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Atlanta Braves news and links: Freeman says “We mean it this year.”

Atlanta Braves news and links: Freeman says “We mean it this year.”

Freddie Freeman was asked about the Braves’ chances in the NL East this year. He was optimistic and actually ‘meant it’ this time around. BRAVES NEWS Braves cruise to easy spring win over Tigers From the mound to the plate, it was a good night at the ballpark for the Braves as they picked up an 11-3 win over the Tigers. Mike Foltynewicz looked good over five-and-two-thirds innings in his last outing before the regular season. He did give up all three runs that Detroit scored, but the offense backed him up in a major way. Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in, giving...
Tomahawk Take Mar 24, 2017

Atlanta Braves Afternoon Chop: Freddie Freeman’s Home Run, SunTrust Outside Food Rule

AJC Atlanta Braves change policy on bringing outside food into SunTrust Park Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves have announced a stricter rule set on bringing in food/drink items into their ballpark.   Beginning on opening day, the Braves will not allow outside food and/or drinks into SunTrust Park.  In the Atlanta-Journal Constitution article, it […] Atlanta Braves Afternoon Chop: Freddie Freeman’s Home Run, SunTrust Outside Food Rule - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 24, 2017
Braves 2017 Player Projections: Infielders

Braves 2017 Player Projections: Infielders

Freddie Freeman leads the charge with Dansby Swanson providing plenty of intrigue, but a lot of the supporting cast is worrisome. Welcome back to another installment of 2017 player projection reviews. The topic du jour is infielders, which includes the man that will presumably be the best Braves player in 2017: Freddie Freeman. As was done for catchers, what follows below is a quick Q&A that you can skip if you’ve already read it, or plain don’t care, then the table with the projections, and then some player-by-player text and tidbits. Introductory Q&A What projections is this exercise...
TalkingChop Mar 24, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: Four make Top 50 in SI Trade Value List

Atlanta Braves news and links: Four make Top 50 in SI Trade Value List

Julio Teheran and Freddie Freeman were two of four Braves who Jonah Keri of SI ranked on his list of baseball’s top players according to trade value. BRAVES NEWS Braves trot out likely regular lineup in victory over Tigers Ender Inciarte returned to the lineup after his World Baseball Classic experience, and his inclusion in the starting nine resulted in what was basically a sneak preview of what the lineup will likely look like on Opening Day. Things went pretty well for Jaime Garcia on the mound as well, and the Braves ended up picking up a victory when Adam Walker hit a walk-off single...
TalkingChop Mar 22, 2017
Braves check in at No. 5 in FanGraphs’ First Base Power Rankings

Braves check in at No. 5 in FanGraphs’ First Base Power Rankings

Freeman comes in at No. 5 in FanGraphs first base rankings. In preparation for the upcoming season, FanGraphs is doing a position by position look to see how each Major League Club measures up against their counterparts. The preview began with a look at the catching position. It continued on Monday with rankings for first base and third base. As expected, the Braves received high marks for their first base situation with Freddie Freeman coming off of an MVP caliber season. FanGraphs ranks the Braves fifth with Freeman expected to produce 3.8 wins above replacement this season. That trails...
Tomahawk Take Mar 21, 2017

2017 Atlanta Braves Season Preview: Julio Teheran

Along with teammate Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran has been one of the few steady foundation pieces in Atlanta during the Braves rebuild. With expectations on the rise, the franchise will be looking at him for continued consistency through the 2017 season. The Atlanta Braves recently announced that Julio Teheran would make his fourth consecutive opening […] 2017 Atlanta Braves Season Preview: Julio Teheran - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 17, 2017
Bovada lists Freddie Freeman among MVP favorites

Bovada lists Freddie Freeman among MVP favorites

Freddie Freeman (and others) are getting some love from an off-shore book. The Atlanta Braves face a difficult task with regard to the 2017 season. The team is undoubtedly better prepared to compete than it was for the majority of 2016 but, in the same breath, the experts in Las Vegas have pegged Brian Snitker’s team with an over/under win total of 74.5 games and that indicates (very) modest expectations. However, there are some individuals within the organization that could make a dent when it comes to awards and an off-shore sportsbook, Bovada, has posted interesting lines for NL MVP,...
TalkingChop Mar 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Freddie Freeman returned to the Braves lineup on Wednesday, just in time to watch R.A. Dickey get lit up by the Tigers. BRAVES NEWS Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6 The Braves fell to the Tigers on Wednesday behind a rough outing from R.A. Dickey, who lasted 4.1 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits. The offense got contributions from Matt Kemp, who doubled in two in the first, and Kurt Suzuki, who followed with a two-run homer. Braves' bullpen competition heating up among trio Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that competition is rising between three viable candidates...
TalkingChop Mar 14, 2017
Freeman to return to lineup tomorrow, Teheran expected to follow shortly

