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Watch HOF announcement coverage live, 3 ET today

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:41:50 EDT

Today is the big day. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2017, selected in a vote last month by the eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.



Ex-Braves believe McGriff should be in Hall

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:33:57 EDT

As Fred McGriff earned six consecutive Top 10 finishes in National League MVP Award balloting from 1989-94, he hit 14 more home runs than any other Major Leaguer and produced an fWAR that was better than everybody not named Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr. or Cal Ripken Jr.



Allard, Newcomb make MLB Pipeline's Top 10 LHP Prospects list

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:42:53 EDT

Leading 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.



Boyer reunites with Braves on Minors deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:28:21 EDT

Nearly 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.



Outfield continuity bodes well for Braves

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:15:23 EDT

The 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.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Braves eye new Spring Training complex in North Port

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:13:10 EDT

If 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.



Healthy Fried ready to carry momentum into '17

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:51:23 EDT

A 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.



Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:12:40 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.



Braves avoid arbitration with Vizcaino, Krol

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:33:01 EDT

The 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.



Albies named Pipeline's top defender at second

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDT

These 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.



Braves acquire versatile Johnson from Dodgers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:16:36 EDT

Looking 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.



Peterson among Braves' 2017 bench options

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:42:28 EDT

With 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.



Prospect Development Pipeline makes first stop in Atlanta

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:01:20 EDT

In 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.



Braves unveil plans for Hank Aaron Terrace

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:44:57 EDT

When 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.



Braves will have 7 spring games air on TV

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:20:36 EDT

FOX 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.



Braves deal Smith, Simmons for 2 lefty prospects

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:19:26 EDT

Mallex 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.



Freeman plans to honor mom, play for Canada

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:30:00 EDT

Freddie 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.



Braves' rotation revamp may not be complete

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EDT

Braves 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.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite 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.



Inciarte's game-saving grab among '17 bobbleheads

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:26:36 EDT

One 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.



Inbox: Do Braves have potential ace among prospects?

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:05:46 EDT

Do 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.



Source: Phillips blocked trade from Reds to Braves

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:43:23 EDT

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips invoked his no-trade clause this past November to block a potential trade to Atlanta, according to a source.



Billy Joel to perform at SunTrust Park on April 28

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:04:41 EDT

Sticking 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.



Garcia handling hot corner, but for how long?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:30:37 EDT

After 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.



Analysis of deal shows Freddie's no freeloader

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:05:05 EDT

Time 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.



Execs and GMs tab Swanson as one of game's best prospects

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:08:25 EDT

General 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.



Veteran additions have Braves pointed up in '17

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EDT

Encouraged by September's success and the offseason alterations made to a now much more seasoned starting rotation, the Braves are approaching 2017 with a sense of confidence that did not exist after entering the past two seasons prepared to deal with the painful portion of a massive rebuild.



Baseball was Meyer's first love

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:02:48 EDT

Urban Meyer's baseball career did not pan out, which was difficult to take for the future gridiron coach. Meyer had been drafted in the 13th round by the Braves out of St. John's High School



Late surges reinvigorate Braves' 2016 season

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:20:28 EDT

Freddie Freeman proved why he is the franchise's cornerstone and Dansby Swanson provided a glimpse into the future as the Braves' rebuilding process seemed to fade in the distance in 2016.



Most amazing National League games of 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:50:58 EDT

At the end of an amazing October, one team was standing: the Chicago Cubs, who broke a 108-year championship drought and won the World Series for the National League. But 14 other NL teams played all season and had their own pinnacle moments. In consultation with each club's beat reporter, here is the game of the year for each club in the NL in 2016.



Pipeline Inbox: Comparing Braves SS Swanson to Jeter

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:57:19 EDT

Jim Callis answers questions about comparisons between Dansby Swanson and Derek Jeter, Yoan Moncada's future, Lucas Giolito's stock and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.



A history of team performance at new parks

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 20:00:00 EDT

The Braves will move into a new ballpark, SunTrust Park, on Opening Day 2017 after calling Turner Field home for 20 seasons. How have other big league clubs fared during the first full season at their current ballparks?



Braves' return to contention may not be far off

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:12 EDT

Two years removed from the painful portion of the rebuild which forced them to bid adieu to fan favorites like Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel, the Braves appear to be completing the process sooner than expected.