5:49 PM EDT, Mon March 25, 2019
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Reds vs Braves Spring Training game thread

Reds vs Braves Spring Training game thread

The Braves return to SunTrust Park tonight to take on the Reds. The Atlanta Braves return home to SunTrust Park on Monday where they will kick off the first of two exhibition games against the Cincinnati Reds. Max Fried will make his final tune up start while Cincinnati will counter with former Nationals’ right-hander Tanner Roark. Here’s how the Braves will line up vs. the Reds tonight at @SunTrustPark!#BravesST | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/4uZSiWQXX5— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 25, 2019 #Reds lineup for today’s exhibition in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/AHTbW3M9YA— C. Trent...
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2019 MLB Draft: Where’s The Next Diamond In The Rough?

2019 MLB Draft: Where’s The Next Diamond In The Rough?

There might be a few diamonds in the rough. And I make a bold prediction on who I think can be the next Patrick Weigel type pick. We are a little over a third of the way through the college baseball season, which brings us another day closer to the 2019 MLB Draft. In recent news, Baseball American expanded their prospect list for the draft from 200 players to 300. They also dropped their 3rd mock draft, and are really the only major sports publication to have mock drafts out this early. Prospect lists: Fangraphs Big Board 200 Baseball America Top 300 MLB Pipeline Top 50 Mock...
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Who will be Braves’ hitting, pitching MVPs in 2019

Who will be Braves’ hitting, pitching MVPs in 2019

Our staff weighs in The 2019 season is just a few days away and that means it is time for another year’s worth of predictions for the upcoming season. Coming off of a division championship in 2018, there is renewed hope surrounding the Atlanta Braves but a busy offseason by many of their division rivals has put a damper on the offseason. This will be part of a three-day series where we also predict who we think will be the team’s biggest surprise and disappointment as well as our final predictions for Atlanta’s record and where they will finish in the division. As always, let us know...
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Braves News: Rotation plans, roster predictions and more

Braves News: Rotation plans, roster predictions and more

Atlanta’s Opening Day roster is starting to take shape. Atlanta Braves News Braves defeat Rays 4-2 in inaugural game at CoolToday Park Kevin Gausman turned in his best outing of the spring as the Braves opened up CoolToday Park with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Gausman struck out five over 3 1/3 innings while throwing 77 pitches. He will likely need one more start before being ready to join Atlanta’s rotation sometime in early April. Braves open new spring digs at CoolToday Park The Braves officially opened up their new facility in North Port on Sunday which by all accounts is...
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Braves defeat Rays 4-2 in inaugural game at CoolToday Park

Braves defeat Rays 4-2 in inaugural game at CoolToday Park

Albies finishes with two hits in Braves win. The Atlanta Braves broke in their new spring stadium in style on Sunday defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in their final Grapefruit League game of 2019. The Braves will move into CoolToday Park in North Port exclusively for the 2020 season. Sunday’s game was a bit more than a dress rehearsal for Kevin Gausman who is still likely to begin the season on the injured list but is hoping to join Atlanta’s rotation during the second week of the season. Gausman put together his best performance of the spring throwing 77 pitches while allowing three...
Mar 24, 2019
Rays vs Braves Spring Training game thread

Rays vs Braves Spring Training game thread

Braves will unveil their new spring training home on Sunday The Atlanta Braves will unveil their new spring training home in North Port on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at CoolToday Park. Kevin Gausman will be on the mound for the Braves and is expected to throw about 75 pitches. Gausman was bothered by a sore shoulder early in camp and will likely need at least one more start before being ready to join the rotation. He has struggled through two spring training appearances allowing six hits and six runs in just two innings. .@KevinGausman takes the mound today as the Braves...
Mar 24, 2019
Braves announce starters for opening series in Philadelphia

Braves announce starters for opening series in Philadelphia

Youth will be served The Atlanta Braves announced their rotation plans for their season opening series in Philadelphia on Sunday. The team had previously announced that Julio Teheran will make his sixth-straight Opening Day start. Rookies Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright will follow Teheran in the series. Your 2019 Opening Series starting pitchers!March 28: @Julio_TeheranMarch 30: @BryseWilsonMarch 31: @Kyle_Wright44#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/NIdNObTG8w— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 24, 2019 Wilson completed an impressive spring allowing 12 hits and just five runs in 13 2/3 innings....
Mar 24, 2019
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Stock Watch: (Week 5)

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Stock Watch: (Week 5)

Final decisions and a prediction! This will be our final look at the spring roster competition for the Atlanta Braves before the final result is announced early next week. If you want to take a look back at where we have come then you can do so by clicking here. While we entered the spring with things pretty settled, a series of nagging injuries, particularly in the starting rotation, have muddled the picture considerably. Rotation Locks: Julio Teheran, Sean Newcomb When the spring began the rotation appeared set with four veteran starters and glut of young starters competing for the fifth...
Mar 24, 2019
Braves option Touki Toussaint, Adam Duvall and Dan Winkler to Gwinnett

