Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 13

November 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The baseball GM Meetings - the informal start of the Hot Stove League - took place this week, and as expected the Atlanta Braves came ready to wheel-and-deal. Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella was not shy about sharing the Braves intentions to acquire two or three starting pitchers and he was true to his word, re-signing…

Braves Transactions: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016 Brent Blackwell 1

11/10 - Atlanta signs free agent RHP R.A. Dickey to a 1 year deal with a team option for 2018. The contract will be worth $8.0M for 2017 alone, and $15.5M for 2 years. 11/11 - Atlanta signs free agent RHP Bartolo Colon to a 1 year, $12.5M contract (pending a physical¹). Oh well, a…

LA, This Bud’s For You

July 1, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Trade Analysis: Atlanta sends RHP Bud Norris, OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named later, and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks (I wish I could blame that on a headline writer, but no, that's all me. Mea culpa.) On Thursday, Atlanta pulled the trigger on…

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…

Braves Sign David Carpenter v1.0

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/21/15 - Atlanta signed free agent RHP David Carpenter to a minor league contract for the 2016 season. All your David Carpenters are belong to us. Atlanta extended an invite to spring training to David Carpenter v1.0, the David Carpenter who was exceptionally useful for the Braves in 2013 and 2014 before being traded away…

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Detroit

November 21, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/20/15: Atlanta trades OF Cameron Maybin and cash to Detroit for LHP Ian Krol and LHP Gabe Speier Atlanta picks up around $6.5M in salary relief in this deal, and considering Maybin was owed $8M with a $1M buyout for 2017, it seems reasonable to assume Atlanta is sending $2.5M to Detroit. I'm sure some…

Andrelton Simmons and the Difficulty of Selling High

November 16, 2015 Brent Blackwell 3

11/12/15 - Atlanta traded SS Andrelton Simmons & C Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for SS Erick Aybar, SP Sean Newcomb, SP Chris Ellis, and $2,500,000. Buy low, sell high. We've heard it. We understand the logic behind it. It's obvious. Hell, it's math. It is a very easy concept. That's the rub,…

A Review of The Jason Heyward Trade

November 21, 2014 Chris Jervis 5

As you have probably heard, on Monday the Atlanta Braves traded RF Jason Heyward and RP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Shelby Miller and SP prospect Tyrell Jenkins.  The Jason Heyward trade was the first significant transaction of the 2014 off-season, and signaled the first major move in the Braves' 'minor…

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