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Dodgers Working On Three-Team Deal With Braves, Marlins

Jul 29, 2015 10:09 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a three-team deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that would yield Mat Latos from Miami and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Jose Peraza from Atlanta.

It is being reported that Dodgers prospect Hector Olivera is also involved in the deal.

Los Angeles could keep Wood or flip him in a deal for David Price.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Asked Braves About Andrelton Simmons; Price 'Unreachable'

Jul 27, 2015 4:02 PM

The New York Mets recently inquired with the Atlanta Braves about Andrelton Simmons as a long-term solution at shortstop.

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that talks went nowhere. The Braves placed such a high asking price on Simmons that it was "basically unreachable."

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Mets Acquire Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson From Braves

Jul 25, 2015 1:43 AM

The Mets finalized a deal with the Braves on Friday night to acquire third baseman Juan Uribe and lefty-hitting utility player Kelly Johnson, according to an report.

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Braves Extend Fredi Gonzalez, Staff Through 2016

Jul 17, 2015 4:36 PM

The Atlanta Braves have announced that they have extended the contract of Fredi Gonzalez and his coaching staff through the 2016 season.

Gonzalez's new contract contains a club option for 2017. He has compiled a 400-337 record in four-plus seasons with the club.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Smoltz: Mets' Rotation 'Way Better' Than 1990s Braves

Jul 17, 2015 6:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves of the 1990s had three Hall of Fame pitchers in their starting rotation, but John Smoltz believes the New York Mets rotation has more talent.

"They're way better," Smoltz told the New York Daily News. "They've got more talent than we could ever have."

Smoltz will be inducted into Cooperstown later this month.

New York's rotation includes young standouts Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz as well as veterans Bartolo Colon and Jonathon Niese. Zack Wheeler is due to re-enter the rotation next summer after completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine combined to win seven National League Cy Young Awards.

"The opportunities that exist today won't allow a lot of staffs to find out what kind of staff they can be," Smoltz added. "That's the shame of the game. The injuries have taken over. ... There's no doubt that the dynamic arms are way better than we've ever seen. And the issue is how long can we keep them healthy and how long can they stick together financially? What we did in the era that we did, we take a lot of pride in it. We worked really hard and we didn't miss a lot of starts.

"We've anointed people a little too quickly in this game. And they don't have the ability to wait and learn and have a fair shake at the game. ... Everybody wants quick results, expectations through the roof. And that's what these guys are fighting today. They're not giving them a chance to fail too often. And when they do, what happens?"

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Jason Grilli Ruptures Achilles Tendon

Jul 11, 2015 10:16 PM

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Vin Mazzaro To Sign Deal With Braves

Jul 10, 2015 3:22 PM

The Atlanta Braves will sign Vin Mazzaro to a Minor League contract.

Mazzaro will head to Triple-A upon signing his contract.

The 28-year-old threw 12 innings for the Miami Marlins earlier this season.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves To Sign Kolby Allard

Jul 10, 2015 7:21 AM

The Atlanta Braves are expected to sign first-round pick Kolby Allard despite recent reports that he might instead attend UCLA.

Atlanta drafted Allard with the fourteenth overall pick last month. The pick carries a slot value of $2,842,400. The high school left-hander likely would have been selected earlier had it not been for a stress reaction in his back.

Keith Law reports that Allard will receive a bonus of $3,042,000 to sign.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

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First-Rounder Kolby Allard May Choose UCLA Over Braves

Jul 6, 2015 6:02 PM

The Atlanta Braves have signed all of their top picks with the exception of first-round pick Kolby Allard.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it's looking like there's a "legit chance" that Allard will honor his commitment to UCLA rather than sign with the Braves.

Atlanta drafted Allard with the 14th overall pick, which comes a slot value of $2,842,200.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Athletics Acquire Aaron Kurcz From Braves
The Braves have traded Aaron Kurcz to the Athletics in exchange for an international bonus slot valued at $167,000.

Mark Bowman/MLB

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

D-Backs Trade Arroyo, Toussaint To Braves For Gosselin
Bronson Arroyo has not pitched since having Tommy John surgery last July 18.

Braves Have Tried To Move Chris Johnson
The Braves have tried to trade Chris Johnson, offering to pay a good chunk of what remains on his contract.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Terry Collins May Ask Smoltz To Speak With Harvey
Terry Collins spoke with John Smoltz on Thursday and the pair discussed Matt Harvey’s struggles in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Braves Seeking Bullpen Upgrades
The Braves are looking to trade for bullpen upgrades, but they are reluctant to part with young talent or pay significant money in order to make it happen.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Callaspo, Uribe Swap Between Braves, Dodgers Finalized
The Braves and Dodgers have finalized a trade that hit a roadblock early Tuesday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Alberto Callaspo Nixes Trade To Dodgers
Alberto Callaspo has blocked a trade that would have seen the Braves deal the infielder to the Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Braves Working On Alberto Callaspo Trade
The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Braves prior to the 2015 season.

Mark Bowman/MLB

MLB Suspends Will Smith Eight Games
Brewers pitcher Will Smith has appealed the eight game suspension.

Will Nieves To Sign With Braves
The catcher opened the 2015 season as the backup catcher for the Padres.

Matt Eddy/Baseball America

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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