The Atlanta Braves nailed their rebuild. If it wasn’t for the Dodgers, Atlanta would be the perennial National League favourites. They have offensive star power, and they have an embarrassment of pitching riches.
The MLB trade deadline was one of the busiest in recent years. Teams were moving pieces constantly. While the uncertainty over finances made some front offices more cautious, it was certainly eventful with teams either pushing for a postseason berth or quickly retooling to bolster the farm.
After successive division titles, the Atlanta Braves return for 2020 with most of their core still in place. Despite losing Josh Donaldson, they still have two of the National League’s finest hitters in Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña.
Each Major League Baseball season brings a new group of prospects ready to explode onto the big league scene. Sometimes service time nonsense deprives us of a few weeks, sometimes new contracts mean they are with us from Opening Day onwards.
The Atlanta Braves were in the running for Josh Donaldson right until the end. On Tuesday, however, the former MVP signed a four-year pact with the Minnesota Twins, leaving the Braves without a cleanup hitter.
The Braves won their second straight NL East title, and offseason acquisition Josh Donaldson had his fair share of contributions on his way to hitting 37 home runs and leading the Braves into the postseason.
Atlanta Braves made the first big move of the MLB offseason, landing former San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith on a three-year, $39 million deal. There is a $13 million club option attached for the 2023 campaign.
Perhaps in the shadow of Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg, Madison Bumgarner is still a very hot property on the MLB free agent market. The San Francisco Giants legend has already been linked to a number of teams that desperately need starting pitching to solidify their rotation.
Yasmani Grandal declined a $16 million mutual option with the Milwaukee Brewers to re-enter free agency after a frustrating offseason in 2018/19.
St Louis Cardinals ace-turned-closer Carlos Martinez took a dislike to Ronald Acuna's home run celebrations in the ninth inning of Thursday night's Division Series opener.
The Atlanta Braves looked like one of the most complete teams in the National League after the MLB Trade Deadline. That was thanks to the addition of a trio of star relievers in Chris Martin, Mark Melancon and Shane Greene. But once they stepped foot on the mound, it went horribly wrong for the Braves.
With 50 or so regular season games to play, here are our post-trade-deadline power rankings…
The Atlanta Braves traded for Shane Greene and Mark Melancon in the last hour of the trade deadline.
The Atlanta Braves acquired reliever Chris Martin in a trade with the Texas Rangers, sending pitching prospect Kolby Allard the other way, as reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
The Atlanta Braves have been linked with Marcus Stroman for several weeks now. Some thought Stroman’s start at Rogers Center on Wednesday was his last for the Toronto Blue Jays, but with a year left of club control, it is far from certain than the right-hander will be dealt before the 31st July trade deadline.