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Braves bats hit mid-season form in spring training win over Reds With the weather being how it was and the season being just a few days away, it's understandable that they didn't want Max Fried to try to trudge through a long outing in a spring training game at this point. Jonny Venters came on for the third inning and the Reds basically played wallball with him.

Atlanta Braves Kyle Wright Will Face Early Test in Prime Time Game The Atlanta Braves will send Kyle Wright to the mound when the Braves take on the Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball. Wright will be facing plenty of pres…

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves - Exhibition Game 1 Not exactly Cactus League, not exactly real, but baseball nonetheless.

Josh Donaldson confident despite back-to-back injury-plagued seasons Can Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson still be one of the best players in baseball? If you ask him, absolutely. Donaldson was asked what he can bring his new team. Per David O’Brien of The Athletic, Donaldson responded in a rather blunt way.

Five restaurants and bars worth going out for in Atlanta Here are five to visit in Georgia's capital, including a snug club by Workstead and Tom Dixon's "raw yet sophisticated" cocktail lounge. Garden and Gun Club.

Reds vs Braves Spring Training game thread The Atlanta Braves return home to SunTrust Park on Monday where they will kick off the first of two exhibition games against the Cincinnati Reds. Max Fried will make his final tune up start while Cincinnati will counter with former Nationals' right-hander Tanner Roark.

Grading the 2019 offseason: NL East Spring training is almost over, we've had real baseball in Japan and the other 28 teams are about to get things going this week. And, guess what? Almost all the free agents have finally found homes. After so much waiting, we're almost done with our annual tradition of declaring who won and lost the offseason.

2019 MLB Draft: Where's The Next Diamond In The Rough? There might be a few diamonds in the rough. And I make a bold prediction on who I think can be the next Patrick Weigel type pick.

Atlanta Braves: Top 5 Storylines for the 2019 Season Every year we see multiple storylines play out in the season that make-or-break a team, and the Atlanta Braves have plenty of big storylines going into the 2019 season. I found an article from David O'Brien - then of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution - with the top five storylines of the 2018 season.

Who will be Braves’ hitting, pitching MVPs in 2019 This will be part of a three-day series where we also predict who we think will be the team's biggest surprise and disappointment as well as our final predictions for Atlanta's record and where they will finish in the division. As always, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Braves News: Rotation plans, roster predictions and more Braves defeat Rays 4-2 in inaugural game at CoolToday Park. Kevin Gausman turned in his best outing of the spring as the Braves opened up CoolToday Park with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Gausman struck out five over 3 1/3 innings while throwing 77 pitches.

Atlanta Braves announce 2019 rotation and projected lineup Where they go after that\u2019s an unanswered question, slotting Gausman in after Fried gives the Braves time to react if the shoulder acts up. Eventually, either Wilson or Fried looks most likely to fall out, but should Newcomb\u2019s control issues continue they have the arms already available to step in.

One person killed in crash on US 41 near Atlanta Braves stadium US41 had been completely shut down in both directions.

Fernandes: Atlanta Braves new spring training home is cool The $125 million North Port baseball complex does pretty much everything except clean its own aisles. NORTH PORT - Hey, Braves, you should know a renegade blade of grass exists directly in front of your multi-multi-million dollar hardball playpen. Better fix it.

Another Day Another Bargain Bin Pickup: Atlanta Braves Add Matt Joyce - The Runner Sports Hoping to spark some magic and prolonged health, the Atlanta Braves add Matt Joyce.

Braves defeat Rays 4-2 in inaugural game at CoolToday Park The Atlanta Braves broke in their new spring stadium in style on Sunday defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in their final Grapefruit League game of 2019. The Braves will move into CoolToday Park in North Port exclusively for the 2020 season.

Atlanta Braves Can Save a Disappointing Off-season by Signing Craig Kimbrel The Atlanta Braves have had a terrible off-season in comparison to their division rivals. Craig Kimbrel, however, remains a.

Atlanta Braves Roster Update: Toussaint, Duvall and Winkler optioned to AAA Trimming the roster, the Atlanta Braves optioned the players to AAA. All three can eventually help the club but currently have some kinks that needs work.

TOT - Braves Luck Out With Harang Looking back at the 2014 signing of Aaron Harang by the Atlanta Braves, which occurred on this day five years ago.

Rays vs Braves Spring Training game thread The Atlanta Braves will unveil their new spring training home in North Port on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at CoolToday Park. Kevin Gausman will be on the mound for the Braves and is expected to throw about 75 pitches.

Braves announce starters for opening series in Philadelphia The Atlanta Braves announced their rotation plans for their season opening series in Philadelphia on Sunday. The team had previously announced that Julio Teheran will make his sixth-straight Opening Day start. Rookies Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright will follow Teheran in the series.

Braves Option Duvall, Toussaint, and Winkler The 2019 opening day roster continues to take shape with some surprising roster moves on Sunday. We already went over the trade of Matt Joyce, the signing of Josh Tomlin, and the release of Sam Freeman.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Stock Watch: This will be our final look at the spring roster competition for the Atlanta Braves before the final result is announced early next week. If you want to take a look back at where we have come then you can do so by clicking here.

Braves option Touki Toussaint, Adam Duvall and Dan Winkler to Gwinnett The Atlanta Braves trimmed three more players from the spring roster on Sunday optioning RHPs Touki Toussaint and Dan Winkler and outfielder Adam Duvall to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves now have 35 players remaining on the spring roster. Toussaint had been in the running for a spot in the rotation but will instead begin the season at Gwinnett.

Freddie Freeman: I want to be in Atlanta for the 'rest of my career' The Braves don't yet have to worry about extending first baseman Freddie Freeman, who's under control through 2021. But when it's time for Freeman to sign another deal, he hopes Atlanta's the team that gives it to him. Freeman said this week that he loves Atlanta and would like to spend his entire career there, Mark Bowman of relays.

Braves News: Injury updates, Matt Joyce and more Toussaint suffers, Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by Mets. It was a tough day at the office for the Atlanta Braves and Touki Toussaint in particular who were on the wrong side of a 12-2 loss to the New York Mets. The game was the final exhibition game for the Braves at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

2019 Season Preview: NL East Over this next week, Dan Fox will be rolling out his season preview for the upcoming 2019 season, going division by division. Here are his thought on how the NL East will play out. 1.Philadelphia Phillies. I don't see how this team won't be really, really good.

Atlanta Braves make a trade, get Matt Joyce for outfield bench help In a move almost certainly fueled by the continued and almost inexplicable lack of hitting from Adam Duvall, the Atlanta Braves have executed a trade with the San Francisco Giants to see if they can do a little better.

San Francisco Giants Outfield Churn Continues The Gints are still trying to improve their outfield mix as the regular season rapidly approaches, but they keep bringing in more of the same marginal players. They released Cameron Maybin, and traded for Michael Reed and Mike Yastrzemski, while trading John Andreoli for Reed and RHP Tyler Herb for Yaz.

Atlanta Braves Acquire Matt Joyce to Bolster Bench The Atlanta Braves will sign Matt Joyce to a one-year deal giving the Braves a better option to pinch hit in late inning situations.

Toussaint suffers, Tomlin debuts as Braves obliterated 12-2 by Mets The Braves hit two solo homers. The Mets hit everything else.

