Atlanta Braves Hot Stove: January 8, 2017

January 8, 2018 Andy Harris 0

This week MLB's hot stove remains so cold, a trade that included Luis Avilan as a major component was the biggest news. The only thing keeping baseball fans warm is the hot Christian Yelich trade ideas. MLB Network's Jon Morosi shifted the speculation into overdrive with this reporting early last week: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/948699726739922954   MLB.com Braves…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove: December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Hot stove? More like a frozen-over yule log. Granted, the Braves took care of their biggest offseason to-do item two weeks ago when they were able to trade Matt Kemp to the Dodgers. Subtracting Kemp, giving Ronald Acuna a clear path to the majors, and getting veteran pitcher Brandon McCarthy is probably enough to call…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove Special Edition: Alex Anthopoulos To Be GM

November 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Today is the start of the General Manager's Meetings in Orlando, and not a moment too soon as it appears that the Braves will have an actual general manager. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/929931300999434240 Alex Anthopoulos is someone who seemingly checks several boxes for the Braves. Anthopoulos is an experienced general manager, having that role for the Toronto Blue…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 6

November 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Hey folks, this is the first Hot Stove weekly review column of the offseason. The World Series is over, and eligible players have filed for free agency. Here's some dates to keep in mind as we go through what should be a fascinating and important offseason for the Atlanta Braves. November 6: Major and minor league…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 12

February 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to the final Hot Stove Week-in-Review of the offseason! Tuesday there will be pitchers and catchers in Orlando doing baseball player type things. Spring training is so close you can smell the pine tar, freshly-cut grass, and complaining beat writers. But the dying embers of the hot stove burned just enough to get us…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 29

January 29, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Kris Medlen Returns on Minor League Deal On Friday Atlanta announced that fan-favorite former Brave Kris Medlen was signed to a minor league contract. Medlen last pitched for the Braves in the spring of 2014, coming off a season in which he was Atlanta's best starter, pitching to a 3.11 ERA/3.48 FIP in 197 innings pitched. Medlen was pulled…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 15

January 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The weather in Georgia warmed up over the week and so did the hot stove as the Braves completed two trades and came to terms with two arbitration guys. It is exactly one month until Braves pitchers and catchers report. Braves Pick Up Three Prospects in Two Trades On Wednesday, the Braves sent speedy centerfielder…

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