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Former Georgia DB Sanders Commings signs deal with the Atlanta Braves

Georgia native and former Bulldog DB Sanders Commings will get to live his baseball dream this season, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. After a brief NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, the ex-Georgia defender has signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves: Though Commings still has a very long way to go to reach the big leagues, Rosenthal noted that the...
Via Saturday Down South
13 minutes ago

Former Georgia football player signs with Atlanta Braves

ATHENS — Sanders Commings, a starter on Georgia’s back-to-back SEC East champion teams earlier this decade, is back in the pros: As a baseball player. Commings is signing a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal wrote recently about Commings’ desire to get into baseball, after not playing it competitively since high...
Via Dawg Nation
1 hour ago

Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves. It starts with the offense. A lineup that was downright embarrassing at the beginning of last season suddenly looks a whole lot more imposing, bolstered by slugger Matt Kemp, top prospect Danby Swanson and, now, three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips. ''It's going to be an exciting year for us...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on OF Joey Meneses

Atlanta Braves prospect Joey Meneses had a big offensive season while transitioning to the outfield. Could he be up in 2017? Player Profile The Atlanta Braves signed Joey Meneses out of Mexico in 2011 at age 18. He had turned 19 by the time he opened with the Braves Dominican Summer League affiliate in 2011, […] Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on OF Joey Meneses - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
3 hours ago

Four Things the Atlanta Braves Should Focus On in 2017

Even after the obvious improvements in the second half last season, the Atlanta Braves will be expected by most to finish at or near the bottom of the National League East again in 2017. So what should the focus be for a team early in the rebuilding process? Last season the Braves had a goal not to […] Four Things the Atlanta Braves Should Focus On in 2017 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
5 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on C Tanner Murphy

Tanner Murphy finished the season on a tear. Can he be the Atlanta Braves catcher of the future? Player Profile The Atlanta Braves selected Tanner Scott Murphy from Missouri high school in the 4th round of the 2013 draft. He opened his pro career with the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, playing 32 games and […] Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on C Tanner Murphy - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
7 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Prospects – Pitchers

There is no question that when the Braves blew things up before the 2015 season they had established a theme for their rebuild, pitching. Most of the moves the club made, beginning with the Jason Heyward trade all the way back in November of 2014, revolved around a young arm. As a result, the Braves completely turned around what was widely viewed as a weak farm system and made it...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Braves Prospect Spotlight: Dustin Peterson in race with brother to reach MLB

Dustin Peterson on racing his brother to make the majors, what he gets to call his agent Jay-Z, and learning from Matt Kemp.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Let's face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four decades, he figured there wasn't much chance of actually getting the call. Yet here he is, at 61, getting ready for his first full season as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. ''I've always been a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

2017 Team Previews: Atlanta Braves

Welcome to the 2017 Razzball Team Previews! You’ll find everything you need to know about each team to get yourself ready for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. And I do mean everything, everybody. We’ve got line-ups, charts, numbers, projections, questionable questions, smarter answer, potent potables and well, that’s a lie. No potables here, but plenty of potent fantasy...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' infielder Sean Rodriguez has shoulder surgery

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez has had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The Braves said Wednesday the procedure was performed on Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Springs, Florida. General manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press Rodriguez will miss an ''indeterminate period of time.'' Coppolella said the team ''won't...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calculated Mediocrity of the Atlanta Braves

The Braves aren’t going to go very far this year: that’s an assertion that’s unlikely to bite me six months from now. Both our Depth Charts projections and Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast Atlanta failing to clear the 80-win threshold. The acquisition of Brandon Phillips over the weekend did little, if anything, to change that. Phillips is roundly projected to be just...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB makes ‘epic Bartolo Colon movie trailer you never knew you needed’ (vid)

Bartolo Colon is without question a fine baseball player whose longevity in the game refutes any notion otherwise. But in his latter years, Colon has attained cult-like status among fans thanks to his charismatic personality, portly frame and unorthodox approach to at-bats. The 43-year-old amazingly is still going strong — his remarkable offseason workout videos establishes this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Sean Rodriguez shares updates after car crash

Giselle Rodriguez, the wife of Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez, shared some updates on Twitter Monday about the family’s status following a frightening car crash they were involved in on Saturday.The Rodriguez family was driving in their SUV on Saturday afternoon in Miami when they were T-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser. The police cruiser went up in flames...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez, family involved in car accident with stolen police cruiser

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez and his family were involved in a frightening car accident in Miami over the weekend.According to ESPN.com, police say Rodriguez, his wife Giselle and the couple’s two children were traveling in their SUV Saturday afternoon when they were T-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser. The suspect was killed in the crash, which left the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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