Braves Add Matt Joyce For A Bench Role With outfielder Adam Duvall still struggling, the Atlanta Braves picked up Matt Joyce days before the 2019 season is to begin.

Braves signing OF Matt Joyce to minor league deal, per report What's not clear is what message this sends regarding the status of Adam Duvall: while Joyce does seem like an upgrade over Duvall in some respects, he's more redundant from a handedness perspective. In terms of a brief projections outlook, Steamer sees Joyce as interchangeable with Markakis, and really dislikes the prognosis for Duvall.

Braves to sign Matt Joyce The Braves will sign outfielder Matt Joyce, per the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman, who was released earlier in the day by San Francisco. It'll be the third team this week for the 34-year-old Joyce, who was released Tuesday by Cleveland after the team informed him he wouldn't crack the Opening Day roster.

Mets vs Braves Spring Training game thread The Braves host the Mets today in their final game at Champion Stadium.

Braves News: More Craig Kimbrel rumors, A.J. Minter update and more Teheran's good start, Albies big double late lead Braves to 4-3 win over Tigers. Julio Teheran overcame some first inning troubles to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the next to last game ever at Champion Stadium. Teheran allowed two first inning runs but settled down and struck out five over five innings of work.

Teheran's good start, Albies big double late lead Braves to 4-3 win over Tigers Detroit wasn't done there as they tacked on a second run early after Teheran uncorked a wild pitch which allowed Beckham to score from third.

Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers Battling for Kimbrel? It appears that two suitors have emerged for free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel, and the Atlanta Braves are believed to be one of those teams. It's been no…

Report: Braves, Brewers final suitors for Craig Kimbrel According to David O'Brien of The Athletic, the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves are the main suitors for Kimbrel barring an unexpected late contender. #Braves are still in on Kimbrel. From what I hear, it's between Milwaukee and Atlanta barring a late entry.

Braves Reportedly "Still In" On Craig Kimbrel The Braves are "still in" the market for veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic. According to O'Brien's sources, the race at this point is down to the Braves and Brewers. Atlanta's reported interest in their former ninth-inning man has wavered all winter long.

Braves are still 'in' on Craig Kimbrel along with Brewers, per report Sounds like a reunion with Craig Kimbrel isn’t completely farfetched, although there is no word that things are close.

How to watch Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN+ You can see Thursday's biggest matchup by streaming Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies using a free trial of ESPN+. The Atlanta Braves will face the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28, at 3:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta Braves grant the release of lefty reliever Sam Freeman A day after being outrighted to Triple-A, the Atlanta Braves released reliever Sam Freeman on Friday. The lefty had a 3.34 ERA in two seasons with the club.

Braves release reliever Sam Freeman Even with Minter being dinged up to start the season, that is still a lot of lefties to carry and Freeman does seem like the least desirable option amongst them. In 63 appearances for the Braves in 2018, Freeman posted a 4.29 ERA and 3.66 FIP while striking out 10.37 batters per nine while walking 5.72.

As Atlanta Braves move in, North Port joins the big leagues City and Sarasota County officials seek to move forward as the baseball team opens its new $140 million complex. NORTH PORT - Shortly after 4:05 p.m. Sunday, when the first pitch is thrown at Cool Today Park, the Atlanta Braves $140 million spring training facility in the West Villages, it will mark the beginning of a new era for North Port.

2019 MLB Draft: Baseball America's Updated Mock Draft has Braves taking Hunter Bishop Baseball American’s 3.0 mock draft now includes the entire 1st round of the MLB draft.

5 Atlanta Braves Players You Need on Your Fantasy Baseball Team Fantasy baseball season is getting ready to go into full swing, and we look at five players on the Atlanta Braves you need to own. For some people, the fan…

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Braves News: Rotation plans, Drew Waters and more Kyle Wright struggles as Braves fall to Rays. Kyle Wright had his first rough outing of the spring on Thursday allowing six first-inning runs while recording just two outs. Wright awaiting fate regarding Braves' rotation. Thursday was certainly a rough day for Wright but it shouldn't overshadow what has been a strong spring performance.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team's major league camp. The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018.

Eight MLB teams with interesting 2019 playoff odds The 2019 MLB regular season is technically underway with the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics playing two games in Japan this week. But that was basically a tease - now we have to wait just under a week for more games that count and the pomp and circumstance that comes with Opening Day.

Atlanta Braves: Why Josh Tomlin; And GM Promises Surprises in Pitching Staff The Atlanta Braves addition of Josh Tomlin evoked yawns from a fan base hoping for someone else. Later, GM Alex Anthopoulos tried to generate some excitement by telling us something most had already figured out. Josh Tomlin opted out of his contract Wednesday.

Braves Outright Sam Freeman The Braves have outrighted left-hander Sam Freeman, per a club announcement. He has been assigned to Triple-A but will have the right instead to elect free agency. Now 31, Freeman joined the Atlanta organization as a minor-league free agent in advance of the 2017 season.

Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. Moving Down Was a sensation for the Atlanta Braves last season. The rookie even carried the team during the grueling road to the playoffs by himself….

Lowe blows smite Wright, Braves lose to Rays 8-1 Also Austin Riley homered and Adam Duvall got his first hits in ages.

Braves outright Sam Freeman to Triple-A His 2017 season with the Braves was a revelation, as he didn't make the Opening Day roster but still threw 60 innings of 58 ERA-/78 FIP - ball en route to 0.6 fWAR and a spot on the 2018 division-winning team.

Don't forget about the Atlanta Braves, despite low-risk offseason The Braves have gone under the radar this offseason despite winning the division in 2018. With one of the league's best farms still, Atlanta are ready to compete for the next five years and beyond. Signing Josh Donaldson on a one-year, over $20 million deal was the main news in Atlanta's offseason.

Ronald Acuña, Jr. has the highest trade value in baseball, according to The Athletic At just 21 years old, fresh off a Rookie of the Year campaign, Ronald Acuña, Jr. rates as the most valuable commodity in all of baseball.

Walk-Off Talk: Atlanta Braves Pitchers & Season Prediction Previously, the boys from The Platinum Sombrero helped us out with their thoughts on how the Braves position players look as the 2019 season nears its official beginning. Please give that a read first. Now, we'll shift to the pitching staff. Ryan is being bombarded with taking care of evil children so I'll take the reigns as we shift gears.

Atlanta Braves 2019 Season Preview The Atlnata Braves had a solid season in 2018. However, their postseason was not so good as L.A was a bump in the road. How will they do in 2019?

Morning Walk - Newk Can't Find Zone & Josh Tomlin Is Signed Sean Newcomb struggles against the Blue Jays on March 20, 2019 while Josh Tomlin signs with the Atlanta Braves. Plus more notes as well.

Braves vs Rays Spring Training game thread Kyle Wright will make his fifth spring start for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday when they travel to Port Charlotte for a Grapefruit League game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wright has put together an impressive spring allowing 11 hits and four runs over 12 innings.

Atlanta Braves: The Front Office Might Be Lazy, But Don’t Sleep on This Team A lot of talk this offseason has been about what the Atlanta Braves front office hasn't done. But don't forget just how good this team already is. Make no…

Atlanta Braves sign Josh Tomlin to minor league deal In a possible depth move, the Atlanta Braves have announced the signing of RHP Josh Tomlin with an invitation to join them for the rest of Spring Training.

