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Atlanta Braves, Eric O’Flaherty Agree to One-Year Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Eric O'Flaherty has earned a pay raise. The Atlanta Braves lefty agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.49 million contract to follow one of the most impressive seasons put forth by a Major League reliever and to avoid arbitration. The deal nearly triples O'Flaherty's salary of $895,000 he made in 2011,...

Atlanta Braves 2012 Alternate Uniform Leaked
January 15th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The new alternate jersey for the 2012 season that has yet to be unveiled by the Atlanta Braves seems to have been leaked by an online retailer. ***PHOTO1*** The throwback style jersey was originally posted on onthefield.com, which is offering the technically not unveiled jersey customized for $219.95. The jersey seems to be...

Frank Wren: Atlanta Braves Off-season Trade Unlikely
January 14th, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren informed the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Dave O'Brien that the club will probably not make a trade this off-season, O'Brien tweeted on Friday. "Every day that goes by it’s probably less likely," Wren said. "It doesn’t mean you stop trying." Wren did leave open the possibility of...

Atlanta Braves Agree to One-Year Deal with Martin Prado
January 13th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Martin Prado and the Atlanta Braves avoided going into salary arbitration Friday when the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves may still trade Prado, the 28-year-old jack of all trades received a pay raise from the $3.1 million he made last year. He is eligible...

How Maicer Izturis Could Fit into Atlanta Braves Plans
January 12th, 2012 at 4:04 PM
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Dave O'Brien tweeted recently that Frank Wren has the ability to trade for players who are not always on the front burner of the hot stove. He added that Maicer Izturis of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim would "fit that bill" for the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Izturis is...

Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Looking into Tommy Hanson
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 PM
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun that while he wants to build the franchise around Adam Jones, he is still available. In the midst of the Orioles' lack of interest in Jair Jurrjens, they are now looking into a deal involving Atlanta...

Colorado Rockies May Be Interested in Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado
December 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies are rumored to once again be in trade talks. Apparently, they have been in discussions revolving around Martin Prado, Jair Jurrjens and Seth Smith. ***PHOTO1*** The deal seems to make sense; the Rockies are in need of a second baseman and pitching, and the Braves need...

Atlanta Braves to Unveil New Uniform for 2012 Season
December 19th, 2011 at 4:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves will be unveiling a new uniform, Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution tweeted Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Though O'Brien says the Braves have not been forthcoming with details regarding the new threads, he did say that the unveiling would probably take place in January and that the uniform would likely...

Boston Red Sox May Make Deal with Atlanta Braves for Jair Jurrjens
December 18th, 2011 at 9:49 PM
This offseason, the Atlanta Braves have been exploring their options in trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. It seems they may find a suitor in the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up their starting rotation with a lower-cost arm, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has expressed an...

Atlanta Braves May Non-Tender, Re-sign Peter Moylan
December 7th, 2011 at 8:18 PM
With the non-tender deadline rapidly approach at midnight Thursday, it seems the Atlanta Braves may non-tender Peter Moylan in order to avoid salary arbitration. Moylan is expected to fetch upwards of $2 million if he goes through the arbitration process, but Frank Wren met with Moylan's agent to discuss possibly non-tendering and re-signing...

Frank Wren: Atlanta Braves Will not Trade for Hanley Ramirez
December 6th, 2011 at 10:44 PM
The Miami Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to be their new starting shortstop, and rumors swirl that Hanley Ramirez may ask to be traded rather than move to third base. Ajc.com reports that when Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren was asked whether the Braves may pursue that option, the...

Atlanta Braves Have Backup Shortstop at Top of Priorities
December 5th, 2011 at 11:52 PM
The Miami Marlins have already shelled out big bucks to sign Heath Bel and Jose Reyes, but Frank Wren says the Atlanta Braves are looking to make the right kind of moves, instead of just making a move. ***PHOTO1*** Though Bell and Reyes have just signed with the Marlins for at least...

Atlanta Braves Decline Arbitration to Alex Gonzalez
November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Frank Wren has already indicated the Atlanta Braves were not planning on a future with Alex Gonzalez, and it was made official Wednesday when the Braves declined to offer him salary arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves would have received a draft pick to compensate for the loss of Gonzalez if they had offered...

Colorado Rockies Offer Seth Smith to Atlanta Braves in Exchange for Martin Prado
November 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Frank Wren has already made it known that Martin Prado is available to be traded if it makes the Atlanta Braves a better team. The Colorado Rockies have responded by offering Seth Smith, the Denver Post reports. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, who spent time in left and right field last season, hit .284 in...

John Schuerholz: Put Dale Murphy in Hall of Fame
November 16th, 2011 at 6:48 PM
  There was once a time when 300 or 400 home runs automatically landed a player in the Hall of Fame. Such has not been the case for Dale Murphy, who only has two years of ballot eligibility left for his standout years with the Atlanta Braves. In order to help...

Atlanta Braves Send Apology Letter to Fans for September Collapse
October 7th, 2011 at 8:33 AM
There is no use hiding the fact that the Atlanta Braves went 9-18 in September and blew a historic 8 1/2-game lead in three weeks. In fact, some Braves fans have been less bitter and more furious over the team's performance over the last month of the regular season. ***PHOTO1*** So, in...

Atlanta Braves to Retain Entire Coaching Staff After September Collapse
September 30th, 2011 at 3:46 PM
Terry Francona may be done in Boston, but Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren is not about to put anyone on the chopping block. ***PHOTO1*** Although the Braves blew an 8 1/2-game lead in a little over three weeks, Wren confirmed to braves.com that Fredi Gonzalez as well as the rest of...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Michael Bourn from Houston Astros
July 31st, 2011 at 10:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves have traded for Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros. Though they had originally gone after Carlos Beltran and Hunter Pence and were even in talks about Carlos Quintin,  the Braves landed Bourn, widely considered the fastest player in the majors. ***PHOTO1*** Houston received the currently injured Jordan Schafer and three minor...

Atlanta Braves Lose Out on Hunter Pence as Houston Astros Trade Him to Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves were rumored to be in the hunt for a trade deadline deal for the Houston Astros' Hunter Pence, but the price for him proved to be too steep for Atlanta as the Philadelphia Phillies snatched him up Friday night. Houston landed Pence in exchange for four Phillies prospects,...

Injured Chipper Jones to Continue Pinch-Hitting; Anthony Varvaro Called up to Relieve Bullpen
July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Chipper Jones will continue pinch-hitting duties for the next few days as he nurses a strained right quadriceps. Jones, who strained the quadriceps his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, will miss his own bobblehead night Thursday. The Atlanta Braves also called up Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the bullpen...