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Atlanta Braves: Adam Jones Should Be A Brave The Braves have the money and need. This is a deal that needs to get done. Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.

Ender Inciarte hopes for consistency in 2019 After leading Atlanta United to a Major League Soccer championship in December, Josef Martinez told his good friend Ender Inciarte it was his turn to help the city claim another title. "He always messes with me by saying he was the Venezuelan guy who got the ring," Inciarte said.

Atlanta Braves: Top 10 Rookie Seasons of Past 30 Years While his debut didn’t go as planned, Hanson went on to have a great rookie season for the Atlanta Braves and finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting. That season he posted a 2.89 ERA in 127.2 innings pitched with 116 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.18 in 21 starts.

Luiz Gohara eyes statement year with Braves Luiz Gohara watched his father take his last breath and then spent the remainder of last year's offseason aiding his grieving mother as she developed a heart ailment. The grief and responsibility debilitated the 21-year-old pitcher ahead of what became a lost season.

Atlanta Braves: Can A.J. Minter be trusted? Spring question for Atlanta: Is AJ Minter the guy that the Braves need for the 9th inning and can he be one of the games dominant closers?

Is it too late for the Braves to improve? While GM Alex Anthopoulos has said in the past that he prefers to not give up such a package for just one player he could have a different opinion when it comes to Haniger, who is a massive upgrade over Markakis at this point where Realmuto would only have been a slight upgrade over the Flowers / McCann combo.

Not just pitchers: The Atlanta Braves have a top-10 position-group in the Minors I’m sure many of you already knew that the Braves ranked closer to the top in regards to non-pitcher prospects, but this is just a reminder for those that maybe forgot, or didn’t realize, it’s not just the pitchers that we as Braves’ fans should be excited for.

Atlanta Braves: Top Five Alex Anthopoulos Moves So Far The Atlanta Braves have made plenty of moves over the last two seasons. General Manager Alex Anthopoulos has directed the Braves.

Optimizing the Atlanta Braves Lineup It's been 10 years since BtB put out the original article that's been bookmarked on my computers and it's a wonderful resource! But most importantly, you as a fan need to know that optimizing a lineup really doesn't matter all that much and in reality, it might only add 1-2 wins a year.

Luiz Gohara looking slimmer as Spring Training begins According to David O'Brien of the Athletic, Luiz Gohara has shown up to Spring Training slimmed down from his 2018 form, dropping a reported 40 pounds and currently weighing closer to 270 pounds. Gohara spent last season "well over" 300 pounds.

Braves News: Josh Donaldson arrives, A.J. Minter and more Josh Donaldson, Ozzie Albies among position players to arrive early to camp. Josh Donaldson arrived at Braves' spring training on Sunday, got in some swings, and talked to the media about his decision to sign in Atlanta and the upcoming season. Just about all of Atlanta's position players have reported to camp early.

GTR: Episode 23, Kaep Gets Paid, Superman Dunks, and All the Stars Greetings friends, the Gametime crew of were back again to broadcast episode 23 of the Gametime Radio Show. As usual the fellas chopped it up about the top headlines in sports, and mixed in some talk from the NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte. If you haven't caught the show live there are many ways to do so:.

Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.

A.J. Minter wants to pitch in biggest spots As Braves manager Brian Snitker evaluates who might serve as his closer, A.J. Minter has made it clear he wants to be the guy who is consistently called upon to handle high-leverage threats that develop in late innings. "I want to be in the game when the game is on the line, the best hitters are up," Minter said.

Camp Chop: Braves hitters may be writing their own lineup card Brian Snitker floated an idea for the Braves' offensive lineup for 2019, and the players are already suggesting a change.

Josh Donaldson, Ozzie Albies among position players to arrive early to camp News and notes from Braves spring training on Sunday.

Josh Donaldson wants to prove himself again Josh Donaldson did not receive the lucrative, multi-year contract he'd have likely gained had he been healthy last year. But given what Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and some of this winter's other top free agents have experienced, Donaldson has more reason to be thankful for the one-year, $23 million deal the Braves provided in November.

GoFundMe a Braves Championship With an offseason in which many potential upgrades to the Braves roster are purported to be available, and a front office that has gone on the record to state that they could "shop in any aisle," there was a lot of hope that the Braves would be swinging for the fences this offseason.

Braves position players continue filing in Ender Inciarte, Josh Donaldson and Ozzie Albies were among the position players who reported to Braves camp Sunday. Camp opened Friday for pitchers and catchers, but position players weren't required to report until Wednesday. The Braves anticipated several early arrivals.

Braves get back to work as pitchers and catchers report In happier news, pitchers and catchers reported on Friday and spring training games are less than a week away. The Braves have some new faces in camp including a familiar one in Brian McCann and a new pitching coach in Rick Kranitz. Both of them could have a significant impact on a young Atlanta roster in 2019.

Braves News: Freeman arrives at camp, lineup talk and more Freddie Freeman discusses Craig Kimbrel, Acuña arrives at camp, lineup talk. Freddie Freeman arrived at Braves' camp early and talked about free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel but he doesn't know where the veteran closer will be headed next. Freddie Freeman on the state of the Braves, the NL East, free agency and more.

Heyman's Latest: Angels, Moose, Ramos, Braves, Marlins, Camargo The latest rumblings from Jon Heyman of MLB Network… The Angels are among a handful of teams in on free-agent ….

Freddie Freeman discusses Craig Kimbrel, Acuña arrives at camp, lineup talk Brian Snitker had previously stated that he was toying with the idea of dropping Acuña to the clean up spot behind Freddie Freeman and returning Ender Inciarte to the top of the batting order ahead of Josh Donaldson.

Ronald Acuna Jr. wants to bat leadoff in 2019 When the Braves re-signed Nick Markakis in January, they began leaning toward putting Ender Inciarte in the leadoff spot and moving Ronald Acuna Junior to the cleanup role. But manager Brian Snitker said Acuna may still get his wish to stay at the top of the lineup.

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