Get To Know a Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

June 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have turned to their farm system to fill in the Bartolo-sized hole in their rotation, bringing up prospect Sean "Newk" Newcomb up from AAA Gwinnett to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 24 OFR Prospect Ranking: 5 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2017 Stats: 2.97 ERA 3.24 FIP…

Braves Transactions: Meet the Vets

April 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

4/6/17 - Signed 1B Ryan Howard to a minor league contract (worth $750K if called up). 4/9/17 - Signed RHP Jason Motte to a minor league contract. I think we all expected Ryan Howard to find some kind of home, but even we Braves observers were surprised when it was with Atlanta's AAA affiliate. After…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 12

March 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves played six games this week with 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 10 innings against St. Louis on Sunday.  The Braves made their first cuts of the spring, and some Braves players made their way to the World Baseball Classic for some actual competition. But first, a look at the bullpen and…

Spring Training Update: The First Cuts Are The Hardest

March 8, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It has been three weeks since the start of spring training, and the Braves today made their first round of cuts. There were no real surprises, but it does clear the decks a bit as the expected big league players start to stretch themselves more as we close in on the start of the regular season.…

Brandon Phillips Comes Home

February 13, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades LHP Andrew McKirahan and RHP Carlos Portuondo to Cincinnati for 2B Brandon Phillips and $13M With January's sad news of Sean Rodriguez' family car accident, the Braves realized Rodriguez might not be ready for the 2017 season. It seems worse than that, and Rodriguez reportedly will be out 3-5 months with shoulder surgery.…

Braves Transactions: The Braves Move Fast on Moving Fast

January 13, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades either cash or a player to be named later (TBD) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for IF/OF/PR Micah Johnson Atlanta signs RHP Arodys Vizcaino to a 1 year, $1,550,000 deal. Atlanta signs LHP Ian Krol to a 1 year, $900,000 deal. Two days after trading speedster Mallex Smith to the Mariners in order…

Braves Transactions: Seattle is Trade-Happy, Atlanta Benefits

January 12, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Atlanta sends RHP Shae Simmons and OF Mallex Smith to Seattle for LHP Luiz Gohara and LHP Thomas Burrows Last week, in Braves Debates #1, I talked about how difficult it would be for players like Caleb Dirks and Lucas Sims to find bullpen roles because of how loaded the roster is with right-handed pitchers.…

Atlanta Braves Transactions: Braves select Armando Rivero From Cubs

December 8, 2016 Chris Jervis 0

On the last day of the 2016 Winter Meetings, the Atlanta Braves continued their pursuit of low-cost/high-reward players by selecting RHP Armando Rivero from the Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft. The Braves made room for the move by releasing RHP Williams Perez. Perez had struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness, and was not considered…

Braves Transactions: Sean Rodriguez

November 24, 2016 Andy Harris 7

While most of Braves Country was slipping into a carbohydrate, tryptophan, and Lions/Vikings induced stupor, the Atlanta Braves made a rare Thanksgiving Day transaction, signing super-utility player Sean Rodriguez. Probably like most fans, my first thought was that signing Rodriguez is an attempt by Atlanta to build more versatility for the bench. If Rodriguez is…

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