Congratulations to @BringerOfRain20
for being named 2019 NL Comeback Player of the Year!
Left-hander Cole Hamels and the Atlanta Braves are in agreement on a one-year, $18 million deal, sources tell ESPN.
(reportedly*) add a lefty to their rotation.
Welcome to Atlanta, Cole Hamels!
(*reported by @JeffPassan
Source confirms: Cole Hamels in agreement with #Braves on one-year, $18M contract. First reported: @JeffPassan
Nationals won the World Series
Braves have been most aggressive team in free agency.
Phillies sign Zack Wheeler
Even the Marlins acquired Villar and Aguilar
Mets still haven't decided on their first base coach
#Braves Sign Cole Hamels:
#Braves potential starting rotation:
And the fifth could also see a combination of Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson, Touki Toussaint and Ian Anderson at some point in 2020.
In case you’re 30 minutes behind on social media like me, the @Braves
agree to a $18M one-year deal with Cole Hamels per @JeffPassan
. Waiting for Club to confirm. This would be another veteran hard-worker, WS Champ for the young guys to learn from. Especially lefties!!!
The Atlanta #Braves decided they weren't comfortable with free-agent starter Madison Bumgarner's pricetag likely exceeding $100 million, so they turned to Cole Hamels. Now, they would love to bring back third baseman Josh Donaldson.
In the wake of Wheeler signing with Phillies and Hamels signing with Braves, Bumgarner market is clarifying. Per sources, White Sox and Twins among heaviest suitors there. Yankees involved to some degree.
Per source: Cole Hamels just suckered the Braves out of $18 Million and is donning an Atlanta uniform simply to serve as a Philadelphia double-agent.
Nothing imminent at this time.
updated NL east activity:
nats: win world series
phillies: sign wheeler, get girardi
marlins: get aguilar and villar
braves: sign o’day, will smith, chris martin, d’arnaud
mets: SELL THEIR ENTIRE FUCKING TEAM
Southwestern Athletic Conference @theswac
#SWACFB News: @BRAVESSPORTS
Fred McNair was named the SWAC Coach of the Year after leading the Braves to a SWAC East Division crown. Alcorn concluded the regular season first in total defense, rushing defense, interceptions, and offensive efficiency #BuildingChampionsForLife
Hamels pitching in a Braves uniform is a ghastly thought. But as far as the Phillies are concerned, there are other back-end options.
Wade Miley, Tanner Roark, Julio Teheran, Jordan Lyles, Michael Pineda, all viable options.
Prior to today, my fav Cole Hamels and Braves memory was when Gattis hit that lady on the concourse in CF some 480 ft away. Cole threw the eye level fastball.
🔥#MLB free agent forecast 🔥
• Cole Hamels to Braves✅
• Zack Wheeler to Phillies✅
• Gerrit Cole to Yankees
• Stephen Strasburg to Padres
• Anthony Rendon to Dodgers (Resign RYU too)
• Madison Bumgarner to White Sox
• Josh Donaldson to Rangers
• Rick Porcello to Angels
anyone know *why* the phillies wait so long to announce things? Idw sound picky, I'm happy as is that we got wheeler in the first place, I'm more so curious now https://t.co/m4ggUCurqD
Just put the number of home games left with them in control on the outfield wall and have an alumni peel one off every game like the Braves did at Turner
Then again you're the same fans who a few months ago endlessly shit talked the Cubs and then the Braves, then got real quiet real quick. Fun thing about being a Hawks fan during the great years was we mostly celebrated our own, no little brother syndrome or chip on our shoulder.