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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...

Atlanta Braves Release Minor Leaguer Marcus Lemon
January 4th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves have released minor league utility man Marcus Lemon after one season in the organization. The Braves acquired Lemon in a trade with the Texas Rangers last March for a player to be named later. The Rangers drafted Lemon in the fourth round of the 2006 draft and gave...

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...

Brent Lillibridge: a Perfect Fit for the Atlanta Braves
January 2nd, 2012 at 11:31 PM
As the Atlanta Braves look to finalize their 25-man roster in the coming months, one name hasn't been mentioned in the rumor mill but would be a perfect fit for the Braves' bench. That player is Brent Lillibridge. ***PHOTO1*** Lillibridge is a utility player for the Chicago White Sox. He can play every...

Details Emerge in Fatal Car Crash Involving Jeff Porter
January 1st, 2012 at 8:55 PM
The Georgia State Patrol has released few details on the lethal auto accident that took the life of Atlanta Braves head trainer Jeff Porter's wife yesterday, but a witness shared his account with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Atlanta resident Steve Bouye, who works for the federal prison system in Atlanta, had...

Atlanta Braves Trainer Jeff Porter’s Wife Killed in Car Accident
January 1st, 2012 at 2:28 AM
The wife of Atlanta Braves Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Porter was killed on Saturday morning in a car accident when the family's vehicle collided with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser, as released by braves.com. ***PHOTO1*** "The Braves family is deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident today involving the family of Head Athletic Trainer Jeff porter...

Inactivity by Atlanta Braves No Reason to Panic
December 27th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been extraordinarily quiet this offseason, but that might not be terrible, all things considered. In fact, the Braves' problems may already be taken care of. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves took care of their most glaring issue just days after the season ended by firing hitting coach Larry Parrish. There were already...

The Atlanta Braves Need to Target Cody Ross
December 26th, 2011 at 10:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been quiet all offseason. With the exception of the trade of Derek Lowe, which was essentially a salary dump, and the selection of Robert Fish in the Rule 5 draft, the Braves haven't made a single trade or signing. There is one player who could help...

Braves 101 Wishes You a Merry Christmas
December 25th, 2011 at 9:29 AM
We at Braves 101 would like to with you a safe and merry Christmas and take this opportunity to thank those of you who have ever taken the time to read even one article here. ***PHOTO1*** So, since Frank Wren and the rest of the Atlanta Braves front office will likely be...

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 Claim Trademark Infringement on Upcoming Disney Movie Entitled ‘Brave’
December 21st, 2011 at 11:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves organization is objecting to the title of an upcoming movie from Pixar Animation Studios, claiming the film infringes on the "Braves" trademark. The movie, entitled Brave, is set to be released in the summer of 2012 and was originally The Bow and the Bear. The Braves filed a series...

Atlanta Braves Release Braves Country Caravan Schedule
December 20th, 2011 at 6:35 PM
In what has become a tradition for the Atlanta Braves in the lead up to Spring Training, the Braves Country Caravan will return next month for its third year. ***PHOTO1*** Braves.com reports that between Jan. 27-Feb. 9, the Braves will make at least 20 stops across the Southeast. The Caravan will allow fans...

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’ Tommy Hanson Working to Build Strength and Put Injury Concerns to Rest
December 17th, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Tommy Hanson had a solid 2011 season overall, but, unfortunately, he was forced to watch the last month and a half of the season from the bench. While the Braves were in the midst of their historic collapse, a right shoulder injury kept Hanson off the...

Cincinnati Reds Reportedly Interested in Jair Jurrjens
December 17th, 2011 at 4:11 PM
According to reports by MLB.com, the Cincinnati Reds are reportedly interested in aquiring Atlanta Braves' ace Jair Jurrjens.via trade. The Reds, who currently have six potential starters on their roster, are looking to add another pitcher to place near the top of their rotation and Jurrjens is one of six trade targets they are considering. ***PHOTO1***  The 25-year-old right-hander has a 50-32 career record...

Ryan Braun’s Positive Test Highlights Clean Play
December 11th, 2011 at 9:30 PM
In the wake of National League MVP Ryan Braun's recent failed drug test, it is important to shift focus from how bad steroids are for the game of baseball to how important it is that many of the game's all-time greats have had successful careers while being clean. Most notably, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones., ***PHOTO1***  While many may...

Atlanta Braves were Unusually Quiet During Winter Meetings
December 10th, 2011 at 11:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been very quiet so far this offseason, and that did not change during this past week's Winter Meetings in Dallas. Braves fans likely expected some activity during the Winter Meetings, perhaps a trade or even a free agent signing. However, the only news was the selection of...

Atlanta Braves Select Relief Pitcher in Rule 5 Draft
December 8th, 2011 at 2:34 PM
On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves selected  minor league reliever Robert Fish in the Rule 5 Draft, giving the team another strong arm in the bullpen and one that provides depth in the pitching staff. Fish, a six-year minor league veteran, was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 2006 and has bounced around all levels of the minor...

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...