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After 15 seasons of his service, Wally Blase will not be the trainer for the Atlanta Hawks any longer. Atlanta decided to part ways earlier this morning with Blase, which is newsworthy because of how long his tenure was in Atlanta. The Hawks also did not renew the contracts of assistant trainer Pete Radulovic and team security officer Andre Cottle. Blase dealt with five different coaches in his time in Atlanta, so he has been here during the good and bad times for the franchise. He serves on the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) for over 10 years,...Continue reading »

For starters, everyone who makes this top five list is not just a top Atlanta athlete, but a top athlete in their respective sport. For the next five days, I will be making a list of the top five current Atlanta pro athletes. There are so many guys to choose from, but only few will be selected. Number 5: Shelby Miller The Atlanta Braves starting pitcher comes in at number five, and he has earned every bit of recognition he has received. Miller was traded to the Braves before the 2015 season, when the Braves dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals. Atlanta...Continue reading »

Well that didn’t take long. Within an hour of the Braves’ 4-0 extra innings loss to the Phillies, the Braves designated relievers Nick Masset and Dana Eveland for assignment. This comes after Masset gave up 3 earned runs in the 10th inning today, preventing the Braves from sweeping the Phillies. Neither of these guys have been particularly effective for the Braves this season. Nick Masset was DFA’d by the Marlins earlier this season and the Braves picked him up, but he has a 4.68 ERA this season. Dana Eveland was brought in a few weeks ago to give...Continue reading »

When the Braves take the field Saturday at the Ted, they will be participating in their 81st game of the season, marking the mid-way point of the campaign. In this article, we will be taking a look at each trade and how they have worked out for Atlanta. Sure, you can’t really tell how a trade is going to work out until years later, but we now have more perspective on these moves than we did at the time of each transaction. Let’s take a look: Braves Trade CF Kyle Wren to the Brewers in Exchange for RHP Zach Quintana This move came shortly after it was announced...Continue reading »

The Hawks lost one of their starting five when the clock struck free agency Wednesday, as Small Forward Demarre Carroll opted to sign a 4 year, $60 million with the Toronto Raptors. At this moment of time, it’s unclear what the Hawks plan to do to address his departure. Will Thabo Sefolosha start? Can Tim Hardaway Jr. defend the 3 as a starter? If the Hawks plan to use an external option as their starter, they have very limited financial resources to do so, unless they plan on moving players to clear up cap room. If the team wants to address the wing with the group...Continue reading »

The Braves continue to unload players from the farm system in order to avoid penalties from international spending. The Braves finally accumulated over the $3.4 million they needed in international pool money to sign both Derian Cruz and Christian Pache. The team traded RHP Garrett Fulenchek to the Tampa Bay Rays for two international slots that equate out to around $494K. Fulenchek, 19, was the Braves’ second round pick in 2014, and has some potential. He has the most upside of any player Atlanta has moved today. He didn’t have the strongest showing in 2014,...Continue reading »

The Braves signed two international prospects on Thursday, and in return they have to gather up the $3.4 million they spent in pool money. The Braves are looking to acquire pool money from around the league in order to avoid any penalties from the MLB, as they plan to be big spenders in 2016. In order to receive this money, the Braves are giving up young assets. The Braves traded outfielder Jordan Paroubeck and pitcher Caleb Dirks to the Dodgers for an international slot worth around $250K. Dirks has had great success in our system as a reliever, giving up just 2 earned...Continue reading »

  Walter Tavares’ future looked cloudy with the Hawks after it was announced that he would bypass Summer League and was looking to sign a big deal with a European team, but the two sides have come to an agreement on a multi-year deal. The full details of the contract are currently unknown. Tavares is a physical specimen at 7’3″, and though he is raw, he has the potential to be a rim protector for Atlanta. He is fairly new to the game of basketball, but he’s learning quickly. He has been playing in the Liga ACB for Gran Canaria. This is the...Continue reading »

  The Braves have snagged 2 key international free agents. #5 Ranked Derian Cruz and #21 Ranked Christian Pache. The Braves have had a good day, picking up 2 very important 16 year olds.   Derian Cruz 6 ft. 165 lbs Position: SS Signed for: $2,000,000   Cruz is only 16, but Braves fans should be excited about this signing. This kid draws comparisons to Jose Altuve for his speed, ability to hit the gaps, and fielding ability. The best part is, scouts are predicting him to only get stronger. His power will also improve.   Christian Pache 6’1 175 Position:...Continue reading »

The Braves have sent AAA RHP Cody Martin to the Oakland A’s in exchange for the #53 international bonus pool spot. The Braves are seeking more money to sign international free agents without penalty. Atlanta is seeking more money to spend on International Free Agents, which could mean more players like Martin are moved this week in exchange for bonus pool slots. In his short MLB career, which included bullpen work, he has a career 5.40 ERA. Cody Martin’s trade must have been relief to the Braves organization; Martin declared for the Rule 5 Draft last year,...Continue reading »