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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 Decline Reed Johnson’s Option
November 4th, 2013 at 6:52 PM
That whole thing about the Atlanta Braves picking up Reed Johnson's option for 2014? Never mind, they declined it, according to an @braves tweet.   #Braves have declined to exercise the contract option on OF Reed Johnson for the 2014 season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 4, 2013 The Braves had a $1.6 million...

Atlanta Braves Add Wirfin Obispo, Ryan Butcher to 40-man Roster
November 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves added minor league pitchers Ryan Butcher and Wirfin Obispo to the 40-man roster Friday, according to milb.com. Butcher, a 26-year-old lefty, struck out 15 batters per nine innings in 62 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. Things get a little shaky with his 7.4 walks per nine innings. The 29-year-old right-handed...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Have Quiet Offseason
November 1st, 2013 at 8:01 AM
Have landing B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson in some huge moves, don't expect the Atlanta Braves to make any earth shattering moves this offseason. Yes, the Braves will look to land an ace for their starting rotation while also trying to find a taker for Dan Uggla. They also...

Boston Red Sox David Ortiz First Confirmed Steroid User Since Manny Ramirez to Win World Series MVP
October 31st, 2013 at 8:13 AM
David Ortiz had a pretty immaculate performance in the six-game World Series win by the Boston Red Sox, and he joined the elite ranks of World Series MVP, becoming the first confirmed steroid user to win the award since Manny Ramirez in 2004. Ortiz had an even better performance than Manny's,...

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...

Atlanta Braves Could Trade Dan Uggla Back to Miami Marlins
October 28th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Dan Uggla has simply been terrible for the Atlanta Braves, and the Miami Marlins are in need of a power bat. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro suggests a trade could be worked out this offseason. Frisaro says the Braves "certainly will entertain shopping Uggla," and are so desperate to do so that they'll...

World Series Umpire Jim Joyce Got Controversial Obstruction Call Right
October 27th, 2013 at 4:34 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals won game three of the World Series over the Boston Red Sox in the most unusual of ways, taking the game on a walk-off obstruction call. As angry as a lot of Red Sox fans are, umpire Jim Joyce made the right call. ***VIDEO1*** The play started with...

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 Have High Hopes for Young Pitching Prospect J.R. Graham
October 25th, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J. R. Graham, a starter who ranks second behind only Lucas Sims among the organization's top young talent, is progressing nicely through rehabilitation and should be ready to compete for a job on their rotation in the spring. The 23 year-old Graham injured his right throwing shoulder...

Winner of World Series Between Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals to Be Determined by Defense
October 25th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals were the ones to stink up Fenway Park with three errors in game one, but the Boston Red Sox made their own costly errors in game two of the World Series to even the series 1-1. Up 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a go-ahead homer in the...

Errors Prove Costly for St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox Take Game One of World Series
October 24th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals spent the regular season as one of the best fielding teams in baseball, but three errors put them in a huge hole in their 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in game one of the 2013 World Series. The Cards had three errors, two by Pete...

The Best Part About This Year’s World Series: It’s Tim McCarver’s Last
October 23rd, 2013 at 8:38 AM
When the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals meet at Fenway Park for game one of the World Series on Wednesday and on FOX, we'll all be witnessing the end of an era as Tim McCarver calls his final World Series. That means we'll get fewer moments like this. ***VIDEO1*** And it...

Atlanta Braves Thank Fans for Support Throughout 2013 Season
October 22nd, 2013 at 2:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves organization has nothing but gratitude for another season of exceptional support from their fan base. The Braves recently posted a video containing highlights from 2013, as well as testimonials from many of the stars that helped the Braves have such a successful season.     ***VIDEO1***   Included in the video are...

Don Sutton, Jim Powell Reach Deal to Contine Atlanta Braves Radio Broadcast
October 22nd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves and Dickey Broadcasting Company have agreed to extend their broadcasting partnership, with Don Sutton and Jim Powell in the booth to call the games at least through 2014, braves.com reports. The deal is said to extend "beyond 2014," but no other details are given. On the AM dial,...

Atlanta Braves May Try to Trade Dan Uggla to Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips
October 21st, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Reports are circulating that two teams who are looking to unload their second basemen may end up swapping them. In this case, it would be the Atlanta Braves shipping off Dan Uggla to the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips, Dave O'Brien tweets.   Hearing #Braves would have interest in #Reds 2B Phillips if...

Key Offseason Moves Should Return Atlanta Braves to Winning Ways in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Following a 2013 campaign in which the Atlanta Braves won 96 games, General Manager Frank Wren will attempt to resign several veteran players and make only minor adjustments to prepare for the 2014 season. Wren met with a selection of sports writers last week to answer questions relating to this season...

Boston Red Sox Complain About Jhonny Peralta Playing, Forget David Ortiz Used Steroids
October 18th, 2013 at 8:16 AM
The Boston Red Sox are just one win from the World Series, but that hasn't stopped players from complaining about Jhonny Peralta being able to play for the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series after serving a 50-game performance enhancing drugs suspension this season. Peter Gammons is reporting that...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez Will Catch One in Ribs for “Mickey Mouse” Ears: Video
October 17th, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez decided to tweak St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright for saying his antics after hitting a double in game three of the National League Championship Series were "Mickey Mouse." ***VIDEO1*** So, after hitting a go-ahead homer in the third inning of game five, Gonzalez mimicked...