Freeman to return to lineup tomorrow, Teheran expected to follow shortly

Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran are both returning to Braves spring training in good condition. Atlanta fans who have been holding their breath about Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran risking their health by participating in the World Baseball Classic can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Freeman and Team Canada were eliminated from the WBC following an 8-0 loss at the hands of the U.S. Team on Sunday. Freeman finished the tournament 2-11 with an RBI. Teheran and Colombia were also knocked out on Sunday. Their removal came via an extra innings thriller that saw the Dominican...
Tomahawk Take Mar 13, 2017

Atlanta Braves 2017 Player Preview: Freddie Freeman

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is the subject of our next player preview. He is primed and poised for an MVP type 2017. Yes, Freddie Freeman is one of two Atlanta Braves mainstays since 2013’s National League East Champ team. The other, of course, is Julio Teheran. They are the only two from 2013 […] Atlanta Braves 2017 Player Preview: Freddie Freeman - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Boston Herald Mar 11, 2017
Teheran leads Colombia past Canada in World Baseball Classic

Teheran leads Colombia past Canada in World Baseball Classic

MIAMI — Julio Teheran threw five solid innings to help Colombia beat Canada 4-1 in its second World Baseball Classic pool game Saturday afternoon.Teheran settled down after surrendering Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freemans RBI single in the first that gave Canada a 1-0 lead. Teheran allowed one run and two hits and retired the final 13 hitters he faced after Freemans single.Donovan Solanos second run-scoring single drove in Tito Polo in the fifth to give Colombia a 2-1 lead. Polo reached on a two-out single, stole second and scored on Solanos sinking line drive to center off Canada...
Outside Pitch Mar 11, 2017

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman faces Julio Teheran twice in the WBC

The World Baseball Classic may not actually have the best 25 or so players from every country duking it out but boy does it give fans a chance to see some fun matchups. On Saturday, Canada and Colombia met at Marlins Park in Miami, each playing their second game in Pool C. Getting the start […] The post Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman faces Julio Teheran twice in the WBC appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
TalkingChop Mar 11, 2017
WBC Open Thread - Julio Teheran vs. Freddie Freeman, and other games

WBC Open Thread - Julio Teheran vs. Freddie Freeman, and other games

Something like this definitely doesn’t happen every day. If you’ve ever wanted to see the Braves’ best pitcher face their best hitter, well... you’re in luck, because it’s happening pretty much right now. Let’s get to it!
TalkingChop Mar 9, 2017
WBC 2017: Canada falls to Dominican Republic 9-2 in Pool C opener

WBC 2017: Canada falls to Dominican Republic 9-2 in Pool C opener

Freddie Freeman went 0-for-4 as Canada fell to the Dominican Republic in their WBC opener. Jose Bautista and Welington Castillo homered to help lead the Dominican Republic over Canada in their Pool C opener at the World Baseball Classic. Castillo’s two-run home run was the big blow in a four-run second inning by the Dominican Republic. Canada trimmed the lead to 4-2 with single runs in the third and fifth innings. Their first run came off of a balk and their second on a double by Dalton Pompey. The Dominican Republic answered right away in the home half of the fifth inning. Adrian...
TalkingChop Mar 9, 2017
World Baseball Classic 2017: Freddie Freeman, Team Canada take on Dominican Republic

World Baseball Classic 2017: Freddie Freeman, Team Canada take on Dominican Republic

Freddie Freeman and Team Canada will be in action Thurday night at the World Baseball Classic The World Baseball Classic began this week and the action will be picking up for several Atlanta Braves players starting on Thursday and lasting into the weekend. Freddie Freeman will be suiting up for Canada when they begin pool play on Thursday against the Dominican Republic. Julio Teheran will also be competing in Pool C as part of Team Colombia who will open play on Friday against the United States. Ender Inciarte will also make his World Baseball Classic debut on Friday when Venezuela opens...

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