News report: Braves fire Frank Wren

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) The Braves fired GM Frank […]

Peter Gammons: Drifting from the ‘The Braves Way’, Atlanta fires GM Frank Wren

This wasn’t just about going 4-14 in September, or 59-72 since April 27, the B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla contracts, the strikeouts, the second fewest runs scored in the National League. Frank Wren is a good man, a smart man, very tough, often very opinionated, and there was an undeniable sense all the way back […]

Gammons Notes: Latest Dodgers’ drama, Yankees, Yasmani Tomas and more

What Don Mattingly has to worry most about is whether Hanley Ramirez’s elbow injury is serious, and whether Hyun-Jin Ryu is going to respond to the cortisone shot and be ready to pitch in the post-season. The rest? So Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp have words, and some days some feel slighted when Kemp, Puig, […]

Peter Gammons: GMs forced to retool as pitching injuries continue to impact the game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Sandy Alderson and Frank Wren chatted before Thursday’s exhibition (and Ervin Santana’s debut), and the conversation quickly went where many a general manager’s conversations are driven these days. Tommy John Surgery. Or any other pitching injury imaginable. Out in front of the Mets dugout stood Matt Harvey, who by his nature wants […]

Video: Santana on signing with Braves

Braves GM Frank Wren and Ervin Santana discuss Santana’s one-year deal with the Braves.

Coffee and Clippings: Braves GM Wren says Freeman contract is first big step in team’s plan

David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution discusses Braves’ general manager Frank Wren’s comments on the Freeman contract being the first big step in the team’s plan… After signing Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million contract that’s easily the largest in franchise history, Braves general manager Frank Wren said it was part of a plan to […]

Coffee and Clippings: Syndergaard could be the next Harvey

John Harper (@NYDNHarper) of the NY Daily News talks about Mets’ pitcher Noah Syndergaard potentially being the next Matt Harvey… Spend a day with Noah Syndergaard and you can’t help but come away thinking, above all else: he’s got a lot of Matt Harvey in him. That’s high praise, obviously, and it remains to be seen if Syndergaard lives up to […]