Transaction Tuesday: Jose Batista Released and Other Moves

A former superstar is released while a few new players join the system in this week’s report. The Braves also activate their starting shortstop and continue to shuffle pitchers on-and-off the major league roster. Not much top prospect movement, though. Reminder – the Dominican Summer League will get going very soon. June 2, in fact. They will look to improve on their 18-53 finish last year. Period covered: 5/15-5/22. If a number is included after…

Transaction Tuesday: Gohara To The Bigs

A pretty quiet week transaction-wise in the majors with one pitcher replacing another, but a lot of movement on the farm. I eluded to some of these moves in last week’s report because they were rumored, but not yet confirmed. We also have a few releases, an international free agent signing, and even some movement with the rookie league teams. We’re just a couple of weeks away from the Dominican Summer League’s season beginning and…

Transaction Tuesday: Seymour Released, Riley Rising

Busy week in transactions for the Braves and this report won’t include three other moves that are reported, but not yet confirmed. One is the rumored promotion of Luiz Gohara to the majors for today’s game. As if the Braves have been reading our blog, Gohara was scratched from a Triple-A start and the plan seems to be to bring up north where they Atlanta can utilize him out of the pen. The other two…

Transaction Tuesday: Kade Scivicque Gets The Boot

Another week of transactions in the book and another surprise release. We also see some movement from the usual players who fill-in where needed along with a player being removed from the 40-man roster. Elsewhere, a player continues his rehab while another gets to see a doctor whose mere name scares Braves’ fans. Yep, it’s another weekly review of the moves up-and-down the organization. Period covered: 4/10-4/16. If a number is included after a player’s…

Transaction Tuesday: Elian Leyva is Real!

Not a lot of movement this week as the Braves play through the first few days of the minor league calendar. Just a head’s up – I categorize a player by where he finishes the week. For instance, if a player starts the week in Florida, but is demoted to Rome, he’ll be in the Rome section because that’s where he finished things. I don’t know why I just explained that. Period covered: 4/3 –…

Transaction Tuesday: Lots of Early Season Movement

Welcome to this week’s Transaction Tuesday. If you’re new to the site, every week I try to gobble up every move the Braves make – big or small – and spit out some analysis to bring these moves into context. Sometimes, it’s complete crap, but I try to bring some facts to the table, darn it. This week, a few more players were cut from the system while a host of players went to the…

Transaction Tuesday: Leudys Baez & Others Released

As the opening day roster for the major league takes shape, the opening day rosters for the minor league teams are doing the same. In today’s review of this week’s moves, we have some releases throughout the organization, a couple of signings, and some players being moved around. Period Covered: 3/20-3/26. If a number is included after a player’s name, it coincides with his placement in our Preseason Top 50. For more information on options,…