Braves Transactions: 7/24/17 – The Jaime Garcia Trade

July 25, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Traded LHP Jaime Garcia, C Anthony Recker, and $100,000 to Minnesota Twins for RHP Huascar Ynoa. Activated C Kurt Suzuki from the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Matt Wisler from AAA Gwinnett. Demoted RHP Andres Santiago from AAA Gwinnett to A+ Florida. Promoted RHP Evan Phillips from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. Promoted LHP Troy Conyers…

Get To Know a Prospect: Huascar Ynoa

July 24, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded left-hander Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to the Minnesota Twins and received in exchange rookie league right-hander Huascar Ynoa in what could be the first in a flurry of trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Player Huascar Ynoa, RHP Age: 19 Rank: N/A 2017 Level:…

Braves Transactions: 7/21/17 – 7/23/17

July 24, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list. (7/21) Released LHP Eric O'Flaherty. (7/21) Purchased the contract of C Anthony Recker from AAA Gwinnett Braves. (7/21) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted RHP Andres Santiago from A+ Florida to AAA Gwinnett. (7/21) Promoted OF Xavier Avery from A+ Florida…

Braves Transactions: An Active Week

May 22, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

5/18 - Placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 10-day DL with a broken left wrist. 5/18 - Signed 1B James Loney to a minor league contract. 5/18 - Recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from AAA Gwinnett. 5/20 - Moved RP Chaz Roe to the 60-day DL. 5/20 - Placed RP Eric O'Flaherty on the 10-day DL…

Braves System Depth: Catcher

January 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Despite being the beneficiaries of Tyler Flowers' best offensive season of his career and a surprisingly effective late-season contribution from Anthony Recker, the catcher position amassed only 0.9 fWAR in 2016, good for 21st out of 30 teams in MLB. This was largely due to the monumental ineffectiveness of A.J. Pierzynski last year. Pierzynski will…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, December 5

December 6, 2016 Andy Harris 0

If the Beatles say there can be eight days a week, who am I to argue? Here's your Atlanta Braves week (plus a day) in review. Atlanta Braves Add Former Cardinals┬áStarter Garcia Feeding the Braves' seemingly insatiable appetite for starting pitchers on short-term deals, the Braves traded for left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals in…

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┬áthe free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

2016 Post-Mortem: The Catchers

October 20, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

2016 Post-Mortem will take a look at each position, how it fared in 2016, and where the team is set to go in the future.   Player BA OBP SLG Comb. WAR AJ Pierzynski .219 .243 .304 -1.3 Tyler Flowers .270 .357 .420 1.4 Anthony Recker .278 .394 .433 0.6 TOTAL .252 .321 .378 0.7…

Freddie Freeman, Anthony Recker and Regression to the Mean

August 10, 2016 Micah Smith 0

I have noticed during the course of the last two seasons there is a surprisingly large pocket of Atlanta Braves fans who like to question Freddie Freeman's performance, especially jumping on him for any period of poor play through the season. Part of this might be from overly high expectations (in which case, simply readjust…

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