Posts for : February 2017

Transaction Tuesday: Braves Get Their Tebow and Make Waiver Claim

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons We’re still a few weeks from this series really taking off as minor leaguers get moved up-and-down the system, but here’s this week’s recap. Just to be clear, I won’t be detailing every time a guy gets “assigned” to the Braves, which is just a way of saying the team brought someone up to be a reserve for their major league squad. This will happen daily…

Spring Roster Battles Preview – The Bench

Read previous Spring Roster Battles Previews Fifth Starter The Bullpen I’ve given the Atlanta Braves plenty of time to make a few more moves – even suggested a couple here and here – but here is the final Spring Roster Battles Preview. Much like the last preview on the bullpen spots, this article will focus on players vying for at least two spots rather than one particular spot up for grabs. Remember that the Braves…

Monday Roundup: First Two Games in the Book

Not too much to recap this week as we are just two games into the Grapefruit schedule, but here we go. BRAVES 7, Blue Jays 4 The Braves fell behind 3-0 but stormed back with a half-dozen runs split between the fourth and fifth innings to win this one. A few takeaways from this game include the Braves using what is manager Brian Snitker‘s hopeful opening day lineup with Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson at…

Random Prospect Sunday – Tanner Murphy

TannerMurphy.com Sometimes, you just have to be in the right place at the right time. For Tanner Murphy, that right time happened on a baseball diamond during his sophomore year of high school. The catcher on his travel team broke his thumb, prompting the coach to ask for a volunteer to put on the tools of ignorance. Murphy, a shortstop, went behind home plate and immediately threw out a greedy base runner trying to take…

#AskCoppy for February 24: Demeritte, SunTrust Park, Kemp, and more

One of the coolest things in baseball social media is #AskCoppy. If you’ve never heard of the hashtag, it refers to an hour or two where John Coppolella fields questions from Atlanta Braves fans. It’s a fun way to get some insight into the mind of the Braves’ general manager. Obviously, twitter limitations keep the responses to a minimal, but considering that Coppolella doesn’t have to do this at all, we will take what we…

Transaction Tuesday: Lindgren, Number Changes, Minor Leaguer Suspended

Though spring training is just beginning, we have some transactions and moves that may have flew under the radar. With that in mind, here is this week’s Transaction Tuesday Recap. Spoiler alert – there’s not a lot to report just yet. By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Atlanta Disabled: Jacob Lindgren (60-day)…It didn’t receive a lot of fanfare, but Atlanta’s signing of Lindgren could turn into a big move – in 2018.…

Should the Braves Bring Back Kelly Johnson and/or Jeff Francoeur?

By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It seems inevitable. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it really does seem like only a matter of time. It is so expected that should the Atlanta Braves sign either Kelly Johnson or Jeff Francoeur over the next few days, it would surprise no one. The Braves have proven that when it comes to depth, they like to go to players they are comfortable with. Both Johnson…