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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:48 EDTSince 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.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:52:31 EDTWith 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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:53:21 EDTAtlanta Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:49:22 EDTThe Braves announced Wednesday that left-handed reliever Matt Marksberry is undergoing treatment in a Florida hospital for severe dehydration.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:31:37 EDTThere 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:44:15 EDTOK, 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.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:17:21 EDTRon 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.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:04:27 EDTBrian 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.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:11:30 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:57:18 EDTDid 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:00:00 EDTDansby Swanson was named one of the Braves' Prospects of the Year and Patrick Weigel was selected as MLBPipeline's Braves Pitcher of the Year.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:53:23 EDTBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman ended his 2016 season as the National League Player of the Month for September/October.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:46:13 EDTThough 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:22:08 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:15:52 EDTRoger 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:43 EDTAs 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:00:30 EDTThroughout 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:32:15 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:02:47 EDTAs 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:52:16 EDTBraves 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:04:07 EDTBefore 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:02:48 EDTWith 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 18:10:37 EDTAfter 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:44:30 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:27:32 EDTBraves 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:47:13 EDTThe Chase d'Arnaud Band releases first album
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDTDansby 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:28:09 EDTDansby 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:22:02 EDTOver 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:07 EDTOver 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.