Tag Archives: Atlanta Braves

Posted on August 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Monday night at Coors Field, the excitement of the Colorado Rockies being in a playoff race will take a backseat. The Rockies have announced that Chad Bettis will start Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. For Bettis, it will be his first big league start since surviving […]

Posted on July 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine At the start of the season, Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson appeared to be one of the favorites for Rookie of the Year in the National League. But the former first overall pick has not lived up to expectations. Now the Braves are choosing to send their […]

Posted on July 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Bartolo Colon’s major league career is not over yet. Despite being designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves last month, Colon has landed with another team. The Minnesota Twins announced Friday night that they have signed Colon to a minor league contract. Colon will report to triple-A but […]

Posted on July 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Atlanta Braves have received the best Independence Day gift they could have hoped for: the return of Freddie Freeman. The Braves activated Freeman from the DL on Tuesday roughly six weeks after breaking his wrist. Of course, Freeman is not returning to be Atlanta’s everyday first […]

Posted on June 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The end of the line may have finally arrived for ageless wonder Bartolo Colon. On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they have designated Colon for assignment. The move comes one day after Colon allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings against the San Diego […]

Posted on June 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Atlanta Braves are not what you would call a bona fide contender at the moment. They began Tuesday three games under .500 and 8.5 games out of first place in the NL East. But that may not stop the Braves from acting like contenders during the […]

Posted on June 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is still a few weeks away from returning from a broken wrist. But when he does, he’s likely to be at a new position. Freeman told reporters Wednesday that his “mindset” is to return from the DL as Atlanta’s third baseman. Braves […]

Posted on June 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Father Time may finally be catching up to Bartolo Colon. When they signed him this winter, the Atlanta Braves thought they’d be getting a veteran to help solidify their rotation. But things have not worked out according to plan thus far. Now the Braves are reportedly evaluating […]

Posted on May 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Just days after losing first baseman Freddie Freeman for 10 weeks because of a broken wrist, the Atlanta Braves have found his replacement. The Braves have acquired left-hand hitting slugger Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade completed Saturday night. Atlanta also received cash […]

Posted on May 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended center fielder Kevin Pillar two games for using a homophobic slur during Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves. The slur was directed at Braves pitcher Jason Motte after he struck out Pillar by utilizing a quick pitch in the top of […]

Posted on May 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Things got heated Wednesday night between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, as the benches cleared on two separate occasions within the span of two innings. No punches were thrown and nothing got out of hand, but there was definite tension between the two teams, who […]

Posted on April 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After a major league career that has lasted more than a decade and includes 1,475 hits, 382 home runs, and 1,194 RBIs, Ryan Howard isn’t done playing just yet. Despite going unsigned through the entire offseason and spring training, Howard has signed a minor league contract with […]

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers have acquired pitchers Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez from the Atlanta Braves for second base prospect Travis Demerritte. It’s not a trade that figures to move the needle all that much for the Rangers, but it’s the type of move Texas needed to make in […]

Posted on July 2, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Through a series of trades over the past two years, the Atlanta Braves have built one of the strongest farm systems in all of baseball. Now that farm system is about to get even better, as the Braves have signed shortstop Kevin Maitan, who is considered by […]

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