5:39 PM EST, Mon December 11, 2017
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Winter Meetings open thread: Monday, December 11

Winter Meetings open thread: Monday, December 11

The Winter Meetings get underway today and with Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton off the market, the hot stove season can get fully underway. In case you missed it, here is a primer for the Braves heading into the Winter Meetings. Also, Peter Gammons provided us our first rumor involving starter Julio Teheran.
9 hours ago
Atlanta Braves news: The Winter Meetings are underway

Atlanta Braves news: The Winter Meetings are underway

The Winter Meetings are here. Will the Braves be busy making moves? Or will they stay quiet? BRAVES NEWS Baseball’s Winter Meetings start today The Winter Meetings are officially underway and things should be interesting now that the two major offseason dominoes have fallen in the form of Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the Yankees and Shohei Ohtani signing with the Angels. Hopefully this will cause things to open up and maybe we’ll see something cool happen — like the Braves potentially moving one or both of Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp. Perhaps an American League team that could...
19 hours ago
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 95: Winter Meetings primer

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 95: Winter Meetings primer

Scott Coleman returns as we look ahead. The hot stove is very lit and the Atlanta Braves are involved. With that as the backdrop, Episode 95 of the Talking Chop Podcast arrives and TC’s own Scott Coleman returns to join the festivities and tackle the following topics this week: The rumor mill is already churning around Julio Teheran The Braves added a shortstop already and could be looking for more despite the presence of Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies Atlanta’s apparent decision to run an 8-man bullpen and how it affects the roster Training staff and front office changes The...
22 hours ago
Dale Murphy falls short in Hall of Fame bid

Dale Murphy falls short in Hall of Fame bid

Murphy’s wait continues. Dale Murphy’s wait continues. The Modern Baseball Era Committee announced its voting results Sunday night at the Winter Meetings in Orlando Florida. The committee elected two former Detroit Tigers in shortstop Alan Trammell and pitcher Jack Morris. Congratulations to Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, elected to the Hall of Fame.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2017 Trammell and Morris are the first living players to be elected by a form of the Veterans committee since Bill Mazeroski in 2001. Murphy needed to capture 12 of 16 votes to gain...
Dec 10, 2017
Atlanta Braves 2017 Winter Meetings Coverage

Atlanta Braves 2017 Winter Meetings Coverage

The Winter Meetings officially get underway on Monday, December 11 in Orlando, Florida. The Braves are expected to be looking for bullpen help as well as looking to unload at least one of their veteran corner outfielders. The meetings will culminate on Thursday with the annual Rule 5 Draft.
Dec 10, 2017
Winter Meetings 2017: Braves will shop Julio Teheran, per report

Winter Meetings 2017: Braves will shop Julio Teheran, per report

Braves could be ready to put veteran starter on the market The Winter Meetings get underway on Monday and the rumor mill is already starting to churn. MLB’s offseason is now clear to truly begin now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton have new homes. It remains to be seen how involved the Atlanta Braves will be this week but veteran sports writer Peter Gammons suggests it will be significant and that the Braves will trade veteran starter Julio Teheran. The Royals will trade Danny Duffy, but likely cannot get full value until he pitches in the regular season and shows is surgery for...
Dec 10, 2017
MLB Winter Meetings: Shedding outfielder should be Braves’ top priority

MLB Winter Meetings: Shedding outfielder should be Braves’ top priority

Winter Meetings officially get underway on Monday Tis the season for shopping and the Yankees reeled in a big catch on Saturday with the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. While the Atlanta Braves aren’t expected to make a big splash this offseason, new general manager Alex Anthopoulos does have a to-do list and shedding one of the team’s corner outfielders should be at the top of the list. With Ronald Acuña seemingly waiting in the wings, the Braves are likely to look for opportunities to unload a corner outfielder. While the preference is likely to move Matt Kemp who...
Dec 10, 2017
Braves reportedly hire Alex Tamin as Director of Major League Operations

Braves reportedly hire Alex Tamin as Director of Major League Operations

Braves GM Alex Anthopolous continues to build his new front office in Atlanta. Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic has reported that the Braves have hired Alex Tamin, the former Director of Baseball Operations with the Dodgers, to a similar role of Director of Major League Operations with the Braves. #Braves hiring Alex Tamin as director of major-league operations, sources tell The Athletic. Tamin had been #Dodgers’ director of baseball operations. Handled rules and transactions and also was heavily involved in advance scouting process. Will fill similar role with Braves.— Ken Rosenthal...
Dec 10, 2017
Atlanta Braves News: Winter Meetings on tap, Giancarlo Stanton heads to New York

