Posts for : March 2016

Full Analysis on the Braves Cuts Today

Saturday appears to be cut day for the Atlanta Braves. Last Saturday, the big takeaways were David Carpenter and Ryan Kelly being released from the organization. Today, a few releases and a number of players being optioned or reassigned. If you are unsure about the difference, if a player is on the 40-man roster, he must be optioned to the minors. Reassigned is the technical number for minor league free agents that are being sent…

TOT – Moylan Returns to America

Transaction of Today…March 10, 2006 – The Atlanta Braves signed Peter Moylan as a free agent. Pool/Getty Images There are a lot of people who have negative things to say about the World Baseball Classic. Many say the players don’t really care about the WBC – especially the American ones – and are simply going through the motions of spring training. A number of the elite players that could play for America have declined because…

Trade Erick Aybar? Why not?

Stacy Revere/Getty Images Could the Atlanta Braves consider dealing away one of their projected starters and likely #2 hitter before 2016 even begins? It seems unlikely, but Dave Cameron of Fangraphs thinks the Braves might be a suitable trading partner for the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central power is a top contender (again), but just lost shortstop Jhonny Peralta with a thumb injury that could keep him out June or maybe even July. That…

TOT: Braves Acquire Eddie Stanky

Transaction of Today…March 6, 1948 – The Boston Braves traded a player to be named later, Bama Rowell, Ray Sanders and $40,000 to the Brooklyn Dodgers for a player to be named later and Eddie Stanky. The Boston Braves sent $60,000 (April 18, 1948) to the Brooklyn Dodgers to complete the trade. The Brooklyn Dodgers sent Ray Sanders (April 18, 1948) to the Boston Braves to complete the trade. He only spent two seasons with…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Rob Bell

During the season, Sundays are set aside to take a look at a prospect at random, but with the minor league season over, I wasn’t sure what to do for my Sunday article until this nugget of an idea came my way. How about we look at players who ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 while part of the Braves’ organization, yet never appeared for the Braves? Over the next few months, I’ll take a…

Andrew McKirahan To Miss 2016

Well, the relievers are just dropping like flies today. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Shortly after news dropped that David Carpenter and Ryan Kelly had been cut, we found out that southpaw Andrew McKirahan will miss 2016 after he was diagnosed with a torn UCL. He will see Dr. James Andrews next and will soon go under the knife, which would be his second after undergoing his first Tommy John surgery in 2012. McKirahan was picked…

Spring Training Moves & Guys You Don’t Know, vol. 4

First thing’s first, I published some instant analysis on today’s spring training moves that included the releases of David Carpenter and Ryan Kelly along with reassigning Braxton Davidson to the minor league camp. Another game and a few more names that might have surprised Braves fans in Atlanta’s 12-11 loss to the Phillies on Friday. This is the fourth edition of this column and you can read about other random names that have shown up in…