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Inbox: Was acquiring Garcia a good move?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:15:00 EDT

Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions about the Jaime Garcia trade, the rest of the rotation and more in the latest edition of the Inbox.



Rotation central to Braves' Winter Meetings

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:18:12 EDT

The flurry of activity the Braves have generated over the Hot Stove season's first month has shown they are ready to take the next step in their rebuilding process. Now as the Braves prepare for next week's Winter Meetings in suburban Washington, D.C., they are still aggressively evaluating ways to improve their current roster without comprising the collection of highly-regarded prospects they compiled during their massive rebuilding process.



Braves trade for Cards lefty Garcia

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:10:33 EDT

The Braves acquired left-hander Jaime García from the Cardinals on Thursday for three prospects.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Braves have 3 intriguing non-tender decisions

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:05:44 EDT

Right-hander Chris Withrow and left-hander Paco Rodriguez join catcher Anthony Recker as the three members of the Braves' organization who are most eagerly looking toward the non-tender deadline at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, when all Major League clubs must decide whether to tender a contract to their arbitration-eligible players.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 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.



Gosewisch avoids arbitration with 1-year deal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:57 EDT

Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch was claimed off waivers from the D-backs two weeks ago. On Wednesday, he and the Braves avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. Financial details were not immediately revealed.



The Next Big Leaguers: Braves' Demeritte

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Braves land 2014 1st-rounder Jackson from Mariners

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:21:09 EDT

The Braves acquired outfielder Alex Jackson and a player to be named later from the Mariners on Monday night in a trade with the Mariners. Atlanta sent right-handed pitchers Rob Whalen and Max Povse in exchange.



Busy Braves may decide to stay active

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:45:00 EDT

Because they have already secured their top two starting-pitching targets on the free-agent market and added some versatile depth to their bench, the Braves are nearing December without any definite musts on their to-do list. But recent history has still provided reason to believe they will still generate attention during next week's Winter Meetings in Washington, D.C.



Schuerholz a front-runner for HOF enshrinement

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:25:00 EDT

After 50 years in the game, former executive John Schuerholz finds himself in consideration for the ultimate recognition of his career. He is among 10 candidates listed on Today's Game Era ballot for consideration by a 16-member committee for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame next July.



Braves, S. Rodriguez complete 2-year deal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:41:25 EDT

The Braves continued their busy offseason this week by completing a two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez. The sides agreed to the deal last week and it was announced on Wednesday, following the completion of a physical.



Reflecting on opportunity, Braves lifer Snitker grateful

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Forty seasons have passed without Brian Snitker knowing what it feels like not to be a proud member of the Braves organization. He has served as a player, coach, manager, husband, father and friend while having the unique experience of living a long baseball life with just one employer.



Braves' Demeritte among Top 25 Fall League prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.



Inbox: What are Braves' plans at catcher?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:16:58 EDT

What are the Braves' options in terms of catchers? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers that question and more in this edition of the Braves Inbox.



Braves arrange ballpark rides for beloved usher Banks

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:22:09 EDT

Walter Banks served as an usher at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium before the Braves came to town, and over the course of the past 50-plus years, he's become a beloved figure whose kindness has enriched the lives of countless fans.



Braves cautious about blockbuster moves

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:32:18 EDT

There has certainly been reason for the Braves to do their due diligence by at least evaluating what it might take to acquire a controllable frontline starting pitcher like Chris Sale, Chris Archer or Sonny Gray.



Dickey living the dream of playing for Braves

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:55:20 EDT

R.A. Dickey has pitched in six organizations and with five Major League clubs over the course of the past 20 seasons. But before being officially introduced by the Braves on Friday, the veteran knuckleballer had never donned the jersey of the team he and his late father passionately followed throughout his childhood in Tennessee.



Colon shares scooter photo on Facebook

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:13:26 EDT

Colon shares scooter photo on Facebook



Braves add 3 prospects to 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:00:54 EDT

Max Fried, Lucas Sims and Johan Camargo received the message they were waiting for this week when they were informed they have been added to the Braves' 40-man roster.



Dickey listened to the Braves on his transistor radio

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:15:28 EDT

Dickey listened to the Braves on his transistor radio



Braves announce 1-year deal with Colon

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:59:24 EDT

Nearly 25 years after being in the Dominican Republic to see a young right-hander named Bartolo Colon sign his first professional contract with the Indians, Braves president of baseball operations John Hart is looking forward to reuniting with Colon, one of the latest additions to a new-look Atlanta rotation that will certainly look a little older.



Braves release Spring Training schedule

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:22:38 EDT

Braves fans have been looking forward to the first game at SunTrust Park in 2017, a March 31 exhibition matchup against the Yankees. But now they can also make plans to see Freddie Freeman and the rest of the gang at Spring Training games in Florida.



Prospect-rich Braves could trade for Sale

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:01:49 EDT

The Chicago White Sox, looking to start a rebuilding phase, have said they'll listen on any player on their roster with three or fewer years of team control remaining, including Chris Sale. The Braves, nearing what they hope will be the final stage of their own rebuild, have stockpiled the kind of MLB-ready or near-ready prospects it will take to land the ace left-hander.



Swanson, Albies among early candidates for 2017 ROY

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:43:26 EDT

Here's an early look at some 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates in each league, all of whom are on the MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list.



Niekro wins MLBPAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:50:18 EDT

White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and Mariners third-base coach Manny Acta were honored at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 17th Legends for Youth Dinner on Tuesday.



Dickey signs one-year deal with Braves

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:55:03 EDT

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with free-agent right-handed pitcher R.A. Dickey on a one-year Major League contract for the 2017 season with a club option for 2018.



Former Braves manager Nixon dies at 81

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:14:11 EDT

Russ Nixon, who managed the Reds and Braves, died on Thursday. He was 81 years old.



Old is new: Colon, Dickey fit well in Atlanta

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:58:18 EDT

So the Braves just signed R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, with a combined age of 85? I'm still applauding. Even before I became as old as I am now, I've always enjoyed athletes who were rather seasoned.



Braves fans: Get to know lineup threat Colon

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:30:29 EDT

Braves fans: Get to know lineup threat Colon



Inciarte wins Gold Glove in 1st year with Braves

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 21:12:05 EDT

Ender Inciarte has given the Braves a chance to once again lay claim to possessing the National League's best defensive center fielder, as he won his first Gold Glove on Tuesday.



Braves, Collmenter avoid arbitration

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:47:37 EDT

The Braves and Josh Collmenter avoided arbitration on Monday when they agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million deal that includes the potential for an additional $1.2 million through incentives.