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Jan 11, 2019
Braves hire Dana Brown as new VP of Scouting

Braves hire Dana Brown as new VP of Scouting

Alex Anthopoulos worked closely with Brown during his time in Toronto. The Atlanta Braves have hired Dana Brown to become the Vice President of Scouting. The news comes just 48 hours after Alex Anthopoulos fired longtime scouting director Brian Bridges and senior advisor Roy Clark. “We are extremely excited to add Dana to our baseball operations staff,” said Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos. “His track record of identifying major league talent is unquestioned, and we look forward to his contributions to our organization.” The Braves announced the move via press release on...
Jan 11, 2019
Braves avoid arbitration with Dan Winkler, sign him for $1.6M

Braves avoid arbitration with Dan Winkler, sign him for $1.6M

Winkler broke out in a big way in 2018 after battling injuries early in his career. The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with right-handed reliever Dan Winkler on Friday as they agreed to a $1.61 million deal for 2019. Winkler, who will be 29 next season, enjoyed a breakout season in 2018 as he battled back from a handful of injuries. The hard-throwing righty tossed 60.1 innings across 69 appearances, posting a strong 3.43 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 10.29 K/9 and 2.98 BB/9 while primarily working in the 7th and 8th innings. The heavy workload eventually took its toll on Winkler as his numbers fell...
Jan 1, 2019
Which starting pitchers could Braves pursue?

Which starting pitchers could Braves pursue?

The Braves desire a front-end starter to bolster the rotation, but the options are quickly dwindling. The Atlanta Braves came into the offseason with a handful of wants and needs, one of which was the desire to add a frontline starting pitcher to pair with Mike Foltynewicz atop the rotation. It seems like the Braves have been in pursuit of an ace for roughly three years now, but a trade (or signing) is yet to come to fruition. It’s a fair argument to ask if the Braves need to add a starting pitcher. Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman and Sean Newcomb are slated for the top three spots, and some...

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