Atlanta Braves News: Winter Meetings on tap, Giancarlo Stanton heads to New York

One of the NL East’s most productive offensive players has a new home BRAVES NEWS Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report Not the most proven source but believable given that the Yankees’ addition of Giancarlo Stanton has made Frazier expendable. Of course it would also predicate the Braves being able to clear up their own outfield situation in the process. Winter Meetings get underway on Monday The Winter Meetings get underway for the Atlanta Braves and new GM Alex Anthopoulos on Monday. Fox Sports’ Cory McCartney and MLB.com’s Mark Bowman preview...
Dec 9, 2017
Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report

Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report

Clint Frazier is more-than-likely going to be leaving the Yankees and now it appears that the Braves could be one of the teams trying to snatch him up. You may have heard that the Yankees made a pretty big acquisition today. As such, with the addition of Giancarlo Stanton to what should now be an insanely powerful lineup, the Yankees now have some expendable pieces on their squad. The most expendable of those pieces is Clint Frazier, who now finds himself on the outside looking in. So naturally, New York is going to try to move Frazier and according to Dave Williams of Barstool Sports,...
Dec 9, 2017
Atlanta Braves News: The Stripers, Front office ratings and more

Atlanta Braves News: The Stripers, Front office ratings and more

Oh yeah, Shohei Ohtani also found a new home. BRAVES NEWS The Gwinnett Braves have a new name Whether it was warranted or not, Atlanta’s Triple-A team has a new name shedding Braves in favor of The Gwinnett Stripers. Yeah it is going to take some getting used to but the uniforms do look pretty cool. Our new Striper threads are sure to make a splash this season! pic.twitter.com/uxhicaf3H6— Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) December 8, 2017 Braves don’t fair well in FanGraphs’ front office ratings Not terribly surprising given the circumstances surrounding the Braves so far this...
Dec 8, 2017
Braves’ Triple-A Affiliate Announces Rebrand As The Gwinnett Stripers

Braves’ Triple-A Affiliate Announces Rebrand As The Gwinnett Stripers

The Gwinnett Braves decided on a new team name, and thankfully it’s not the Sweet Teas. The Gwinnett Braves announced their rebrand Friday afternoon and, to the surprise of many, the name they chose wasn’t one of the six finalists fans voted on a few months ago. Instead, the team formerly known as the Braves will henceforth be referred to as the Gwinnett Stripers. The name, which refers to striped bass, was an alteration of the fan-voted name Big Mouths. “We wanted something indigenous to the area, something completely ours,” general manager North Johnson told the Gwinnett Daily...
Dec 8, 2017
Atlanta Braves news: Quietly strolling into the Winter Meetings

Atlanta Braves news: Quietly strolling into the Winter Meetings

It’s getting cold out in Atlanta and that is perfect timing for everybody who gets to go to the Winter Meetings in Orlando. BRAVES NEWS Heyman takes a look at “the upshot” in the wake of Atlanta punishment Now that we’ve had plenty of time to digest the impact and fallout from the Braves’ recent punishment by MLB, it’s time to figure out exactly who benefited and who suffered the most as a result. Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports took a look at things from every possible angle — from the prospects who are signing with new teams, to the new faces in the front office and the dugout....
Dec 7, 2017
Braves News and Links: New GM Anthopoulos readies for Winter Meetings

Braves News and Links: New GM Anthopoulos readies for Winter Meetings

The Braves are set for the Winter Meetings behind their newly-minted GM. BRAVES NEWS Anthopoulos gears up for 1st WM with Braves Braves beat writer Mark Bowman breaks down the current state of the club and how Alex Anthopoulos may approach reconstructing the roster in the coming weeks. More specifically, the Braves GM will need to be ready for the Winter Meetings and the associated chaos that will take place in just four days. The Braves could benefit from the addition of a proven reliever, and if the right deal materializes, there could be a desire to trade for a top-flight starting...
Dec 6, 2017
Braves ink infielder Christian Colon to minor league deal, per report

Braves ink infielder Christian Colon to minor league deal, per report

The former Royal spent all of 2017 in the minors and will try to secure a bench role for the Braves. With the recent non-tenders of Jace Peterson and Danny Santana, the Braves could have headed into Spring Training with a bit of an empty bench. Today, they took the first step in rectifying that situation, signing infielder Christian Colon to a minor league deal, per Robert Murray of Fanrag Sports. Originally from Cayey, Puerto RIco, Colon played high school ball in Texas, Utah, and California before being drafted in the 10th round of the 2007 amateur draft by the Padres, but chose not to...