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The Daily Chop: Arbitration decisions looming for Atlanta Things are quiet for the Braves while the ALCS continues to roll along, but news promises to pick up early in the offseason.
ALCS Game 4: Astros vs Yankees open thread The American League Championship Series will resume Thursday night with Game 4 between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Wednesday's rainout allowed both clubs to reset their pitching plan. Houston will go with Zack Greinke while the New York will counter with Masahiro Tanaka.
Atlanta Braves Must Acquire Catcher Depth This Off-season The Atlanta Braves have plenty of depth issues to fix this off-season including at the catcher position. Brian McCann has retired leaving Tyler Flowers and…
Braves Throwback Thursday: A requiem for Lonnie Smith Even David Justice to an extent is remembered largely for his home run in Game 5 of the 1995 World Series, though he had numerous big moments both before and after that. But if one former Brave is defined by failure at exactly the wrong moment, it's Lonnie Smith.
Zane Smith Smith won 100 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1984-1996. He broke in with the Atlanta Braves and was a 15-game winner for the team in 1987, the same year he led the National League in starts. Smith reached double-digit wins again in 1990 when he won 12 games while pitching for the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Braves have some tough arbitration decisions to make Salary negotiations for those players who are offered a contract can continue until January, but the team typically makes a decision on whether they will tender the player a contract at all well before then.
2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Alex Jackson A hitless cup of coffee for the catching prospect.
The Daily Chop: Sean Newcomb to get another chance as a starter Newcomb will get a chance in spring training to compete for a spot in the rotation.
Wednesday open thread Game 4 of the ALCS was postponed due to rain leaving up with no baseball tonight. So kick back, relax and enjoy your evening.
Braves coach Ron Washington among final two candidates for Padres' managerial vacancy The Braves' third base coach Ron Washington has seen near universal praise for his work since he joined the organization. In addition to be a constant source of encouragement and advice in the locker room, he has been largely credited for his work in shoring up Atlanta's infield defense thanks to his relentless drills before and after games.
Four Areas The Atlanta Braves Can Improve Through Free Agency Following the disappointing end to the season, the Atlanta Braves will return next season looking to build off the good that was so much of last season. Wi…
2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Jonny Venters The 2018 Comeback Player of the Year was an early casualty of Atlanta’s bullpen ineffectiveness and turnover.
2019 Atlanta Braves season in review: Huascar Ynoa Given that Ynoa was cut from the Spring Training roster on March 8 and hadn't yet pitched above High-A, there was little reason to think that he would appear in an Atlanta uniform at some point during the 2019 season. The expectations were for him to continue refining his craft and climb the minor league ladder.
The Daily Chop: Team options, Brian McCann’s Hall of Fame chances and more The Atlanta Braves will face a number of questions this offseason but up first will be decisions on four players with contract options for the 2020 season. Alex Anthopoulos and company will have to decide whether to exercise the options for right-hander Julio Teheran, outfielder Nick Markakis, catcher Tyler Flowers and outfielder Billy Hamilton.
The Braves 2020 Offseason Situation By: Matt Pocza - @Braves_Rumors - Oct 16, 2019, 9:00am EST. What a week. After a disappointing end to the Braves season, most fans are ready to jump straight into the offseason.
Once again, chiefs of tribal nations say the Atlanta Braves' tomahawk chop is inappropriate Chiefs of tribal nations that once inhabited Georgia say that the Atlanta Braves' tomahawk chop is insensitive and inappropriate.
Atlanta Braves Have a Tough Decision to Make With Nick Markakis The Atlanta Braves are going to face a lot of tough decisions this off-season as the majority of their veteran core will hit free agency. That includes vet…
MLB Playoffs Tuesday open thread The MLB Playoffs will continue on Tuesday with Game 3 of the ALCS and Game 4 of the NLCS. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees are tied 1-1 as the series shifts to New York for Game 3. Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for the Astros while the Yankees with go with Luis Severino.
2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Arodys Vizcaino The shoulder soreness returned in Spring Training, Vizcaino made the Opening Day roster but appeared in just four games for the Braves allowing three hits, one run, three walks and six strikeouts in four innings.
Braves have decisions to make on 4 players with contract options for 2020 Although the 2019 season just ended, the Braves already have some difficult decisions to make for 2020. Some of those initial decisions will focus on the four players on whom the Braves hold team options for the 2020 season. These decisions will have a significant impact in shaping the Braves' focus and priorities this offseason.
Braves 2019 Exit Interviews: D-F Continuing to run through the exit interviews following the 2019 Atlanta Braves' season. Some of those I focus on today include Freddie Freeman and Max Fried.
The Daily Chop: Baseballs de-juiced, Josh Donaldson and more Major League Baseball has a problem developing as more and more evidence seems to suggest that changes were made to the baseballs prior to the start of the postseason. Rob Arthur at Baseball Prospectus was the first to suggest that postseason baseballs appeared to be de-juiced.
Georgia Football Has Odd Theme With Atlanta Braves Those two words create a bittersweet feeling when they enter the ears of Peach State residents, but more specifically, it means more to those who are a fan of both the Bulldogs and Braves. Starting with the Braves Wild Card loss in '12, an odd connection between Braves' playoff losses and Georgia losing their next game has appeared.
Josh Donaldson named finalist for Comeback Player of the Year Josh Donaldson returning to form in 2019 was a big reason why the Atlanta Braves repeated as NL East champions. With awards season right around the corner, Donaldson has been chosen as a finalist for the MLBPA's Comeback Player of the Year Award.
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