Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Jun 28, 2014, 10:52 AM EST
He’s day-to-day. At least that’s what the Braves hope.
Nick Massett suspended three games, David Carpenter fined as a result of that Braves-Rockies plunk war
Jun 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
If you throw at dudes on purpose, you’re gonna get in trouble for it.
Jun 13, 2014, 8:13 AM EST
“There are no accidents” — David Carpenter’s personal motto, apparently.
Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EST
I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.
May 24, 2014, 10:17 AM EST
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has had a problem keeping his emotions in check.
Mar 7, 2014, 8:12 AM EST
FORT MYERS — A day after we learned of the stink the Marlins are raising about the Red Sox not bringing a sufficient number of major leaguers on their long road trip to Jupiter, the Braves are traveling here to Fort Myers to face Boston. Here’s who is making the trip: #Braves travel roster for…
Mar 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
LAKE BUENA VISTA — I’ve done a good job so far today not cheering in the press box. Kris Medlen struck a dude out looking. Evan Gattis just thew out a would-be base stealer. Both of those things are usually worth at least a fist-pump from me when watching a game but I’ve been totally…
Mar 1, 2014, 10:20 PM EST
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the Braves have signed Cuban catcher Yenier Bello to a minor league deal. Sanchez adds that the deal includes a signing bonus and an invitation to spring training. The Braves have a surplus of catching with Evan Gattis, Gerald Laird, Christian Bethancourt, and even Ryan Doumit. As a…
Jan 26, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
The Braves acquired Ryan Doumit in a trade with the Twins last month, expecting him to contribute mostly off the bench as a pinch-hitter. Doumit had suffered a concussion in August. While he made a few starts behind the dish upon his return in mid-August, he contributed only as a pinch-hitter, DH, and occasional outfielder…
Dec 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EST
This is pretty unexpected: Source: Atlanta finalizing deal to acquire catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit from Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 18, 2013 Rosenthal reports that the Braves are sending back lefty Sean Gilmartin. Doumit, a catcher and outfielder who does neither of those things at all well but who has been known to hit a little,…
Oct 7, 2013, 10:47 AM EST
Braves utility man Paul Janish has yet to appear in a playoff game, but Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that he’s keeping himself busy by lifting weights and breaking noses: Janish said he was lifting weights when a 45-pound barbell popped off a squat rack and hit him in the face. “It…
Oct 5, 2013, 8:58 AM EST
The Braves defeated the Dodgers 4-3 last night to even things up at 1-1 in the NLDS, but the win wasn’t without some controversy, as Dee Gordon was called out on a bang-bang play while trying to steal second base in the ninth inning. Gordon entered the ballgame as a pinch-runner after A.J. Ellis drew…
Oct 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EST
Despite making it close, the Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to score but came up empty plenty of times following Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI double in the first inning. They couldn’t get the big hit against Braves starter Mike Minor from the second through the sixth innings, nor relievers Luis Ayala or Luis Avilan in the…
Sep 9, 2013, 4:55 PM EST
Since he joined the Braves, Elliot Johnson hasn’t contributed a ton at the plate. But he did just tweet a picture of Dan Uggla and Gerald Laird‘s abs: Twitter poll: Better abs, Dan Uggla (left) or Gerald Laird (right)? pic.twitter.com/qjLsWEpVFM — Elliot Johnson (@ElliotJohnson9) September 9, 2013 You’re welcome.
Aug 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EST
After missing three weeks with a right adductor strain, Braves outfielder B.J. Upton has been activated from the disabled list. Upton was cleared to return after going 4-for-12 (.333) with three doubles and two RBI over three rehab games with Triple-A Gwinnett. Per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, he’ll start in center field and bat seventh…
Jul 9, 2013, 7:03 AM EST
Brewers 4, Reds 3: Holy moly that was a crazy game-ending catch for Carlos Gomez, robbing Joey Votto of the go-ahead home run: Incredible. Rays 7, Twins 4: The Rays continue to roll, winning their ninth in ten chances. Joe Maddon talked about his team going ten games over .500: “The thing I like is…
Jun 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
Evan Gattis caught all nine innings for the Braves in last night’s rain-delayed victory over the Mets and now, about eight hours after the final out, he’s headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain. Gattis has been a fantastic story, finally getting a chance in the majors as a 26-year-old rookie and taking…
May 4, 2013, 8:45 PM EST
Brian McCann will play in the first half of tomorrow’s double-header between Triple-A Gwinnett and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Braves catcher has been recovering from a surgically-repaired right shoulder. If all goes according to plan, McCann could join the Braves on Monday as they begin a three-game set in Cincinnati against the Reds, suggests Carroll Rogers of…
Mar 23, 2013, 12:55 PM EST
We already knew that Brian McCann wasn’t going to be ready for Opening Day after right shoulder surgery, but there’s a chance that the Braves could be without him for the entire first month of the season. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves general manager Frank Wren confirmed this morning that McCann will not…
Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EST
Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…
Jan 24, 2013, 9:49 AM EST
UPDATE: The return is … interesting. Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are getting not just Justin Upton, but Chris Johnson as well. In return, Atlanta is sending them Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed and starting pitcher Zeke Spruill. Much bigger trade than expected. We’ll break it down shortly. UPDATE: Jon Heyman reports…
Jan 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EST
Brian McCann was projected to miss the first few weeks of the season following shoulder surgery, but he’s more optimistic about it: “If all goes well, it’s going to be hard for me to sit there and watch the team on Opening Day, if I’m feeling good … Being three months out of surgery, I feel…
Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST
We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…
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