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Offseason Outlook: Atlanta Braves

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams.  Click here for the other entries in this series. After a disappointing season ended in front office calamity, the Braves will attempt to take the next step in their rebuilding process under new baseball leadership. Guaranteed Contracts Freddie Freeman, 1B: $86MM through 2021 Matt Kemp, OF: $36MM through 2019 (Dodgers, via Padres, paying $7MM of Kemp’s remaining obligations) Ender Inciarte, OF: $28.525MM through 2022...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Lane Adams

Lane Adams had a breakout season and essentially saved his career in 2017. What were the expectations? Lane Adams was signed by the Braves to a minor league contract in 2017 after spending 2016 with the Yankees’ and Cubs’ minor league systems. Adams began his career with the Royals who drafted him in the 13th round out of Oklahoma in 2009. Adams never really took off in the minor leagues for the Royals but eventually made his way to a Major League debut in 2014, getting into six games...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Lane Adams

Lane Adams had a breakout season and essentially saved his career in 2017.

What were the expectations?

Lane Adams was signed by the Braves to a minor league contract in 2017 after spending 2016 with the Yankees’ and Cubs’ minor league systems. Adams began his career with the Royals who drafted him in the 13th round out of Oklahoma in 2009. Adams never really took off in the minor leagues for the Royals but eventually made his way to a Major League debut in 2014, getting into six games...

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Atlanta Braves Black Friday shopping list

There are bargains to be had in free agency… you just have to know where to shop to get them. The Atlanta Braves have a few things on the shopping list for this Winter, and it’s fair to say that newly minted GM Alex Anthopoulos has his hands full between jetting about the country, getting […] Atlanta Braves Black Friday shopping list - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp got off to a blazing start but once again was hit with injury after injury.

What were the expectations?

After coming to the Braves via trade during the 2016 season, Matt Kemp did great work for Atlanta posting a .280 batting average in the cleanup role for the Braves. He slugged 12 home runs in 56 games after coming over from San Diego and the Braves thought they had acquired a rejuvenated version of Kemp like the All-Star he had been during his time in Los Angeles. Kemp was...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp got off to a blazing start but once again was hit with injury after injury. What were the expectations? After coming to the Braves via trade during the 2016 season, Matt Kemp did great work for Atlanta posting a .280 batting average in the cleanup role for the Braves. He slugged 12 home runs in 56 games after coming over from San Diego and the Braves thought they had acquired a rejuvenated version of Kemp like the All-Star he had been during his time in Los Angeles. Kemp was...

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Announcement: the Atlanta Braves and the FanSided Winter Meetings

It seems we all have ideas on how to make this team better.  Next week, we’re gonna figure out how that might happen.  Announcing the FanSided MLB Winter Meetings. The Atlanta Braves need to improve their club.  But 29 other clubs also want to make their teams better as well.  Starting on Monday morning, Fred […] Announcement: the Atlanta Braves and the FanSided Winter Meetings - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Ender Inciarte

The Braves young center fielder had a great 2017 filled with gold gloves and all-star appearances.

What were the expectations?

Since coming over to the Braves in the trade that sent Shelby Miller to the Diamondbacks Ender Inciarte has done nothing but impress on both sides of the ball. After spending two years with the Diamondbacks, it was clear the Ender Inciarte was special on defense and could hit enough to stay in the lineup. Last season, his first with the Braves, he made a great first...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Ender Inciarte

The Braves young center fielder had a great 2017 filled with gold gloves and all-star appearances. What were the expectations? Since coming over to the Braves in the trade that sent Shelby Miller to the Diamondbacks Ender Inciarte has done nothing but impress on both sides of the ball. After spending two years with the Diamondbacks, it was clear the Ender Inciarte was special on defense and could hit enough to stay in the lineup. Last season, his first with the Braves, he made a great...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Nick Markakis

The Braves veteran outfielder can still be valuable as a bat off the bench but not much more than that. Nick Markakis had a very Nick Markakis season for the Atlanta Braves again in 2017. Will it be his last in a Braves uniform? What were the expectations? Nick Markakis signed with the Braves in 2014 on a four-year deal through his age-34 season totaling $44,000,000. In his time with the Braves so far Markakis has been largely average at hitting, which combines with some below-average...

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Atlanta Braves 2017 player review: Nick Markakis

The Braves veteran outfielder can still be valuable as a bat off the bench but not much more than that.

