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Braves land pair of Joneses on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:06:12 EDT

Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones will soon get a better feel for the strength of their Hall of Fame candidacies, as both were on the 2018 Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the first time on Monday afternoon.



Braves penalized for int'l signing violations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:35:18 EDT

After spending the past two months investigating infractions committed by the Braves in the international market and in relation to the domestic Draft, Major League Baseball announced its finding and the resulting sanctions late Tuesday afternoon.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from LA

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:15:48 EDT

Alex Anthopoulos' first two transactions as the Braves' general manager were influenced by the familiarity he gained with the Dodgers' bullpen as he spent the past two years serving as Los Angeles' vice president of baseball operations.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:14:08 EDT

The Braves will open the 2018 Grapefruit League season with a Feb. 23 road game against the Mets. With the club's plan to move to North Point, Fla., in 2019, a March 24 game against the Yankees might be the last played at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex, which has served as Atlanta's Spring Training home since 1998. The exhibition season will conclude with a pair of games at SunTrust Park -- March 26 against the Yankees and March 27 against a collection of the organization's top prospects.



Braves trio leads Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:04:35 EDT

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team:



After tough road, Salazar gets to feel joy of title

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:30:25 EDT

The bucket of Gatorade doused Peoria Javelinas manager Luis Salazar on Saturday with the usual mixture of cold, wet, sticky goo. His club had just defeated the Mesa Solar Sox, 8-2, at Scottsdale Stadium to win this year's Arizona Fall League championship. This was a happy moment for the 61-year-old native of Venezuela who has endured more than enough grief in recent years. The championship came just a little more than six years after Salazar lost his left eye in a freak baseball accident.



Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:40:23 EDT

Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



MVP Acuna, Braves mates lead Peoria to title

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:18:24 EDT

Braves prospects Ronald Acuna and Alex Jackson combined to go 4-for-8 with six RBIs as Peoria claimed the AFL Championship with an 8-2 win over Mesa on Saturday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium.



Acuna caps sensational year with AFL MVP

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:36:20 EDT

As the 2017 season comes to a close, Ronald Acuna has one more piece of hardware to add to his trophy case. The Braves' No. 1 prospect was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League after he hit .325/.414/.639 and led the league with seven homers in 23 games for the Peoria Javelinas.



Anthopoulos quickly identifying Braves' needs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:15:39 EDT

Between leaving Houston after Game 5 of the World Series and arriving in Atlanta the next day for an interview that had been scheduled just 48 hours earlier, Alex Anthopoulos tried to learn as much as possible about the Braves' current roster, talent-rich farm system and financial situation.



Acuna feeds off family, flourishes in Fall League

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:28:23 EDT

In an AFL finale loaded with top prospects, no player will draw more attention than Atlanta Braves 19-year-old outfield phenom Ronald Acuna.



Longtime exec Hart leaves Braves

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:50:01 EDT

Atlanta Braves Senior Advisor John Hart has stepped down from his position, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities outside the organization.



McGuirk continuing to prove his excellence

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:04:57 EDT

The question was simple, and so was the answer. Somebody asked me during the live television show I do every Sunday night for the local ABC affiliate to name the most impressive executive in the history of Atlanta professional sports, and I responded within milliseconds.



Anthopoulos humbly embraces new challenge

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:13:43 EDT

Though he has been given full autonomy within the Braves' baseball operations department, newly appointed senior vice president and general manager Alex Anthopoulos does not intend to drastically alter the direction taken by those who have guided the club through the uncertainty that has existed within the past month.



Acuna or Robles? What execs, AFL players say

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:09:38 EDT

Jonathan Mayo asked players in the Fall League and team executives to see if they preferred the Braves' Ronald Acuna or the Nationals' Victor Robles.



Braves anticipate results of investigation soon

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:44:36 EDT

The Braves are expected to find out soon the results of MLB's investigation into their alleged infractions committed in relation to the domestic Draft and the signing of international prospects.



Braves introduce Anthopoulos as new GM, VP

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:13:40 EDT

Two years after rejecting a lucrative five-year contract that would have extended his successful tenure as the Blue Jays' general manager, Alex Anthopoulos has accepted the challenge of guiding the Braves past recent problems and toward what could be a very bright future.



Anthopoulos gets Schuerholz-like opportunity

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:03:18 EDT

The last time Alex Anthopoulos attended Major League Baseball's General Managers Meetings, he was out of work, having just resigned as GM of the Blue Jays in the aftermath of a front-office makeover in which Mark Shapiro came over from the Indians to oversee the team's baseball operations.



