Atlanta Braves Trade Rob Whalen and Max Povse to Mariners for Alex Jackson

November 29, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Late Monday, the Atlanta Braves announced they had traded right-handing pitching prospects Rob Whalen and Max Povse to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfield prospect Alex Jackson and a player-to-be-named-later. This trade is somewhat rare in that it deals completely with prospects (pending the player-to-be-named). In this case, Atlanta is using its surplus of…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 27

November 27, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The hot stove has been reduced to a simmer, but that's perfect for making sauce. Here's the week that was for the Atlanta Braves. Jason Castro Signs with Twins, Search for Catcher Help Continues After reports that the Atlanta Braves were in hot pursuit of the free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

Braves Transactions: Sean Rodriguez

November 24, 2016 Andy Harris 7

While most of Braves Country was slipping into a carbohydrate, tryptophan, and Lions/Vikings induced stupor, the Atlanta Braves made a rare Thanksgiving Day transaction, signing super-utility player Sean Rodriguez. Probably like most fans, my first thought was that signing Rodriguez is an attempt by Atlanta to build more versatility for the bench. If Rodriguez is…

Atlanta Braves 2016 Post-Mortem: Shortstop

November 22, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

2016 Post-Mortem will take a look at each position for the Atlanta Braves, how it fared in 2016, and where the team is set to go in the future. Previous Post-Mortems: Catcher, 1st Base, 2nd Base, 3rd Base.   Player BA OBP SLG Comb. WAR Erick Aybar .242 .293 .313 -0.4 Chase d'Arnaud .245 .317…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 20

November 20, 2016 Andy Harris 0

It's hot stove season for the Atlanta Braves! Anyone for flapjacks? Hot Stove Fever: Sale for Sale! Several media outlets reported that the Atlanta Braves were among several teams aggressively pursuing trades for some of the expected top pitchers on the market. This lead to a flurry of speculation as to who will be traded…

Braves Transactions: Tuffy ‘Nuff

November 19, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

11/18/16: Braves select C Tuffy Gosewisch off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gosewisch, owner of a career .199/.237/.286 line, was waived by Arizona just as the 33 year old catcher was heading into his first year of arbitration. The Braves have until December 2 to decide if they want to offer arbitration. He's not a…

Braves Transactions: Workin’ On the Depth Moves

November 16, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

11/12/16 - Braves sign C/1B David Freitas to a minor league contract. Freitas, who'll be 28 by the time he plays for a Braves affiliate, was a 2010 15th round pick by the Nationals. He hit pretty well upon his introduction to the minors, and he built enough value to get traded for a big…

Get To Know A Prospect: Dansby Swanson

November 14, 2016 Andy Harris 0

And the Number One prospect in the Braves organization is...Dansby Swanson! Previous Get To Know A Prospect Entries: #8 – Max Fried #7 – Touki Toussaint #6 – Kevin Maitan #5 – Sean Newcomb #4 – Mike Soroka #3 – Kolby Allard #2 - Ozzie Albies The Player Dansby Swanson, SS Age: 23 Bats: R…

Braves Transactions: Walden, or Life in the Bullpen

November 13, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

11/12 - Atlanta Braves sign RHP Jordan Walden to a minor league contract worth $1M - $3M if he reaches the majors. Economy "Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath." - Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, or Life In the Woods" A…

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