Jun 22, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had this to say in a column posted late Saturday night about the budding David Price trade market: “It has become increasingly obvious that the Rays likely — if not absolutely, positively — are going to trade Price over the next 5 1/2 weeks until the July 31 deadline.”
Jun 20, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Alex Wood was sent to the minors to stretch out for starting pitching duty. Hope he stretched fast, because now the Braves need him.
Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT
Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.
Jun 19, 2014, 10:28 PM EDT
Awful news for the Braves this evening, as right-hander Gavin Floyd fractured his elbow during a start against the Nationals.
Jun 10, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT
Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. Mercy.
May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT
Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.
May 20, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT
A quarter of the way into the season, the Phillies have managed to tread water in the not-so-rugged National League East. Now comes a pivotal stage in the team’s schedule.
May 9, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT
Despite posting a 3.00 through seven starts, Alex Wood will head to the bullpen for now with Gavin Floyd back in the mix.
May 7, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
Baseball has been played for 150 years, but a first in Major League history occurred last night.
May 4, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT
Gavin Floyd was activated from the disabled list Sunday morning after a 12-month recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will make a spot start for the Braves on Tuesday in Atlanta against the visiting Cardinals.
Apr 30, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Gavin Floyd’s rehab assignment is up, so he’ll join the Braves in some capacity this weekend.
Apr 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT
The Braves could get Gavin Floyd back in early May after he makes at least two more rehab starts.
Apr 14, 2014, 11:39 PM EDT
The Braves are about to get stronger.
Apr 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
The Braves have been sending a lot of pitchers to the operating table. What’s one more?
Mar 24, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT
With their top two starters gone for the season with Tommy John surgery, you’d figure that Atlanta would be a safe place to be if you’re a starter looking to make the big club. Not necessarily: Freddy Garcia is packing his stuff. The Braves told him he will not be on the Opening Day roster.…
Mar 15, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT
The Braves bolstered their suddenly shaky rotation earlier this week when they signed right-hander Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14.1 million contract, but general manager Frank Wren told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal this morning via phone that he isn’t planning to add another starter even with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy potentially headed for another…
Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…
Jan 27, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT
Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy has been limited to just five starts in the majors since Tommy John surgery in June of 2012, but he’s hoping for better luck on the health front this year. Elbow inflammation pushed Beachy’s season debut back to July 29 last year and he eventually underwent surgery in September to remove…
Jan 4, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
The Braves may be moving into a new stadium soon, but with the Phillies’ latest 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal with Comcast SportsNet, Grant Brisbee of SB Nation argues that the Braves have more in common with the Rays than the rival Phillies, Mets, and Nationals. Brisbee notes that in 2000, the Braves had the…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 17, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT
Gavin Floyd signed an incentive-laden one-year deal with the Braves yesterday and in doing so turned down a bigger offer from the Orioles. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles offered the Maryland native a two-year deal worth up to $20 million based on incentives. By comparison, his deal with the Braves…
Dec 16, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT
Gavin Floyd and the Braves have finalized a one-year, $4 million deal with another $4.5 million in potential incentives, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Floyd underwent Tommy John surgery and flexor tendon surgery in May, so he’s unlikely to be ready for the beginning of the season and his status for the entire first…
Dec 14, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT
Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reported last night that free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd was close to signing a one-year contract with an unidentified team. That team is a mystery no longer. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Floyd is in talks with the Braves. The two sides are believed to…
Dec 13, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT
Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that free agent starter Gavin Floyd is close to signing a one-year deal with an unspecified team. Floyd, who was born in Annapolis, met with Orioles reps at the winter meetings but Encina specifies that the unknown team is not the Orioles. Floyd went on the disabled…
Nov 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along this inside scoop: The Orioles have some interest in free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. The 30-year-old Floyd, who starred at Mount St. Joseph’s before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the…
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