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Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...

East Division Leading Atlanta Braves Seize Best Record in National League
August 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves are enjoying the fruits of their summer labor as they take a 14-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta. Following last night’s 5-0 shutout victory against the Marlins, the Braves need one more win to tie the Atlanta franchise...

Frank Wren Condemns Atlanta Braves Twitter War with Washington Nationals
August 7th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren wasn't happy with how his public relations team handled last night's altercation with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals. When Julio Teheran plunked Harper in the fifth inning, Harper took exception, leading to the following exchange.   @Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or...

Plenty of Time Left for Frank Wren, Atlanta Braves to Make Waiver Trade
August 4th, 2013 at 7:42 PM
A few Atlanta Braves fans freaked out a little when Frank Wren didn't pull off an immaculate deal for a starting pitcher or a utility infielder, but the fact is that there's still the entire month of August to make one happen. There's also historical precedent. In fact, the Braves have...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Make Waiver Trade in August
August 1st, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves met their biggest need by acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the non-waiver trade deadline. But they still have some needs that will have to be met during August, which will have to be met with a waiver trade. Atlanta will likely pursue...

A Look at How Major League Baseball Waiver Wire Trades Work
August 1st, 2013 at 7:58 AM
The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline came and went for Major League Baseball without just a ton of activity. Now, trades must be made using the waiver system during the month of August. Here's how that works. Any player may be placed on waivers, which are essentially a process of simultaneously...

Atlanta Braves Make No Moves at Non-Waiver Trade Deadline
July 31st, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone at 4 p.m. Eastern time, but the Atlanta Braves refrained from making any major moves. The Houston Astros shipped Bud Norris, who was known to be targeted by Atlanta, to the Baltimore Orioles. That's fine; his platoon splits were awful. The Boston...

Atlanta Braves Approached by Texas Rangers in Trade Talks for Brian McCann
July 30th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
The Texas Rangers are so desperate for a bat, that they recently approached the Atlanta Braves about trading for Brian McCann, Ken Rosenthal reports. With a nine-game lead in the National Leage East, the Braves had no interest in dealing their starting catcher, but the Rangers have asked at least one...

Atlanta Braves Make Trade for Reliever Scott Downs from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
July 29th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves have made their trade for a left-handed relief pitcher, acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Triple-A pitcher Cory Rasmus, multiple sources report. Downs has a 1.82 ERA in 43 appearances with the Angels this year. He has been used as both...

Atlanta Braves No Longer Attempting to Trade for Chicago White Sox Jake Peavy: Trade Deadline
July 28th, 2013 at 5:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves are no longer trying to trade for Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, Ken Rosenthal tweets. The end of talks in that situation likely points to the Braves' intentions of focusing on getting bullpen help.   Sources: #Braves not in mix for Peavy. #STLCards, #Orioles, #RedSox and #Athletics...

Atlanta Braves May not Trade for Starting Pitcher at Trade Deadline After All
July 27th, 2013 at 9:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** With Tim Hudson done for the year with a broken ankle and Paul Maholm on the shelf for a couple of weeks with a sprained wrist, most assumed that the Atlanta Braves would attempt to make a trade for a big name pitcher. Jayson Stark, however, says that teams are...

Atlanta Braves Pursuing Trade for Houston Astros’ Bud Norris
July 26th, 2013 at 9:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves are one of the teams "actively pursuing" a trade for Houston Astros' starting pitcher Bud Norris, Jon Morosi tweets.   Sources: #Braves among teams actively pursuing #Astros starter Bud Norris. @FOXSportsLive — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2013 Just a week ago, the Braves had a surplus of starting pitching with...

Waffle House to Open at Turner Field Friday
July 26th, 2013 at 8:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** For those left wishing their baseball game can be smothered and covered, the Atlanta Braves are welcoming Waffle House to Turner Field on Friday.   @WaffleHouse will make it's debut @ Turner Field tomorrow. Serving hashbrowns & waffles with several different toppings. #smothered+covered — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 25, 2013 The Twitter announcement from...

Brian Wilson Works Out for a Dozen Major League Teams
July 25th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson auditioned for scouts Thursday in Los Angeles, Danny Knobler reports. The 31-year-old righty hasn't pitched in a Major League game in 15 months since having his second Tommy John surgery. He originally worked out for the New York Mets in January, but that didn't go...

Atlanta Braves Showing Interest in San Diego Padres Reliever Joe Thatcher
July 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 PM
In their continuing quest for a lefty reliever, the Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in trading for San Diego Padres reliever Joe Thatcher, Jon Morosi tweets.   #Braves are interested in #Padres LHP Joe Thatcher, sources say. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, 2013 Thatcher wouldn't quite be the traditional trade deadline rental....

Atlanta Braves Call up Kameron Loe, Option Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A
July 21st, 2013 at 2:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up right-handed reliever Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett to add more bullpen depth. To make room for Loe, they optioned Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett. Loe started the season with the Seattle Mariners, where he struggled through 6 2/3 innings, giving up eight runs. He was...

Could Atlanta Braves Use Joey Terdoslavich as Trade Bait?
July 19th, 2013 at 10:35 AM
It's well established that the Atlanta Braves are in the market for a left-handed relief pitcher, but what's been less obvious is who they would include in a trade for one. Enter prospect Joey Terdoslavich, who would likely fit that mold nicely. The Braves' sixth round pick in 2010, if he...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Milwaukee Brewers Reliever Mike Gonzalez
July 18th, 2013 at 8:19 PM
With Alex Wood projected to join the Atlanta Braves starting rotation in the future, the club is now down to one left-handed reliever. The Braves were previously in the market for a veteran relief pitcher, but now they're specifically looking for a lefty, Mark Bowman reports. ***VIDEO1*** Assuming Wood ends up in...

Atlanta Braves Showing Interest in Chicago White Sox Pitcher Jesse Crain
July 17th, 2013 at 11:20 PM
The scope of the Atlanta Braves trade targets is steadily getting wider. In their quest to acquire a veteran bullpen arm, they have shown interest in Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain, Jim Bowden reports. Crain has put up outstanding numbers this year for the White Sox, who dwell in the...

Are Atlanta Braves Interested in Trading for Tim Lincecum?
July 16th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves are looking to deal for a veteran reliever, and there are several teams interested in trading for San Francisco Giants' starting pitcher Tim Lincecum to use as a reliever, Jon Paul Morosi writes. The Braves could be a good fit, noting injuries to Cristhian Martinez, Jonny Venters and...