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Lookout Landing Jul 31, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/31/20: Noelvi Marte, Daulton Varsho, and Mike Foltynewicz

Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/31/20: Noelvi Marte, Daulton Varsho, and Mike Foltynewicz

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Some links to kick off your Friday. Hello everyone! Happy Trade Deadline Day! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball today. In Mariners news... Daivd Laurila of Fangraphs sat down with M’s Director of Player Development Andy McKay for an extensive conversation. Noelvi Marte launches his first bomb at the Alternate Site. Noelvi Marte has left the building pic.twitter.com/bqsQwF3rBF— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) July 30, 2020 And some more highlights from the Alternate Site. #Mariners draft pick Zach DeLoach knocks a single into center with...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2020
The Daily Chop: Mike Foltynewicz saga takes another strange twist

The Daily Chop: Mike Foltynewicz saga takes another strange twist

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The strange case of Mike Foltynewicz took another turn Thursday when the Atlanta Braves announced that he had cleared waivers and had been outrighted to the team’s alternate training site at Gwinnett. The Braves didn't waste any time cutting bait with Folty when the designated him for assignment following his first start. There might have been some reason for that however as pointed out by Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. The timing of Foltynewicz’s DFA likely wasn’t a coincidence. The right-hander entered the season with four years, 134 days of MLB service...
TalkingChop Jul 30, 2020
Mike Foltynewicz clears waivers, outrighted to alternate training site

Mike Foltynewicz clears waivers, outrighted to alternate training site

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Looks like, at least for the moment, Folty is still in the Braves organization Well, this took a bit of a turn. There were no shortage of folks that were genuinely surprised that the Braves took the step to designate Mike Foltynewicz for a assignment earlier this week. Don’t get us wrong, his velocity has been steadily trending in the wrong direction and the latest decline in his stuff has been, well, steep. Combine that with whispers that he hasn’t responded to the situation well ultimately led to a situation where the Braves’ decision made a lot of sense in...
TalkingChop Jul 30, 2020
Starting Nine: Nick Markakis is back, Mike Foltynewicz is out, and Baseball 2020 is just a soap opera

Starting Nine: Nick Markakis is back, Mike Foltynewicz is out, and Baseball 2020 is just a soap opera

Players were initially not allowed to return after deciding to opt out of the season, but Nick Markakis was allowed to rejoin the Braves after applying to the Commissioner’s office.  | Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Plus, Dansby Swanson is having a ball and Marcell Ozuna isn’t far behind him, while it’s been largely swing and miss for Ronald Acuña Jr. Has it really just been one week? The first seven days of the 2020 season has felt like an eternity, with the Marlins’ stream of positive coronavirus tests, canceled games, Joe Kelly vs. the Dodgers and the Braves’ own roster drama...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 30, 2020
Yankees Potential Trade Target: Mike Foltynewicz

Yankees Potential Trade Target: Mike Foltynewicz

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The right-hander was recently designated by the Braves, but the Bombers should stay away In a surprising turn of events, the Atlanta Braves designated right-handed starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for assignment this week. This news came after he was battered by the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. In that last start, Folty conceded six earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three in 3.1 innings of work. His fastball velocity, which was averaging 96.8 mph in 2018 and 94.9 mph last season, plummeted to 91.1 mph on Monday, prompting the Braves’...
Cubbies Crib Jul 29, 2020

The Chicago Cubs should be wary in pursuing Mike Foltynewicz

Former Braves All-Star pitcher Mike Foltynewicz was DFA’d recently, but the Chicago Cubs should be wary if they consider acquiring him. The Chicago Cubs have done well enough with their rotation so far, even without the presence of lefty Jose Quintana. Still, a new and intriguing starting pitching option has just become available. Braves pitcher […] The Chicago Cubs should be wary in pursuing Mike Foltynewicz - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Motor City Bengals Jul 29, 2020

Detroit Tigers: Could Mike Foltynewicz help the Tigers rotation?

