It’s the Bullpen, Baby!

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves One of the more popular questions coming into Spring Training was what the Braves plan was to replace the likes of Mark Melancon & still-unsigned Shane Greene. Well, the replacements happen to already be employed by the Atlanta Braves. Let’s take a look at the guys who … Continue reading It’s the Bullpen, Baby!

The Braves Back-End Starter: The Case for Everybody

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves The Braves rotation is stacked 1-4, barring injury or setback. Those four starting pitchers (once Soroka returns) are: Soroka, Fried, Morton, & Anderson; in whatever order Snitker decides. That’s not what this is about, we can cover that some other time. Today is about that 5th starter. … Continue reading The Braves Back-End Starter: The Case for Everybody

Braves Sign Jake Lamb. Who is he?

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves The Braves have reportedly signed third baseman Jake Lamb. Giving him all of Spring Training to showcase his abilities & determine where he’ll fit in on this 2021 roster. WHO HE WAS Lamb debuted in MLB with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014. He was drafted by the … Continue reading Braves Sign Jake Lamb. Who is he?

PECOTA Projects Braves to Finish Fourth

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of The New York Times The annual PECOTA projections have been released. The computer system that factors projected lineups, starting pitching rotations, bullpens, & schedule to project divisional races spit out projections for all of MLB’s year-end rankings has the Braves as the fourth ranked … Continue reading PECOTA Projects Braves to Finish Fourth

What Our Current Roster Can Do

Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Drew Waters. Photo courtesy of Talking Chop. With less than a month until Spring Training (barring a change of heart from the Player’s Union) the Braves have not addressed the gaping hole on the left side of the field. A fairly large hole left behind by non-tendering Adam Duvall, … Continue reading What Our Current Roster Can Do

Braves Bring Back Kung Fu Panda

Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of Around the Foghorn Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval “Kung Fu Panda” signed a 1-year minor league contract with the Braves on Sunday, a contract that becomes worth $1 million if he’s promoted to Atlanta. The 34-year old Sandoval is capable of playing third base, first base, … Continue reading Braves Bring Back Kung Fu Panda

Braves Re-Sign Two Lefty’s

Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take The Braves agreed to one-year deals with both Max Fried & A.J. Minter. Last year’s Cy Young candidate Max Fried signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The 2012 seventh overall draft pick is part of this coming year’s three-headed … Continue reading Braves Re-Sign Two Lefty’s

Inciarte to Compete to Play for Braves in 2021

Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedilybraves According to Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves manager Brian Snitker said Ender would come with the big league ball club to Spring Training to “compete for a job”. Well, yeah. He’s owed $8 million this coming season before a $9 million club … Continue reading Inciarte to Compete to Play for Braves in 2021

Braves Dominance Sparks NL East Arms Race

Photo courtesy of USA Today FTW Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Three straight division titles in the past three years will put more pressure on division foes than they’d care to admit. Atlanta’s dominance was expected, but not as early as it started. The Braves won the first of their three titles when they … Continue reading Braves Dominance Sparks NL East Arms Race

Braves Advance Their Rotation

Photo courtesy of Morganton News Herald Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Last Tuesday, Alex Anthopoulos & the Braves signed former Atlanta Braves & Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Charlie Morton to a 1-year/$15 million contract. The $15 million is the same amount he would’ve made had his option been exercised with the Rays. So basically, … Continue reading Braves Advance Their Rotation

Andruw Jones Highlights Braves HOF Ballot

Photo courtesy of SB Nation. Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves For the fifth time in as many years, Andruw Jones is on MLB’s Hall of Fame ballot. Last year, he received 19.4% of the overall vote. His Resume Jones’ MLB career spanned 16 seasons, 11 of which were with the Atlanta Braves. Andruw was … Continue reading Andruw Jones Highlights Braves HOF Ballot

Freddie Freeman, National League MVP

Photo courtesy of CBS Sports Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Freddie Freeman finally received the national recognition he’s been deserving for years now. The type of recognition Braves Country has showered him with for basically his whole career. The Braves first baseman beat out Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts & Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis … Continue reading Freddie Freeman, National League MVP

Coppy at Home While Cora & Hinch Manage MLB Ball Clubs

Pictured: John (Coppy) Coppolella. Photo courtesy of MLB.com FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @thedailybraves Come along as I dive into three men, who all operated outside the written rules of Major League Baseball; what they did, how they were punished, & what their current status is in Major League Baseball. Those three men are John … Continue reading Coppy at Home While Cora & Hinch Manage MLB Ball Clubs

Springer Should Be Offered 4-Year Deal

Photo courtesy of ABC News FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @thedailybraves The Houston Astros extended a qualifying offer to free agent-to-be George Springer this Sunday. Their offer was worth $18.9 million. Qualifying offer, defined by Major League Baseball: “Clubs wishing to receive compensatory Draft picks for the loss of a free agent can make a … Continue reading Springer Should Be Offered 4-Year Deal

Why Atlanta Should Re-Sign Ozuna

Photo courtesy of Redbird Rants Marcell Ozuna bet on himself this season by signing a one year prove-it deal with the Braves. Much like Josh Donaldson last season, that bet paid off. Marcell paced the National League in homeruns. He even garnered some National League MVP consideration. It’s no coincidence that with Marcell behind Freddie … Continue reading Why Atlanta Should Re-Sign Ozuna

“Who da Fook is that guy?”

Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starter, Trevor Bauer Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves are set to begin their 2020 MLB postseason run tomorrow at noon for Game 1 of a 3-game wildcard series against the Cincinnati Reds. Starting Game 1 for the Reds is the most outspoken player in Major League Baseball, Trevor … Continue reading “Who da Fook is that guy?”

In Review: Series vs Nationals

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves took a huge series against the Washington Nationals this past weekend to extend their division lead over the Miami Marlins to 3.5 games. Atlanta took the series three games to one, with an aggregate score against the defending World Champions coming in … Continue reading In Review: Series vs Nationals

Braves Prospects Breakdown No. 1-5

Author: Mark Atkins Photo courtesy of Sports Logos News Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves This is Mark’s first article published on The Daily Braves. He’s a prospect evaluator & you can expect articles from Mark moving forward as a staff writer. Hello Daily Braves family. I am a lifelong Braves fan that loves prospects … Continue reading Braves Prospects Breakdown No. 1-5

People Are Talking, Talking Bout People

Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Welcome! To the hottest time of year for trade rumors, sudden insiders, & arguments over trades & moves that haven’t even happened yet or won’t even happen at all. Usually what happens in these fake trades is the person will outline a trade package … Continue reading People Are Talking, Talking Bout People

Over The Line: The Rule & The Reality

Photo courtesy of The Tennessean Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves First, the rule straight from MLB’s Official Baseball Rules, 2019 Edition... Rule 6.01(h)(2) Comment: Under Rule 6.01(h)(2), when the ball is not dead on obstruction and an obstructed runner advances beyond the base which, in the umpire’s judgment, he would have been awarded because … Continue reading Over The Line: The Rule & The Reality

Preview: Series Finale Versus Philly

Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Get your brooms out, Braves Nation. The Bravos go for the series sweep tonight at Truist Park against the division cellar-dweller Phillies. We have our favorite dip-spitting-pitch-slinging Tomlin starting out on the bump, looking for his second win of the season. Also … Continue reading Preview: Series Finale Versus Philly

Why Chipper is the greatest Atlanta Brave of All-Time

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The first overall pick by the Braves in the 1990 MLB Draft, Chipper would spend his entire career with the Atlanta ball club. Chipper was drafted as a shortstop, after pitcher Todd Van Poppel explicitly said that he would not sign with the … Continue reading Why Chipper is the greatest Atlanta Brave of All-Time

Touki looks to get in the Win Column

Photo courtesy of http://www.si.com Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Toussaint gets the nod for Game 1 versus last year’s World Series Champions (that was DISGUSTING to type). Touki’s only had one decision this season, it was a loss to the Yankees in the Bronx. A game in which he threw 4 innings and surrendered … Continue reading Touki looks to get in the Win Column

Preview: Braves at Marlins, Kyle Wright

Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take Subscribe by hitting the “follow” button for daily Braves content & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Atlanta Braves take on the Miami Marlins tonight for Miami’s 2020 home opener. The Marlins have been the feel-good underdog story so far in this wild Major League Baseball season, but the … Continue reading Preview: Braves at Marlins, Kyle Wright

Preview: Ace vs Ace & State of the Mets

Photo courtesy of NBC News Tonight is the rematch of Opening Day, a game that ended in 1-0 win for the Mets. Both starting pitchers surrendered zero runs. Atlanta reliever, Shane Greene gave up the go-ahead solo homerun to Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes was a no-show to yesterday’s Braves vs Mets game. He also didn’t notify … Continue reading Preview: Ace vs Ace & State of the Mets

Preview: Game 3, Kyle Wright vs David Peterson

Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Atlanta looks to go for the series clinching win this afternoon against the visiting Mets. The man that Snitker has tasked with getting us underway is career 0-4, Kyle Wright. Wright enters the game with an 0-1 record & a 16.88 ERA over 2.2 innings. Wright is the #4 prospect … Continue reading Preview: Game 3, Kyle Wright vs David Peterson

Preview: Game 2, Touki Toussaint vs Michael Wacha

Photo courtesy of Baseball America The back end of the Braves starting rotation is officially a mystery in terms of consistency moving forward. Hamels still isn’t back healthy. Folty isn’t on the 40-Man. And Felix Hernandez opted out of 2020. Touki is the most recent attempt at filling that void. Touki’s been up & down … Continue reading Preview: Game 2, Touki Toussaint vs Michael Wacha

Dansby Is Our Franchise SS: Why & How We Can Lock Him Up

Photo courtesy of Bleacher Report Dansby is currently signed through the 2020 season for $3.15 million. The former Vanderbilt star & No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Dansby is the latest in the Atlanta’s long line of defensive wizards at shortstop. But what he brings to the lineup from the SS position … Continue reading Dansby Is Our Franchise SS: Why & How We Can Lock Him Up

Markakis Opts Back In

Photo courtesy of SportsTalkATL.com Early Wednesday afternoon it was announced that Nick Markakis had opted back into the 2020 MLB season. Prior to Opening Day, the 14 year veteran of baseball’s highest level opted out of the 2020 season, forfeiting his paycheck for the year. Markakis isn’t going to dominate opposing pitchers, he’s not going … Continue reading Markakis Opts Back In