Braves sign Josh Tomlin to minor-league deal The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor-league deal on Thursday. The deal includes an invite to major league spring training, Tomlin opted out of his minor-league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Tomlin appeared in five games with the Brewers this spring allowing eight earned runs in 15 innings.

Braves sign Josh Tomlin to minor league deal The Braves announced Thursday that they've signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract. He'll be in Major League camp for the remainder of Spring Training and add some depth to a pitching staff that is currently dealing with numerous injuries both in the rotation and in the bullpen.

Predicting the Opening Day starting lineup for the Atlanta Braves Last year, the kid put up a ridiculous.259 ISO and a home run for every 18.7 plate appearances. Anything in the same zip code as those numbers could drive in a mammoth amount of runs in 2019, especially if Ender Inciarte can once again find his groove in the leadoff role.

Braves News: Newcomb struggles again in Atlanta win The Braves were victorious over the Blue Jays on Wednesday, but starter Sean Newcomb was wild once again, walking five batters in five innings while allowing three runs.

Braves' Adam Duvall has 'tenuous hold' on roster spot It seems the Braves may be looking at alternatives in the outfield, with David O'Brien of The Athletic tweeting that Adam Duvall's hold on a roster spot is "tenuous at best." The Braves acquired Duvall from the Reds in a minor trade last July, and while they didn't give up much in the way of long-term value, the trade simply hasn't paid dividends.

Atlanta Braves: Why Spring Training Stats are a Fun House Mirror Spring Training is finally winding to its end for the Atlanta Braves and with it the endless breakdown of Spring Training stats. Meaningless stats that c…

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Now is the time for the Braves to extend Acuña So if we adjust this deal to Acuña's situation, it would be like an 8-year, $59.8 million extension to cover his two pre-arbitration years, four years of arbitration, and his first two years of free agency.

Sean Newcomb has another shaky outing as Braves win 8-7 A big sixth inning for the Braves' batters helped to overshadow what was another shaky spring training outing for Sean Newcomb as the Braves ended up winning their spring training tilt against the Blue Jays, 8-7.

Braves option Mike Soroka to Triple-A The Braves optioned Mike Soroka to Triple-A this morning, cutting their spring roster down to 38 players. This was to be expected after Soroka began dealing with a shoulder issue early in the spring.

Braves vs Blue Jays Spring Training game thread Sean Newcomb will be on the mound Wednesday when the Atlanta Braves travel to Dunedin to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Newcomb will be making his fifth start of the spring on Wednesday. He hasn't been particularly sharp and could use a good outing after allowing 12 hits and seven runs through his first 12 innings of the spring.

Should Ender Inciarte leadoff for the Atlanta Braves in 2019? Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuña Junior found an enormous amount of success at the leadoff position in 2018, so it was assumed he would begin the 2019 season leading off for the Atlanta Braves. However, that will not be the case and that leaves the door open for Ender Inciarte.

Julio Teheran Rewrites Braves History, Ties Spahn It was announced, as it was already presumed, that Julio Teheran would make his 6th consecutive Opening Day start for the Atlanta Braves. This start will m…

2019 Atlanta Braves team projections: putting it all together Basically, it's an interesting mix - only the least-scientific of the above has the Braves in playoff position at the end of the year, and while the rest have the Braves as above.500 and generally "competitive," none of them have the Braves as really thriving in a tough division.

Morning Walk - Gausman Could Head to IL to Open Season Kevin Gausman could miss the start of the season while Max Fried excels against the Nationals on March 19, 2019.

Atlanta Braves: Could Ronald Acuna Eventually Get Mike Trout-Like Contract? After Mike Trout got his record-setting deal on Tuesday, many Atlanta Braves fans started speculating about a similar deal for their young stud. It was rep…

Braves News: Max Fried impresses again, Kevin Gausman's status in question and more Max Fried, Austin Riley shine; Braves fall to Nats, 3-2. Max Fried tossed five scoreless innings and struck out seven adding another impressive outing to his spring resume. Austin Riley added his first home run of the spring but Elian Leyva allowed three runs in the ninth to send the Braves to a 3-2 loss.

Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran Set to Make 6th Straight Opening Day Start The Braves went on to top the Marlins 2-1 for Teheran\u2019s only opening day win\u2026so far. Julio Teheran had another solid opener by going 6 innings and giving up just 2 runs on 5 hits against the NL East favorite Washington Nationals.\u00a0 Unfortunately, two of those hits were solo shots, and Teheran left the game with the score tied at 2-2.

Eight MLB stars who could eclipse Mike Trout's massive contract The MLB world was hit with huge news on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Angels and superstar Mike Trout came together on a massive contract extension. Now. Who's next? The AL East has the reigning league MVP and Cy Young Award winner. Both, along with another headliner in that division, are in line for a big payout.

Atlanta Braves: Fried a Lock for Rotation; Duvall vs. Riley Almost a week away from Opening Day, things are starting to become clearer in terms of the rotation and bench for the Atlanta Braves. Entering the game on…

Max Fried, Austin Riley shine; Braves fall to Nats, 3-2 Despite rain in the forecast and the rest-related absences of Ronald Acuña, Josh Donaldson and others, baseball was still played on Tuesday afternoon.

FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southeast to televise 154 Atlanta Braves games for the 2019 MLB regular season Braves LIVE, the networks' flagship pre - and postgame show for every telecast, will have expanded coverage throughout the season with 45-minute pregame shows for the majority of home games, live from the FOX Sports set at The Battery Atlanta. The complete television schedule is attached and can also be found here.

2019 Braves Potential Lineup A Braves blog of statistics, numbers, and CPA-driven analysis about Atlanta and the rest of the NL East. I listened to an interview on 680 the Fan this morning here in Atlanta, and the Front Row Show had Brian Snitker on to talk about the team.

Re-entering the Hobby: Reviewing 2019 Donruss and it's Acuna GIVEAWAY time This article is going to have a little bit of that, but also a review of a new baseball card product that just came out in 2019 Panini Donruss Baseball as well as announcing a giveaway that I am going to be doing with some sweet cards of players like Ronald Acuna Jr., Kyle Wright, Josh Donaldson, and Greyson Jenista.

Nationals vs Braves Spring Training game thread Max Fried will get the start for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday when they host the Washington Nationals at Champion Stadium. Fried is looking to lock down a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster whether that is in the rotation or in the bullpen.

2019 Atlanta Braves player projections: relief pitchers For all we know, a bunch of 2019 relief innings for the Atlanta Braves will be hurled by someone not yet in the organization at the time you read these words. Because of that, I'm not inclined to spend a lot of my time and energy worrying about reliever projections, nor giving you things along those same lines to spend your time reading.

Morning Walk - Markakis Homers As Braves Lose to Yanks The New York Yankees beat Atlanta on March 18, 2019, but Nick Markakis, Bryse Wilson, Dansby Swanson, Arodys Vizcaino, and Wes Parsons shine.

Four Bases of Fantasy - Infield Riley is included here because he could be an option if the Braves' infield or outfield sees multiple injuries. However, Spring Training struggles seem to make it less than likely he is an option at the beginning of the year.

Atlanta Braves: A New Path to Signing Kimbrel or Keuchel As two of the top free agent pitchers remain unsigned, we look at a new path for the Atlanta Braves to sign either one this season. I know, it's another ar…

Braves News: Yankees batter young Atlanta arms Aside from a towering home run from Nick Markakis, there was little to be excited about during the Braves’ matchup against the Yankees on Monday.

