Jay Hey could be back as early as the Arizona series next week, which leaves the Braves with a most unanticipated, yet welcome, problem. The bench, which appeared to be … Continue Reading Will Reed Johnson be the odd man out?
Scouts say Braves looking for a left-handed hitting bench guy. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 28, 2013
Judging by Fredi’s comments the former prospects would be advised to go apartment hunting in Buford. “We’re waiting for [Pastornicky] again this year,” Gonzalez said, in a good-natured tone that … Continue Reading Schafer, Pastornicky only Braves yet to report
#Braves just acquired IF Jeff Baker from Detroit for a PTBNL or cash considerations. Former Clemson Tiger. — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) September 1, 2012 Baker, a right-handed bat, could get … Continue Reading Braves bolster bench
We were all pleased with Matty D.’s re-acquisition last summer. Now … Diaz, who has a .302 OBP and 7 homers in his last 200 games, will make $2 million … Continue Reading Frank Wren should stop making trades w/ Pittsburgh
Seth Smith will make about $2.5 mil next season, apparently too much for the Braves to take on. Though I never advocated trading Martin for Smith the former Rockies outfielder … Continue Reading Seth Smith should be a Brave
I hope to God DOB’s speculation is off-base: Kenny R. reports that Seth Smith talks between Braves and Rockies cooled after teams couldn’t agree on which pitchingprospect the Braves would … Continue Reading If the Braves are counting on Drew Sutton to back up Chipper, we’re in trouble
Brooks was non-tendered last night, along with Peter Moylan, although Petah may end up coming back. It’s doubtful Brooks will, as he was non-tendered despite not being arbitration-eligible. As is … Continue Reading Best to Brooksie
Did I say McLouth? I meant Hinske, back next year for $1.5 million. No complaints here. Gotta love Hinske’s reaction to the news. “All these guys are my good friends, … Continue Reading Braves pick up McLouth’s option
#Braves option five to Triple-A Gwinnett: Jordan Schafer, Juan Abreu, Jairo Asencio, Diory Hernandez, Mike Minor 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by 4 people ajcbraves David O’Brien Diory’s demotion … Continue Reading Ed Lucas makes team
#Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reiterated today what GM Frank Wren has said: Braves would like to add RH-hitting backup to complement Hinske about 15 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by … Continue Reading Braves looking to bolster bench
A big spring has placed former Tigers prospect Wilkin Ramirez into contention for a back-up OF job. As of Sunday he was batting .421 (8-for-19) with a triple, homer, five … Continue Reading The next Brent Clevelen or Andres Torres?
UPDATE: Never mind. Free-agent slugger Jorge Cantú made it known Saturday while attending the Michael Gill Benefit Ragball Tournament in Channelview, Texas, that ongoing conversations with the Houston Astros regarding a potential … Continue Reading Braves talking with Jorge Cantu
When the 2010 season started, the Braves bench featured Matty D., Hinske, Infante, Ross and Conrad. If Fredi sticks with a 12-man pitching staff (I’d prefer 11), the ’11 Braves … Continue Reading Braves bench no longer a strength
This is what we’re reduced to, weighing the pros and cons of signing an oft-injured and well-traveled fourth outfielder. I never thought about Scott Hairston as a CF option because … Continue Reading Scott Hairston? Why not Andruw
Solid part-timer, excellent pinch hitter and a good character guy. Plus, he wants to be here. Glad to have you back, EH. The outfielder/first baseman agreed to a one-year deal … Continue Reading Hinske’s coming back
Good news, though the Brewers are also pursuing Hinske. Still no decision on Matty D.’s future with the club.
When asked what Cox had meant to him, Brooks Conrad had to take a deep breath and attempt to at least control the tears. After spending most of the previous … Continue Reading Brooks on Bobby
The starting pitching has been slightly above average. The offense, slightly below. The defense, well below. But the Braves’ ‘pen and bench have been exemplary. Tonight’s win was a microcosm … Continue Reading The bench, the bullpen and the rest
The Bravos are the bane of stat geeks. Offensively, they’re mediocre at best. Same with the defense (87 errors; only the Nats have more). The starting pitching, while a strength, … Continue Reading Open thread, 8.11, Braves vs. Tony Scotts