About Brent Blackwell
Brent Blackwell also writes for College Football By The Numbers at www.cfbtn.com.

Braves Transactions: 6/30/17 – 7/2/17

July 3, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 1B Freddie Freeman to AAA Gwinnett on rehab assignment. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Signed LHP Kevin Matthews & assigned him to A- Rome. Sent RHP Chaz Roe to A+ Florida on rehab assignment. Signed free agent OF Asmin Bautista to a minor league contract. Promoted LHP Joe Rogers…

Braves Transactions: 6/29/17

June 30, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Designated RHP Bartolo Colon for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Rex Brothers from AAA Gwinnett. Sent RHP Chaz Roe to GCL Braves on a rehab assignment. Designated RHP Bartolo Colon for assignment Well, we certainly thought this was a possibility. Yesterday, I mentioned that Colon has been a victim of bad luck, and he…

Braves Transactions: 6/28/17

June 29, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jason Hursh to AAA Gwinnett. Signed free agent 3B Andrew Daniel to a minor league contract, assigning Daniel to AA Mississippi. Activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the 10-day DL With his oblique injury settled, Colon returned to the mound last night and got back to…

Braves Transactions: 6/26/17-6/27/17

June 28, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent RHP Dan Winkler to AAA Gwinnett on a rehab assignment. Promoted LHP A.J. Minter from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. Placed AA Mississippi RF Joey Meneses on the 7-day DL. Activated AA Mississippi C Joe Odom from the 7-day DL. Placed R GCL Braves LF Jackson Pokorney on the 60-day DL. Sent RHP Dan…

Braves Transactions: 6/24/17 – 6/25/17

June 26, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Signed OF Carlos Baerga Jr., RHP Hayden Deal, and RHP Walter Borkovich to minor league contracts. Carlos Baerga Jr. You should remember Baerga's father, a great 2B for the Indians in the mid-90's. He batted .291 for his career, but more importantly to you, he did this: I don't have any idea if Junior has…

Braves Transactions: 6/23/17

June 24, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Promoted RHP Devan Watts from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. Placed A+ Florida LHP Chase Johnson-Mullins on the 7-day DL. Demoted RHP Chad Sobotka from AA Mississippi to A+ Florida. Demoted RHP Taylor Lewis from A+ Florida to A- Rome. Promoted LHP Adam McCreery from A- Rome to A+ Florida. Promoted LHP Oriel L. Caicedo…

Braves Transactions: 6/22/17

June 23, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to AAA Gwinnett; Recalled UT Jace Peterson from AAA Gwinnett. Placed A+ Florida C Wigberto Nevarez on the 7-day DL. Assigned C Brett Cumberland to A+ Florida. Assigned 1B Austin Bush to A- Rome. Assigned 3B Jordan Rodgers to A- Rome. Optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to AAA Gwinnett; Recalled UT Jace…

Braves Transactions: 6/21/17

June 22, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AAA RHP Patrick Weigel on the 7 day DL. Activated AAA 2B Emerson Landoni from the 7 day DL. Announced the retirement of AAA C Braeden Schlehuber. Assigned RHP Alan Rangel to R Danville. Then promoted Rangel to A- Rome. Announced the roster for R Danville. Placed AAA RHP Patrick Weigel on the 7-day…

Braves Transactions: Minor Moves, 6/19/2017

June 20, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent RHP Daniel Winkler to A+ Florida Fire Frogs on rehab assignment from A- Rome Braves. Assigned C Jonathan Morales to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Assigned 2B Omar Obregon to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Released AA 1B Levi Hyams. Released AA SS Reed Harper. Assigned C Tanner…

An Inventory of Atlanta’s Trade Assets

June 1, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

The 2017 MLB playoffs are unlikely to feature the Atlanta Braves. This isn't a great surprise to anyone, but it might be a disappointment. Could Atlanta make a run and reach the postseason? Of course. But should the team presently be planning to? Probably not, taking a look at the current (as of 5/30) playoff…

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