Tag Archives: Atlanta Braves

Posted on November 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has come down hard on the Atlanta Braves following an investigation into their international signing practices. Both former GM John Coppolella and the Braves have received harsh punishments. Coppolella has been placed on MLB’s permanently ineligible list. Meanwhile, the Braves have lost 13 prospects, […]

Posted on November 13, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Atlanta Braves will kick off Monday’s GM meetings by announcing Alex Anthopoulos as their new GM. Several sources have confirmed that the Braves have tabbed Anthopoulos to be their new GM. An official announcement is likely to come Monday at the GM meetings. Anthopoulos has served […]

Posted on October 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella abruptly resigned from his position Monday, one day after the end of the regular season. Coppolella’s decision to step down relates to an MLB investigation into whether the Braves may have broken rules regarding the signing of international players. Coppolella was just […]

Posted on September 24, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite another losing season, the Atlanta Braves have to be pleased with some of the progress they’ve made in 2017. The Braves certainly appear pleased with their catching duo of Kurt Suzuki and Tyler Flowers, as both appear to be back in Atlanta in 2018. The 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 […]

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