Brian Snitker has more-than-earned this contract extension with the Braves
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by Demetrius Bell
10h ago
Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images Snitker is far from being a perfect baseball manager, but he’s the perfect manager for this ballclub. I’m sure that y’all remember this story pretty clearly, but it has to be repeated just to set the tone for this piece. It was late-August 2017 and the Braves had just got done losing yet another game in another rebuilding season. This one came in heartbreaking fashion, as the Braves had rallied back from being down two runs on two occasions to take an eighth-inning lead but lost that lead to the Mariners thanks to a poor outing from Jim Johns ..read more
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Offseason open thread
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by Kris Willis
10h ago
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Before we get into the stories from around the league, there are a couple of things on site that are worthy of your attention. First, our preseason prospect list wrapped up Friday with No. 1-5. Also, Daniel put together a great look at whether the big money spent in International Free Agency pays off. Here is a look at Friday’s biggest headlines from around the league: There were a number of minor league deals announced Friday. The Cubs signed right-hander Tyler Duffey while the Dodgers added Jordan Yamamoto and Dylan Covey. Kansas City added veteran infield ..read more
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Braves extend Brian Snitker through 2025 season
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by Kris Willis
10h ago
Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images Snitker recorded his 500th career win last season The Atlanta Braves announced Friday that they have extended Brian Snitker’s contract through the 2025 season. He helped guide the team to 101 wins in 2022 and finished third in Manager of the Year voting. The #Braves today signed manager Brian Snitker to a contract extension through the 2025 season. pic.twitter.com/m0KJImKiNx — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 27, 2023 Snitker replaced Fredi Gonzalez as the team’s manager in 2016. He helped guide the team out of a rebuild and won the 2021 Wo ..read more
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Battery Power TV: How will Michael Harris II follow up ROY season?
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by Cory McCartney
10h ago
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports What went right and what went wrong for the center fielder in 2022, and setting the stage for what’s next From Double-A to National League Rookie of the Year, it was a whirlwind of a debut season for Michael Harris II. How will the Atlanta Braves center fielder follow it up? Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney set the expectations for Harris in his sophomore campaign. Subscribe to to the Battery Power YouTube channel and turn on notifications to get alerts for every new episode ..read more
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Bonus Bust: Big bucks do little in international free agency
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by Daniel Hutchinson-Kausch
10h ago
Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images About those hyped IFA prospects... January 2023 has been relatively quiet for the Atlanta Braves, punctuated by a few big days. In the middle of the month, the international free agency (IFA) signing period re-opened; a few days before that, MLB reinstated former Braves executive John Coppolella, who was ousted for improprieties in this market, and then banned from baseball for refusing to cooperate with the MLB investigation. The combination of these two events made me think about the actual value of international free agents, part ..read more
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Battery Power 2023 Preseason Top 25 Braves Prospects: 1-5
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by Garrett Spain
23h ago
Image Credit: CRSA Photography The Atlanta Braves have a new top prospect as we finish our top 25 list It is the moment you have all been waiting for, as it’s time to finish out Battery Power’s list of the top 25 Atlanta Braves preseason prospects. As always it has been incredible to see the response to these articles, and we’ve had a blast putting this all together. If you haven’t read up to this point, you should really take a minute to look at the first five parts to this series. Battery Power 2022 Preseason Top 25 prospects: Honorable Mentions Battery Power 2022 Preseason Top 25 prospects ..read more
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This Day in Braves History: January 27
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by Kris Willis
23h ago
SetNumber: X5391Braves Franchise History 1944 - The Boston Braves fire manager Casey Stengel as new owners Lou Perini, Guido Lugo and Joseph Maney take over the team. 1966 - Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules that the Braves must remain in Milwaukee or the National League must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for the 1966 season. MLB History 1927 - Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis clears Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges after accuser Dutch Leonard refused to appear at the hearings. Both players are made free agents with Cobb signing with Philade ..read more
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Daily Hammer Podcast: Restocking the Farm
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by Shawn Coleman
23h ago
Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Braves added plenty of intriguing talent on the international front. January is certainly a busy month around major league baseball. One key date is the start of the international signing period. And for the Braves franchise, its a great opportunity to feel the lower levels of the minor leagues with highly intriguing talent. However, while Atlanta certainly has to feel good about the talent it is adding, it also is experiencing a big loss with the departure of Dana Brown for the Astros. Shawn Coleman welcomes Battery Power’s own Ma ..read more
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Braves News: Dana Brown to Astros, Vaughn Grissom analysis, and more
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by Kaitlyn Monnin
23h ago
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Your daily roundup is here The Houston Astros have officially announced that they have hired Dana Brown as their new General Manager. 55-year-old Brown has spent the last four seasons as the Vice President of Scouting for the Atlanta Braves. Built to succeed. pic.twitter.com/EnwoPP51tQ — Houston Astros (@astros) January 26, 2023 Being involved in the Braves’ last four drafts, Brown is partially credited with bringing Michael Harris II, Spencer Strider, Vaughn Grissom, and more to Atlanta. Alex Anthopoulos spoke very highly of Brown, saying, “He’s a real ..read more
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Offseason open thread
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by Kris Willis
2d ago
Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The biggest news of the day was the departure of Atlanta Braves Vice President of Scouting Dana Brown to take over as general manager of the Houston Astros. Brown becomes just the second Black head of a baseball operations department. It is a big loss for the Braves, but a much deserved opportunity for Brown. Here are the rest of Thursday’s biggest headlines from around Major League Baseball: The Diamondbacks signed former Braves reliever Jesse Biddle to a minor league deal. Biddle spent the 2022 season in Japan. The Red Sox are repor ..read more
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