Braves Acquire Catcher Carlos Perez

After playing Saturday’s game with one healthy catcher, the Atlanta Braves acquired Carlos Perez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Ryan Schimpf. Thus ends the eventful reign of Schimpf with the Braves. He had power. He didn’t have the ability to connect the bat to the ball. There were more than a few moves over the last couple of days that had Braves fans scratching their heads. I’ll go over them more in…

The Atlanta Braves Sign Peter Bourjos and Ryan Flaherty

On Saturday evening, a storm rolled into the western and southern portions of Virginia. By the time the snow had stopped, there was half-a-foot of the white stuff on the ground outside my front door. Now, I know for you northern know-it-alls, that’s barely a dusting, but it can paralyze things in this area of the country. Case in point: by 9 AM, the power was out. It remained out for about nine hours. In…

Braves Add Ezequiel Carrera On Minor League Deal

The Braves have signed Ezequiel Carrera just a couple of days after he was released by the Toronto Blue Jays. Immediately, Braves fans saw this signing as the end of Lane Adams, who has struggled this spring after adjusting his swing in the offseason. But who is Carrera? Let’s find out. Carrera was signed out of Venezuela over a decade ago by the Mets. A speedy outfielder, Carrera was once part of a winter-2008 three-team…

Sean Rodriguez Trade A Precursor to More?

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter It’s been a busy afternoon for the Atlanta Braves. Shortly after the surprising announcement that they had promoted Max Fried to the Show, the team announced that they had dealt utility man Sean Rodriguez to the Pirates in exchange for minor leaguer Connor Joe. Jace Peterson returns from Gwinnett to replace Rodriguez. Rodriguez signed on Thanksgiving last fall to the tune of $11.5 million over two seasons. At the time,…

Braves Pull Off Two Deals

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr What a day to spend most of it out with the family at the annual Monacan Powwow here in central Virginia. We have two trades to digest – one far more interesting than other so let’s start there as the Braves agree to a one-for-one exchange with the Cardinals in which first baseman Matt Adams heads to Atlanta for minor leaguer Juan Yepez. Unknown cash considerations will…

Braves Sign James Loney

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I was in the middle of writing a (longer) article on what the Braves should do in the Freddie Freeman-less present, but Atlanta decided to keep me from polishing it up by announcing what their plans were. The Braves have signed former Dodger and Ray James Loney. The now 33-year-old also has played for the Red Sox (he did?) and most recently the Mets last season.…

Braves Acquire Danny Santana Among Monday’s Moves

By Keith Allison on Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It was an off night for the Braves, but they still were busy with a trade, a player optioned, and a player released. Let’s look at each of these moves. First, the Braves traded Kevin Chapman and some cash to the Minnesota Twins for Danny Santana. I was never enamored with Chapman after the Braves acquired him late in spring training. He was “just…