects list. I will be honest – it was […] Atlanta Braves 2016-2017 Top 100 Prospects: Top Ten - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
19 hours ago

Braves sign Sam Freeman

The Atlanta Braves signed left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman on Friday afternoon, after the 29-year-old was released from his contract with the Milwaukee Brewers following the conclusion of the season. Freeman tossed just 7.2 innings at the major league level during the 2016 season, allowing 11 earned runs in that time frame for Milwaukee. The vast majority of his time came at Triple...
Via Today's Knuckleball
20 hours ago

Braves' Marksberry has woken up from medically induced coma

A procedure like a colonoscopy is supposed to be simple and relatively safe. For Matt Marksberry, it was anything but, as the Braves pitcher ended up having to be put in a medically induced coma due to complications during the procedure. Luckily, he has now been woken up from the aforementioned coma. What exactly happened to the 26-year-old-pitcher? How did it get to this point...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Matt Marksberry hospitalized with severe dehydration

Atlanta Braves prospect Matt Marksberry is currently being treated for severe dehydration at a hospital in Florida, which has been confirmed by a team official. While HIPAA regulations do not allow the team to go into detailed specifics, Marksberry went in for a procedure deemed “non-baseball” and had a reaction due to the severe dehydration he suffered. The 26-year-old from...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

The best ever? Remembering the Twins-Braves WS 25 years later

With the MLB Championship Series in full swing and the 2016 World Series set to embark next week, it brings to mind what happened 25 years ago. If you recall, that's when the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves took part in one of the most memorable series in baseball history. In fact, the 1991 World Series is arguably the greatest World Series of all time and certainly of my generation...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jim Johnson gets $10 million in 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract. The 33-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.06 ERA this year and 20 saves in 23 chances. He had been eligible for free agency. Johnson gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons. He can earn an additional $1.75 million...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

In Brian Snitker, Braves make the safe, not sexy, pick for manager

On Tuesday morning, the Atlanta Braves made it official – interim manager Brian Snitker would have the “interim” tag pulled off his title, and he’d be the club’s full-time manager going into the 2017 season. The Atlanta #Braves today named Brian Snitker as the club's manager and announced the 2017 coaching staff! — Atlanta Braves (@Braves...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves name Snitker manager for 2017, Washington joins staff

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have named Brian Snitker manager, rewarding him for reversing the team's direction in his role as interim manager this season. The Braves finished last in the NL East but won 20 of their last 30 games under Snitker. The 61-year-old, named interim manager on May 17 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired, had a 59-65 record. The Braves were 37-35 after the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Snitker nearing announcement as full-time Braves manager

Current Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is looking like the new full-time Atlanta Braves manager. Mark Bowman of reported Monday that Snitker would be the man at the top of the Braves’ list because of how the team performed towards the end of the season. The Braves are expected to announce their decision within the next few days, at a time that does not conflict...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Snitker the frontrunner to be Braves manager

The Atlanta Braves' new manager might just be their old manager. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Brian Snitker, who served as the team’s interim manager for much of 2016, is the frontrunner to be named the team’s permanent skipper. Source confirms: Snitker front-runner for #Braves’ job. Process moving into final stages. @Jcrasnick, @DOBrienAJC, @mlbbowman on this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves dismiss longtime pitching coach Roger McDowell

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell's contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff. Team president John Hart said this week...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves to interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

The Atlanta Braves will interview external candidates Ron Washington and Bud Black for their future managerial opening, reports Mark Bowman of Atlanta has interviewed a handful of internal candidates thus far. Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, and third base coach Bo Porter have all met with Braves management for the...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman Is Lifting Up the Braves

There’s a danger in waiting to write a post about how the narrative surrounding a particular statistic, because the statistics are always changing. I’ve been meaning to write a post about the Atlanta Braves for a while, and specifically, the Atlanta Braves’ offense. I got the inspiration to write about the Braves offense last week, when some sorting of leaderboards for an entirely...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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