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Frank Wren Forces Chicago Cubs Off Field During Atlanta Braves Batting Practice
April 5th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
In a maneuver that really shouldn't have needed to happen, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren had to request of Chicago Cubs manager Dave Sveum that his team leave the field during the Braves' batting practice before Friday night's game at Turner Field, espn.com reports. The Braves wanted to do outfield...

Atlanta Braves Begin Use of New Bat Knob Decals
April 3rd, 2013 at 8:55 AM
The Atlanta Braves became the latest team in a flurry of clubs flocking to the latest accessory craze - bat knob decals, Uni-Watch reports. The decals quickly identify the players' bats by uniform number while also ensuring anyone with a keen eye knows which team they play for. It's not clear at...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List and Call up Evan Gattis
March 31st, 2013 at 5:45 PM
With Sunday being Opening Day, the Atlanta Braves have officially placed Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list with his sprained left elbow and purchased the contract of Evan Gattis, the Washington Post reports. Venters will have his elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, which never bodes well for...

Atlanta Braves to Bring Back Organist for 2013 Season
March 18th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
The Atlanta Braves will bring back organist Matthew Kaminski for the 2013 season, according to a tweet sent out by Kaminski's @bravesorganist handle. ***PHOTO1*** Kaminski is unsure of how much he will play in favor of the "crappy pop-country at inhuman decibels" because the Braves essentially eliminated his performance at games during...

Atlanta Braves Games No Longer Carried by Peachtree TV
February 28th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Atlanta Braves fans will have an easier time watching their team this season, as all 45 games originally scheduled to appear on Peachtree TV have been moved to Fox Sports South and SportSouth, ajc.com reports. The move means that both Fox-owned channels will broadcast all of the Braves' locally and regionally...

Atlanta Braves “Screaming Indian” Batting Practice Caps Featured in MLB 2013: the Show
February 27th, 2013 at 8:19 AM
After a boatload of public outcry just a couple weeks ago, the Atlanta Braves renounced their plans to use their plans to use the "Screaming Indian" logo on their new batting practice caps for the 2013 season (Though we at Braves 101 still maintain he looks more like he's laughing)....

Atlanta Braves Ditch Indian on Batting Practice Caps
February 11th, 2013 at 11:18 PM
That rumble you heard was Atlanta Braves fans collectively saying, "Lame" in their best Eric Cartman impersonation, as the Braves 2013 batting practice caps won't feature the "screaming Indian" after all. After public outcry by the politically correct police over the use of the "screaming Indian" logo, which really looks more...

John Schuerholz Speaks Out on Infield Fly Rule in Wild Card Game Versus St. Louis Cardinals
February 11th, 2013 at 10:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves are rarely known for sparking controversy or complaining when things don't go their way. However, as Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" suggest, team president John Schuerholz is starting to change the old Braves' policy and is speaking out on the infamous infield fly call made...

Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz to Chair Replay Committee
February 10th, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Atlanta Braves president and former general manager John Schuerholz has been asked by commissioner Bud Selig to chair a committee on replay expansion, Schuerholz revealed in an mlb.com interview Sunday. Baseball fans may not even have any answers on whether replay will be expanded in the coming year though, as the committee...

Atlanta Braves Settle on Jerseys for Upton and Johnson Brothers
February 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves have determined how B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Reed Johnson and Chris Johnson will be identified on the backs of their jerseys in 2013, Dave O'Brien tweets. O'Brien confirmed with Jim Misudek, a member of the Braves public relations department, that each Upton brother will simply have "Upton" and...

Atlanta Braves Introduce Justin Upton with Press Conference
January 29th, 2013 at 11:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves introduced Justin Upton with a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Turner Field. It was the first time Upton was able to don a Braves uniform since the enormous trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. "It's a special day for my family, getting an opportunity to see me...

Trading Martin Prado Unpopular but Logical for Atlanta Braves
January 25th, 2013 at 8:15 PM
A large amount of Atlanta Braves fans immediately reacted with a knee jerk when it was announced Friday that they acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks while shipping away Martin Prado. Fans wanted Upton, but dealing away Prado meant getting rid of a fan favorite and clubhouse leader, so...

Atlanta Braves Trade Martin Prado, Randall Delgado to Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton
January 24th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
In what has surely become old news to Atlanta Braves fans, the club acquired Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks in their biggest move of the winter. The Braves got Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson in the deal, while the Diamondbacks received Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed,...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Justin Upton May Be Dead in Water
January 24th, 2013 at 8:42 AM
The Atlanta Braves started aggressively pursuing a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton on Wednesday, but it seems the inclusion of certain prospects may be a major hang up, Jeff Passan reports. The D-Backs currently have five starting-quality outfielders - Upton, Jason Kubel, Cody Ross, Gerardo Parra and prospect Adam...

Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves Exchange Arbitration Numbers
January 18th, 2013 at 6:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Martin Prado officially submitted their numbers for a contract arbitration hearing, Jon Heyman reports. The move essentially ended any negotiations between the Braves and Prado. Prado filed a $7.05 million contract request, while the Braves countered with $6.65 million. In arbitration, a third party will hear arguments...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Jason Heyward and Four Others
January 18th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves reached agreements on Friday with five players to avoid salary arbitration hearings.  Jason Heyward, Eric O'Flaherty, Johnny Venters, Kris Medlen and Cristhian Martinez all signed deals, leaving Martin Prado the lone unsigned member of the team. Heyward, as expected, received the largest bump in salary for the upcoming season....

MLB Owners Approve Several Rule Changes for Upcoming Season
January 16th, 2013 at 10:49 AM
While Atlanta Braves fans will forever curse the "infield fly" rule under their breath after the NL wildcard round last October, it wasn't one of the rules adjusted for the upcoming MLB season. The rules changes approved by the MLB owners are as follows: - Coaches and managers are now allowed to...

Atlanta Braves May Be Last Team Standing for Justin Upton Trade
January 13th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
After the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have essentially withdrawn interest in acquiring Justin Upton, it looks like the Atlanta Braves may be the only team with a legitimate shot at making a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, just because Upton blew up a potential trade to the Seattle...

Atlanta Braves Still in Running for Justin Upton After Rejected Trade to Seattle Mariners
January 10th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
The Atlanta Braves may have just found themselves in a better position to acquire a left fielder. The Arizona Diamondbacks had a deal worked out to send Justin Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but Upton blocked the deal with his limited no-trade clause, foxsports.com reports. Seattle was prepared to send a...

Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann Put Contract Talks on Hold
January 6th, 2013 at 7:46 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Brian McCann have agreed to hold off until the end of the 2013 season to discuss a possible contract extension, Jim Duquette reports. The Braves exercised their $12 million option on McCann for 2013, but his career-worst .230 batting average and lingering shoulder issues obviously played into...