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Feb 15, 2018
Braves News: Acuna arrives early as camp continues

Braves News: Acuna arrives early as camp continues

The Braves made a small addition to their catching contingent on Wednesday, but the more exciting news involves the club’s to prospect. BRAVES NEWS Eager Acuna 5 days early to camp The Ronald Acuna coverage at Braves Spring Training is already under way with his mere arrival at camp. The noteworthy aspect of his arrival is that it comes five days prior to the expected arrival date for position players, who will begin training on Monday. Acuna took the opportunity to make a solid impression on new GM Alex Anthopoulos, who will be forced to decide whether or not to include the phenom on the...
Feb 13, 2018
Braves News: Pitchers and Catchers report today

Braves News: Pitchers and Catchers report today

The offseason is over for Braves pitchers and catchers today, as they will report to Spring Training in Orlando. BRAVES NEWS Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Catchers Speaking of catchers, our own Kris Willis previews the position for the upcoming season. The Braves will return their two backstops from a year ago, Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki, who combined to produce numbers that ranked among the best in baseball for catchers. The Braves have also invited some non-roster options that could be intriguing as camp progresses, most notably Alex Jackson, who hit 19 homers in 2017...
Feb 8, 2018
Braves News: Atlanta projected for another year of mediocrity

Braves News: Atlanta projected for another year of mediocrity

The Braves can’t choke if nobody expects them to win. BRAVES NEWS PECOTA projections peg Braves for 76 wins, fourth place finish According to the PECOTA projections, courtesy of Baseball Prospectus, the Braves will win 76 games this year and finish in fourth place in the NL East. The projection system also accounts for individual performance, and there are certainly some interesting cases for the Braves. Individually, Freddie Freeman is unsurprisingly projected as the Braves’ top performer even if the power totals are a bit underwhelming at .293/.384/.508 with 25 home runs. He is...
Feb 6, 2018
Braves News: Frazier to the Mets

Braves News: Frazier to the Mets

Many Braves fans have been clamoring for the club to acquire an upgrade at third base this offseason, and an intriguing option came off the board on Monday. BRAVES NEWS Braves lose potential 3B option as Todd Frazier signs with Mets Todd Frazier would have been an intriguing choice for the Braves as they search for an upgrade at third base, but no more, as he signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets on Monday. The signing is bothersome in multiple ways, with the division-rival Mets improving at a very reasonable cost for a veteran third baseman with solid power production. Oh...
Jan 30, 2018
Braves News: More accolades on the farm

Braves News: More accolades on the farm

The Braves have been given quite a bit of praise during prospect season, and garnered yet another prestigious ranking on Monday. BRAVES NEWS Baseball America names Braves’ farm system the best in baseball again For the second consecutive year the Braves were named the top farm system by Baseball America. The loss of multiple top international prospects this offseason was no doubt a blow to the organization, but with countless intriguing arms and the top prospect in baseball in Ronald Acuna, the Braves are still loaded. Keith Law calls Braves ‘stacked’ in NL East prospect roundup See,...
Jan 25, 2018
Braves News: Chipper Jones is headed to Cooperstown

Braves News: Chipper Jones is headed to Cooperstown

The most influential Braves player since Hank Aaron has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Congratulations Chipper! CHIPPER JONES Chipper Jones will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot There was little surprise on Wednesday when it was announced that Braves legend Chipper Jones had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He garnered 97.2% of the vote, which ranks 10th all-time among Hall of Fame inductees. Jones is joined by Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, and Trevor Hoffman in the class of 2018. Chipper was drafted...
Jan 23, 2018
Braves News: Braves farm system receiving rave reviews

Braves News: Braves farm system receiving rave reviews

With the release of two prospect lists on Monday, the strength of the Braves’ farm system was on full display, headlined by Ronald Acuna. BRAVES NEWS Baseball America names 8 Braves prospects to their top 100 prospect list Beginning with the more complete list, we go to Baseball America and their top 100 prospects, which includes eight Braves. For the first time since Jason Heyward earned the distinction in 2010, the Braves have the number one prospect in all of baseball in Ronald Acuna. Beyond Acuna, there were multiple prospects who made big leaps in the rankings, with Luiz Gohara and...
Jan 22, 2018
Andruw Jones needs support, and not just from the BBWAA

Andruw Jones needs support, and not just from the BBWAA

The legendary center fielder is fighting to stay on the Hall of Fame ballot beyond this year, but there is another issue that needs to be resolved right here at home. Andruw Jones has been a hot topic around baseball this offseason, as this marks the first year of his Hall of Fame eligibility, and his candidacy has been a divisive issue for many. Regardless of where the Baseball Writers Association stands on Jones and his merits as a Hall of Famer, maybe the most-deserved honor eluding the long-time Brave is a number retirement ceremony. The Braves enjoyed some of their most successful...
Jan 18, 2018
Braves News: Well, we’re waiting...

Braves News: Well, we’re waiting...

The offseason continues to roll on at a snail’s pace, with teams seemingly content to wait out the market for bargains. It has made for a slow, boring ride. BRAVES NEWS Rebuilds, the Cold Stove, and the Braves Our own Ivan the Great takes a look at the offseason, why it has been so slow, and how the Braves have played into it. Some of his methods of explaining the issue are, as he states in the article, very simplistic, but they do give a pretty clear picture of why all parties are at a standstill around baseball. Braves acquire Shane Carle from Pirates for PTBNL or cash Yes, the stove is...

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