Yankees @ Braves For the final un-televised game of the spring, the Yankees traveled to Disney to play the Braves tonight. Masahiro Tanaka put together a terrific start, while the offense gave plenty of support. Luke Voit and Aaron Judge made the headlines, as they both continued their productive springs.

Tanaka stifles offense as a pair of big innings doom Braves in 7-4 loss to Yankees The Braves made best efforts to rally from a 7-1 deficit, but a a couple of offensive outbursts from the Yankees and a strong start from Masahiro Tanaka were too much to overcome as the Braves fell to the Yankees by the score of 7-4. Box Score.

183: Still, So Many Questions With a little under two weeks before the Braves begin their defense of their National League East title, there are several very huge question marks for this team. Every team not named the Marlins appears to have improved during the off-season with big ticket additions via both trades and signing free agents.

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Predicting an injury riddled Opening Day rotation Made official today: Julio Teheran will be the Opening Day starter on March 28th when the Braves take on the Phillies in Philadelphia. There was a growing feeling that would be the case based on Teheran's history as an Opening Day starter and the injury to Mike Foltynewicz.

Yankees vs Braves Spring Training game thread Bryse Wilson will get the start for the Atlanta Braves under the lights Monday evening when they take on the New York Yankees. I appears as though we are starting to see a regular pattern at the top of the lineup. Game Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 6:05 p.m.

The time is now for the Braves' pitching prospects The Braves will call upon their minor leaguers sooner than expected in 2019. They have no other choice.

Julio Teheran named Braves Opening Day starter With Julio Teheran, despite his five straight Opening Day starts and longer tenure, seeing his stuff diminished and seeing his playing time disappear in the playoffs, it looked as though that honor was going to be passed down to Mike Foltynewicz to open the 2019 season.

2019 Atlanta Braves player projections: starting pitchers Hello, and welcome to the second parts of the 2019 Atlanta Braves player projection series. For a bunch of detail on what exactly we're doing here, I suggest you look back at the position player post. Some pitcher-projection-specific FAQs are below, and then we'll get into the the projections themselves.

Atlanta Braves: Looking at the projections for Dansby Swanson in 2019 It's a huge year for Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, so we look at what his projections look like for the upcoming season. There is no question th…

Come play March Madness with Talking Chop Seriously, I have no idea how this happened. I actually suspect someone is playing a prank on me. Like… I've never watched a college basketball game in my life, unless you count the time I was like 10 years old and a friend's family took me to watch a women's NCAA game at USF.

Pitching from the stretch brings hope for Julio If you had told me back in December or January that Julio would be starting Opening Day, I would have asked you, the time traveler from the future, if the Black Plague had run through the dugout and left nothing but a pitcher who can rarely get it above 90-mph as he enters his age-28 season.

2019 MLB Draft: Michael Busch and Braden Shewmake Polar Opposites Despite Unlucky Starts For Both Low BABIPs are impacting players in different ways. Let’s take a look at the various ways.

GTR: Episode 27, March Madness, Cleveland Rocks and Marching to Zion Photo credit: Jeremy Brevard / USA Today / Reuters. Greetings friends!. Another week is in the books and what would your day be like without coming over and hanging out with the good fellas of the Gametime Radio show? This Sunday we were back in the studio and the usual suspects were were back at it talking sports again.

Morning Walk - Braves Double Up on Losses in Split-Squad Action The Braves lose a pair of spring training games on March 17, 2019. We look at Julio Teheran, Touki Toussaint, and injury updates.

Atlanta Braves have 2 relievers who won’t start the season on time The Atlanta Braves are going to start the 2019 season with two key relievers who were expected to solidify the back of the bullpen starting on the IL. We h…

Braves News: Foltynewicz, Soroka progressing, Teheran's progress and more Freeman homers, Teheran thrives, but Braves drop both split squad games on Sunday. The Braves dropped a pair of split squad games on Sunday. Julio Teheran turned in a good performance allowing just one run while striking out six in five innings against the Houston Astros.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 156: Rotation preview and more The Talking Chop Podcast returns for Episode 156 and, in a refreshing change, it arrives on its typical day. TC's Scott Coleman joins us and topics include the following:. Please check out the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, PlayerFM, or you can find us at our MegaPhone page for all the latest.

30 in 30: Atlanta Braves The Atlanta Braves ended their season with a 90-72 record and a division title. Their reward, an early exit handed to them by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were on their way to their second constructive National League title. The youth on their team, Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, and Mike Foltynewicz, definitely outperformed their expectations.

Talking Chop open thread: 3/17/19 Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Freeman homers, Teheran thrives, but Braves drop both split squad games on Sunday The Braves played two today. Here were the positives from the day's games:. On the mixed bag front, you had Touki Toussaint's start against the Tigers. The good part was that Toussaint posted a neat 5/0 K/BB ratio of his own in four frames.

Atlanta Braves Continue to Avoid Adding Impact Players as Injuries Mount If the Atlanta Braves front office has a backup plan now is the time to enact it as injuries are continuing to mount and the team appears to.

Pitching Problems Could Preclude Repeat Postseason Spot For Atlanta Braves After entering 2019 spring training without any upgrades to a fragile pitching staff, the Atlanta Braves have suffered a myriad of injuries that have made a bad situation worse.

MLB Rumors: As Braves Admit Bullpen Will Be Shorthanded Opening Day, Craig Kimbrel May Find A Home In Atlanta Atlanta Braves Manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that two key relievers, A.J. Minter and Darren O'Day, will not be ready to return from the injured list by Opening Day. As of March 17, with this year's Opening Day just 11 days away, three major free agents remain on the market.

Mike Foltynewicz, Mike Soroka progressing, eyeing April return Opening Day has been out of the equation for a while now but both Mike Foltynewicz and Mike Soroka took a step forward towards a late April return on Sunday. Foltynewicz entered the spring as the odds on favorite to be Atlanta's Opening Day starter but a sore elbow put him on the shelf after just one spring outing.

Minter, O'Day likely to start season on Injured List, per report Injury-related pitching woes have been the Spring Training theme for the Braves this year.

Spring Training Split Squad Game Thread - 3/17/2019 Hinch will miss as part of his… suspension… for arguing during a different Spring Training game with Angel Hernandez. March baseball, it's weird. The road lineup for the Braves features Touki Toussaint on the hill and a bigger mix up backups. Is it surprising to anyone that the two best buds are traveling together?

Morning Walk - Kyle Wright Impresses Against World Champs Recapping the previous day where the Braves fell to the Red Sox despite a solid outing by Kyle Wright. Also, injury updates for Folty & more.

East Notes: Orioles, Hays, Yankees, Hicks, Braves, Anibal The Orioles announced several roster cuts Sunday, as Roch Kubatko of was among those to cover. Outfielder Austin Hays, who looked like a strong contender for a season-opening starting role, is the most notable player returning to the minors.

Atlanta Braves: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2019 season Ah preseason predictions. The trick with any of these isn't so much to make a prediction for our Atlanta Braves, it's to make one that is 'out there' while still being plausible. That said, the bold and daring remarks made here in March will often make a person look like a fool in October… and this is fully admitted.

