Atlanta Braves News
The Braves struck another team-friendly extension with one of its key young players on Thursday when Ozzie Albies agreed to a seven-year, $35 million extension. The reaction around the internet was swift as it feels like this is another deal where the Braves saved a ton of money.
- Ozzie Albies just left a ton of money on the table to stay with the Braves - Talking Chop
- Ozzie Albies’s New Deal Could Be the Worst an MLB Player Has Ever Signed - The Ringer
- Ozzie Albies Just Signed a Stinker - FanGraphs
- Another team-friendly extension for Braves: Ozzie Albies gets seven-year, $35 million deal - The Athletic
- Braves lock up Ozzie Albies with what could be another massive value contract - Fox Sports
Albies extension was also a topic of discussion in Episode 3 of The Road to Atlanta. Please subscribe and give it a listen.
Atlanta’s winning streak ended on Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the New York Mets despite a big day at the plate by Ronald Acuña Jr. Acuña had a first inning triple and hit a mammoth home run. The series will continue on Friday when Kyle Wright will make his third start of the season.
Postgame reaction from Brian Snitker, who was ejected in the eighth inning, and Ronald Acuña Jr who talked about his long home run that was estimated to have traveled 462 feet.
Mike Foltynewicz won’t return to the Braves’ rotation this weekend after all. Brian Snitker told the AJC’s Tim Tucker on Thursday that Folty will make one more rehab start and will likely throw about 90 pitches. If there are no issues at that point, then he will be cleared to rejoin the rotation.
Five observations from the first two full weeks of the Atlanta Braves season including thoughts on Dansby Swanson, Josh Donaldson and Max Fried.
Speaking of Swanson, is this the best stretch he has had in his young career?
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is expected to be activated from the injured list on Monday and make his season debut against the Reds. Kershaw has been sidelined due to shoulder inflammation which popped up during spring training.
The Seattle Mariners reportedly have an agreement on a minor-league deal with right-handed reliever Neftali Feliz.