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Braves' Shelby Miller 'blown away' by All-Star selection

Shelby Miller was rewarded for his terrific first half of the season on Monday, when it was announced that the Braves ace was selected for his first All-Star Game. "Honestly, when you hear it for the first time, it's pretty awesome," Miller said. "You set goals for yourself every season and this is one of the goals and stepping stones that you want to have at the end of the year...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves star Shelby Miller named to first All-Star team

Shelby Miller's inaugural season in Atlanta has, at the season's halfway mark, been an overwhelming success. The announcement of the National League All-Star roster simply underscored his excellent start to his Braves career. The 24-year-old right-hander was named to his first career All-Star team on Monday evening after posting a 5-4 record with a 2.07 ERA through his first 17 starts...
Via Fox Sports South
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gammons: Sox May Be In On RP Jason Grilli

Jason Grilli: Coming to Fenway?According to Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Red Sox may be one of a few teams interested in trading for Atlanta relief pitcher Jason Grilli (along with the Blue Jays, Rays, Dodgers and Tigers). This kind of makes sense, except that Grilli is primarily in the closer's role for the Braves (he's saved 22 games already this year). Does...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves the most interesting team to watch at the deadline?

We’re three and a half weeks away from the 2015 trade deadline, and the buyers and sellers are crammed pretty tightly together. Hell, the only two teams we *know* will be selling are the Brewers and Phillies, and the extent of their selling is still unknown. But one team that could conceivably both buy and sell at the deadline is one that has never been too keen on moving established...
Via The Outside Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves continue search for bullpen help by trading for Astros' prospect Lambson

Despite marked improvement over the past few weeks, the Atlanta Braves revamped their bullpen's outlook on Sunday by calling up two arms from Triple-A Gwinnett and trading for another prospect. Atlanta acquired Astros Triple-A left-hander Mitchell Lambson for cash considerations. The 24-year-old has never pitched in the majors, but he's posted quality numbers in the minors and will...
Via Fox Sports South
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves reportedly aren’t keen on trading Cameron Maybin

Cameron Maybin has been one of this year’s biggest surprises for the Atlanta Braves, but could the Braves sell high on him this summer? According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, it doesn’t look like it. By the way, on Maybin: He's been playing well for the Braves and ATL not open to dealing him now. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 6, 2015   Through 73 games this...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Juan of a Kind and the Top 100 Hitters, Week 14

You can think whatever you want about Juan Uribe. I don't care what anyone thinks, he is one of the most unique players in baseball. A classic character from yesteryear. He has to be a latin 50. Have you seen a pic of him? His player page said 36... looks more like 56. But I ain't hatin'. Have you seen how this pimp rolls? He works that cardigan harder than no other! To elevate his...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves eyeing options as trade deadline approaches

There are two official “sellers” in baseball right now, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are the worst team in baseball, literally, their record proves it. As for the Braves, well the Braves are decent, not very good, but not terrible enough to make you want to throw your beer at the T.V., which, if your a Phillies fan, is what its like to watch...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves at a loss to explain Julio Teheran’s road woes

When Julio Teheran pitches at home, he looks like the same pitcher who has been a fixture in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation since 2012. When he goes on the road, he looks like a pitcher who doesn’t belong in the major leagues. Teheran’s strange season continued on Friday night as he improved his record at Turner Field to 5-0, going seven innings and giving up an unearned...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves land 2 16-year-old prospects from Dominican Republic

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with two 16-year-old players - shortstop Derian Cruz and outfielder Cristian Pache, both of the Dominican Republic. Cruz and Pache will report to the Braves' Dominican Academy. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Cruz is a switch-hitter who was ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best international prospect and the best overall athlete...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Ready to Deal from Organizational Depth for Catcher

Stocked with an abundance of promising young pitching, the Atlanta Braves are open to dealing from that depth to acquire a young catcher who is productive at the plate, based on a Tweet from ESPN’s Jayson Stark. Still in the midst of a rebuilding project under new president of baseball operations John Hart, the Braves enter Thursday night’s contest with Philadelphia at 38-41...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves willing to deal starting pitching for catching