Atlanta Braves: Notes on Wright, Pache, and Albies After a 6-1 loss for the Atlanta Braves to the Red Sox on Saturday, we look at a couple of takeaways from the game. Particulary Kyle Wright's pe…

Braves News: Kyle Wright continues to impress Kyle Wright impresses in loss to Red Sox. Kyle Wright allowed two runs and struck out five over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox. Ozzie Albies was back in the lead off spot and went 2-for-3 at the plate. 5 hot topics as Spring Training nears end.

SP Notes: Keuchel, Braves, Eovaldi, Astros, Angels, Phils, Kershaw With left-hander Dallas Keuchel still unemployed, the big-name free agent's preparing for the season by "going through a full Spring Training, just like Lohse did," agent Scott Boras told Jon Morosi of earlier this week.

Braves handed 6-1 loss thanks to Betts big day at the plate It wasn't until the sixth inning, after the Red Sox finally pulled Sale who was dominant once again in today's game, that Atlanta was able to get on the board thanks to a single by Johan Camargo which scored Ryan LaMarre to cut the Sox lead in half at 2-1.

Injury Notes: Harper, Castellanos, Foltynewicz, Senzatela, Nix With each bump and bruise this time of year comes the potential for missed time during the regular season, perhaps especially so for those late signees getting delayed starts to their Spring Training. As Opening Day fast approaches, let's get the lowdown on a few injury reports from camp… Latest Updates.

Beachy Signs With Giants Hats off to Kyle for the heads up on this one. Former Woodstock River Bandit Brandon Beachy has signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco Giants. Originally, Brandon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves back in 2008.

Atlanta Braves look to lose Mike Foltynewicz for all of April Suddenly, the extremely deep line of Atlanta Braves starting pitching is looking a lot more thin and ragged as Mike Foltynewicz is out for April.

Braves vs Red Sox Spring Training game thread Kyle Wright looks to continue his solid spring against the Red Sox.

Julio Teheran to be Braves' Opening Day starter for sixth straight season When Julio Teheran was sparingly used in the playoffs last year, many did not expect him to be on the roster in 2019. However, here we are in mid-March, and as is tradition in Atlanta, Julio Teheran is looking like the Opening Day starter. Of course, this would not be the case if Mike Foltynewicz were healthy.

Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran Deserves Opening Day Start The Atlanta Braves appear to have lined up their rotation so that Julio Teheran will start on Opening Day for the sixth consecutive season. Once this move…

Braves' bullpen likely to be short-handed to begin the season As the season approaches, The Braves look more and more like they will be shorthanded in the 'pen on Opening Day. Darren O'Day has dealt with right forearm discomfort this Spring as he attempts to make a comeback after ending last season on the DL with a severe hamstring injury.

Braves News: Julio Teheran likely for Opening Day Teheran may get 6th straight Opening Day start. The Braves haven't made an official announcement but signs are starting to point towards Julio Teheran making his sixth straight Opening Day start. Atlanta juggled its spring rotation after Thursday's off day and have arranged where it would line up for Teheran to start the opener in Philadelphia.

Battery Atlanta Fuels Stronger 2018 for SunTrust Park Revenues The Battery Atlanta saw an increase in economic activity last year, providing Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves with some positive signs from the SunTrust Park project. About to enter its third season of operation, SunTrust Park was built as part of a larger project that includes the adjacent mixed-use development The Battery Atlanta.

Josh Donaldson homers, Braves fall to Marlins 7-6 Josh Donaldson hit his first home run in a Braves uniform on Friday but Atlanta's come back attempt came up just short in a 7-6 loss to the Miami Marlins. Sean Newcomb got the start for the Braves and struggled a bit with his velocity and his control.

How to Watch The Atlanta Braves Live Without Cable in 2019 We show you the best way to live stream the Atlanta Braves online without cable. Compare DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Xfinity Instant TV, or YouTube TV. Learn how to get a free trial and start watching your local RSN, ESPN, Fox, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network.

Southern restaurant Area 4 to open next week near Greenbriar Mall The restaurant comes from Jasmine Smiley, who decided to open a restaurant after noticing a void in the area while visiting her grandmother. She previously worked in catering and hospitality for the Atlanta Braves and Café Circa.

Mike Foltynewicz now likely to miss most of April But hey, the Braves have financial flexibility. The monetary yield looks good. And how about that glide slope? Follow @craigcalcaterra. Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper got hit on the right ankle by a pitch from Trent Thornton in today's Phillies-Blue Jays game and had to leave the contest.

10 MLB players primed for regression in 2019 Every March, news outlets and baseball prognosticators utilize air time and column inches to try to predict MLB's next big thing. Which hitter can transition from a solid role player to an All-Star? Which pitcher is likely to go from being an average arm to a front line starter?

11 MLB players in contract years who will crush it in 2019 Athletes in any sport wants to perform at their best the year before they're eligible to hit free agency, and baseball players are certainly no different. This winter alone has shown how much money can be gained or lost in a contract year, with high-profile names standing out on both sides of the spectrum.

Explaining MLB Rule Changes for the 2019 Season Recently Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player's Association agreed to several MLB rule changes for 2019 and 2020. It seems like bad t…

Marlins vs Braves Spring Training game thread Sean Newcomb will be on the mound Friday when the Atlanta Braves return to action against the Miami Marlins. Newcomb has made three starts so far this spring allowing five hits and three runs over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked six during that span.

Defense figures to be a strength for Atlanta Braves once again Perhaps the Phillies have the most attractive lineup - from top to bottom, anyways - given their big additions this offseason. What does that leave? Ahh… yes. Something very likely to be a staple of Atlanta Braves baseball in 2019: defense. Good defense.

Braves injury list not getting any shorter as season approaches The injury bug hit the Braves early and often during Spring Training. Luckily, nothing new has come of late, but the updates from those injuries have not been as promising. Mike Foltynewicz will not be ready for Opening Day, and as this saga continues, it doesn't appear he is going to be ready for the first week of the season either.

Atlanta Braves 2019 season preview: Reigning NL East champs look to take another step forward Josh Donaldson was the club's only notable addition during a relatively quiet winter.

Atlanta Braves: Why Keuchel Should Wait Until June to Sign Deal As the Atlanta Braves and "a couple" of other teams continue to monitor Dallas Keuchel, here's why the lefty should wait until June to sign a dea…

Where, oh where, should Ronald Acuña Jr. bat in the Braves lineup? There’s still plenty of questions that need to be answered as the Braves head into the 2019 season. They have a good problem on their hands when it comes to this particular question.

2018-19 MLB International Reviews: Atlanta Braves A toolsy outfielder, an athletic shortstop and a 17-year-old up to 96 mph are among the latest additions to the Braves' farm system.

Revenue from Braves stadium up, but Cobb still in the red Cobb taxpayers spent less on SunTrust Park last year than they did for the Braves' opening season at the new stadium, but the county is still in the red on its largest investment in history. The county paid $5.8 million out of its general fund for debt service and stadium expenses in 2018.

The Atlanta Braves lost to Nationals Wednesday, but helpful in deciding who's ready - Grant McAuley March 13, 2019. 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.

Braves News: Kyle Wright on Opening Day roster, NL East division hopes and more Who has the best offense in the NL East? A deep dive into offensive projections for the 2019 season to determine who has the best offense in the NL East Division. Five things the Braves must do to repeat as NL East Division champions. Five things that the Braves need to have happen if they are to repeat as NL East Division champions.

