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‘All my childhood dreams came true’: Braves call up top prospect Vaughn Grissom

On Wednesday afternoon, as Grissom was about to walk up the dugout steps and onto the field at historic Fenway Park, he stopped. “I don’t even know if I’m ready right now,” he said. So he took a couple of steps back and asked Michael Harris, another 21-year-old rookie, to watch him. Harris took a …

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Braves Calling Up Top Prospect Vaughn Grissom

The Braves announced Wednesday that they’ve selected the contract of top infield prospect Vaughn Grissom from Double-A Mississippi and activated right-hander Kirby Yates from the 60-day injured list. To open space on the 40-man roster, Atlanta activated first baseman Mike Ford from the 10-day IL and designated him for assignment and also transferred outfielder Adam Duvall from …

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Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso propel Mets to key sweep over rival Braves

The NL East cannot be won in August, never mind in one series, even if it is five games. But the Mets are at least giving themselves a little more room to breathe. Strong starting pitching from David Peterson and Max Scherzer, plus standout offensive performances by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, fueled the Mets …

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David Peterson, Francisco Lindor power Mets to Game 1 win over Braves

After nearly coming all the way back from an eight-run deficit Friday night, the Mets made things much easier for themselves to start their doubleheader Saturday.  Of course, it helps when Francisco Lindor and David Peterson have the kind of games they did.  The Mets grabbed the lead in the first inning, kept adding to …

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Mets’ new additions erupt for three homers in statement win over Braves

The Mets are whole, playing their best baseball of the season and establishing their promise against a team with postseason bona fides.  They entered a five-game set against the Braves in first place in the NL East, and the Mets will finish the series in the same spot after riding four home runs to a …

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Austin Riley’s new 10-year deal most lucrative in Braves’ history

ExploreRiley proves he belongs among NL’s best players Riley will make $15 million in 2023, $21 million in 2024 and $22 million per year over the remainder of the contract. He’s donating $2.12 million to the Atlanta Braves Foundation. With this extension, the Braves bought out Riley’s final three years of arbitration. With the way …

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Braves Sign Austin Riley To Ten-Year Extension

The Braves announced they’ve signed star third baseman Austin Riley to a ten-year, $212MM contract extension. Riley will make $15MM next season, $21MM in 2024, then $22MM annually through 2032. The deal also contains a 2033 club option valued at $20MM. Riley is a client of ALIGND Sports Agency. It’s a stunning, out-of-the-blue development that keeps …

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