J.T. Realmuto Trade
The largest news of the working day by considerably. The J.T. Realmuto saga formally finished on Thursday when the Miami Marlins traded the All-Star catcher to the Philadelphia Phillies. Miami been given catcher Jorge Alfaro, top pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez, remaining-handed prospect Will Stewart and an global signing slot.
The Braves reportedly created it obvious to the Marlins that their top potential clients were out there but backed absent when the inquiring selling price exceeded their comfort amount. 3rd baseman Austin Riley was reportedly the Marlins’ key desire.
Atlanta Braves News
Baseball Prospectus launched its annual PECOTA projections Thursday early morning and cast the Braves for an 84-78 history and to finish in a 3rd place tie with the Phillies in the NL East. Of class that was in advance of Philadelphia obtained J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins which will no question have an influence on their projection.
SunTrust Financial institution and BB&T announced a merger on Thursday and that will very likely lead to a new identify for SunTrust Park.
The Rome Braves announced on Thursday that they have extended their State Mutual Stadium lease with Floyd County insuring that they will continue to be at the ballpark through at the very least 2025.
Our advanced stats primer series ongoing on Thursday with a look at base managing.
Previous MVP Frank Robinson handed absent on Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson was the initial player to earn the MVP award in both of those leagues and was the initial African-American manager in Big League Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
Big League Baseball will rename the disabled list as the “injured list” powerful for the 2019 time.
The Rangers announced on Thursday that they have an agreement with veteran outfielder Hunter Pence on a minor league offer that also involves an invite to spring training. Pence’s offer will spend him $2 million if he makes the big league club with a different $1.25 million out there in incentives.
Previous Braves infielder Ryan Flaherty will be heading to spring training with the Cleveland Indians following agreeing to a minor league offer on Thursday.