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Controversial “Screaming Indian” Logo to Be Used on New Atlanta Braves Batting Practice Caps
December 28th, 2012 at 9:05 AM
Every few years, Major League Baseball pushes new batting practice cap designs down the retail shoot to push merchandise sales. The new 2013 designs have the Atlanta Braves getting gobs of attention for their controversial "screaming Indian" logo's comeback. The image of the new BP cap first appeared at Uni Watch,...

Frank Wren Ranked Among Sexiest General Managers by Yahoo!
December 21st, 2012 at 8:51 AM
In what should have been a sign of the apocalypse, Yahoo! Sports recently put out a ranking of the sexiest general managers in baseball. Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren cracked no. 12 on the list. The list was compiled in response to new Oakland A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima calling Billy Beane "extremely...

Atlanta Braves Eyeing Mark Trumbo Trade
December 14th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
With the Los Angeles Angels' recent acquisition of Josh Hamilton, they have a surplus of outfielders. It just happens that the Atlanta Braves are in need of a left fielder, and they looking into the possibility of acquiring Mark Trumbo, Dave O'Brien tweeted. Danny Knobler reports that the Angels are "very likely"...

Atlanta Braves May Pursure Emilio Bonafacio
December 7th, 2012 at 9:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves left the Winter Meetings this week still without a lead-off caliber left fielder. That could change, as they were previously interested in Toronto Blue Jays outfielder/second baseman Emilio Bonafacio before he was traded from the Miami Marlins, Dave O'Brien tweets. That interest may have carried over, particularly with...

Fredi Gonzalez Has Contract Extended Through 2014
December 6th, 2012 at 12:44 AM
The Atlanta Braves expressed their confidence in manager Fredi Gonzalez by picking up his option, extending his contract through 2014. After the Braves' collapse in September 2011, Gonzalez guided them to a National League Wild Card berth before being downed by the St. Louis Cardinals in a controversial play-in game. Regardless,...

Justin Upton Will not Be Traded to Atlanta Braves
December 4th, 2012 at 10:25 PM
For someone who was the talk of the trading town in Atlanta Braves organization, Justin Upton will officially not being coming to Georgia, Jayson Stark tweets. Trade talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks broke down with both sides concluding there is "not going to be a fit." The Diamondbacks had their eyes...

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...

Atlanta Braves Decline to Trade Andrelton Simmons to Texas Rangers
November 13th, 2012 at 7:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves declined a trade offer from the Texas Rangers over the weekend for Andrelton Simmons, USA Today reports, and Danny Knobler tweeted that the Rangers were willing to give up their top prospect in the deal. The Braves weren't about to part with Simmons and send yet another shortstop...

J.C. Boscan, Two Others Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster by Atlanta Braves
November 1st, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Among the flurry of moves the Atlanta Braves announced today, they outrighted three minor leaguers off the 40-man roster, including catcher J.C. Boscan, right-handed pitcher Eric Cordier and lefty Robert Fish, ajc.com reports. Boscan is the only member of the group with any Major League experience and has elected to explore free...

Atlanta Braves Claim Jordan Schafer Off Waivers from Houston Astros
November 1st, 2012 at 4:02 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Houston Astros, mlbtraderumors.com reports. Schafer originally played in the Braves organization from 2005-11 before being shipped to Houston in July 2011 as part of the Michael Bourn trade. Schafer hit .211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games last season while...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Options on Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm, Brian McCann
October 30th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The Atlanta Braves surprised no one Tuesday when they picked up the 2013 options they held on all three eligible players. Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm and Brian McCann will don the tomahawk next season. The moves were expected, though there had been rumors of the Braves turning down McCann's option after...

Tim Hudson Hoping for Contract Extension from Atlanta Braves
October 27th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
With Chipper Jones' retirement, Tim Hudson is now the longest tenured player on the Atlanta Braves, and he would like to finish his career there. The 37-year-old is expected to have his $9 million option picked up by the Braves for 2013, but any kind of contract extension will likely be...

With New York Yankees Turmoil, Should Atlanta Braves Attempt to Land Alex Rodriguez?
October 22nd, 2012 at 4:10 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recently said that trading aging third baseman Alex Rodriguez is "unrealistic," but assuming A-Rod could be convinced to waive his no-trade clause, could he end up with the Atlanta Braves? ***PHOTO1*** Cashman told Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor on ESPNNewYork 98.7 FM that that he fully...

Atlanta Braves Extend Frank Wren’s Contract
October 12th, 2012 at 9:46 PM
After making the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, the Atlanta Braves have extended the contract of general manager Frank Wren through 2014 and have promoted two of his assistants. Wren was named GM on Oct. 11, 2007, and has been a large part in the Braves' recent success....

Frank Wren Hopes to Keep Michael Bourn in Atlanta Braves Uniform
October 8th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
It looks like most of the 2013's Atlanta Braves lineup is already set, but general manager Frank Wren is facing the glaring question of whether he can lure Michael Bourn with a contract lucrative enough for his agent, Scott Boras. Bourn is eligible for free agency once the World Series is over,...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Jeff Baker from Detroit Tigers
August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers on Friday, braves.com reports. The 31-year-old Baker was designated for assignment Friday, prompting general manager Frank Wren to call Dave Dombrowski a call and secure an upgrade in right-handed hitting, a plus since Baker is a career .298 hitter...

Jack Wilson Released by Atlanta Braves, Andrelton Simmons Nears Rehab Assignment
August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 PM
One year to the day of the Atlanta Braves acquiring shortstop Jack Wilson, they released him as reported by braves.com. Wilson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list July 15 with a dislocated pinky finger and was close to returning, but the club couldn't find a role for him in...

Arodys Vizcaino, Jaye Chapman Named as Players Sent to Chicago Cubs for Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson
July 30th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The mystery minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves deal with the Chicago Cubs has finally been solved. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves sent Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino to the Cubs in exchange for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. ***PHOTO1*** Vizcaino, 21, underwent Tommy John surgery this spring and has a...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm from Chicago Cubs
July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves have satisfied their need for a starting pitcher and backup outfielder by trading for lefty Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs in a deal just over half a day before the trade deadline Tuesday, John Paul Morosi tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Not all details are available at the...

Atlanta Braves Sign Miguel Batista to Minor League Contract
July 27th, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Though it's not the blockbuster move everyone is waiting for, the Atlanta Braves signed 41-year-old Miguel Batista to a minor league contract on Friday, tweeted David Lennon. He has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Batista was released by the New York Mets yesterday after being designated for assignment. It is not expected...