Atlanta Braves News
The AJC’s Gabriel Burns discusses Nick Markakis’ free agency and why the Braves don’t have any incentive to issue him a qualifying offer before Friday’s deadline.
Some rosterbation ideas for the Atlanta Braves with free agency right around the corner.
MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis takes a look at Saturday’s Fall Stars game rosters and lists the players with the best tools. Cristian Pache makes the list twice as the fastest runner and the best defender.
The best outfield defender in the Minors, Pache seemingly can chase down any ball from gap to gap thanks to his quickness and exceptional instincts. He also has a stronger arm than most center fielders and is tied for the league high with two outfield assists after topping the Class A South Atlantic League with 17 in 2017.
The Braves will host their second-annual fan festival at SunTrust Park and the Battery on Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature question and answer sessions with players and front office executives as well as photo opportunities with players.
Ever dreamed of getting your foot in the door of a major league front office? The Braves are looking for a Minor League Video and Information intern for next season. FanGraphs has the details.
The deadline for teams to issue qualifying offers to impending free agents is 5 p.m. on Friday. This year’s qualifying offer is set at $17.9 million. Last year no player took the qualifying offer but MLB.com’s Richard Justice lists five free agents who might consider it this offseason.
Despite losing a second straight World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to bring back manager Dave Roberts and his entire coaching staff according to Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi.
Chicago White Sox acquired lefty Manny Banuelos from the Dodgers on Thursday in exchange for infielder Justin Yurchak. Banuelos spent the 2018 season at Triple-A for the Dodgers where he posted a 3.73 ERA in 108 2/3 innings.