Category: News


Braves sign pitcher Livan Hernandez | News. No. No. No no no no no. Bad Frank.

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The end is near

Chipper Jones will retire at end of 2012 season | News. Given his comments about how hard it is getting to make it through the season, this is hardly a surprise. He could always change his mind, but I doubt it. I...

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One of these days…

Arodys Vizcaino undergoes Tommy John surgery | HardballTalk. I will figure out why teams try to put off Tommy John surgery. By delaying it, they not only wind up costing them Vizcaino this season, they lose a year on his service...

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Kimbrel wins ROY Official site of the Baseball Writers’ Assn. of America.. Unanimously. Freddie Freeman got most of the second-place votes, so finishes second.

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Well, that’s something

Atlanta Braves trade Derek Lowe to Cleveland Indians, sources say – ESPN. The Braves have to eat $10 million of his $15 million salary next year, but when you’re dealing with a Marianas Trench-level sunk cost like...

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LOOGY woogy

Braves to add Sherrill as third lefty reliever Yes, the George Sherrill has been brought in to pitch to Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the sixth and seventh innings. Congrats, George! I’ll save it for the player analysis,...

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Goodbye Melky!

Braves release Saito, Cabrera | Atlanta Braves. Presumably he’ll be drowning his sorrows in milkshakes. The Braves didn’t have to make a decision on him yet (unlike Saito, whose contract stipulated his release) but...

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Fredi ready

Braves act quickly, name Gonzalez skipper | News. To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Braves hired Fredi Gonzalez to be the new manager, basically never leaving the spot vacant. I’m not wild about it....

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Yeah, we’re doomed.

MRI shows Jones has torn ACL, agent said | Atlanta Braves. You all know this already, of course. He’s going to get a second opinion, I assume from Dr. Andrews, but it looks pretty bad. Maybe they’ll say that he can...

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Oh, hooray

Braves add Hinske  | He’s a “versatile bench player”. Basically, he takes over Greg Norton’s spot in the lineup. It’s a thrill-a-minute in the Braves offseason!

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Just a report so far

Report: Braves sign Troy Glaus to play first base  | The Furcal Rule, of course, applies, and he will need to pass a physical. If Glaus’ shoulder is sound, he could be a good fit, a low-average power hitter on a...

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New York Yankees acquire Javier Vazquez from Atlanta Braves for Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn – ESPN Lord, what a terrible deal. Cabrera is a very ordinary player. Dunn is a LOOGY in the making; the Braves also sent Boone Logan...

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Line drive base hit… caught!

Caray to cover Braves for FOX Sports | News As noted by JC in the comments, and as I predicted a few weeks ago, our long regional nightmare has come to pass. Just to chime in, he also reinforces Joe Simpson’s...

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Braves trade reliever Soriano to Rays | News All they will get back is Jesse Chavez, a 25-year-old pitcher who, from what I can tell, has nothing going for him. I assume he throws hard, but his strikeout rates in the...

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Remember the Furcal rule

Braves and Billy Wagner agree to terms  | This has been rumored basically since the end of the season, and picked up steam when Gonzalez hired Boras. If he’s healthy, and actually signs, it’s a good signing....

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