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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:04:22 EDTLeading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's 10 best second-base prospects.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:58:06 EDTInstead of gambling on the possibility Tyler Flowers will remain healthy enough this season to negate the glaring weakness in their backup-catching department, the Braves made a slight upgrade on Saturday, when they agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Kurt Suzuki. A Major League source confirmed agreement on this deal, which is pending a physical. The team hasn't confirmed the contract.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:35 EDTFormer Major League infielder Andy Marte died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 33 years old.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDTThe baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:25:24 EDTYordano Ventura was 25. He had one of baseball's fiercest fastballs. He was a little guy with big stuff, big confidence and big dreams. He died in a car accident early Inconceivably, former top prospect Andy Marte, too, died in a separate Dominican car crash early Sunday.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:39:39 EDTIs there a strong Hall of Fame case to be made for Andruw Jones? Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:05:15 EDTTeam Venezuela is adding firepower to its already star-studded World Baseball Classic roster, with Ender Inciarte, Alcides Escobar, Martin Prado, Victor Martinez and Sandy Leon all expected to represent the country in the upcoming Classic, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:12:40 EDTWho 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:38:59 EDTWhile updating their SunTrust Park transportation plans on Thursday morning, the Braves revealed additional parking options, team-operated shuttle plans and the benefits of partnerships that have been established with Uber and Waze.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:06:49 EDTThe former Braves slugger must prepare for the likelihood he will ultimately rest in the same category as Dale Murphy and some of the game's other greats who never gained the honor of being immortalized in Cooperstown.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:53:20 EDTThis week, we debuted our top 10 by positions list, one a day. On Thursday, for instance, it was the 2017 Top 10 catching prospects list. All of this is a build-up to the big reveal: Our Top 100 list. That comes out on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a one-hour show on MLB Network at 8 p.m. ET.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:28:21 EDTNearly four years after coming out of retirement to resurrect his career, pitcher Blaine Boyer is looking forward to the opportunity to reunite with the Braves and pitch just a few miles from his childhood home. He signed a Minor League deal with the team Tuesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:42:53 EDTLeading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:15:23 EDTThe Braves used 14 different starting outfielders over the course of the 267 games that were played from the start of the 2015 season through Aug. 1 of this past season. Their only players to make at least 75 starts as an outfielder within this span were Nick Markakis (249) and Cameron Maybin (126), who spent the entirety of the '16 season on the Tigers' roster.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:13:10 EDTIf the Braves get their wish next week, they'll begin making firm plans to relocate their Spring Training site to Florida's Sarasota County in 2019.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:51:23 EDTA little more than two years removed from Tommy John surgery, Max Fried feels he is once again physically capable of proving why he entered the 2012 Draft as one of the top available left-handed pitchers and exited the '13 season ranked as MLBPipeline's 43rd-best overall prospect.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:33:01 EDTThe Braves avoided this year's salary arbitration hearing process when they reached agreements with right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino and left-handed reliever Ian Krol just before Friday afternoon's deadline.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDTThese days, there may be more value placed on defense and certainly more time spent on evaluating and quantifying it than ever before. When MLBPipeline.com surveyed front-officials as to which prospects stood out most for their glovework, there was no shortage of candidates for out 2017 All-Defense Team.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:16:36 EDTLooking to fill some of the organizational depth lost when they traded Mallex Smith on Wednesday, the Braves acquired Micah Johnson from the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:42:28 EDTWith Mallex Smith no longer available as an insurance option if center fielder Ender Inciarte is sidelined for an extended period, the Braves have something else to think about as they fill the final spots on their bench.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:01:20 EDTIn an effort to eliminate the financial and travel burdens that might have prohibited some top high school prospects from gaining deserved exposure and instruction, Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have jointly created the Prospect Development Pipeline.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:44:57 EDTWhen fans make their first visit to SunTrust Park this year, they will have the opportunity to see the various ways the Braves have attempted to preserve Hank Aaron's legacy and historical accomplishments via tributes constructed throughout their new ballpark.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:20:36 EDTFOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast will carry seven of Braves' Spring Training games this year, including an exhibition contest against the Yankees on March 31, which will serve as the first game played at SunTrust Park.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:19:26 EDTMallex Smith's tenure with the Braves concluded on Wednesday afternoon, when he and right-handed reliever Shae Simmons were traded to the Mariners in exchange for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:30:00 EDTFreddie Freeman was born and raised in Orange County, Calif. But when the World Baseball Classic commences in a little less than two months, he's likely to be in a Team Canada uniform.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EDTBraves general manager John Coppolella couldn't quite make his end-of-the-year wish come true -- to acquire Chris Archer as a Christmas present. But that doesn't mean he won't continue weighing the possibility of trading for either Archer or Jose Quintana before the upcoming season begins.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:26:36 EDTOne of Ender Inciarte's highlight catches and Dansby Swanson's hair style will be the focus of two of the five bobblehead giveaways the Braves will provide the first 20,000 fans who attend select Friday home games during the upcoming season.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:05:46 EDTDo the Braves have a prospect in their system that could become a true ace? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:43:23 EDTReds second baseman Brandon Phillips invoked his no-trade clause this past November to block a potential trade to Atlanta, according to a source.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:04:41 EDTSticking with their commitment to make SunTrust Park and its many adjoining entertainment options an all-inclusive year-round destination spot that extends beyond baseball, the Braves proudly revealed that Billy Joel will perform the first concert staged within the new stadium.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:30:37 EDTAfter objecting to learning how to play left field while at the big league level, Adonis Garcia was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett to play the position on a consistent basis. He returned to the Majors approximately one month later and surprisingly proved to be serviceable enough at third base for the Braves to view him as a bridge to their future.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:05:05 EDTTime will tell how Freddie Freeman's Braves-record eight-year, $135 million contract will be viewed once it expires after the 2021 season. But after its first three years, the Braves have no reason to feel buyer's remorse.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:08:25 EDTGeneral managers and scouting executives voted Boston's Andrew Benintendi and the Cardinals' Alex Reyes as baseball's top position and pitching prospects, respectively, in the Pipeline Poll.