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TalkingChop Jul 18, 2017
A change in scenery and approach has led to big things for Matt Adams

A change in scenery and approach has led to big things for Matt Adams

The Braves first baseman is into home runs and... Pilates?? The Atlanta Braves entered the market for a first baseman after losing Freddie Freeman to injury early in May. On May 20th, 2017, the Braves acquired Matt Adams from St. Louis, along with 2.8 million dollars to cover the remainder of his 2017 contract, in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. Matt Adams took off for the Braves to the tune of a .291/.337/.556 (average/on-base/slugging) line with a 125 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus). Adams hit so well that when Freddie Freeman was able to return he (Freeman) made the...
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Atlanta Braves News and Links: Braves swept by Cubs, now head to LA for four games

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Braves swept by Cubs, now head to LA for four games

The Braves may have awakened a sleeping giant this week, as the uber-talented Cubs swept them at home. Now Atlanta heads to Hollywood to face the hottest team in baseball. BRAVES NEWS Braves swept away by Cubs in 8-2 matinee loss The Cubs finished off a three-game sweep of the Braves on Wednesday, beating RA Dickey behind big days from Javier Baez and Mike Montgomery. Freddie Freeman exited the game early to give fans a scare, but it was later revealed that the Atlanta first baseman was feeling ill rather than injured. The Braves scored just six runs in total over the past three games, and...
Atlanta Bullpen Jul 19, 2017

Matt Adams Reported Trade Potential

The Braves are reportedly telling potential trade partners that they most likely will keep Matt Adams this season. The big first baseman has been integral to the Braves resurgence. Since arriving in Atlanta to replace the injured Freddie Freeman, Adams has produced .284/.332/.596 with 14 home runs. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported this on Twitter: ATL indicating to others it will hold Matt Adams. He’s cheap for them, he’s been good, and it’s a lousy market for position-player return. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 19, 2017   If true, this is good news for Braves fans. Adams has...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2017
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Braves series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Braves series preview

It’s the Cubs’ first visit to the new Atlanta ballpark. The Braves are in the middle of a rebuild, but they have played near .500 ball for much of this season, better than expected. I asked Kris Willis, manager of our SB Nation Braves site Talking Chop, to update us on his team. The Braves will look quite different this time around when the Cubs arrive Monday at SunTrust Park. The game will be taking place in a new stadium, Freddie Freeman will likely be at third base and the team and the team is flirting with a .500 record. Atlanta's rebuild is progressing. They have continued to...

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