Braves Transactions: 8/4/17-8/7/17 – A Two-Trade Weekend

August 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique. (8/4) Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day DL. (8/4) Traded OF Randy Ventura to the Cincinnati Reds for $1,250,000 in international pool money. (8/4) Signed FA RHP Manny Bareda to a minor league contract; Assigned Bareda to AAA Gwinnett. (8/4) Optioned…

Braves Transactions: 8/1/17

August 2, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned 2B Micah Johnson to AAA Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to AAA Gwinnett. Purchased the contract of 2B Ozzie Albies from AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Lucas Sims from AAA Gwinnett. Sent SS Luis Valenzuela to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Promoted RHP Kyle Wright from R-GCL Braves to A+ Florida. Released A+ Florida 3B…

Braves System Depth: Third Base

January 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For 22 glorious years from 1991 though 2012, the Braves averaged over 4 fWAR per season from the third base position thanks to Terry Pendleton, Martin Prado, and especially future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (and not thanks to Vinny Castilla, but no one ever talks about that). In the four years since Jones's retirement, the Braves…

Braves System Depth: Shortstop

January 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a season where Braves shortstop was one of the most unproductive positions in all of the majors, the team goes into 2017 with the hope that their shortstop woes¬†may be resolved for the foreseeable future. ATLANTA BRAVES **TOP 30 PROSPECT ** STARTER:¬†Dansby Swanson Swanson will be the first Braves rookie to start at shortstop…

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