Turning 13 minor leaguers into free agents for Atlanta's violation of rules on signing foreign talent isn't the end of MLB's new enforcement efforts.
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Former Braves general manager John Coppolella was placed on MLB's permanently ineligible list, and the team lost one of its top prospects after committing serious rules violations in the international signing market.
The Rays signed Evan Longoria to a long-term deal six days into his major league career. Should Atlanta employ a similar tactic with its top prospect?
Braves acquire Ravin from Dodgers
Atlanta acquired RHP Josh Ravin from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations on Monday night. The 29-year-old appeared in 14 games in relief for Los Angeles in 2017. The Braves claimed LHP Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers as well.
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31 and results will be announced Jan. 24.
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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome & Omar Vizquel headline 19 first-timers on the writers' Hall of Fame ballot announced Mon. Among 14 holdovers from the ‘17 ballot are Trevor Hoffman, Vlad Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez & Sammy Sosa. Results are to be announced 1/24.
Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna won the Arizona Fall League MVP award after finishing with seven home runs in 23 games for the Peoria Javelinas.
John Hart, who was removed as Braves president earlier this week, has stepped down from his senior advisor role as the team awaits the results of an MLB investigation.
The remake of the Atlanta Braves' management was completed Monday when Alex Anthopoulos was named general manager and John Hart was removed as team president.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Alex Anthopoulos is a strong choice as Braves' new general manager. He established a track record of success in Toronto, he's relentlessly upbeat, and he's well-regarded by his peers in the industry. The Braves' image has been tarnished by an ongoing MLB investigation, and Anthopoulos brings some welcome credibility at a turbulent time for the organization.
The Braves will name Alex Anthopoulos their new general manager, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, confirming multiple reports.
We're talking infield and outfield. Young Ronald Acuna is a candidate for left field and right field.
Braves announce 2018 coaching staff
The Atlanta Braves have added former Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (bench), Eric Young Sr. (first base) and Sal Fasano (catching) to their coaching staff for next season. Kevin Seitzer (hitting), Jose Castro (assistant hitting), Marty Reed (bullpen), Chuck Hernandez (pitching) and Ron Washington (third base) will all return in 2018. Former bench coach Terry Pendleton and first-base coach Eddie Perez have both been offered positions in the Braves organization.
The Braves might look to clean house following baseball's investigation, and it could cost president of baseball operations John Hart his job.
Mike Moustakas has been linked to the Braves, but a deal reportedly is unlikely with prospect Austin Riley waiting in the wings.
Inciarte might be one of the 10 most valuable trade assets in baseball right now because of his consistent production, youth and team-friendly contract.
The Braves' farm system remains loaded, but this year was mostly a failure. Dansby Swanson's stardom crashed, ace Julio Teheran had a career-worst season and the Braves fielded one of the oldest rosters in the NL.
The best and the brightest
The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.
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Braves CF Ender Inciarte wins his 2nd career Gold Glove. He won for the 2nd straight season. Though Inciarte may be best known for making catches like his game-ending HR robbery in 2016 against the Mets, he actually rates best statistically at turning balls hit to the shallowest parts of CF into outs.
Riley's home run not enough to get the W
Braves prospect Austin Riley scored the lone run on a solo homer for the Peoria Javelinas in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Mesa Solar Sox as part of an Arizona Fall League matchup.
The construction of the 2018 Braves is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
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The "Modern Era" ballot for the Hall of Fame, announced Mon., has Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell on it. Voting results to be announced Dec. 10.
Using ZiPS, the early prognosis at the start of MLB's offseason churns out some interesting predictions for the NL East race.
For some reason, just because they were moving into a new ballpark, Braves management tried to convince the fans they were sleeper playoff contenders. They weren't. And they won't be in 2018.
Acuna, Riley keep mashing in AFL
OF Ronald Acuna hit a two-run home run as part of a 3-for-5 day, while 3B Austin Riley homered in a 2-for-4 effort to lead the Peoria Javelinas to a big win in Arizona Fall League action Tuesday. Both Acuna and Riley have four AFL homers, one behind fellow Braves prospect Alex Jackson for the league lead.
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