Nick Markakis had a very Nick Markakis season for the Atlanta Braves again in 2017. Will it be his last in a Braves uniform?

What were the expectations?

Nick Markakis signed with the Braves in 2014 on a four-year deal through his age-34 season totaling $44,000,000. In his time with the Braves so far Markakis has been largely average at hitting, which combines with some below-average...

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Kris Willis

Braves season in review: Brandon Phillips and Sean Rodriguez

Sean Rodriguez’s shoulder injury paved the way for Brandon Phillips’ arrival, who bounced back before being replaced at the keystone and traded away.

Brandon Phillips and Sean Rodriguez wouldn’t have been teammates in 2017 if not for a near tragic car crash involving Rodriguez and his family in late January. Rodriguez and his family suffered serious injuries but thankfully they were all able to recover. He however would require shoulder surgery on his left shoulder and the initial...

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Braves season in review: Brandon Phillips and Sean Rodriguez

Sean Rodriguez’s shoulder injury paved the way for Brandon Phillips’ arrival, who bounced back before being replaced at the keystone and traded away. Brandon Phillips and Sean Rodriguez wouldn’t have been teammates in 2017 if not for a near tragic car crash involving Rodriguez and his family in late January. Rodriguez and his family suffered serious injuries but thankfully they were all able to recover. He however would require shoulder surgery on his left shoulder and the initial...

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Kris Willis

Thanksgiving Day open thread

We don’t express it nearly enough but we are deeply thankful for each and every one of you that takes the time to visit and read Talking Chop. So from our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Atlanta Braves News and Links: Happy Thanksgiving

Though things are somewhat bleak at the moment, Braves country has plenty to be thankful for this year. BRAVES NEWS Community-minded Folty lights up young faces Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz made news on Wednesday for taking time to acknowledge a young fan who had made contact with him via Twitter. The two shared a day together at SunTrust, and Folty was able to deliver a special experience to a devoted young man. Foltynewicz started the initiative on May 5, when he paid a surprise visit to...

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Atlanta Braves legends should get Cooperstown love this year… but will they?

Hadn’t gotten round to this until now due to… other news… but the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot came out this week.  How’s that going to work, Braves fans? The 2018 HOF ballot is awash with talent, having 33 total names,19 new entries, and 7 who played for the Atlanta Braves. Seven?  Are you surprised […] Atlanta Braves legends should get Cooperstown love this year… but will they? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves News and Links: Happy Thanksgiving

Though things are somewhat bleak at the moment, Braves country has plenty to be thankful for this year.

BRAVES NEWS

Community-minded Folty lights up young faces

Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz made news on Wednesday for taking time to acknowledge a young fan who had made contact with him via Twitter. The two shared a day together at SunTrust, and Folty was able to deliver a special experience to a devoted young man.

Foltynewicz started the initiative on May 5, when he paid a surprise visit to...

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Kris Willis

Will Jace Peterson and Adonis Garcia stick with the Braves in 2018?

Peterson and Garcia failed to make an impact in 2017 and could be left without a spot going forward.

(Editor’s note. The hammer has fallen and while the penalties are severe, the Braves must move on and that means we must as well. If there is new news in regards to the investigation we will report it here but over the next few days we are going to finish up our player reviews series while also keeping an eye on free agency, trade rumors and arbitration news.)

Jace Peterson and Adonis...

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Will Jace Peterson and Adonis Garcia stick with the Braves in 2018?

Peterson and Garcia failed to make an impact in 2017 and could be left without a spot going forward. (Editor’s note. The hammer has fallen and while the penalties are severe, the Braves must move on and that means we must as well. If there is new news in regards to the investigation we will report it here but over the next few days we are going to finish up our player reviews series while also keeping an eye on free agency, trade rumors and arbitration news.) Jace Peterson and Adonis...

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Demetrius Bell

Atlanta Braves news: Day one of the fallout

Rob Manfred dropped the hammer on the Braves and former employees as well. It got pretty bad, but now it’s time to move forward.

BRAVES NEWS MLB lays the hammer down on Atlanta with sanctions

The day of reckoning for the Braves finally came and the punishment was just as severe as it was rumored to be. The Braves ended up losing at least 12 prospects, their third-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and severe sanctions when it comes to international spending for the next few years....

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