Atlanta Braves Wiretap

Braves Still Interested In Reunion With Craig Kimbrel

Mar 24, 2019 11:50 AM

The Atlanta Braves are still interested in signing Craig Kimbrel.

The reliever remains unsigned with Opening Day just a few days away. In addition to the Braves, the Milwaukee Brewers have been linked to Kimbrel recently as well.

Kimbrel pitched for Atlanta for five seasons before moving onto the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves May Pursue Dallas Keuchel

Mar 1, 2019 8:19 AM

The Atlanta Braves have seen a number of their pitchers suffer injuries, which has created a need.

Because of that, the Braves are thinking about a pursuit of Dallas Keuchel.

He remains on the free agent market with the season starting later this month.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Braves Will 'Definitely' Be Involved In Trades

Jan 25, 2019 7:57 AM

The Atlanta Braves will "definitely" be involved in trade talks as the offseason progresses.

The Braves pursued James Paxton and Edwin Diaz before they were dealt to the New York Yankees and New York Mets, respectively.

"We're definitely going to be involved in trades," Alex Anthopoulos said. "At the end of the day, we really feel strongly about the talent we have. We've put some good young players on the table in [proposed] deals.

"Whether it was Trade Deadline last year or even this offseason, we've been pretty engaged on the trade market," he continued. "But we haven't been able to say 'yes' to a deal we thought made sense for us. We have the players to go get [big names]. We certainly have the currency. We have the prospects to do it. It's not a financial thing. It's ultimately when we're making a decision from a baseball standpoint, do we think this is the right move for the organization?"

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Bringing Back Nick Markakis On One-Year Deal

Jan 23, 2019 7:32 AM

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with Nick Markakis.

Markakis, 35, was the Braves' cleanup hitter last season. He hit .297/.366/.440 with 14 home runs, 43 doubles and 93 RBIs while playing in all 162 games.

The deal will pay Markakis a $4 million base in 2019 and includes a $6 million club option for 2020 that comes with a $2 million buyout.

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

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.

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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.

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

Associated Press

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

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

RealGM Staff Report

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

RealGM Staff Report

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.

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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