Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings

Jan 9, 2019 8:05 AM

The Atlanta Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

The Braves discussed Nick Castellanos with the Detroit Tigers around the Winter Meetings.

However, talks have stalled for now. The two clubs haven't made any progress towards a deal since those December talks, according to a source.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Interested In Craig Kimbrel On Three-Year Deal

Jan 2, 2019 8:16 AM

Craig Kimbrel is seeking a six-year deal, but landing such a contract seems unlikely to happen in this market.

The Atlanta Braves are monitoring Kimbrel and would like to sign him to a three-year deal.

Kimbrel is expected to receive a deal worth at least $18 million annually.

Mark Bowman/

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto

Dec 16, 2018 1:08 AM

While Atlanta has continued to be linked to J.T. Realmuto rumors, a source said Saturday night the Braves exited the Winter Meetings with the understanding there will not be any further reason for them to discuss trading for the Marlins' All-Star catcher.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Unlikely To Meet Trade Demands For Corey Kluber

Nov 29, 2018 8:08 AM

The Atlanta Braves are looking to land a frontline starting pitcher, but they appear unlikely to meet the price for Corey Kluber.

The Cleveland Indians are listening to offers for Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco.

Atlanta is reluctant to part with what Cleveland desires for Kluber, which is reportedly a package centered around pitchers Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Josh Donaldson Hoping For Long-Term Home With Braves

Nov 28, 2018 8:15 AM

The Atlanta Braves introduced Josh Donaldson on Tuesday and the former American League MVP is hoping he's found a long-term fit.

Donaldson agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal earlier this week. He has endured three injury-plagued seasons.

"I was a huge Braves fan coming up," Donaldson said. "My very first favorite player was Ron Gant. It's a very full circle from coming to my very first Braves game, my first major league baseball game, when I was about 12 years old to now being 32 years old [next week], being able to wear this jersey and wear it with pride."

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves, Josh Donaldson Agree To One-Year, $23M Deal

Nov 27, 2018 8:21 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with Josh Donaldson.

Donaldson, acquired by the Cleveland Indians before the August 31 trade deadline, was the 2015 American League MVP. He was limited to just 16 games due to injuries.

The 32-year-old has been hampered by injuries in each of the last two seasons.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Brian McCann, Braves Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Nov 27, 2018 7:58 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with Brian McCann.

"It feels right," said McCann, who played for the Braves fro 2005 to 2013.

"This is as special a day for me as any I've had in my career," McCann said. "To put this uniform back on, with the love I have for this organization, the love I have for everybody from top to bottom, people I've known since I was 18 years old, that's why I'm here."

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest

Nov 19, 2018 1:56 AM

Nathan Eovaldi's dominant postseason has teams lining up to sign him. According to a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, as many as nine teams could be in on the free-agent righty.

Cafardo names the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres and Red Sox as clubs that are interested in Eovaldi, and notes that more could join in on the bidding.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bob Melvin, Brian Snitker Named Managers Of The Year

Nov 14, 2018 8:05 AM

Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker have been named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively.

Melvin led the Oakland Athletics to a 97-65 record and their first playoff berth in four years despite having the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball. He received 18 first-place votes, 19 seconds and one third for 121 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Snitker led the Atlanta Braves to their first division title and playoff berth in five years. With 17 first-place votes, he was the only manager to appear on every ballot.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

Ronald Acuna, Shohei Ohtani Win Rookie Of Year Honors

Nov 13, 2018 8:18 AM

Ronald Acuna, Jr. and Shohei Ohtani were named Rookie of the Year in the National and American League, respectively.

Acuna of the Atlanta Braves received 27 first-place votes and three seconds for 144 points. Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals got two firsts and 89 points, and Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers was next with one first and 28 points.

Ohtani earned 25 of 30 first-place votes to run away with the award. The other five votes went to the New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar, who finished as runner-up. He becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Braves' Top Targets Are Michael Brantley, Wilson Ramos
The Braves won 90 games this past season and will look to make a strong push again in 2019.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Braves Match Red Sox With Three Gold Gloves
The World Champion Red Sox had the most AL players winning Gold Gloves, with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Ian Kinsler receiving honors on Sunday night.

Braves Give Brian Snitker Two-Year Extension
Brian Snitker led the Braves to a 92-70 record and the NL East title this season.

Anibal Sanchez Hopes To Continue Pitching
Anibal Sanchez didn't sign a contract as a free agent until March this past offseason, but he reset his value with the Braves and hopes to continue pitching.

Gabriel Burns/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ronald Acuna Jr. Hits Historic Grand Slam
Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., 20, has become the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the post season, surpassing Mickey Mantle.

Braves Win To Stay Alive, Will Start Foltynewicz In Game 4
The Braves beat the Dodgers by the score of 6-5 on Sunday to fend off elimination in the NLDS.

Anibal Sanchez To Start Game 2 For Braves
The Braves will start Anibal Sanchez in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.


Dodgers Will Open NLDS With Hyun-Jin Ryu, Clayton Kershaw
The order will also allow both pitchers to remain on five days' rest.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Braves Clinch NL East Title
The Braves are back in the playoffs after going 70-92 last season.

Braves Acquire Lucas Duda From Royals
The Royals have traded Lucas Duda to the Braves in exchange for cash.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Ronald Acuna Damages Wall At Marlins Park With Home Run
Ronald Acuna hit a 432-foot home run in Thursday night's game between the Braves and Marlins.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Jose Urena Suspended Six Games For Hitting Ronald Acuna
Major League Baseball has suspended Jose Urena for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna, Jr. on Wednesday night.


Brandon McCarthy To Retire After Season
Brandon McCarthy will retire at the end of this year after a 13-year Major League career.


Braves Broadcaster Sorry For Doubting Juan Soto's Age
Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson found himself in the middle of controversy Tuesday after he questioned the age of 19-year-old Nationals rookie Juan Soto.


Rays Have Asked Teams To Make Best, Final Offers For Chris Archer
The Dodgers, Yankees, Braves, Brewers and Padres have been linked to Chris Archer.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Reds Trade Adam Duvall To Braves
The Reds will receive right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.

Associated Press

Orioles Send Brad Brach To Braves For International Bonus Slot
The Braves have acquired Brad Brach from the Orioles for $250,000 of international signing bonus allocation money.


Braves Acquire Jonny Venters From Rays
The Braves have acquired Jonny Venters from the Rays for an international roster slot.

Associated Press

Teams Coveting Relievers In Trade With Reds
The Braves, Phillies, Red Sox and Rockies have all engaged the Reds in trade talks regarding relief pitchers.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Braves, Nationals Showing Interest In Trade For Cole Hamels
Both clubs are trying to keep pace with the Phillies in the National League East.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB