1955 - The National League fines the Milwaukee Braves $500 for opening their spring training camp before the official March 1 start date. 1903 - A group headed by Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Porter purchases the Philadelphia Phillies from John Rogers.
Monday was a magnificent showing for Atlanta’s two top starters. Monday was an exciting day for the Braves in Spring Training as Max Fried, Spencer Strider, and Sean Murphy all made their exhibition debuts, joining many other braves regulars against the Blue Jays.
Baseball is back, and the Grape Fruit League has already brought a few fun stories. A Braves game has already ended on an infraction of the new pitch clock rules, and Dylan Dodd made an impressive debut.
Fried struck out four in two innings of work and the regulars pounded out a bunch of hits A day after getting bounced, 7-0, by the Yankees in Tampa, the Braves turned around and delivered the same walloping unto the Blue Jays in North Port.
The hype train for Michael Harris II continues to gain steam. After taking home the Rookie of the Year award last year, he’s primed to compete for MVPs, and Chipper Jones couldn’t be more bullish on who he called a superstar.
The Braves signed righty Matt Swarmer to a minor league contract over the weekend. The team didn’t formally make an announcement, but the transaction log at MiLB.com indicates he signed a couple days back.
The Braves bullpen will be the most competitive of all the roster’s position battles because there are legitimately 13 major league relievers to fill eight spots in the bullpen, and the high upside arms like Kirby Yates make it even more tantalizing of a group.
1935 - Babe Ruth signs a contract with the Boston Braves. Ruth will serve as a player, coach and team vice president. 1901 - The National League Rules Committee declares that all foul balls will count as strikes, except after two strikes.
Atlanta’s ace will see his first Spring Action on Monday. As the third week of Spring Training arrives, games are finally here. Atlanta is now 0-1-1 over its first few games, as they lost 7-0 to the Yankees on Sunday after a wild and crazy tie on Saturday.
Kris and Stephen are back this week with a brand new episode of The Podcast to be Named Later. This week the guys discuss how the new rule changes impacted play over the first two Grapefruit League games for the Atlanta Braves including Saturday’s controversial ending.
The Braves gave up a grand slam before they recorded an out, and that’s about all there is to say about this game Yesterday’s Braves Spring Training opener was very eventful, ending in a never-before-seen way.
Atlanta Braves news and notes from Saturday The best news of the day for Braves fans is that Braves’ baseball is back! The Braves played their first spring training game and most of the players that have the most present and future significance looked good.
Olson had two hits in Atlanta's tie against Boston, including a two-run homer that put the Braves on the board. Matt Olson hit the ground running in Atlanta’s spring training opener today, as his two-hit performance (including a home run) was the standout performance in the Braves’ first spring training game of 2023.
Spencer Strider turned in one of the most spectacular seasons for a pitcher, and he did it as a rookie. Amazingly, he didn’t win the Rookie of the Year award because what Michael Harris II did was even more impressive.
YB's Matt Wiesenfeld loves the NL East right now. The New York Mets are making everyone mad with the way they spend money, the Atlanta Braves invest early in their prime talent and compete, and Philadelphia was in the World Series last season and might be even better this year.
Even if Kyle Wright is slightly behind in his throwing schedule, Atlanta is hoping he won’t have to start the regular season on the injured list, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The right-hander produced comfortably his best season to date last year, breaking out after owning a combined 6.56 ERA. over the previous four seasons to go 21-5 with a 3.19 ERA over 180 1/3 innings.