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Atlanta Braves news and links: R.A. Dickey says Matt Kemp is a “superstar”

Atlanta Braves news and links: R.A. Dickey says Matt Kemp is a “superstar”

Matt Kemp has already made an impact at spring training this year, and R.A. Dickey seems convinced that we’re going to see vintage Matt Kemp this season. BRAVES NEWS Braves looking to improve “up-the-middle” defense One of the biggest weak spots in the Braves’ defense last season was their up-the-middle defense, which Zach Dillard explains in this article for FOX Sports. The good news is that the Braves have actively addressed that issue with both internal additions and outside acquisitions. The obvious main question is whether or not the new additions will actually work out and...
New York Post Feb 17, 2017
Why R.A. Dickey is proud of his part in Mets’ turnaround

Why R.A. Dickey is proud of his part in Mets’ turnaround

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — New Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey takes great pride in winning a Cy Young Award with the Mets in 2012. He also takes great pride in being the key player traded for Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud, after that season, helping to give the Mets such a bright present and future....
Tomahawk Take Feb 15, 2017

Atlanta Braves’ First Full Day of Workouts; Bartolo, Dickey, Ender, Kemp

Still reeling in the excitement that is Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves held their first full day of team workouts. All Eyes were on Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, Matt Kemp, and Ender Inciarte. One of the most fun parts of Atlanta Braves Spring Training, for me, is the introduction of the new players each year […] Atlanta Braves’ First Full Day of Workouts; Bartolo, Dickey, Ender, Kemp - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 15, 2017
Braves Spring Training: What to watch for

Braves Spring Training: What to watch for

Spring Training is finally here. It was a busy offseason once again for John Coppolella’s club, and that should be far from a surprise. The club added a trio of veteran starters to solidify the starting rotation with Jaime Garcia, Bartolo Colon and R.A. DIckey. They signed Sean Rodriguez to primarily play second base. Then Rodriguez got hurt in a car crash involving a stolen police vehicle, so they added Brandon Phillips from the Reds. Atlanta also added to its minor league system with the additions of Alex Jackson, Luiz Gohara and Luke Jackson. As players arrive in Florida this week,...
TalkingChop Feb 15, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: Teheran is thankful for veteran additions

Atlanta Braves news and links: Teheran is thankful for veteran additions

One person who’s definitely relieved to see R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon in the locker room is Julio Teheran, who is no longer an elder statesman in the rotation. BRAVES NEWS Teheran is glad to have veterans in the rotation Julio Teheran’s been the bedrock of Atlanta’s rotation for a few years now, as he’s one of very few holdovers from the previous regime of Braves baseball. Last year he was almost an elder statesmen when it came to all of the mostly-young faces who entered the rotation, but this year he’ll be feeling like a whippersnapper compared to Bartolo Colon and R.A....
TalkingChop Feb 14, 2017
Brian Snitker discusses Braves’ rotation competition

Brian Snitker discusses Braves’ rotation competition

Brian Snitker discusses the Braves new pitching additions and the competition for the final spot in the rotation. Competition is a word that has been thrown around a lot this offseason for the Atlanta Braves. With Julio Teheran entrenched and new additions Jaime Garcia, R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon on board, one of the biggest spring battles could be for the fifth starter spot. Braves manager Brian Snitker discussed the team’s new rotation additions and the competition for the fifth starter spot earlier at today’s media session. “There’s still going to be competition for jobs,...
Jays Journal Feb 11, 2017

Blockbuster revisited: Modern day dissection of the Blue Jays 2012 offseason

The departures of R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole this offseason officially close the door on the last remaining pieces involved in the Blue Jays’ two blockbuster trades that reshaped the franchise back in the winter of 2012. The pair of deals, which included a 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins that brought three former All-Stars north […] Blockbuster revisited: Modern day dissection of the Blue Jays 2012 offseason - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Feb 10, 2017
Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map—The 40-Man Roster Infographic

Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map—The 40-Man Roster Infographic

All free agents no trades makes this a dull map The original version of the Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map was made after the 2013 season and was, if I say so myself, pretty interesting. Copyright Minor Leaguer Roster Tree from November 2013 It featured a lot of connections between different players, with the three huge trades (J.A. Happ trade with the Astros, R.A. Dickey trade with the Mets, and the Marlins trade) tying together a bunch of players, and the long route around RASMUS. I don’t think there has since been a linear transaction series with six members...
TalkingChop Feb 10, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: A look at the “new kids” on the block

Atlanta Braves news and links: A look at the “new kids” on the block

Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey may be new to Atlanta, but they aren’t exactly kids. BRAVES NEWS AP takes a look at the new “kids” on the Braves block The Braves have a new-look rotation this season, but the faces in that rotation are very familiar to us and have been around for a very long time. Of course we’re talking about R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, who are the two most prominent new acquisitions to come into the Braves’ fold this season. Charles Odum of the AP wrote about their arrivals, and also shared what Brian Snitker is expecting the two veterans to provide to the team...
Call to the Pen Feb 9, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey’s Legacy a Proud One

The Toronto Blue Jays will be without R.A. Dickey in 2017. His legacy will be riddled with differing opinions. His time there was full of highs and lows. With every offering from the mound exceeding 98 mph by Mets ace Noah Syndergaard this season, Toronto Blue Jays faithful cringed, moaned, bickered and barked displeasure. Accordingly, […] Toronto Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey’s Legacy a Proud One - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sacramento Bee Feb 9, 2017

Colon, Dickey are Braves' new kids to watch this spring

The Atlanta Braves' long-term plan hasn't changed. The future still rests on young pitching. For next week's start of spring training, however, the Braves' new kids to watch will be …
Boston Herald Feb 9, 2017
Colon, Dickey are Braves' new kids to watch this spring

Colon, Dickey are Braves' new kids to watch this spring

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves long-term plan hasnt changed. The future still rests on young pitching.For next weeks start of spring training, however, the Braves new kids to watch will be 40-something right-handers Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey.Colon, 43, and Dickey, 42, were signed to one-year deals in November to serve as placeholders for the young pitchers. The team also acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia from St. Louis. The three are expected to join ace Julio Teheran in the rotation.That leaves Matt Wisler, Mike Foltynewicz, Aaron Blair, Josh Collmenter and others to compete for possibly...
Call to the Pen Jan 29, 2017

Atlanta Braves: Just How Good Will Their Bullpen Be in 2017?

Much has been made of the Atlanta Braves starting rotation improvements this winter, but just how good is the bullpen? Let’s dive in. It’s been a whirlwind of moves in regard to the Atlanta Braves starting rotation. The team kicked off the offseason by signing two veteran innings-eaters in Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey. The […] Atlanta Braves: Just How Good Will Their Bullpen Be in 2017? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Jan 24, 2017
Tuesday Bantering: Thole, Salty, Sleep?

Tuesday Bantering: Thole, Salty, Sleep?

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The void filled by news of Jose Bautista’s signing has been once again left vacant, and we are back to the same old boring offseason. Here’s what’s new: Josh Thole has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, ending a long tenure as R.A. Dickey’s personal catcher. Dickey, who signed with the Atlanta Braves earlier this offseason, has had Thole by his side since 2010. The following is an excerpt from “Blue Jays’ Josh Thole and R.A. Dickey are brothers in arms.” It all started back in spring training of 2010. Dickey...

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