Former Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan signs with Czech team Always a favorite of Braves fans, Peter Moylan is not quitting the sport at all - he's signed with a team in the Czech Republic for 2019.

2019 Preview: National League East The Phillies may have landed Bryce Harper, but does that make them favorites in a highly competitive NL East?

Two weeks to Braves opening day A Braves blog of statistics, numbers, and CPA-driven analysis about Atlanta and the rest of the NL East. In a weird twist of timing and fate, the Braves get to open up the their 2019 season at SunTrust Park this year on March 29th.

Atlanta Braves' Opening Day Starter Revealed In the aftermath of Mike Foltynewicz being scratched from Opening Day due to right elbow soreness, the Atlanta Braves have turned to their ever-reliable starter in years past, Julio Teheran.

Five things the Braves must do to repeat as NL East Division champions The Braves surprised everyone in 2018 with their division winning run. They aren’t a surprise anymore, so here are some things they are going to have to do to repeat.

Eye Candy - An Atlanta Braves Calendar What better way to showcase these players as the eye candy they are than to have us a little calendar shoot? So, in the spirit of marketing this team of studs to baseball and non-baseball fans alike, here's my proposal for a Braves 12-month calendar…done tastefully and professionally, of course.

Morning Walk - Gausman / Sobotka Struggle as Braves Fall #StatOfTheDay: Since the last member of the Big Three left Atlanta in 2008, four pitchers have at least 10 bWAR with the Braves. Julio Teheran, 16.7 Tim Hudson, 14.8 Craig Kimbrel, 12.0 Jair Jurrjens 10.7. Kris Medlen is next with 8.9. - Walk-Off Walk March 13, 2019.

Who has the best offense in the NL East? If there's any truth to the adage that offense sells tickets, there ought to be a lot of sellout crowds across the NL East this year. Over the offseason, NL East teams hoarded much of the offensive talent that was available. Superstar Bryce Harper switched teams but stayed within the division, as did JT Realmuto.

Braves News: Acuña continues torrid spring The Braves fell to the Nationals on Wednesday, but Ronald Acuña Jr. continued his dominance with two more extra-base hits.

Atlanta Braves: Could Pache Join Outfield Sooner than Expected? After a torrid start in Spring Training, we look at whether or not Cristian Pache could join the Atlanta Braves outfield earlier than expected. Atlanta Bra…

Leadoff: Atlanta ranked No. 192 for college hoops Atlanta scored lowly in WalletHub's ranking of "2019's Best Cities for College Basketball Fans." We're No. 192. The personal finance website used a half-dozen criteria, including team performance, fan engagement and season-ticket prices, to evaluate 289 U.S.

What Are the Atlanta Braves Even Doing? Then the off-season came along and with a ton of money cleared off the books, many thought they would make some major acquisitions to ensure that last season wasn't a fluke. Right out of the gate, they signed Josh Donaldson to a $23 million contract to bridge the gap to their top third base prospect Austin Riley.

2019 MLB Draft Guide Front Office Insights: Atlanta Braves MLB Home Jim Bowden Draft Guide Rankings 2019 Projections LeagueSync Spring Lineups Tools News Depth Charts Teams FA Tracker Howard Bender and Jim Bowden break down the offseason transactions and story lines for the Atlanta Braves heading into the 2019 MLB season.

The Atlanta Braves true cost of pursuing a Qualifying Offer free agent in 2019 You might want to throw some money at a high school kid with a strong upside that might be leaning toward entering college. Having that extra coin to spend can sway the decision. Without an extra $1.2 million available, though, you might have to choose a ‘signability guy’ instead for that #20 draftee.

Ronald Acuña Jr. continues to wreak havoc during spring training as Braves lose 8-4 Both of the dingers were of the "mammoth" variety, and they also came with the wind reportedly blowing in towards the stadium. Kevin Gausman didn't make it out of the first inning.

Washington Nationals 8-4 over Atlanta Braves: Nats hit four homers in win… Adam Eaton, Trea Turner, Juan Soto, and Brian Dozier all went deep in the Nationals’ 8-4 win over the Braves.

Braves not 'engaged' with Kimbrel, Keuchel The Braves "aren't currently engaged" with the top two remaining free agents, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Atlanta Braves: Austin Riley and Johan Camargo make their outfield debut Atlanta Braves prospect Austin Riley, and former starting 3B Johan Camargo finally getting chance to showcase defensive skills in the OF this spring.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves: Grapefruit League GameThread… Just another weapon." We'll get a good look at all of Corbin's weapons when he takes on the Atlanta Braves in his fourth Grapefruit League start of the Spring this afternoon in a 1:05 PM game that's being broadcast on MASN and the MLB Network.

Braves vs Nationals Spring Training game thread Kevin Gausman is scheduled to make his second start of the spring on Wednesday when the Atlanta Braves travel to West Palm Beach to take on the Washington Nationals. Gausman struggled a bit in his first outing allowing four hits and three runs in just 1 1/3 innings.

What if Atlanta Braves Would Have Spent Big this Offseason? When you then start to realize how those contracts will affect what the Atlanta Braves can do in the future, and how inflated our payroll will become when guys like Acuna and Albies become arbitration eligible, you start to understand why the front office was hesitant to spend big this offseason.

The Best Division in Baseball For my entire baseball life, I have been under the mindset that the American League East was the best division in baseball.

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Four Bases of Fantasy - The Outfield As can be seen, the Braves outfield simply should be labeled " A Stud and Many Potential Duds." Much of the fantasy value among the Braves' position players will come from the infield. However, the outfield situation in Atlanta should be monitored.

Morning Walk - Braves' Bryse Ain't Too Shabby Either Bryse Wilson excels against the Cardinals, Liberty Media CEO weighs in on the Braves, more spring training cuts, and Rays are after Kimbrel.

Atlanta Braves: Updated Over/Under for the 2019 Season has updated their guesses on the MLB team wins totals for 2019 in the wake of recent changes. So did the Atlanta Braves improve? Or not?

Atlanta Braves looking for the right deal per Liberty Media CEO According to Greg Maffei, the Atlanta Braves haven’t made additional moves because they are simply looking for the right deal. Fans may wonder what kind…

Braves News: Ronald Acuña heating up, A.J. Minter update and more Ronald Acuña, Bryse Wilson soar as Braves top Cardinals, 5-0. Ronald Acuña and Tyler Flowers both homered while Bryse Wilson threw four scoreless innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 5-0 in Grapefruit League action. Acuña finished 3-for-3 with a double and a home run for the second straight day.

WarnerMedia ending Turner brand might change TNT and TBS operations in Atlanta And while the stations that bear the name Turner live on, at least in abbreviated form, the Turner name is about to become moot to the media and broadcasting world. WarnerMedia hasn't made any timeline clear for when this will happen fully, although it's clearly already happening if you look closely.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 155: Position player preview and more In the midst of Grapefruit League action, the Talking Chop Podcast is back for another run and there is plenty to discuss with the Atlanta Braves right now. TC's Eric Cole joins the show for Episode 155 and topics include the following:.

Wilson and Acuña Jr. turn heads in Atlanta Braves 5-0 win Bryse Wilson tossed four scoreless innings and Ronald Acuña Jr went 3-for-3 in the Atlanta Braves win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. It's no secret that…

Ronald Acuña, Bryse Wilson soar as Braves top Cardinals, 5-0 On this fine Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves returned to Grapefruit League action with a match-up against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Nine innings later, Brian Snitker's team emerged with a rather dominant victory, blanking the opposition by a final score of 5-0.

