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  • For a long time the Atlanta Braves internet family has been blessed with two separate, but excellent blogs: Talking Chop and (I hope) Capitol Avenue Club. Each blog had its own character, and something of a sort of friendly sibling rivalry existed. Gondee and all the writers have been churning out lots of fantastic posts over at Talking Chop for quite some time, and Capit... read more...
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  • The Blue Jays teed off on Braves pitching last night, final score 9-3. I’m going to go ahead and call this a four game series even though they’ll switch locations tomorrow. The probables for the rest of the series are Maholm v. Morrow (12:37), Rogers v. Medlen (7:10) and Dickey v. Minor (7:10). Last night was an ugly one for both Tim Hudson and the relievers.... read more...
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  • Braves’ Hart: ‘It’s not like I’m breaking up the ’27 Yankees’ JEFF SCHULTZ / AJC.COM … If only fixing the Braves was that easy. B.J. Upton and the remaining $46 million on his contract: still here. The starting rotation lacks a true No. 1 starter. The bullpen has holes. Second base is deep — with […] ... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves acquired starting pitcher Shelby Miller on November 17, 2014 when the Braves traded Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals in-exchange for Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound pitcher is a top of the rotation type pitcher who will come into Atlanta and hopefully improve the starting […] ... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves new outfielder Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million dollar signing bonus prior to January 1st of 2015.  This is part of his four-year, $44 million contract that he signed with the Braves on December 3rd. Markakis brings a lot of positives with him to the Braves…one of which is his consistent hitting. […] ... read more...
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  • The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting... read more...
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  • ATLANTA (AP) Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his $44 million, four-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Markakis has annual salaries of $10.5 million as part of the deal, which was announced Dec. 3. He can earn $50,000 for making the All-Star team, winning an MVP award, earning the World Series MVP honor or getting selected the... read more...
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  • The 2014 MLB winter meetings saw many big splashes, but the Atlanta Braves were not a part of one of them. Despite rumors of the Braves being involved in trade talks, nothing materialized on that front. The two main trade targets the Braves are shopping are Justi... read more...
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  • Ervin Santana has found himself a new home. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Twins are finalizing a 4-year deal with Ervin Santana. Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014 Ervin Santana’s deal will include a fifth-year option at vests depending on innings pitched... read more...
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  • BREAKING: The Minnesota Twins, who finished last in the AL Central last season, have signed free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana to a 4 year deal worth 54 million with a 5th vesting year depending on innings pitched. Jeff Passan first reported of the deal. Source: Ervin Santana finalizing a four-year deal for around $54 million with Minnesota. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPas... read more...
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  • The Atlanta Braves are considered to be one of the primary players at the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings being held in San Diego. The franchise holds two well-known potential trade pieces in outfielder Justin Upton and outfielder/catcher Evan Gattis and has its eyes set on improving the 25-man roster. President of baseball operations John Hart has not made the team's intentions ... read more...
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  • getty images Ervin Santana hit free agency again this offseason tied to draft pick compensation. The 31-year-old Santana pitched last season on a one-year deal with the Brves finishing with a 3.95 ERA across 31 starts. After rejecting a $15.3 million qualifying offer Santana has been slow to see a market develop as teams had focused on Jon Lester – now with the Cubs – an... read more...
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  • While the Atlanta Braves are in the middle of baseball's Winter Meetings, building their current roster with one eye focused on the 2017 season, construction on the team's new Cobb County ballpark continues. Nearly three months after the groundbreaking for SunTrust Park, the franchise released new renderings of their soon-to-be home on Wednesday, featuring more detail than... read more...
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