Category: ‘NL East’

Braves look to build momentum moving into new ballpark
March 20th, 2017 at 11:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? One word the Atlanta Braves are not using this spring is "contender." However, a word they are more loathe to use is "rebuilding." While the Braves aren't ready to proclaim darkhorse status in the National League East after finishing last in the division a year...

Spring Training Player of the Day: Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz
March 16th, 2017 at 10:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring training stats aren't worth paying attention to, but spring training performance certainly is, on a day-to-day basis. Each day, we here at FanRag Sports will be singling out one player who had the best performance of the day, and what it might mean going forward. Thursday's 'winner' is...

Bartolo Colón is the best. But is he actually good?
March 3rd, 2017 at 9:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last year, Bartolo Colón did this. "You're just too good to be trueâ?¦" â?? Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 10, 2016 Last year, Bartolo Colón also did this. [embedded content] I openly wept with joy and love when I saw both. That is what Bartolo...

Life begins at 61 for Braves manager Brian Snitker
February 27th, 2017 at 9:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Brian Snitker did not get his hopes up too high. He had done a commendable job as the Atlanta Braves' interim manager last season after replacing the fired Fredi Gonzalez on May 17. Yet Snitker knew his place over four decades in the organization...

Sanders Commings trying to take rare road to MLB
February 25th, 2017 at 6:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves signed former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Sanders Commings to a minor league contract. Commings, a Chiefs fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, played briefly in two NFL games in 2013. He has not played baseball since high school - he played football at the University...