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…

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…

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…

A 5-Pack of Minor League Signings

The Braves have signed a lot of free agents to this point. Oh, sure, you know all about R.A. Dickey (shameless plug), Bartolo Colon (even more shameless plug), and Sean Rodriguez (I have no shame), but the majority of players the Braves have signed won’t be profiled in your season preview nor will they likely even play in SunTrust Park. I’m talking about minor league free agents and if you aren’t aware, I’ve been keeping…

Random Prospect Sunday – Lucas Sims

(A little note on this series. On Sundays throughout the season, a player will be chosen at random using the helpful website, random.org. The goal of this series is to talk about both big prospects and organizational filler rather than focus completely on the Top 20 prospects in the system. I alternate pitchers and hitters and this week, I focus on a pitcher with a high ceiling. Here’s the rest of this series.) Rob Carr/Getty…

Transaction Tuesday: Gant, Lien, Sobotka

I’m going to try something new this season and that’s keeping up with minor league transactions. Every Tuesday, I’ll take a look at each level to go over some of the moves and provide analysis. If this is the kind of thing that interest you, let me know. For this week, I am going to ignore the moves to set the opening day roster and simply focus on releases and moves because of injuries/promotions. Gwinnett…