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Craig Kimbrel Wins Delivery Man of the Year Award
November 21st, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Craig Kimbrel added to his resume when MLB presented him with the Delivery Man of the Year award on Thursday. He's the first Atlanta Braves pitcher to win the award for the big leagues' best reliever. Kimbrel tied the Baltimore Orioles' Jim Johnson with 50 saves this season to lead the...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Finishes Fifth in NL MVP Voting
November 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen may have won the National League MVP award on Thursday, but Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman placed fifth in the voting to cap off his own successful season. Freeman received votes on all 30 ballots, but he didn't get any top three votes. That doesn't diminish...

Andrelton Simmons Wins NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award
November 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
One day after losing the Wilson National League Defensive Player of the Year Award to Arizona's Gerardo Parra, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons added the NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award to a repertoire that already includes his first Gold Glove Award. Rawlings issued Gold Glove Awards last week to the best defensive...

Wilson Snubs Andrelton Simmons as National League Defensive Player of the Year
November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Andrelton Simmons wasn't presented with the Wilson National League Player of the Year, losing out to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. ***VIDEO1*** His stat of 41 defensive runs saved is a record since it started being tracked in 2003, but Parra won out based on...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson Snubbed for Silver Slugger for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez
November 7th, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chris Johnson would take home his first career Silver Slugger Award, but he was snubbed on the National League side of things for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. ***VIDEO1*** The logic isn't exactly clear how Alvarez could be considered a...

Fredi Gonzalez Named Finalist for National League Manager of the Year
November 5th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been named one of three finalists for the National League Manager of the Year. Fredi G joins the Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Hurdle and Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Mattingly as the three finalists, of whom a winner will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 12...

Atlanta Braves’ Andrelton Simmons Wins First Career Gold Glove Award
October 29th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves already knew they have the best shortstop in the Major Leagues, but it was confirmed Tuesday when Andrelton Simmons won the National League shortstop Rawlings Gold Glove Award. ***VIDEO1*** Having a record 41 defensive runs saved in 2013 kind of made Simmons an easy vote. He also led the...

Atlanta Braves’ Andrelton Simmons Wins 2013 Fielding Bible Award
October 29th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Andrelton Simmons had one of the best ever defensive seasons in Major League Baseball history, and the Atlanta Braves shortstop just got his first award for it in the 2013 Fielding Bible Awards. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of one per league, the Fielding Bible Awards go to the best defensive player at each position in...

Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons of Atlanta Braves Nominated for Gold Glove
October 25th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
It should come as no surprise to even the most casual fans of baseball - Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward are good. Really good. As a result, the defensive prowess of the two young Braves has resulted in them both being nominated for the National League Gold Glove award at...

Atlanta Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel Awarded August Delivery Man of the Month
September 5th, 2013 at 9:36 AM
After assuming the closer role for the Atlanta Braves in 2011, following the retirement of Billy Wagner, Craig Kimbrel's performance has been dominant. On Wednesday, he was awarded the Delivery Man of the Month for August by Major League Baseball. It was the third time Kimbrel has won the award. Kimbrel led...

Mariano Rivera Wins 2013 All-Star Game MVP: Video
July 17th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
He may play for the New York Yankees, but Mariano Rivera will retire at the end of this season as the game's all-time best closer. Rivera was recognized as such with the All-Star Game MVP award Tuesday night at Citi Field. ***VIDEO1*** Rivera worked a perfect eighth inning in a set up...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Splits National League Player of the Week with Cininnati Reds’ Homer Bailey
July 8th, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Atlanta Braves' catcher Brian McCann and Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Homer Bailey have split the National League Player of the Week honors for last week, Mark Bowman tweets.   Brian McCann and Homer Bailey shared NL Player of the Week honors. McCann hit .600 with a 1.480 OPS in six games last week....

Evan Gattis Named National League Rookie of the Month Second Time in a Row
June 3rd, 2013 at 7:32 PM
After two months of the 2013 season, Evan Gattis has taken his second National League Rookie of the Month recognition for the month of May, according to the official Atlanta Braves Twitter, @Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Gattis led Major League rookies with 16 RBIs in May and he was tied for the rookie lead...

Evan Gattis Named National League Rookie of the Month
May 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Tack another happening to the crazy story of Evan Gattis. The Atlanta Braves catcher has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for April. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis led Major League rookies with six home runs, 16 RBIs, a .566 slugging percentage and 43 total bases while hitting .250. He also led the...

Justin Upton Named National League Player of the Month for April
May 2nd, 2013 at 10:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves got a lot of help from Justin Upton on the way to the best record in the National League in April, and he was recognized for it by being named the NL Player of the of Month. ***VIDEO1*** Upton, acquired in January via a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks,...

No One Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In what seems to not be a surprise to anyone, no one will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, in 2013, also dashing Dale Murphy's hopes in his final year on the ballot. It is the first time no one has been elected to the...

Atlanta Braves Divide Shares from Wild Card Appearance
November 26th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
They only lasted one game in the playoffs, but Atlanta Braves players received nearly $20,000 each for their postseason participation, Dave O'Brien reports. For their National League Wild Card game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Braves accumulated $980,452.04 from ticket sales. They divvied out 46 full shares of $19,609 as well as...

Chipper Jones Wins Man of the Year Award
November 7th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Now retired Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones got one more award before he ends up in the Hall of Fame. He was presented with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award Monday. The Man of the Year is given annually to the player who is deemed most inspirational in a...

Jason Heyward Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award
October 30th, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Jason Heyward further solidified his importance to the Atlanta Braves' future on Tuesday when he officially won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for right field position in the National League. Heyward beat out Andre Ethier and Jay Bruce as the other finalists en route to the first Braves Gold Glove since 2007,...

Atlanta Braves Right Fielder Jason Heyward up for Hank Aaron Award
October 11th, 2012 at 2:59 PM
For the past twelve years, the Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top offensive player in each league. Past winners include players like Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Could Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward be next in line? Heyward has been nominated as a finalist representing...