Posts for : December 2016

TOT – The Braves, Rafael Soriano, and December 7 Have a Connection

Via Wikipedia Commons Transaction of Today…December 7, 2006 – The Atlanta Braves traded Horacio Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners for Rafael Soriano…December 7, 2009 – The Atlanta Braves signed Rafael Soriano as a free agent. Typically, I only have one transaction to review, but since these two involved the same player, I figured we could make an exception. As the 2006 Winter Meetings kicked off, John Schuerholz knew he needed to give Bobby Cox more…

Yangervis Solarte: Possible Braves Target?

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as “San Diego Padres”) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the San Diego Padres “continues to aggressively shop third baseman Yangervis Solarte.” If so, you have to imagine that Braves general manager John Coppolella has reached out. And if he hasn’t, Coppy, you better get on it. A three-year veteran, Solarte was a bit of a late bloomer…

The New CBA and How It May Affect the Braves

Last week, the Owners of Major League Baseball and the Player Union agreed to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, avoiding a possible lockout. There’s a lot to dive into and it’s worth the effort to learn about this CBA, but if you want a quick-and-dirty look at how it pertains to the Atlanta Braves, here you go. Note – I’m not an expert on the ins-and-outs of CBA language so feel free to…

The Atlanta Braves Look to 2018, Sign Jacob Lindgren

By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Jacob Lindgren) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I occasionally buy a lottery ticket. I know it’s a racket, but if the jackpot is huge, I’ll spend a few bucks and take a chance. One of my friends won’t. She believes it’s wasted money. However, when the jackpot is $150 million, even she starts saying things like “I really need to win the lottery.” I tell her, “you…

Another 5-Pack of Minor League Signings

Recently, I looked at five minor league free agents the Braves have signed for 2017. You guys gave me a lot of views and clicks so here I am back for more. Just a reminder – I have an updated collection of minor league free agents in the navigation line up top or you can click here to view it with links to their B-Ref pages. Balbino Fuenmayor, 1B, 27 years-old For the second consecutive…

Braves Continue to Deal & Pick Up Lefty Jaime Garcia

By: Keith Allison via Flickr (CC BY-SA 4.0) The last two years: Did you hear? The Braves acquired another pitching prospect! And another. They acquired Bronson Arroyo just to get yet another pitching prospect! They drafted a billion pitchers! The last two trades: And this is why they did. Create a strength and trade from it. Over the last week, the Braves have packaged four pitchers (and a position prospect) as they acquired an established…

A Braves 2016 Rule 5 Preview

On December 8, Major League Baseball will have its annual Rule 5 draft. For years, the Braves were a backseat spectator for the draft, but over the last couple of seasons, they have selected Daniel Winkler and Evan Rutckyj while also acquiring Rule 5 pick Andrew McKirahan off waivers. While the 2017 version of the Braves should be better than the previous two years, there is a good chance the Braves may increase the competition…