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Larry Brown Sports Nov 15, 2017

Report: Braves will lose prospects as part of punishment

The Atlanta Braves will be losing some prospects signed in the international market as part of the penalty for their multitude of violations, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says that while MLB still has not ruled on the Braves’ case, a penalty will include the loss of prospects signed out of Latin...Read More
CBS Local Nov 13, 2017
Braves Name Alex Anthopoulos Executive VP and GM

Braves Name Alex Anthopoulos Executive VP and GM

Anthopoulos becomes the 12th Braves general manager since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966.
CBS Local Nov 13, 2017
Braves Set To Hire Anthopoulous As General Manager

Braves Set To Hire Anthopoulous As General Manager

Atlanta reportedly set to hire former Blue Jays exec Alex Anthopoulos as general manager.
Larry Brown Sports Nov 13, 2017

Alex Anthopoulos to be hired as Braves GM

Alex Anthopoulos will be calling the shots for an MLB team once again. Anthopoulos is set to be hired by the Atlanta Braves for their GM job, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported on Sunday evening. Anthopoulos, 40, served as GM of the Toronto Blue Jays from the 2010 season through the 2015 season....Read More
Washington Times Nov 2, 2017

Phillies want analytical approach from new manager Kapler

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The jersey had already been thrown around Gabe Kapler's shoulders. The hat, however, was still sitting on the table. And the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies couldn't wait to throw it on his head. "Give me that 'P' and put this thing on," the 42-year-old said ...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 1, 2017

Hitting coach Kevin Long not expected to return to Mets

Hitting coach Kevin Long is not expected to return to the New York Mets, according to a report. Newsday Mets reporter Marc Carig reported Tuesday night that Long is not expected to return to the team after being passed over for the team’s managerial position and with his contract expiring. Long is a highly regarded...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Oct 29, 2017

Report: Phillies to hire Gabe Kapler as manager

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly have found their next manager. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday night that the Phillies like Kapler for the job and could announce the news as early as Monday, or after the World Series. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki confirmed the report. Phillies could announce as early as tomorrow that theyve hired...Read More
Former Braves employee comes to Coppolella’s defense

Former Braves employee comes to Coppolella’s defense

Several agents, opposing general managers, Braves employees and others around baseball – almost all declining to be named — have made statements or confirmed stories lambasting former Braves general manager John Coppolella and impugning his ...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Getting to know new Mets manager Mickey Callaway

Getting to know new Mets manager Mickey Callaway

The rookie skipper has been better at coaching baseball than playing it. They say that star players don’t make great coaches, and in that regard, Mickey Callaway has already gotten off to a great start in his major league managerial career. That’s because he was a very lousy big league pitcher. Selected in the seventh round of the 1996 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Callaway made his major league debut three years later in June of 1999. While his present club was making a run at the National League Wild Card, the Ole Miss product was pitching 19.1 innings with Tampa Bay for a...
Washington Times Oct 23, 2017

Dickey $8M option declined by Braves, who keep Flowers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have declined their $8 million option on 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and exercised their $4 million option on catcher Tyler Flowers. Dickey was the Braves' most consistent starter this season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts. He said at the end ...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
2017 Mets Season Review: Amed Rosario made his much-anticipated major league debut

2017 Mets Season Review: Amed Rosario made his much-anticipated major league debut

Mets fans were not surprised, but ready, for the MLB debut of the team’s top prospect. After bursting on the scene in 2016 with tremendous offensive displays at both High-A St.Lucie and Double-A Binghamton, Amed Rosario entered 2017 as not just the consensus top Mets prospect, but arguably one of the five best prospects in all of baseball. Simply put, Rosario had become a huge deal in short order, and Mets fans had their eyes on him throughout all of 2017. Rosario began the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, and exploded out of the gates for the 51’s. The shortstop hit .404/.439/.506 in the...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Starters with a sub-3.00 ERA

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Starters with a sub-3.00 ERA

Can you name every starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00? Jacob deGrom had a strong year for the Mets, posting a 3.53 ERA in 201.1 innings of work. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00. Every qualified starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00 To qualify for this list, the pitcher needs to have qualified for the ERA title, which requires at least one inning pitched for every game the pitcher’s team plays. (In a standard season,...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets’ manager search ends, Mickey Callaway will be the new skipper

Mets Morning News: Mets’ manager search ends, Mickey Callaway will be the new skipper

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets After a month of rumors, the Mets finally found their man to replace Terry Collins. Mickey Callaway comes over to the Mets after serving as the Indians’ pitching coach for five years. The pitching staff enjoyed tremendous success during his tenure in Cleveland, but there are other attributes he brings to the table, as well. The hiring of Callaway is a bit of a surprise, but this decision shows that the Mets are now willing to step away from what they are familiar with. Callaway seemingly has all the...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 2

Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 2

Catch up on all the Mets Arizona Fall League action from the past week! Monday, October 16 SURPRISE 9, SCOTTSDALE 8 (Box) RF Kevin Kaczmarski: 1-4, R, K LHP Kyle Regnault: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K Tuesday, October 17 SCOTTSDALE 10, GLENDALE 1 (Box) C Tomas Nido: 2-4, R, 2 2B, RBI, BB Wednesday, October 18 SCOTTSDALE 9, GLENDALE 5 (Box) LF Kevin Kaczmarski: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, K 3B David Thompson: 2-4, R, 2B, RBI DH Luis Guillorme: 1-4 RHP Tim Peterson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, H (1) Thursday, October 19 SCOTTSDALE 13, PEORIA 7 (Box) 2B Luis Guillorme: 2-6, 2B,...
Washington Times Oct 22, 2017

Mets offer manager job to Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway: Reports

NEW YORK — It appears the New York Mets have settled on their choice for a manager. Several media outlets are reporting the team has offered the job to Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The New York Post was the first to report the Mets were in talks with ...

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