Braves Transactions: 7/3/17 – 7/4/17

July 5, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 2B Micah Johnson to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Activated 3B Freddie Freeman from the 10-day DL. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to Rome on rehab assignment. Optioned UT Jace Peterson to AAA Gwinnett. Released RHP Bartolo Colon. Promoted LHP A.J. Minter from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted 2B Emerson Landoni from AAA Gwinnett…

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 System Depth: Starting Pitching, Part 1

February 3, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Moving on from the position players, we go to the area of the most tremendous depth of any team in the league, the Braves pitching organizational depth. Starting pitching should be a strength up and down the organization. As with the position players I will be indicating the five starters I anticipate seeing at the…

New Feature: Braves Debates

January 9, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Debate is good. Not only does it force you to consider other arguments, but a compelling explanation makes you question your own argument. Sadly, debate is often lost in today's world of twitter arguments and trolling. That’s why this week, we are going to try something a little new here at Outfield Fly Rule. Three…

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…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 13

November 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The baseball GM Meetings - the informal start of the Hot Stove League - took place this week, and as expected the Atlanta Braves came ready to wheel-and-deal. Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella was not shy about sharing the Braves intentions to acquire two or three starting pitchers and he was true to his word, re-signing…

Braves Transactions: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016 Brent Blackwell 1

11/10 - Atlanta signs free agent RHP R.A. Dickey to a 1 year deal with a team option for 2018. The contract will be worth $8.0M for 2017 alone, and $15.5M for 2 years. 11/11 - Atlanta signs free agent RHP Bartolo Colon to a 1 year, $12.5M contract (pending a physical¹). Oh well, a…

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