After getting touched up by the Tampa Bay Rays in his first start of the year on Monday night, the Atlanta Braves designated 2018 All-Star pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for assignment. Could he be an option for the Detroit Tigers whilst they wait for the young arms? With every Detroit Tigers fan on the planet waiting […] Detroit Tigers: Could Mike Foltynewicz help the Tigers rotation? - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Jul 29, 2020
Considering the Milwaukee Brewers and Mike Foltynewicz

Considering the Milwaukee Brewers and Mike Foltynewicz

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports The Braves let the former All-Star go for a lot of reasons. The Atlanta Braves surprised the baseball world following a game with Tampa Bay in which Mike Foltynewicz made his first start of the season. They designated him for assignment. Braves Designate Mike Foltynewicz For Assignment https://t.co/lF9ea7Oxm3 pic.twitter.com/exRRZCAl6D— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 28, 2020 With the availability of Foltynewicz, should the Milwaukee Brewers pursue a trade to bring in the hard throwing right-hander? On the surface. it seems like a no-brainer....
NESN.com Jul 29, 2020

Is Mike Foltynewicz The Next Target In Red Sox’s Quest To Fix Rotation?

When the Detroit Tigers released Zack Godley a couple of weeks ago, it was obvious the Boston Red Sox at... Read More »
Tomahawk Take Jul 28, 2020

Recapping Mike Foltynewicz’ time with Atlanta Braves

By now as we have all heard, the Atlanta Braves have decided to designate Mike Foltynewicz for assignment. And just like that, the Evan Gattis trade the Atlanta Braves made a few years ago with the Houston Astros has no more impact on either team. All players in that deal have moved on in some […] Recapping Mike Foltynewicz’ time with Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Rum Bunter Jul 28, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Take A Flyer On Mike Foltynewicz

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates take a chance on a former all-star starting pitcher recently DFA’d by the Atlanta Braves? After a disappointing 2019 and a rocky start to his 2020 season, the Atlanta Braves quickly parted ways from right-handed starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz by designating him for assignment after Monday night’s blowout loss to the Tampa Bay […] Pittsburgh Pirates Should Take A Flyer On Mike Foltynewicz - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jul 28, 2020
Kyle Wright looks to establish himself in season debut versus Rays

Kyle Wright looks to establish himself in season debut versus Rays

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Braves rotation has undergone changes already. Can Kyle Wright etch his name in it for the long haul? The Braves had a tumultuous introduction to the gulf coast on Monday as the Rays administered a sound whipping, beating Atlanta by a 14-5 score. The big story was the utter disaster that was Mike Foltynewicz, who again struggled to produce velocity with his fastball. This allowed the Rays to tee off, tagging the right-hander for five runs and three mammoth home runs. This led to Foltynewicz being designated for assignment, which leaves the Atlanta rotation one...
Lone Star Ball Jul 28, 2020
Braves DFA Mike Foltynewicz

Braves DFA Mike Foltynewicz

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The Braves have designated starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for assignment Get read for Mike Foltynewicz trade rumors — the Atlanta Braves announced after last night’s game that their righthanded starting pitcher would be designated for assignment. Foltynewicz gave up 6 runs (including three home runs) in 3.1 IP against the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. The move is a surprise, as Atlanta is a contender and Folty is — or was — in their rotation, but manager Brian Snitker said after that game that Foltynewicz’s “stuff hasn’t been there,” and when you...
Tomahawk Take Jul 28, 2020

Atlanta Braves: 5 Best Options to Replace Mike Foltynewicz in Starting Rotation

With the Atlanta Braves deciding to move on from Mike Foltynewicz in the starting rotation we look at the best options to replace him. Seeing the Atlanta Braves part ways with the guy who dominated in game two of the NLDS for them last year was quite shocking. I’m not saying it was warranted based […] Atlanta Braves: 5 Best Options to Replace Mike Foltynewicz in Starting Rotation - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Tomahawk Take Jul 28, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Mike Foltynewicz Unceremoniously Designated for Assignment

The Atlanta Braves lost Monday night. Losses happen, but it’s rare you see a team unceremoniously designate for assignment a pitcher who threw a seven-inning, three-hit shutout in game two of the NLDS. Mike Foltynewicz took the mound in St Petersburgh Monday night hoping to regain the form he showed in the last 10 starts […] Atlanta Braves: Mike Foltynewicz Unceremoniously Designated for Assignment - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

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