Freddie Freeman

Braves weren’t kidding; Serious about winning in new stadium, sign Colon

Team Bartolo moves south to Atlanta! Braves sign Bartolo Colon! *UPDATE: Colon will make $12.5 million in 2017. That’s more than he’s made since he was with the Angels in 2007. **UPDATE #2: See Noah Syndergaard’s reaction to the news of Bartolo’s departure from the Mets at the end of this post. The Atlanta Braves are not kidding around when it comes to their intent on winning in 2017, the year their new stadium will be having its grand opening.  They’ve now made their second signing in two days taking Bartolo Colon off the free agent market. Thursday, the Braves […]

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Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB Week 11

Socks Girl’s seven takeways – Week 11 Well, I made a promise to myself and my blog to write my seven takeaways from the week every  Monday and I’ve already broken it by missing not just week nine but week ten as well …. I know, I know. Terrible – who can’t keep up with that?! But somehow it would be Thursday and I’d not done one yet … and so it goes …. but honestly, it’s not that easy when you are constantly writing for work and then want to spend some time with your loved ones – away […]

How long will Masahiro Tanaka’s success last? 1

New York Yankees’ ace Masahiro Tanaka made his much anticipated spring debut Thursday. It was what the Yankees had hoped for. It was beautiful. It was also perfect. Tanaka retired each of the six batters he faced while pitching the first two innings for the Yankees against the Atlanta Braves. Tanaka recorded two strikeouts. He got Freddie Freeman looking at a called third-strike to end the first-inning and Jonny Gomes swinging to start the second. He induced four routine ground-outs, sending Andrelton Simmons, Alberto Callaspo, Christian Bethancourt and Chris Johnson all back to the bench. Not bad for a guy who […]