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Craig Kimbrel Wins Players Choice Award for Outstanding Rookie
November 5th, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has earned yet another award after his record-breaking rookie season, as he was named the National League's Oustanding Rookie by the Players Choice Awards Thursday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Players Choice winners are determined via voting by Major League players. Among his already long list of awards accumulated, he...

Atlanta Braves Open to Trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado
November 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 PM
With the offseason officially underway, the rumors will be swirling all around baseball. The Atlanta Braves have already made headlines with their trade of Derek Lowe. Evidently they have no intention of slowing down, as a Major League source said the Braves have told some teams that they may be...

Brian McCann Wins Fifth Silver Slugger
November 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Even though he had one of the worst months of his career and played on a team that blew an enormous lead to miss the playoffs, Brian McCann is now the first Atlanta Braves player to take home five Silver Slugger awards. ***PHOTO1*** The Silver Slugger, the award given to the best...

Three Atlanta Braves Minor Leagues Named to Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game
November 1st, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Atlanta Braves prospects first baseman Joe Terdoslavich, catcher Christian Bethancourt and right-hander J.J. Hoover were named to the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game, Dave O'Brien reports. Terdoslavich is currently hitting .364 through 14 games with two homers and eight RBIs. He also has eight extra base hits. Though Bethancourt had only...

Atlanta Braves Trade Derek Lowe to Cleveland Indians
October 31st, 2011 at 9:18 PM
Frank Wren wasted no time in making his first move of the offseason. The Atlanta Braves traded starting pitcher Derek Lowe to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The Braves will also pay $10 million of Lowe's $15 million salary in the 2012 season. The Braves received Single-A left-handed pitcher Chris...

Brain McCann, Craig Kimbrel Named to the Sporting News All-Star Team
October 28th, 2011 at 8:34 AM
The accolades keep coming for Craig Kimbrel, who was elected along with Brian McCann to the Sporting News National League All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Already having been named TSN's NL Rookie of the Year, Kimbrel earned the only spot for a reliever on the team with his Major League rookie record 46 saves and...

The Best of the Best: Looking Back at the 1991 World Series Between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins
October 28th, 2011 at 1:02 AM
As the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals will end an unbelievable World Series with a Game 7 tomorrow night, it's impossible not to be reminded of perhaps the greatest World Series ever played. The year was 1991. Both teams were wrapping up worst-to-first seasons, but in vastly different ways. The...

Craig Kimbrel Wins the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year
October 26th, 2011 at 9:05 PM
For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Braves have produced a The Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** Following Jason Heyward winning the award in 2010, Craig Kimbrel was voted as the NL's best rookie for 2011 by a jury of 289 Major Leaguers. Kimbrel set a Major...

Greg Walker Faces Uphill Battle as New Hitting Coach for Atlanta Braves
October 25th, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Greg Walker, the recently hired hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves, faces several challenges in his new position. First and foremost, he will look to improve an abysmal offense that ranked near the bottom in most offensive categories. Furthermore, and perhaps more importantly, he will work with the struggling stars of...

Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman Nominated for Players Choice Awards
October 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves' Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman are finalists for the National League's Outstanding Rookie for the 2011 Players Choice Awards. ***PHOTO1*** Major League players voted in September for the Players Choice Awards, and the winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Kimbrel set the Major...

Atlanta Braves Hire New Minor League Coaches
October 18th, 2011 at 11:28 PM
The Atlanta Braves made several new additions and adjustments to the minor league coaching staff on Tuesday. The Braves hired Don Long, former Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach, as the minor league hitting coordinator. Long served as the Pirates' hitting coach from 2008-2010 after working for the Philadelphia Phillies for eight seasons...

Atlanta Braves Release Official 2012 Schedule
October 16th, 2011 at 11:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves have officially released their 2012 season schedule, one that is sure to scratch some heads and provide excitement. ***PHOTO1***  The Braves will begin the season on April 5 in a road series against the New York Mets and will not have their home opener until April 13 in a series...

Worst to First: Looking Back on the Miracle Season of the 1991 Atlanta Braves
October 15th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
After finishing dead last in 1990, the Atlanta Braves would probably have been happy with simply an average team. A couple of key free agent signings and a 39-40 record during the first half showed the Braves were on the right track, but no one could have predicted what this...

Atlanta Braves Hire Doug Dascenzo to Minor League Staff
October 15th, 2011 at 12:19 AM
The Atlanta Braves hired Doug Dascenzo as their minor league baserunning and outfielder coordinator, ajc.com reports. The hire comes fresh off the announcement that Dascenzo was named Texas League manager of the year with the San Diego Padres' double-A affiliate in San Antonio. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have had a larger emphasis on speed...

Atlanta Braves to Interview Former Chicago White Sox Hitting Coach
October 10th, 2011 at 11:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves will interview former Chicago White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker during the next week. Walker, who served as the White Sox hitting coach for 8 1/2 seasons following his promotion from Triple-A Charlotte in 2003, resigned from his position after the 2011 season. Walker drew heavy criticism for...

Injuries Made a Big Impact on Atlanta Braves Late-Season Collapse
October 9th, 2011 at 5:03 PM
With the majority of the blame for the Atlanta Braves late-season collapse attributed to a lack of hitting and some poor pitching performances, some of the blame for the Braves missing the post season can be placed on something out of the team's control: injuries to key players. ***PHOTO1*** Of the injured...

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...

Legendary Atlanta Braves Broadcaster Skip Caray is Finalist for Ford C. Frick Award
October 6th, 2011 at 11:10 PM
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced the ten finalists for the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award on Wednesday. Among the finalists for the prestigious award, given every year for excellence in baseball broadcasting, is legendary Atlanta Braves broadcaster Skip Caray. Caray, father of current Braves broadcaster Chip Caray...

Frank Wren Provides Insight on Futures of Jason Heyward and Derek Lowe
October 1st, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Jason Heyward and Derek Lowe, both of whom were supposed to be key cogs in the lineup and rotation, each had very forgettable seasons. Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren was very forthright when discussing their futures. One year after finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting, it was...

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...