The Braves agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year deal with left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, thereby avoiding arbitration.
Matt Adams legitimized his value as a power hitter when provided the opportunity to spend more than two months this year serving as the Braves’ everyday first baseman. But his projected role and cost for the 2018 season creates reason to believe he could be playing elsewhere next season.
A little more than two weeks into his tenure as the head of the Braves’ baseball operations department, Alex Anthopoulos is still getting a feel for which direction he might take with his new organization.
Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about plans to improve the Braves’ bullpen, potential trades and more.
As Alex Anthopoulos continues to delve into his new role as the Braves’ general manager, he is surrounding himself with some of those confidants who aided him when he held the same role with the Blue Jays.
After being allowed to stay up long past his bedtime, Eli Williams was denied his wish to see Mike Foltynewicz successfully complete his bid for a no-hitter. But the young suburban Atlanta resident will forever be thankful for the bond he has since gained with the Braves pitcher.
Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year’s Fall League as MLBPipeline.com’s All-AFL Team:
Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement today: “My office has completed a thorough investigation into violations of Major League Rules by the Atlanta Braves. The Braves cooperated throughout the investigation, which was conducted by MLB’s Department of Investigations. The senior Baseball Operations officials responsible for the misconduct are no longer employed by the Braves. […]
Alex Anthopoulos’ first two transactions as the Braves’ general manager were influenced by the familiarity he gained with the Dodgers’ bullpen as he spent the past two years serving as Los Angeles’ vice president of baseball operations.
Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones will soon get a better feel for the strength of their Hall of Fame candidacies, as both were on the 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the first time on Monday afternoon.
As the 2017 season comes to a close, Ronald Acuna has one more piece of hardware to add to his trophy case. The Braves’ No. 1 prospect was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League after he hit .325/.414/.639 and led the league with seven homers in 23 games for the Peoria Javelinas.