Re-entering the Hobby: Hitting Gold Autos, Making Mistakes, and Reviewing Topps Heritage In this week’s installment, we hit some sweet autographs, made some cringeworthy mistakes, and focus a bit on the release of Topps Heritage.

Julio Teheran Could Use An Opener In the first inning last season, Julio Teheran surrendered only a.220 batting average. That was part of an overall theme of not getting dinked and dunked against, leading to one of the lowest opponent's batting averages in baseball. But that didn't mean the first inning was a success for Teheran.

Cardinals vs Braves Spring Training game thread Bryse Wilson gets the start on Tuesday for the Atlanta Braves when they host the Saint Louis Cardinals at Champion Stadium. Game Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 1:05 p.m. Location: Champion Stadium, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Streaming: NONE. Radio: WIFN 1340 AM / 103.7 FM.

MLB 2019: NL East Predictions After completing the American League side of my predictions, it is time to focus on the senior circuit. Today, we will focus on the National League East which has gotten stronger to say the least. It is a possibility that there are four great teams in the division that could win it.

Liberty Media CEO Maffei Discusses Braves Outlook Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei briefly discussed the Braves outlook at a conference yesterday, as Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. The publicly traded conglomerate owns the Atlanta baseball club.

Braves cut 7 more players from spring roster The Atlanta Braves trimmed seven more players from the spring roster on Tuesday giving them 41 players remaining in camp. Catcher Alex Jackson, right-hander Jacob Webb and left-handers Kolby Allard and Grant Dayton were all optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Atlanta Braves: Breaking Down Spring Training Stats So Far Pitching Stats in Spring Training. The pitching side of things is probably the more important side to look at in terms of stats. Especially for the Atlanta Braves who have a lot of young players who are looking to make an impression.

Morning Walk - Kyle Wright & Touki Toussaint Shine Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint star as the Braves beat the Pirates on March 11, 2019. Also news about Mike Foltynewicz and A.J. Minter.

Braves News: Young arms stand out for Atlanta Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint lived up to their billing as top prospects on Monday, as Atlanta shut down the Pirates in a 6-2 win.

March 11th Seattle's Kyle Seager has an injured tendon in his left hand Greg Johns of reports and will be having surgery to repair it. Greg says that the Mariners will miss their third basemen for all of April. While Seager has been an above average batter all of his career, he had his first season struggling a bit in 2018.

Braves fans, join Talking Chop's FanPulse We are considered the voice of the Atlanta Braves community here at Talking Chop, and we talk every day about how the Braves are doing-whether they'll win their upcoming game or how readers feel about that awful call from the umpires. Now, we're starting a new polling project that will pull together the insights of the most plugged-in Braves fans.

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Atlanta Braves announce Mike Foltynewicz to miss start of season — what next? Atlanta Braves starting pitcher and staff ace, Mike Foltynewicz, has been nursing a sore elbow since his first Spring start and will miss the start of the…

Ronald Acuna homers, Wright and Toussaint impressive in Braves' 6-2 win The Braves’ big names, especially the young ones, came up big in the Braves’ latest spring training win.

Will the Turner name disappear from Atlanta? As part of that transition, there is also word that several name changes could all but erase the Ted Turner name from the Atlanta media landscape.

Walk-off Talk: Atlanta Braves Position Players Freddie Freeman are bona fide MVP candidates, while Ozzie Albies, Johan Camargo, Dansby Swanson and even Austin Riley all have the potential to put up 3-4 win seasons. If all of these guys are performing at the same time, Brian Snitker's willingness to play some of them in the corner outfield may go a long way towards the team's success.

Pirates vs Braves Spring Training game thread Kyle Wright will be on the mound Monday when the Atlanta Braves return to Champion Stadium to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wright has been impressive through his first two starts allowing just four hits in five scoreless innings while striking out six.

Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz ruled out for Opening Day Not surprising — and maybe not serious — but not what the Braves planned.

National League East Preview In what many consider the strongest division top to bottom in all of baseball, it will be difficult for the Atlanta Braves to repeat as NL East Champions after they surprised the baseball world by winning the division last season.

Mike Foltynewicz Won't Be Ready For Start Of Season Braves top starter Mike Foltynewicz won't be ready for the start of the season, general manager Alex Anthopoulos revealed Monday. The 27-year-old was scratched from a start nearly two weeks ago due to elbow soreness. "Folty's the one guy that, building him up as a starter, he's not going to be ready," said Anthopoulos.

How Atlanta Braves position players stack up in the NL East: 2nd base 3rd in a series: ranking the starting second basemen of the National League's East division for the 2019 season. Spoiler… the Atlanta Braves do well.

Braves confirm Foltynewicz will not be ready by Opening Day Many had openly speculated that Folty was not going to be ready by Opening Day due to the setback, but today the news was confirmed that he wasn't going to be ready. Obviously this isn't the best of news since Folty was a big part of the Braves success in 2018 and is going to be counted on for production in 2019.

2019 MLB Draft: Jaxx Groshans Is Hot and Chase Strumpf Is Not From potential 1st rounders to late rounders to everything in between. Nothing is off limits to get you up to speed on 2019 MLB draft prospects.

3 under-the-radar Atlanta Braves whose performances are critical in 2019 Everyone knows about the big names on the Atlanta Braves. But what "x-factors" are flying under the radar heading into 2019?

Morning Walk - Allard's Fall Continues Your daily recap looking at the Braves loss to the Marlins on March 10, 2019 plus info on Brian McCann and Jacob Webb.

Atlanta Braves: Teheran Looks Sharp, Duvall Running Out of Chances In a Spring Training loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday, the Atlanta Braves got another strong performance from Julio Teheran. We are less than three week…

Braves News: Julio Teheran lining up for Opening Day, Max Fried and more Teheran allowed just one run and struck out six over four innings on Sunday against the Marlins. He has shown added velocity early in the spring and told's Glenn Sattell that he is feeling good. Atlanta Braves Spring Stock Watch. We take a closer look at where things stand with the Braves in relation to the Opening Day roster.

Major League Baseball warned railings were unsafe before Atlanta fan’s fall Just six days after a Texas baseball fan fell over a railing to his death in 2011, an insurance brok…

This sums up exactly how wild the NL East was this winter Although the MLB Hot Stove has made waves in the past couple weeks, this offseason was another slow one. Nolan Arenado's well-deserved payday was a welcome sight, but Manny Machado and Bryce Harper needing until the end of February to find new homes was frustrating to watch.

NL Notes: Uecker, McCann, Cubs, Braves, Pache, Conforto Few people in baseball are as well-liked as legendary Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, and he garners so much respect within ….

Teheran goes four, Allard slammed in 5-2 loss to Marlins Kolby Allard came on in relief of Teheran and got himself started right, collecting his first strikeout of the Grapefruit League campaign by punching out Chad Wallach. But, things then went all sorts of pear-shaped for the lefty. He allowed two consecutive groundball singles, and then after a flyout, issued a walk to load the bases.

Braves vs Marlins Spring Training game thread Julio Teheran will be on the mound Sunday for the Atlanta Braves when they travel to Jupiter to take on the Miami Marlins. Teheran will be making his second start of the spring for the Braves. He allowed three hits and two earned runs over three innings but struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

Atlanta Braves Remaining Silent During Spring Training Is Concerning The Atlanta Braves have plenty of options on the free agent market to improve their roster yet they remain quiet waiting on their.

