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Maddux ranks at top of Braves' free-agent deals

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:19:58 EDT

Braves general manager John Schuerholz was under the impression he had acquired Barry Bonds, until he returned to Atlanta's Spring Training complex during that morning in 1992, when he learned the agreement he'd made with the Pirates the previous night had been nixed, essentially because of Pittsburgh manager Jim Leyland's irate reaction to the proposed deal.

Braves hope rotation vets will be key in '17, beyond

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:52:01 EDT

Even though R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon and Jaime Garcia might each end up sticking with Atlanta for just one season, their presence will likely impact the Braves on both an immediate and a long-term basis.

Riley makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 3B Prospects list

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:03 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 third base prospects.

Braves land 2 on MLB Pipeline's Top 10 2B Prospects list

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:04:22 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's 10 best second-base prospects.

Braves add veteran Suzuki as backstop insurance

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:58:06 EDT

Instead of gambling on the possibility Tyler Flowers will remain healthy enough this season to negate the glaring weakness in their backup-catching department, the Braves made a slight upgrade on Saturday, when they agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Kurt Suzuki. A Major League source confirmed agreement on this deal, which is pending a physical. The team hasn't confirmed the contract.

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 Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Former Braves infielder Marte dies at 33

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:35 EDT

Former Major League infielder Andy Marte died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 33 years old.

Baseball world mourns Ventura, Marte

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDT

The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.

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's Prospect Watch.

Ventura, Marte leave us way too soon

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:25:24 EDT

Yordano Ventura was 25. He had one of baseball's fiercest fastballs. He was a little guy with big stuff, big confidence and big dreams. He died in a car accident early Inconceivably, former top prospect Andy Marte, too, died in a separate Dominican car crash early Sunday.

Inbox: What are Andruw's HOF chances?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:39:39 EDT

Is there a strong Hall of Fame case to be made for Andruw Jones? Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

Inciarte among additions to Venezuela's WBC '17 team

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:05:15 EDT

Team Venezuela is adding firepower to its already star-studded World Baseball Classic roster, with Ender Inciarte, Alcides Escobar, Martin Prado, Victor Martinez and Sandy Leon all expected to represent the country in the upcoming Classic, according to's Jon Paul Morosi.

Braves working to streamline SunTrust traffic plan

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:38:59 EDT

While updating their SunTrust Park transportation plans on Thursday morning, the Braves revealed additional parking options, team-operated shuttle plans and the benefits of partnerships that have been established with Uber and Waze.

McGriff sees Hall of Fame votes increase in '17

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:06:49 EDT

The former Braves slugger must prepare for the likelihood he will ultimately rest in the same category as Dale Murphy and some of the game's other greats who never gained the honor of being immortalized in Cooperstown.

Pipeline Inbox: Breaking down Braves pitching prospects

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:53:20 EDT

This week, we debuted our top 10 by positions list, one a day. On Thursday, for instance, it was the 2017 Top 10 catching prospects list. All of this is a build-up to the big reveal: Our Top 100 list. That comes out on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a one-hour show on MLB Network at 8 p.m. ET.

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.

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, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.

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.

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 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 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.