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Braves use Meetings to develop camaraderie

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:15:05 EDT

Alex Anthopoulos did not sign a free agent or complete a trade during this year's Winter Meetings, which concluded on Thursday morning. But as he interacted with rival executives and agents over the course of the past four days, the Braves' general manager gained a better feel for his club's needs and how he might satisfy them during the remainder of the offseason.



SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:24:15 EDT

Finish your holiday shopping at the Braves Shop, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at noon ET.



Braves select righty Gomez in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:41:27 EDT

The Braves gained a bullpen candidate on Thursday morning, when they selected right-handed pitcher Anyelo Gomez with the seventh pick of the first round of the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.



New brain trust has Snitker optimistic, humbled

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:53:16 EDT

Brian Snitker has committed his adult life to the Braves, and at no point over the past 40-plus years has he ever seriously entertained the thought of going to another organization. But at the conclusion of this past season, there was reason to believe his tenure as Atlanta's manager was likely over.



Braves could seek short-term rotation help

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:03:02 EDT

Though the Braves might set their sights on acquiring a controllable frontline starting pitcher within the next year, it appears their current focus is finding a short-term fix to satisfy their desire to add experience to their inexperienced rotation.



Braves not ready to part with pitching prospects

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:18:20 EDT

As Alex Anthopoulos moved near the completion of his first full month as the Braves' GM, and experienced the second day of this year's Winter Meetings on Tuesday, he possessed the assets that will likely lead rival executives to continue checking in with him about potential trade opportunities. But for now, Anthopoulos seems content to patiently progress through this Hot Stove Season and possibly wait for the opportunity to see these young pitchers with his own eyes before defining their trade value.



Winter Meetings interview with Brian Snitker

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:58:33 EDT

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



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.



Anthopoulos getting feel for new staff, markets

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:12:04 EDT

Once Alex Anthopoulos becomes even more familiar with the organization he acquired when he was named the Braves' general manager a month ago, there's a strong possibility he will once again become the aggressive wheeler and dealer he was when he seldom shied away from trading or acquiring top players during his tenure as the Blue Jays' GM.



Drew-Wainwright deal highlighted '03 Meetings

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:00:17 EDT

With media members, scouts and fellow executives within sight and wondering what these two highly regarded executives might be discussing, John Schuerholz and Walt Jocketty were extending a conversation about J.D. Drew, the outfielder the Braves sought to add to their depleted lineup.



Check out SunTrust Park covered in snow

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:22:44 EDT

Check out SunTrust Park covered in snow



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' roster quietly undergoing changes

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:34:16 EDT

This has certainly been a unique offseason for the Braves, who were neutralized by the lengthy MLB investigation that led them to gain new leadership within the baseball-operations department. But though general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been in place to run this department for less than a month, the Braves have continued to do business and keep up with the unavoidable annual offseason ritual of reconstructing the roster.



The Braves' Triple-A affiliate is now the Stripers

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:57:51 EDT

The Braves' Triple-A affiliate is now the Stripers



Braves sign infielder Colon to Minors deal

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:30:10 EDT

The Braves had a need for a versatile infielder after non-tendering Jace Peterson and Danny Santana last week. They filled the void by signing utility man Christian Colon to a Minor League deal, a source told MLB.com's Mark Bowman.



Inbox: Could Braves deal for Opening Day arm?

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:57:16 EDT

Braves reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from fans in the latest version of the Braves Inbox.



Moves provide window into Anthopoulos' plan?

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:57:41 EDT

Hours before non-tendering Matt Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana on Friday, the Braves claimed versatile right-handed reliever Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays. The combination of these decisions provided a glimpse of how general manager Alex Anthopoulos might structure Atlanta's bullpen and bench for the upcoming season.



Poulis named head trainer as part of reshuffle

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:14:51 EDT

Longtime Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter will move away from his daily responsibilities and remain with the club as a senior advisor. He will be replaced by George Poulis, who spent the past 15 seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Jays.



Braves get in spirit with tree lighting ceremony

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 12:45:22 EDT

The weather outside was anything but frightful -- actually, it was a clear and quite pleasant low-60's Friday evening at The Battery Atlanta as the Braves threw the first pitch of the holiday season, holding their inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.



Adams, Peterson, Santana become FAs

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:01:48 EDT

Unable to trade Matt Adams before Friday's non-tender deadline, the Braves parted ways with their slugging first baseman, along with two others. Atlanta didn't tender contracts to Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana, making them free agents, while tendering contracts to the rest of their arbitration-eligible players -- pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, Sam Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz and Dan Winkler.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Braves claim righty Whitley off waivers

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:17:59 EDT

The Braves continued adding to their collection of relievers on Friday, claiming right-hander Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.



Tinnish withdraws from Braves front office post

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:55:14 EDT

Andrew Tinnish, hired recently by the Braves as vice president of amateur and international scouting, has withdrawn from his position due to personal reasons, the club announced Friday.



Brothers agrees to 1-year deal with Braves

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:00:59 EDT

The Braves agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year deal with left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, thereby avoiding arbitration.



Johnson traded to Angels for Minor Leaguer

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:08:31 EDT

Alex Anthopoulos' first player transaction as Braves general manager offered a measure of salary relief. The Braves on Thursday dealt reliever Jim Johnson and international pool money to the Angels for Minor League left-hander Justin Kelly, thus completing Anthopoulos' first move since becoming GM earlier this month.



Andruw's astounding peak may lift him to Hall

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:45:52 EDT

Because his career declined rapidly after he turned 30, it is easy to assume Andruw Jones will fall short of being elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. But voters would be negligent to overlook his intriguing resume, which might still be deemed Cooperstown worthy based on its numerous highlights.



Anthopoulos getting feel for offseason direction

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:35:21 EDT

A little more than two weeks into his tenure as the head of the Braves' baseball operations department, Alex Anthopoulos is still getting a feel for which direction he might take with his new organization.



Inbox: How will Braves improve 'pen for '18?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:50:50 EDT

Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about plans to improve the Braves' bullpen, potential trades and more.



Community-minded Folty lights up young faces

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:51:43 EDT

After being allowed to stay up long past his bedtime, Eli Williams was denied his wish to see Mike Foltynewicz successfully complete his bid for a no-hitter. But the young suburban Atlanta resident will forever be thankful for the bond he has since gained with the Braves pitcher.



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.