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History gives Hart reason to root for Cleveland

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:52:59 EDT

Twenty-five years have passed since Braves president of baseball operations John Hart was persuaded to become a general manager for the first time. His assignment wasn't necessarily enviable as he was tasked with healing the hearts of Cleveland sports fans, who had too often been tortured by their baseball, football and basketball teams.

Braves duo up for Gold Glove Awards

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:27:19 EDT

The finalists were revealed for the 2016 Gold Glove Awards for the American and National League.

Demeritte's heads-up play secures Fall League win

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:08:33 EDT

Travis Demeritte extended his AFL hitting streak to six games and scored the tying run in the seventh, but it was his awareness in the ninth that stood out as Salt River completed its comeback win in strange fashion.

Freeman named to 2016 Sporting News NL All-Star team

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:07:27 EDT

The Sporting News unveiled its 2016 National League All-Star team on Wednesday.

Braves' brass eyes contention in annual meetings

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:48 EDT

Since participating in nine of the 10 National League Championship Series played from 1991-2001, the Braves have now gone 15 consecutive seasons without winning a postseason series. This fact was not ignored as Braves president of baseball operations John Hart and general manager John Coppolella welcomed some of their top advisors, scouts and coaches to the Orlando, Fla., area this week for the club's annual organizational meetings.

Braves wise to consider acquiring McCann

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:52:31 EDT

With his 33rd birthday and 13th season as a Major League catcher looming in the horizon, it's possible Brian McCann's body may not allow him replicate the production that earned him seven All-Star selections in first eight full seasons in Atlanta. But the Braves still would be wise to continue monitoring the cost of bringing McCann back to his hometown team.

Inbox: Which young starters will stick?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:53:21 EDT

Atlanta Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions.

Reliever Marksberry being treated for dehydration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:49:22 EDT

The Braves announced Wednesday that left-handed reliever Matt Marksberry is undergoing treatment in a Florida hospital for severe dehydration.

Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:11:30 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's Prospect Watch.

Snitker officially named Braves manager

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:31:37 EDT

There is no longer reason to use the interim tag when referring to Brian Snitker. The Braves officially announced Snitker has been named their manager on Tuesday morning.

Experience an asset for Braves' coaches

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:44:15 EDT

OK, I'm biased. I'm overjoyed these days whenever employers in any profession hire folks my age or older. So this is splendid news: With the Braves removing "interim" from the front of Brian Snitker's name, they now have a manager who is nearly 61 years old.

Washington, Hernandez join Braves' coaching staff

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:17:21 EDT

Ron Washington did not gain the managerial position he interviewed for in Atlanta. But the highly-regarded coach and former big league skipper impressed the Braves' brass enough to earn a spot on manager Brian Snitker's big league coaching staff.

Snitker's feel-good story was well-earned

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:04:27 EDT

Brian Snitker is a real-life feel-good story. Six days shy of his 61st birthday, Snitker had the interim tag removed from his title Tuesday, and he became the manager, plain and simple, of the Atlanta Braves.

Braves prospects in action as Fall League gets under way

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDT

The spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

#AwardWorthy: Vote Inciarte for Best Play, Defense

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:57:18 EDT

Did Ender Inciarte make the year's best defensive play? Vote now to help him win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards, the baseball industry's ultimate honors.

Swanson, Weigel named Braves Prospects of the Year

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:00:00 EDT

Dansby Swanson was named one of the Braves' Prospects of the Year and Patrick Weigel was selected as MLBPipeline's Braves Pitcher of the Year.

Freeman earns NL Player of Month honors

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:53:23 EDT

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman ended his 2016 season as the National League Player of the Month for September/October.

Braves' 2016 season a tale of two halves

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:46:13 EDT

Though the overall record might not have been aesthetically pleasing, the significant improvements made over the final two months enabled the Braves to exit the 2016 season with a sense of satisfaction and reason to believe they might indeed be nearing the final stages of their rebuilding process.

Schuerholz among 10 up for Hall of Fame consideration

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:22:08 EDT

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that 10 individuals have been named to the Today's Game Era ballot, to be voted on during the Winter Meetings in December.