Acuna stars in Military Appreciation Game

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:54:41 EDT

Playing on live TV in front of a national audience, Ronald Acuna turned the annual Military Appreciation Game into a personal showcase. The Braves' No. 1 prospect hit a pair of homers as Peoria topped Surprise, 11-10, in a back-and-forth game on Saturday night.



Former Rox manager Weiss joins Braves' staff

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:51:35 EDT

Braves manager Brian Snitker's coaching staff will assume a new look next year as Walt Weiss and Eric Young Sr. will replace Terry Pendleton and Eddie Perez, respectively. The pair had stood as Atlanta's two longest-tenured coaches.



Braves' prospects bond at development camp

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:38:22 EDT

A little more than four months after ending his career at Vanderbilt University and experiencing the thrill of being taken with the fifth overall selection in this year's MLB Draft, Kyle Wright joined some of the Braves' other top pitching prospects at SunTrust Park to participate in the Rookie Development Camp.



McCanns raise money to fight childhood cancer

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:11:04 EDT

Though they call Atlanta home, Houston is a special place for Brian McCann and his wife, Ashley, who will forever remember the resolve the residents of this hurricane-stricken city showed before experiencing the thrill of celebrating a World Series championship.



Top prospects Acuna, Riley turn heads in AFL

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:07:16 EDT

As Ronald Acuna has spent the past month showing why he might now be baseball's top overall prospect, Austin Riley has created further reason to believe he could join Acuna in Atlanta's lineup by the start of the 2019 season.



Inciarte wins NL Gold Glove Award for CF

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:28:23 EDT

Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte received a much-deserved honor on Tuesday night, when it was announced he had won his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award.



Braves aim to add vet arms to youthful mix

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:22:15 EDT

Now that the free-agent-signing period has arrived, it will be interesting to see how aggressive the Braves might be with their attempt to add at least one proven veteran to their bullpen and possibly enhance their young rotation with an experienced arm.



Murphy on HOF's Modern Era ballot

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:01:43 EDT

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.



Acuna among Fall Stars Game's top performers

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:50:42 EDT

Another Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game is in the books and, not surprisingly given the talent at Salt River Fields at one time on Saturday evening, there were a number of outstanding performances throughout the 4-2 East Stars victory.



Braves have offseason questions to answer

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:50:23 EDT

Once the Braves determine who will be making the ultimate roster-related decisions this winter, they can dive into what could be a very influential Hot Stove season. The team might still be a year away from becoming legitimate postseason contenders. But with a few bullpen upgrades, they may maximize the potential value of a lineup that could use another power bat and a young rotation that could rapidly improve as next summer progresses.



Acuna, Fried take AFL Player of Week awards

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:03:58 EDT

After rocketing through Atlanta's system during the regular season, Braves prospects Ronald Acuna and Max Fried haven't slowed down in the Arizona Fall League. The Braves prospects swept the AFL's week 3 awards as the league's Hitter and Pitcher of the Week.



Acuna, Riley go back-to-back in Peoria win

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:10:48 EDT

They first played together back in 2015, when both were making their pro debuts in the Braves system. They moved to full-season ball as a duo in 2016 and both began the year together in the Florida State League in 2017. And now both are excelling in the Arizona Fall League. There is no question that Ronald Acuna and Austin Riley have each other's backs.



Braves prospects continue to flourish in AFL

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:48:23 EDT

The contingent of Braves prospects in the Arizona Fall League have impressed throughout the first half of the season, and the trend continued on Saturday.



Acuna belts pair of homers in AFL action

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:57:13 EDT

Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna stayed hot with two solo homers while Padres No. 10 Josh Naylor notched four hits -- including a late go-ahead homer -- as Peoria edged Salt River, 9-8, in Arizona Fall League action on Friday.



Riley revels in notching first cycle in AFL

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:14:48 EDT

The weather may have cooled down but Atlanta Braves No. 10 prospect Austin Riley didn't, flashing glove, strength and smiles while hitting for the cycle.



Atlanta picks up Flowers' option; no to Dickey's

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:41:57 EDT

The Braves declined their team option on right-hander R.A. Dickey's contract for the 2018 season, the club announced Monday afternoon. Atlanta also announced it exercised the '18 team option on the contract of catcher Tyler Flowers.



Inbox: How do Braves plan to navigate winter?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:04:02 EDT

Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about offseason signings, coaching changes and more.