Braves Add Micah Johnson to the Mix

Keith Allison via Flickr CC 2.0 Last night, I read that Micah Johnson had been designated for assignment and immediately, my first thought was that he might make for a good target. Before I attempted to pen an article or send out a few tweets on the subject, I thought better of it. After all, is he that different from Jace Peterson? Well, the Braves clearly liked him because today, they acquired the young speedster…

Braves Trade Mallex, Get Stud Left-Hander

Twice this offseason, the Atlanta Braves have grouped major-league ready assets for higher-ceiling prospects. On Wednesday, they did it a third time as they acquired lefthanders Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows for right-handed reliever Shae Simmons and speedy outfielder Mallex Smith. The latter spent all of two minutes with the Mariners before being re-packaged in a deal to Tampa Bay. The two minutes might be a bit hyperbolic. Much like the trades that saw the…

5-pack of Minor League Signings

With things simmering down as far as player acquisitions go, it is probably a good time to finish off the remaining reviews for minor league free agents that have been added to the Braves this offseason. This is the fourth edition of these reviews and each of those links can be found at the bottom of this article. As always, you can see an updated list of comings-and-goings for minor league free agents. Alay Lago,…

Another Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

Here’s another six pack of minor league free agent signings from this winter. So far this winter, I have done three of these and each focused on pre-December signings. Today’s group were all added in the final month of 2016. By Minda Haas Kuhlmann (CC by 2.0) via Flickr Lane Adams, OF, 27 years-old Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 draft out of Red Oaks, Oklahoma, Adams began his career in the Royals…

Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

For the third time this offseason, I try to catch up on some under-the-radar minor league signings the Braves have announced. Previous reviews can be found here and here. For a frequently updated list of comings-and-goings related to minor league signings, check out this page. Ramon Morla, RHP, 27 years-old A product of the Mariners’ organization, Morla began his career as an infielder who reached Double-A in both 2013 and 2014. He had some decent…

Braves Get Tyler Pike from Mariners

November’s trade of Robert Whalen and Max Povse to the Mariners for Alex Jackson and a player to be named later is now complete. Left-hander Tyler Pike will be headed to the Braves. Presumably, the two teams had worked out a list of players the Braves would take, but Atlanta wanted to wait until the Rule 5 Draft was completed so that they wouldn’t have to concern themselves with protecting the player they wanted. Pike,…

Braves Wheel and Deal on Final Day of Winter Meetings

The final day of the Winter Meetings saw plenty of players leaving and even some coming to Atlanta. Let’s recap the moves. By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Atlanta Braves release Williams Perez The day got started with the news that the Braves were cutting Perez to open up a spot on their 40-man roster that would soon be used for a Rule 5 selection. Perez, a…