MLB teams have reportedly said the Chicago White Sox are "pulling back" on trade talks regarding starting pitcher Dylan Cease, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. While Cease hasn't quite been at the forefront of MLB rumors like the free agencies of Shohei Ohtani and Yamamoto and the potential Juan Soto trade, there's been plenty of buzz surrounding him this winter.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 5:12 am
The Atlanta Braves won more than 100 games in 2023, but they're still looking to add to their roster. In particular, the Braves could use another pitcher after parting ways with injury prone starters Kyle Wright and Mike Soroka this offseason.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 3:53 am
The Texas Rangers signed veteran reliever Kirby Yates to a $4.5 million, one-year contract Wednesday to bolster the bullpen of the World Series champs. Yates, who will be 37 on opening day, was 7-2 with five saves and a 3.28 ERA last season in helping the Atlanta Braves to a major league-best 104 wins. Atlanta lost to Philadelphia in their NL Division Series.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 1:17 am
The Atlanta Braves and veteran outfielder Leury Garcia are reportedly in agreement on a contract, per Robert Murray of FanSided. The Braves have been linked to a number of notable players in free agency and on the trade market. Atlanta also understands how important depth is.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 11:06 pm
The New York Mets' winter of depth continues as they signed right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin to a one-year contract worth $1 million, per multiple reports. The 34-year-old spent the 2023 season with the Atlanta Braves, going 7-3 with a 4.28 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, and 75 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched. It was his first season in the majors since 2017 after stints in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, Mexico, and with the independent Long Island Ducks. With only Edwin Diaz, Brooks Raley, and Drew Smith as legitimate, veteran options still with the club after a nightmare 2023 season, the Mets are in need of a bullpen revamp that will ultimately require larger, more high-leverage options.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 1:45 pm
Sports Marco Gonzales traded to Pirates, 2 days after he was acquired by Braves from Mariners December 6, 2023 / 8:03 AM EST / AP Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Dec. 4, 2023 (Pt. 2) Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Dec. 4, 2023 (Pt. 2) 02:44 Marco Gonzales' time with the Atlanta Braves lasted just two days, ending when the pitcher was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with cash Tuesday night for a player to be named or cash. Atlanta acquired the 31-year-old left-hander from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday night along with outfielder Jarred Kelenic, infielder Evan White and $4.5 million for right-handed pitchers Cole Phillips and Jackson Kowar. Gonzales started 148 games
Posted: December 6, 2023, 1:03 pm
Jacob Calvin Meyer: John Angelos and the Orioles should follow their ‘example’ and, like Brewers, extend a young star
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The last time Baltimore-area media had the opportunity to ask Orioles CEO and Chairman John Angelos about the club’s low payroll, he named the Milwaukee Brewers as an organization to compare with Baltimore. “I’m simply using Milwaukee as a good example of a market that’s similar to Baltimore, in the shadow of a much bigger market, Chicago versus D.C.,” Angelos said in ...
Posted: December 6, 2023, 10:30 am
For the fourth time in his career, Drew French will succeed Chris Holt as a team's pitching coach. The Orioles will hire French, the Atlanta Braves' bullpen coach for the past three seasons, as their pitching coach, a source with direct knowledge of the team's plans confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. Holt had been Baltimore's pitching coach the previous three years in addition to serving as the organization's director of pitching, but he will focus on the duties of the latter role going forward.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 2:49 am
Brian Snitker talks about Vaughn Grissom and Jarred Kelenic in left field The Braves manager had some thoughts on his two new left fielders when meeting with the media today Author: Lindsay Crosby Updated: Dec 5, 2023 2:09 PM EST Original: Dec 5, 2023 Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker addressed the media from the MLB Winter Meetings on Tuesday, and opened his press conference with discussion about his new left fielders in trade acquisition Jarred Kelenic , formerly of the Seattle Mariners , and youngster Vaughn Grissom , who is converting from infield to the grass this winter. Asked about his thoughts on if there was more potential for Kelenic to grow, Snit agreed. "He's only 24", he
Posted: December 5, 2023, 7:09 pm
Atlanta Braves Interest in Seth Lugo Doesn't Seem to Fit It's been reported that the Atlanta Braves have shown interest in free agent starting pitcher Seth Lugo, but he doesn't seem like a great fit. Author: Jake Mastroianni Publish date: Dec 5, 2023 12:32 PM EST It's been reported that the Atlanta Braves have shown interest in free agent starting pitcher Seth Lugo, but he doesn't seem like a great fit. Any reports or rumors involving the Atlanta Braves have to be taken with a huge grain of salt as the front office doesn't leak anything. Alex Anthopoulos noted the other day just how wrong a lot of the reporting around the Braves has been this offseason. But Jon Heyman reported
Posted: December 5, 2023, 5:32 pm
The popular Atlanta Braves fan festival is coming back in January and tickets can be reserved starting Monday.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 4:47 pm
Paul Snyder, the behind-the-scenes architect of the Atlanta Braves’ rise to prominence in the 1990s, has died, the team announced Friday. He was 88.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 9:32 am
Earlier this offseason, Nicky Lopez’s life changed dramatically twice at the same time. The Atlanta Braves opted to trade him, along with four other players, to the White Sox in exchange for left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer. Lopez found out about the life-altering trade in a very intimate environment. “We were at rehearsal dinner [for his wedding],” Lopez told Chuck Garfien...
Posted: November 30, 2023, 1:45 am
Former Vanderbilt baseball player Ryan Flaherty is reportedly expected to be hired as the Chicago Cubs' bench coach.
Posted: November 29, 2023, 7:42 pm
The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek to a one-year, $900,000 deal. The Angels announced the deal Sunday night for Kolarek, who made five total major league appearances for the Dodgers and the Mets last season before finishing the year in the Atlanta Braves' minor league system. The 34-year-old Kolarek spent his first 2 1/2 major league seasons with Tampa Bay before getting traded to the Dodgers in 2019 and winning a World Series ring in 2020.
Posted: November 27, 2023, 4:12 am
Bradley is 6-0 after a home win over Vermont, and some national college basketball experts are taking notice — and the fans are excited.
Posted: November 26, 2023, 6:42 am
Family members of the former Braves mascot Chief Noc-a-Homa, whose real name is Levi Walker, made the announcement Friday afternoon on Facebook.
Posted: November 24, 2023, 11:31 pm
Chicago White Sox add another infielder with local ties, signing Paul DeJong after last week’s trade for Nicky Lopez
The Chicago White Sox continued their work to fill infield holes Tuesday by signing veteran Paul DeJong to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to the Tribune. The move is pending a physical. DeJong, who went to Antioch High School and Illinois State, has a .229/.299/.417 career slash line with 116 home runs and 344 RBIs in 729 career games over seven seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals ...
Posted: November 22, 2023, 12:09 am
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Reynaldo López has a new home, inking a three-year deal with the Atlanta Braves.
Posted: November 20, 2023, 6:36 pm
Nov. 18—What was once an up-and-coming phenom is now the National League Most Valuable Player. What is great to think about with Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr., it could and should be the first of multiple MVP trophies for the player who established the 40-70 club this season and sparked the Braves to a sixth straight N.L. East Division Championship. Yes, Los Angeles Dodgers star ...
Posted: November 19, 2023, 4:59 am
Wright is an intriguing veteran pitcher with World Series experience.
Posted: November 18, 2023, 3:30 am