The Atlanta Braves trade two minor leaguers for LHP Brian Matusz and the #76 pick

May 23, 2016 Chris Jervis 0

On Monday evening, the Atlanta Braves traded minor leaguers RHP Brandon Barker and LHP Trevor Belicek to the Baltimore Orioles for LHP Brian Matusz and Baltimore's 2nd Round supplemental pick (#76 overall) in next month's amateur draft. https://twitter.com/DOBrienAJC/status/734903031771189248 The trade now gives the Braves  five of the first 80 picks in the draft. Atlanta owns…

A Farewell To Frediball

May 23, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Last Tuesday, Atlanta fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. It wasn't a particularly shocking move. The Braves, stewards of the worst record in baseball, have an unhappy fanbase hungry for change. Change is what they got. Yes, it's change for the sake of change, and it will have little effect on the 2016 Braves' fortunes (or 2017,…

AJ Pierzynski re-signed

November 22, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/11/15 - Atlanta signs free agent C A.J. Pierzynski to a 1 year, $2,000,000 deal, plus a $1,000,000 signing bonus, plus incentives. Hey look, a move we all kind of saw coming! https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/664616546401169408 The incentives are pretty significant, so let's sum them up with this - while it's a gradual buildup to this number, if…

The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

It usually takes me a few days to really process trades and major organizational moves. With the requisite waiting period over, I think I'm finally ready to talk about the Jason Heyward trade. The team acquired Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins and gave up Jordan Walden in addition to Heyward. I'll take a look at…

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