Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez did not officially say Jhoulys Chacin and Daniel Winkler would be on the Opening Day roster. But after watching the two right-handers make yet another good impression during Friday’s 2-2 tie with the Rays, he acknowledged that both have done all they could to earn a spot.
Logan Forsythe’s sacrifice fly accounted for the only run Jhoulys Chacin surrendered while strengthening his bid for a spot in Atlanta’s starting rotation as the Braves and the split-squad Rays played to a 2-2 tie Friday afternoon at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex.
Just so nobody gets the wrong idea, John Schuerholz plans to stick around both the Braves and baseball for a while. So let’s review the Schuerholz-inspired impact on the Braves after this former Royals GM joined what was a struggling organization in the standings for years before the 1991 season.
Given the oddity of his current opportunity, it was only fitting that Drew Stubbs’ first official day with the Braves’ organization began with a cross-country flight, followed by extra batting practice before his two-hour drive to Sarasota to begin what is essentially a three-day audition for a spot on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster.
Led by Jonathan Schoop’s three-run homer, the Orioles capped Grapefruit League play with a 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
As the Braves have spent many hours discussing John Gant’s bid for an Opening Day roster spot, they have questioned whether to leap him from Double-A to the Majors. And if they do, would he be better served prepping for a rotation spot while getting his feet wet as a versatile reliever?
There was never really any question about whether Julio Teheran would be granted the chance to make a third consecutive Opening Day start, but the Braves were certainly encouraged to watch Teheran spend the past month looking like a guy deserving of this honor.
Though the uncertainty surrounding the Braves’ starting rotation has created legitimate cause for concern, the upcoming season might provide the organization a chance to grow even more comfortable with what lies ahead in the future, once many of their highly regarded pitching prospects are given a chance to evolve, as Matt Wisler and Mike Foltynewicz […]
John Schuerholz still possesses a genuine passion to be around baseball, but he now looks forward to the chance to take a half-step back and separate himself from the daily grind while serving as the Braves’ vice chairman — a title that was officially bestowed upon him on Thursday morning.
John Schuerholz will hold some of the same responsibilities that he’s had while spending the past eight seasons as Braves president, but he will now do so at his own pace as the team’s vice chairman, the club announced on Thursday morning. The club will also provide title changes for two of its executive vice […]
Braves ace Julio Teheran prepared for his third consecutive Opening Day start in impressive fashion and Yankees reliever Andrew Miller exited with a bruised right wrist as New York beat Atlanta, 2-0, at Champion Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Ivan Nova, bidding for a spot in the Yanks’ rotation, went six scoreless innings.
After Mike Foltynewicz progressed much quicker than expected, the Braves began to think he could be ready to begin the season as their fifth starter. But they have now reverted back to their original plan to give the promising right-hander a chance to make up for the time he lost while recovering from a blood […]