Braves part ways with pitching coach McDowell

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:15:52 EDT

Roger McDowell's 11-season tenure as the Braves' pitching coach ended on Friday, when he was informed the club would not exercise his option for the 2017 season.

Braves target pieces to complement core

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:43 EDT

As Braves general manager John Coppolella engineered a massive rebuilding process over the past two offseasons, he has proven he is not willing to leave any stone unturned. His diligence has positioned the team to enter this offseason with fewer obvious needs.

Strong finish (20-10) hurts Braves' draft position

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:00:30 EDT

Throughout much of this past season, it looked like the Braves would own the first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, or at least the second selection. But they ended up with the fifth overall selection courtesy of their late-season success.

Teheran, Braves close Turner Field with shutout

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:32:15 EDT

The Braves' era at Turner Field is over. So, too, is the Tigers' opportunity at the postseason. Once again, Justin Verlander was stingy with the season on the line. This time, however, his opposing starter was stingier. And after 12 strikeouts from Braves ace Julio Teheran in a 1-0 win Sunday, the Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention.

Braves' legends bid farewell to 'The Ted'

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:02:47 EDT

As the Braves' legends emerged from behind the center-field wall and made their way toward their former positions, the fans that packed Turner Field one last time Sunday afternoon were provided yet another opportunity to reminisce about all of the great times they had experienced while this ballpark served as the home of the Braves for the past 20 seasons.

Late surge enhances buzz for SunTrust Park era

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:52:16 EDT

Braves manager Brian Snitker proudly spoke with tears in his eyes, while Nick Markakis made his way around the clubhouse, exchanging hugs with those teammates with whom he experienced something special over the final two months of the season.

Johnson happy to sign 2-year deal with Braves

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:04:07 EDT

Before beating the Tigers, 1-0, in their regular-season finale Sunday afternoon, the Braves announced they signed closer Jim Johnson to a two-year contract extension that runs through the end of the 2018 campaign. Financial terms were not immediately revealed.

Atlanta to pick fifth in 2017 Draft

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDT

With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.

Swanson's spectacular play saves Braves

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:02:48 EDT

With the Tigers loading the bases and threatening to cut into the Braves' three-run lead in the eighth inning, shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop to corral a sharp grounder. He fired to second base to initiate an inning-ending double play, the highlight in Atlanta's eventual 5-3 win Saturday night at Turner Field.

Braves' Jenkins feeling better after injury scare

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 18:10:37 EDT

After throwing a 92-mph fastball to Miguel Cabrera on Friday night, Braves right-hander Tyrell Jenkins feared the worst as he strolled to the back of the mound with a tingling sensation in his throwing hand.

Braves drop opener of final Turner Field series

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:44:30 EDT

The Tigers rode Miguel Cabrera's two home runs and Daniel Norris' power fastball to within a half-game of the Blue Jays for the American League's second Wild Card. A pair of Cabrera drives supported Norris' 6 2/3 innings, sending Detroit to a 6-2 win over the Braves Friday.

Ruiz rewarding Braves for patience

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:27:32 EDT

Braves manager Brian Snitker has given Rio Ruiz his first career start at both the Major League and Triple-A levels this season. Along the way, Snitker has become one of the organization's many members who have gained a greater appreciation for Ruiz, who struggled with Double-A Mississippi last year and then successfully tackled the challenges presented to him this year.

The Chase d'Arnaud Band releases first album

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:47:13 EDT

The Chase d'Arnaud Band releases first album

Four-run eighth seals sweep of Phillies

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDT

Dansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.

Swanson hits first homer in hometown

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:28:09 EDT

Dansby Swanson says it felt like every time he visited Turner Field as a fan, Chipper Jones homered. Now, the suburban Atlanta native can proudly relate to what it feels like to energize the hometown fans with a dinger.

Freeman's hit streak snapped at 30 games

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:22:02 EDT

Over the course of the past week, Freddie Freeman has said that all streaks eventually come to an end. But, it's safe to say he was hoping his streak would have lasted at least a few more days to provide him some material to use during his trash-talking exchanges with his good friend Dan Uggla.

Top 10 moments in Turner Field history

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:07 EDT

Over the last 20 seasons, the Ted has hosted many memorable MLB moments. As the Braves say goodbye to their home since 1997, we look back at the top 10.