Braves option Touki Toussaint, Adam Duvall and Dan Winkler to Gwinnett

The Braves pare down their roster to 35 players. The Atlanta Braves trimmed three more players from the spring roster on Sunday optioning RHPs Touki Toussaint and Dan Winkler and outfielder Adam Duvall to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves now have 35 players remaining on the spring roster. The #Braves today made three roster moves, optioning OF Adam Duvall, RHP Touki Toussaint and RHP Dan Winkler to Triple-A @GoStripers. Atlanta has 35 players remaining on its spring training roster.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 24, 2019 Toussaint had been in the running for a spot in the rotation...
Mar 24, 2019
Braves News: Injury updates, Matt Joyce and more

Braves News: Injury updates, Matt Joyce and more

Mike Foltynewicz is scheduled to face hitters on Sunday for the first time since his spring debut. Atlanta Braves News Toussaint suffers, Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by Mets It was a tough day at the office for the Atlanta Braves and Touki Toussaint in particular who were on the wrong side of a 12-2 loss to the New York Mets. The game was the final exhibition game for the Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Braves acquire OF Matt Joyce from Giants The Braves picked up outfielder Matt Joyce from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for cash...
Mar 23, 2019
Toussaint suffers, Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by Mets

Toussaint suffers, Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by Mets

The Braves hit two solo homers. The Mets hit everything else. In most cases, when one team hits two homers in a game and the other team hits zero, you’d be right when guessing that the twice-homering team came away victorious. You’d be very, very wrong when it came to this afternoon’s contest between the Braves and the Mets. The two starters for this game were the newly-signed Josh Tomlin for the Braves, and Jacob deGrom for the Mets. deGrom was perfect through three innings and notched five strikeouts. Tomlin didn’t fare too poorly, yielding a run in three frames with a 3/1 K/BB...
Mar 23, 2019
Braves signing OF Matt Joyce to minor league deal, per report

Braves signing OF Matt Joyce to minor league deal, per report

Veteran lefty-swinging outfielder is a late March roster addition Over the past few offseasons (but before this one), I really wanted the Braves to sign Matt Joyce. He had a hilariously dreadful 2015 with the Angels and represented an obvious bounceback candidate that offseason — the Pirates snatched him up, and he rewarded them with a 136 wRC+ and 1.9 fWAR in just 293 PAs. He parlayed that into a full-time role with the Athletics in 2017 and a two-year deal with $11 million, putting up a 116 wRC+ and 2.7 fWAR in 544 trips to the plate. But, in the second year of said deal, he didn’t...
Mar 23, 2019
Braves News: More Craig Kimbrel rumors, A.J. Minter update and more

Braves News: More Craig Kimbrel rumors, A.J. Minter update and more

Would Kimbrel be willing to take a shorter deal to return to Atlanta? Atlanta Braves News Teheran’s good start, Albies big double late lead Braves to 4-3 win over Tigers Julio Teheran overcame some first inning troubles to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the next to last game ever at Champion Stadium. Teheran allowed two first inning runs but settled down and struck out five over five innings of work. The Braves deployed what very well could be their Opening Day lineup. Ozzie Albies doubled and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Braves are still ‘in’...
Mar 22, 2019
Teheran’s good start, Albies big double late lead Braves to 4-3 win over Tigers

Teheran’s good start, Albies big double late lead Braves to 4-3 win over Tigers

Ozzie Albies saved the day late. The Atlanta Braves were back in action on Friday night as they faced off with the Detroit Tigers yet again as Spring Training begins to wrap up. Julio Teheran was on the mound for Atlanta, and immediately was in trouble. Teheran has had a good spring for the most part, and that has mostly been due to his decreased walk rate up to this point. The Tigers jumped on top quick as Niko Goodrum struck a double deep to center field scoring Jacoby Jones and advancing former Brave Gordon Beckham to third. Detroit wasn’t done there as they tacked on a second run...
Mar 22, 2019
Braves are still ‘in’ on Craig Kimbrel along with Brewers, per report

Braves are still ‘in’ on Craig Kimbrel along with Brewers, per report

Sounds like a reunion with Craig Kimbrel isn’t completely farfetched, although there is no word that things are close. If you have been living under a rock this offseason, fans of the Braves have been a bit....antsy. While the team did add Josh Donaldson on a one year contract in addition to bringing back Brian McCann and Nick Markakis, the Braves have been largely quiet on the free agent market in which some thought they could be real players and have made no real trades of note, either. Some of that has been a symptom of the players available versus the team’s needs and some has...