Will Atlanta make any more moves this offseason? When might Ronald Acuna arrive? And what can fans expect from Scott Kazmir? Beat reporter Mark Bowman tackles those questions and more in the latest edition of the Braves Inbox.
The Braves acquired outfielder Preston Tucker from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced on Wednesday.
If everything goes according to plan, the most significant benefits of Alex Anthopoulos’ first move as the Braves’ general manager will not be felt until the start of the 2019 season. But there are also some obvious upsides to his successful attempt to trade Matt Kemp and his burdensome contract.
Despite a less-than-ideal first full Major League season, Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson remains a big part of Atlanta’s future. “We like Dansby a lot,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a five-player trade today in which the Braves have acquired pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir, infielder Charlie Culberson, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and cash considerations in exchange for outfielder Matt Kemp. The Braves have designated Gonzalez for assignment, putting their roster at 40 players.
As Alex Anthopoulos spent the past two seasons serving as the Dodgers’ vice president of baseball operations, he gained a greater appreciation for the enhanced analytics approach the Braves were planning to take long before they knew their baseball operations staff would assume new leadership.
After spending most of this decade as a member of St. Louis’ coaching staff, Chris Maloney has joined the Braves’ organization and gained a chance to return to his native state as he attempts to build on the success he’s had as a Minor League manager.
Alex Anthopoulos did not sign a free agent or complete a trade during this year’s Winter Meetings, which concluded on Thursday morning. But as he interacted with rival executives and agents over the course of the past four days, the Braves’ general manager gained a better feel for his club’s needs and how he might […]
The Braves gained a bullpen candidate on Thursday morning, when they selected right-handed pitcher Anyelo Gomez with the seventh pick of the first round of the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Brian Snitker has committed his adult life to the Braves, and at no point over the past 40-plus years has he ever seriously entertained the thought of going to another organization. But at the conclusion of this past season, there was reason to believe his tenure as Atlanta’s manager was likely over.
Though the Braves might set their sights on acquiring a controllable frontline starting pitcher within the next year, it appears their current focus is finding a short-term fix to satisfy their desire to add experience to their inexperienced rotation.
As Alex Anthopoulos moved near the completion of his first full month as the Braves’ GM, and experienced the second day of this year’s Winter Meetings on Tuesday, he possessed the assets that will likely lead rival executives to continue checking in with him about potential trade opportunities. But for now, Anthopoulos seems content to […]