Braves sign Dallas Keuchel
After emerging as front runners on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves agreed to a deal with free agent Dallas Keuchel late Thursday evening according to a report by The Athletic’s David O’Brien and later confirmed by ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal is reportedly worth around $13 million.
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Atlanta Braves News
Freddie Freeman homered again but the Atlanta Braves were unable to generate any more offense against Chris Archer in a 6-1 loss to the Pirates. Mike Foltynewicz takes the loss having allowed three runs, including two more homers, over six innings.
The Braves will try to get right when they continue their road trip in Miami on Friday against a Marlins team that is playing its best baseball of the season.
One of the things that many have pointed to when discussing the Braves’ lack of spending has been a TV deal that reportedly lagged way behind the major league standard. Speculation has been that the deal was worth somewhere between $20 million and $35 million annually which pales in comparison to the $250 million that the Dodgers rake in annually. However, during a recent conference, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei disclosed during a presentation that the Braves will earn $83 million this season with that rising to about $113 million in 2028. While that probably places them in the middle of the pack among major league franchises, but it is a much better number than what was originally thought.
On this week’s Road to Atlanta podcast, we take a look at some recent minor league promotions involving William Contreras and Greyson Jenista and take a look back at this week’s MLB Draft.
Probably the best article you can read today. ESPN’s Keith Law takes a look back with an oral history of how Mike Trout fell to the 25th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.