Sunday, January 21, 2018

Only finishing touches remain at Braves’ SunTrust Park

"We are completely through with the major elements of the construction of the ballpark," Braves president of business Derek Schiller said.

Returning to the game: a case study

Baseball is my drug. To be more specific, Braves baseball. If I could, I would go to every game, read every article, and consume every last nonsensical insignificant piece of drivel about the organization from the big league level to the lowest minor league level. I love it, and I may very well be addicted to it.

Braves prospect, four others suspended by MLB after failed drug tests

Atlanta Braves prospect Gabe Howell was one of five minor league players suspended by Major League Baseball Wednesday. According to an MLB release, five MiLB players were suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Braves start spring with 3 new pitchers, new outlook

Eager for a fresh start and armed with a new rotation, the Atlanta Braves started spring training with an air of confidence and optimism, especially for a team coming off a season of 93 losses.

Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade

The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two pitchers. The Braves traded away left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.

Braves announce farm system field staffs for the 2017 season

The Atlanta Braves announced their 2017 Minor League coaching staffs today, which include 13 staff members returning for the upcoming season. The Gwinnett (AAA) Braves will feature a new manager as Damon Berryhill will skipper the Triple-A club in 2017. Berryhill, 52, joins the organization after spending seven seasons, from 2009 to 2015, as a Minor League manager in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Braves send Jenkins, Feigl to Rangers for minor league pitcher

The Atlanta Braves have traded right-handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins, along with left-handed pitcher Brady Feigl to the Texas Rangers for right-handed pitcher Luke Jackson. The Braves acquired Jenkins as part of the Shelby Miller trade that landed Jason Heyward in Saint Louis. Feigle had been in the Braves farm system since 2014, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015.

Rome Braves named Baseball America’s Minor League Team of the Year

The Rome Braves have been selected as Baseball America’s Minor League Team of the Year. The award is based on a team’s success combined with the team’s talent. It involves looking back at how the team fared, but also looking forward as to what they believe the prospects on the team will be in the future.

Georgia St buys Turner Field, plans to convert to football

Georgia State has received approval to purchase Turner Field for $22.8 million, clearing the way to convert the former home of the Atlanta Braves into a college football stadium. The Panthers plan to move into the stadium next season after playing at the much larger Georgia Dome since the program was launched in 2010.

Braves close Turner Field with 1-0 win to eliminate Tigers

Julio Teheran matched a career high with 12 strikeouts, and Freddie Freeman drove in the lone run with a first-inning sacrifice fly off Justin Verlander. Detroit missed the playoffs for the second year in a row after four straight postseason appearances that included a trip to the World Series in 2012.