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…

Transactions: Atlanta Braves Acquire Preston Tucker

December 20, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopolous on Wednesday continued his crusade to remake the roster by acquiring outfielder Preston Tucker from the Huston Astros for cash considerations or the ever available Player To Be Named Later. The Braves designated relief pitcher Luke Jackson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Tucker. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/943530325203931139 After…

Braves Transactions: The Matt Kemp Trade

December 17, 2017 Andy Harris 9

The electronic ink wasn't even dry on Tommy Poe's post over on the Walk-Off Walk extolling Braves fans not to get too down about the Braves quiet offseason when the Braves made what is likely their biggest move of the offseason. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/942117221001781248 That's a lot to digest, and fans of both teams were scratching their heads…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

September 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While Ronald Acuna has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for his remarkable ascension through three levels of the minor leagues this season, there's been a Braves pitcher that has accomplished the same feat and stands poised to make his major league debut. The Player Luiz Gohara, LHP Age: 21 OFR Rank: 8 2017 Level:…

Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

Get To Know a Call-Up: A.J. Minter

August 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On August 5, the Braves took the field with their spring training caps, featuring a lone tomahawk on a field of blue. The symbolism was obvious; the rest of the season was for all intents and purposes like extended spring training. The team would be evaluating players to see who would could be expected to…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Dan Winkler

August 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Dan Winkler, RHP Age: 27 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett (rehab assignment) The Results 5.14 ERA, 4.06 FIP 14 G, 0 GS 14 IP 2.57 BB/9 9.00 SO/9 (rehab assignments at class A, A+, and AAA) The History Winkler was a 20th-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 draft, and started getting…

Pondering Future Atlanta Braves Roster Moves

August 21, 2017 Braves Options Guy 8

With the Atlanta Braves' 2017 season entering the final stretch, many fans have turned their attentions to the upcoming offseason. Much has been written about a potential impending roster crunch for the Braves, as they have many players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December, and many players that other teams would be willing…

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