MLB Rumors: Atlanta Braves

Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd 

April, 19, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season.

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How Braves make room for Minor 

April, 15, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week.

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The Atlanta Braves could use some pitching help right now, but they agreed to a deal with left-hander Luis Perez on Monday with hopes the lefthander can make a significant impact later in the season, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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The names may change, but the Braves remain a franchise that relies heavily on its starting pitching rotation. Atlanta starters ranked fifth in the majors in ERA among starting pitchers last season (3.51), and GM Frank Wren made news earlier this spring by signing Julio Teheran to a long-term deal. The big question this spring is whether another young phenom can outpitch a 37-year-old veteran for the fifth spot in the rotation.

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Braves sticking with Uggla 

March, 3, 2014
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The lowest batting average in the major leagues last season belonged to Dan Uggla, whose .179 mark with the Braves was almost 30 points worse than the next closest qualifier, Darwin Barney of the Cubs.

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After losing catcher Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves are prepared to go into the 2014 season with Evan Gattis handling the majority of duties behind the plate. However, the organization is making sure they have other options available to them, just in case things don't quite work out as planned.

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Kimbrel could win case, lose team 

January, 30, 2014
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There could be a lot at stake if the Atlanta Braves and closer Craig Kimbrel end up going to arbitration instead of settling in advance of a hearing. Should Kimbrel end up getting his desired salary, the team may well be forced to send the closer packing sooner, rather than later.

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Trouble ahead for Heyward and Braves? 

January, 19, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves had seven players who were eligible for arbitration this season. They came to terms with four of them, including reliever Kris Medlen. However, it looks like the other three might end up being settled during an actual hearing.

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Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla is three years into the 5-year, $62 million deal he signed in Jan. 2011, and is coming off a brutal season where he batted just .179 and finished with a -1.3 WAR. Uggla will turn 34 before Opening Day and was left off the Braves' postseason roster this past fall, and at this point one has to believe the Braves would love to be able to go in a new direction.

But unless the Braves find a taker for the power-hitting infielder, they might have to eat the remaining two years and $26 million on his deal in order to do so.

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Braves ready to make a move? 

December, 15, 2013
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If you're a big believer in addition by subtraction, then the Atlanta Braves are way ahead of the rest of the league this offseason. They've yet to make any major signings, but have seen pitcher Tim Hudson and catcher Brian McCann both sign elsewhere for the 2014 season.

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Braves seeking Shark? 

December, 12, 2013
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One of the quieter teams at the Winter Meetings was the Atlanta Braves, who did not make a single trade or free agent signing during the past four days. However, there's still plenty of time left this offseason for a significant move to be made.

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Winter Meetings Buzz 

December, 10, 2013
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Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday?

There is some buzz regarding a deal for Matt Kemp, at least according to the agent for the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. Dave Stewart says "something was brewing" regarding his client, reports Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com.

The Boston Red Sox, who recently lost free agent Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners are viewed as prime candidates. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell both reiterated Monday that they are comfortable with Jackie Bradley Jr. penciled in as the Opening Day center fielder in place of Ellsbury, but that, of course, could change.

Here is a quick look of what is happening, or may happen, in Orlando:

  • David Price: The race is on to acquire the 2012 AL Cy Young winner, whose value may never be as high as it is now. ESPN.com's Jayson Stark says Rays GM Andrew Friedman will get what he wants in return. “He's not going to budge, certainly not this week,” Stark says.
  • Taijuan Walker: Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said Monday he has no plans to trade his top pitching prospect, but that may be what it takes to land Price.

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No big deals out of Atlanta 

December, 10, 2013
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Don’t expect a blockbuster deal out of the Atlanta Braves by the time the Winter Meetings conclude on Thursday.

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Could the Braves deal for Wieters? 

November, 25, 2013
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The Atlanta Braves learned Saturday what was expected all along – that seven-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann would not be back in 2014.

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Should Braves trade Craig Kimbrel? 

November, 19, 2013
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Only three pitchers have recorded more than 100 saves over the past three seasons, and at the top of that elite list of names sits Craig Kimbrel, whose 138 saves since 2011 is a full 28 more than Jim Johnson's 110 or Chris Perez's 100 over that span. That's why it might seem absurd to suggest that the Atlanta Braves should consider trading their closer this offseason. But that's exactly what ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski suggests.

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