Morning Walk - Pache Continues to Sizzle for Braves A daily recap series that today focuses on the Atlanta Braves defeat of the Detroit Tigers on March 9, 2019 with Cristian Pache homering.

Atlanta Braves Spring Stock Watch Another week of spring training is in the books and the Opening Day roster outlook for the Atlanta Braves continues to take shape. The Braves haven't suffered anything major on the injury front yet but nagging situations continue to linger and that may have an effect on the makeup of the roster to begin the season.

How Atlanta Braves position players stack up in NL East: Catcher This is the effect of the Phillies / Marlins trade, and also a result of the Atlanta Braves essentially letting their best catcher walk, with the Mets set to get a full season from Wilson Ramos in 2019.

Braves News: Cristian Pache's stock on the rise, Austin Riley at first base and more Pache is making the most of his time in big league camp.

Baseball, Gators, and Orange Ice Cream I have been an Atlanta Braves baseball fan all my life. I can remember seasons when they routinely lost 100 games a year but I never gave up on them. I grew up about 20 minutes from the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and have fond memories of going to games.

Late game home runs lift Braves over Tigers 6-4 The Braves got two shots in the seventh and another in the eighth to seal the deal.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame New Rules to Make Baseball More Fun….probably.

Morning Walk - Pache Flashes Power It won't be a long-term gig, but with Jackson on the 40-man roster anyway, having Jackson for those first few games frees up Brian McCann or Tyler Flowers - or really, Jackson himself - for pinch-hitting duties.

Atlanta Braves ends comeback with walk-off against Phillies 2 spring debuts, 2 homers, and a comeback walk-off win? The Atlanta Braves had a very eventful game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night.

MLB Rule Changes: A Look at The Good and the Bad Here we look at the good and the bad of some of the proposed MLB rule changes that will be tried out this year in the Independent Atlantic League. On Frid…

Braves News: Roster cuts, projections and more Josh Donaldson, Kevin Gausman debut as Braves defeat Phillies. Cristian Pache homered and Ray-Patrick Didder scored the winning run on a fielding error in the bottom of the ninth by Phil Gosselin to give the Braves a 5-4 win over the Phillies. Josh Donaldson made his spring debut going 0-for-1 with a walk.

NL East Notes: Kimbrel, Conforto, Braves Pitching The Nationals and Braves "are not 'in' on" free agent closer Craig Kimbrel, according to Jim Bowden of The Athletic. ….

Historical market price points for Dallas Keuchel By this point, the narrative on Dallas Keuchel is familiar to all: he's a former Cy Young winner who recently turned 31. He wasn't at his best last year, but was one of only 13 pitchers to top 200 frames in 2018 and turned in a productive 3.74 ERA.

Josh Donaldson, Kevin Gausman debut as Braves defeat Phillies Ray-Patrick Didder scored the winning run on a fielding error by Phil Gosselin in the bottom of the ninth to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Josh Donaldson and Kevin Gausman made their spring debuts for Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves first cuts trim down Spring roster On Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced they had trimmed their roster down to 48 players. They sent three pitchers to AAA and seven players to minor league camp. Of the roster moves, the Braves sent Luiz Gohara, Patrick Weigel and Huascar Ynoa to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Phillies vs Braves Spring Training game thread Josh Donaldson and Kevin Gausman will make their spring debuts tonight when the Atlanta Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Champion Stadium. Game Date/Time: Friday, March 8, 6:05 p.m. Location: 6:05 p.m. Streaming: NONE. Radio: WIFN 1340 AM / 103.7 FM.

Updated Atlanta Braves Spring Training Roster Keep track of all the changes through Opening Day.

Braves cut 10 players from spring roster The team also reassigned pitchers Kyle Muller, Joey Wentz, Ian Anderson, catchers William Contreras, Jonathan Morales and outfielders Drew Waters and Greyson Jenista to minor league camp. Following these moves, the Braves have 48 players remaining on their spring roster.

Let's find a landing spot for Craig Kimbrel On its very surface, the fact that Craig Kimbrel remains unsigned sounds ridiculous. He's on a Hall-of-Fame trajectory and leads all active relievers in saves. The only pitcher in MLB history with a higher strikeout percentage than Kimbrel's 41.6 percent mark is Aroldis Chapman… at 41.7 percent.

2019 Atlanta Braves player projections: position players This actually has very minor effects on any Braves position player projections this year, as the Braves aren't carrying any Four-A types, but the adjustment does affect a few calculations here and there.

Braves News: Off day in Disney as camp rolls on Read more about how the right-hander will attempt to make his mark in Atlanta in the near future, which would be quite the pleasant surprise for all those who fell in love with Weigel's immense potential during his initial ascent through the organization.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 154: Bullpen preview, Bryce Harper and more March is upon us and the Talking Chop Podcast is back to chronicle everything that is happening with the Atlanta Braves. TC's Scott Coleman joins the program for Episode 154 and topics include the following:. Please check out the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, PlayerFM, or you can find us at our MegaPhone page for all the latest.

Will Atlanta Braves Bryse Wilson or Touki Toussaint make the opening day roster? Two names, Touki Toussaint and Bryse Wilson, in the fight for a spot on the Atlanta Braves roster gave good showings on Wednesday but is it enough?

Stupid off day math: probabilistic division standings The Phillies are marginally more likely to be the divisional runner-ups, while the Braves and Mets are equally likely to finish in some combination of third and fourth. And the Marlins, well, they also exist, I guess. Now, this exercise is very stupid, in that it doesn't take into account stuff like:.

Donaldson set for exhibition debut with Braves After being slowed by injuries for two seasons, the 33-year-old third baseman signed a $23 million, one-year contract with the Braves and spent the first two weeks of the exhibition season strengthening his legs, feet and toes.

Talking Chop Off Day open thread The Atlanta Braves will enjoy their first off day of the spring on Thursday. We are about two weeks into the spring and while there have been quite a few injury concerns, there has been some…

Atlanta Braves Lineup Discussion - Who Should Bat Leadoff The 2019 Atlanta Braves lineup is loaded with talent. However, one big question remains: who should bat leadoff to start the season?

Atlanta Braves: Thomas Burrows Could Be A Secret Weapon in the Bullpen After a terrible end to the 2018 season for the Atlanta Braves bullpen, they have plenty of young arms that could help in 2019. The Atlanta Braves will nee…

Trying to Find a Contract for a Kimbrel Reunion The Braves have not got involved at all on the reliever market. They did, of course, add Darren O'Day to the mix in last summer's deal that also acquired Kevin Gausman. O'Day didn't pitch for Atlanta as he worked his way back from a hamstring injury, but is set to join the Braves' pen this season.

Braves News: Josh Donaldson ready to debut, Gohara throws pain-free session Donaldson: 'I'm feeling very confident right now' Josh Donaldson is set to make his spring debut on Friday and told's Mark Bowman that he is chomping at the bit and is feeling really confident with how his body feels. Luiz Gohara nearing debut.

Toussaint, Wilson, Muller all flawless in two Braves wins The Braves played two split-squad games on Wednesday against the Tigers and Marlins. Facing Detroit was Touki Toussaint, perhaps the favorite among the young arms to own a rotation spot on Opening Day.