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting the Atlanta Braves are “open to dealing from pitching prospect depth in a trade for a bat. They’ve asked about young catchers.” The report, on the surface, makes sense. The Braves have used 23-year-old defensive prodigy Christian Bethancourt behind the plate as A.J Pierzynski’s backup. While his strong arm has been on display, throwing out...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves minor leaguer Reed Harper makes incredible diving barehanded catch (Video)

An Atlanta Braves minor league prospect made an incredible barehanded diving catch on a pop fly that has to be seen to be believed. Carolina Mudcats shortstop Reed Harper tracked down the ball in shallow left field and robbed the Winston-Salem Dash of a bloop single. Talk about a web gem.Video via Carolina Mudcats. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves not getting Freddie Freeman back anytime soon

Atlanta Braves‘ first baseman Freddie Freeman has announced that he most likely won’t return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. Freeman has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a right wrist contusion, however, the slugger still has severe tendon and ligament inflammation. Even after receiving a platelet-rich injection last week, Freeman has continued...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman injury update and fallout

It now seems that Freddie Freeman will not be returning from the disabled list when eligible on July 3. The Atlanta Braves first basemen is still dealing with a bone bruise in his right wrist that he injured during a June 13 game at New York, but Freeman stayed in the lineup for a few more games before exiting the June 17 game against the Red Sox early. The injury was initially reported...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Nats jump on Miller early, continue dominance of Braves

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves could not keep the winning ways alive on their return to Turner Field. Atlanta swept the Mets to finish off its last homestand, but dropped five of its next six games on the road. And the momentum of winning their last game on the road wasn't enough to carry through for a win Tuesday. The loss pushed the Braves to 36-41 on the season, seven games behind...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Freddie Freeman 'frustrated' as wrist injury not improving

Freddie Freeman loathes missing games, which is making the Atlanta Braves first baseman's stint on the disabled list a frustrating time for him. The Braves were initially hoping to have Freeman return to the team from a bone bruise in his right wrist after his 15 days on the DL were up, which would have been Friday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez says that's no longer a realistic goal...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Looking on the bright side

Freddie Freeman While the Atlanta Braves are still only six games back in the NL East, trailing the Washington Nationals and New York Mets; they haven’t done enough for anyone to expect them to compete with Washington and New York atop the NL East Standings the rest of the way. Atlanta currently sits four games under .500 (36-40 overall). Mainly because they are 18th in the league...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Three best offseason trades

The Atlanta Braves had one of the most active offseasons in Major League Baseball, with many of their moves helping them build for the future. Although these moves are centered on the future, many of the moves have helped the Braves this season as well. These are my top three moves that the Braves made this offseason. 1. Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Banuelos is looking like the one that got away

Last winter, after Brian Cashman traded him, a few of the Yankee "prospect" blogs conveniently downsized their assessments of Manny Banuelos. He went from being a big-hope-for-a-comeback to a never-gonna-make-it. Excitement was building over the Yankees big acquisition: David Carpenter!The fact that longtime Yankee executive Gordon Blakely had jumped to Atlanta - where he orchestrated...

Are the Braves in the process of an NBA-style rebuild?

Keith Law did not like this week’s trade (ESPN Insider article) that saw Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo go from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves. It’s not that Law didn’t like the trade from the perspective of one team or the other. It’s that he didn’t like the spirit of the trade, period: […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Touki Toussaint, John Hart’s Latest Coup

The Atlanta Braves were supposed to be a terrible baseball team this year. With the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, and Justin Upton, just to name the big ones, even the most ardent Braves fans were expecting a full rebuild. Nearly halfway through the season, however, Atlanta finds themselves a mere three games out of first place in a weak NL East division. Sure...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones wedding pictures – MVP marries Taylor Higgins

Former NL MVP Chipper Jones got married on Monday to Taylor Higgins, a woman he has been dating for the past few years. Jones and Higgins first began dating in 2012 from what we know. She posed for Playboy Cyber in 2010 and used to go by the stage name of Lexi Ray Taylor. Jones...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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