The impact of the reigning NL champs swapping four players to Atlanta for Matt Kemp will be felt more on both teams' bottom lines than on the field.
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The Braves traded Matt Kemp to the Dodgers in exchange for veterans Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson in a move that gave L.A. some luxury tax relief. Atlanta subsequently designated Gonzalez for assignment.
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Braves manager Brian Snitker on whether shortstop Dansby Swanson can improve upon his disappointing performance in 2017: "It was a big year for him last year. Now he's going to go into this year a lot more prepared, I think a lot more versed in what to expect when we get to spring training."
The Atlanta Braves' Triple-A farm team has a new nickname.
Kevin Maitan is among the former Braves prospects finding new teams, while the Rangers and Cardinals made moves to shore up their pitching staffs.
The Angels signed infield prospect Kevin Maitan after the Braves lost him in a penalty for improper international signings.
"Devastated" former Braves GM John Coppolella delivered an apology from the heart on Tuesday as he joins Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe on baseball's banned list.
Former Braves GM John Coppolella, on MLB's permanently ineligible list for violations on the international player market, said he has been "disgraced and humbled" by events of the past two months and is "heartbroken" over the damage he caused the team.
Atlanta first baseman Matt Adams was among 26 players who gained free agency on Friday night when their former teams failed to offer them 2018 contracts. The list also includes Cubs closer Hector Rondon.
The Braves have claimed pitcher Chase Whitley off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and announced that Andrew Tinnish won't be taking a front office job after he elected to remain with Toronto.
The Braves have agreed to terms on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with left-hander Rex Brothers to avoid arbitration.
Veteran Jim Johnson, who struggled in the closer role for the Braves last season, was traded to the Angels for minor league pitcher Justin Kelly.
There are three ways to calculate a player's WAR. Sometimes they match up relatively well. Other times, well, you have the curious case of the Atlanta Braves' 26-year-old righty.
Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos is beginning to shape his front office, hiring Andrew Tinnish as vice president of amateur and international scouting and promoting Perry Minasian to assistant general manager.
Atlanta is reportedly looking to move the first baseman before Friday's arbitration deadline.
For Inciarte, this is the perfect time in his career for him to become a tipping-point type of performer for a contending team.
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.
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.