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Bobby Cox Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
December 9th, 2013 at 11:27 AM
That National Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox has been elected by the Veterans Committee on his first ballot and will be officially inducted next July in Cooperstown. Cox guided the Braves to a World Championship in 1995, highlighting a record string of 14...

Tom Glavine Deserving of Hall of Fame First Ballot Nod
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Tom Glavine was never linked to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). As a member of the Atlanta Braves, he was part of 11 of the Braves MLB record 14 consecutive division titles. And not counting PED users, he was one of only three pitchers of his era to win 300 games. Those...

Brian McCann Departure Big Loss for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Atlanta Braves veteran catcher Brian McCann became the second all-star to leave the team in less than a week, creating an even bigger leadership void in the young Braves clubhouse. McCann agreed to a 5-year, $85 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees on Saturday that carries an option for...

Brian McCann’s Departure to New York Yankees a Good Thing for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 7:42 AM
It's tough to say, but Brian McCann leaving the Atlanta Braves for the New York Yankees is a blessing in disguise. Yes, our catcher for the last nine years to the tune of seven All-Star selections and four Silver Sluggers will now don pinstripes for the "Evil Empire," but it's hard...

Brian McCann Agrees to Five-year Contract with New York Yankees
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Brian McCann's tenure with the Atlanta Braves has officially come to an end. The veteran catcher has agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees with a vesting option for a sixth year, multiple sources report. The contract has yet to be confirmed by the Yankees, as...

Former Atlanta Brave Mark DeRosa Retires; Joins MLB Network
November 15th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Former Atlanta Brave Mark DeRosa has retired after a 16-year career that began in Atlanta and ended with the Toronto Blue Jays, his eighth Major League team.  The 38-year-old DeRosa was drafted by the Braves in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. He debuted on September 2, 1998 and played...

Former Atlanta Braves Skipper Bobby Cox on Hall of Fame Ballot
November 5th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Baseball's Veteran's Committee will vote next month on the National Baseball Hall of Fame Expansion Era ballot that will feature three prominent managers of the past generation, Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre. The sixteen member committee will vote on a 12-man ballot that also includes manager Billy Martin, players...

Atlanta Braves Tied for 2nd-Most Strike-Outs in MLB
August 29th, 2013 at 1:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves do not have the most strike-outs in baseball; they're close, however. The Braves currently sit at 1, 127 strikeouts on the year - tied with the Minnesota Twins for 2nd in all of baseball. The Houston Astros currently lead the category with 1,252 strikeouts. Coming into the season, it...

Cooperstown, Site of Atlanta Braves Reunion in 2014; Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Bobby Cox on Ballot for First Time
August 17th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Atlanta Braves fans should reserve their tickets now for an exciting reunion taking place next July at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. With Braves legends Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine joining former manager Bobby Cox and former general manager John Schuerholz on on the ballot for the first time, next...

Major League Baseball Owners Meet to Discuss Instant Replay Expansion
August 14th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Major League Baseball owners will meet later today to discuss whether or not to expand the use of instant replay during games. Baseball began using instant replay in 2008 on disputed boundary home run calls. Baseball purists, always concerned with any major changes to the game, will not be a proponent...

Evaluating the Tommy Hanson, Jordan Walden Trade
August 13th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
The first trade Fran Wren orchestrated during the Atlanta Braves' off-season in 2012 was a pitching swap, sending RHP Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jordan Walden, a right-handed flame-throwing bullpen arm.     Hanson, once deemed an 'untouchable' prospect of the Atlanta Braves, saw his numbers balloon after...

Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...

That Awkward Moment for Atlanta Braves During Chipper Jones’ Jersey Retirement
June 28th, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Make no mistake, the ceremony the Atlanta Braves put on for Chipper Jones and his jersey retirement was great, but there was one subtly awkward moment most people missed. When Chipper thanked his former Braves teammates who now play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems he didn't know that Eric...

Former Atlanta Brave Melky Cabrera Among 20 Potential Suspensions for Performance Enhancing Drugs
June 5th, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Melky Cabrera was already suspended last season for 50 games for using performance enhancing drugs while with the San Francisco Giants. Though he's moved on to the Toronto Blue Jays, the stench of steroids is following him, as an Outside the Lines report has unearthed that...

Atlanta Braves Dodge Bullet with Michael Bourn Signing with Cleveland Indians
February 12th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
All of a sudden, the National League East seems a lot friendlier to Atlanta Braves. The New York Mets, who were considered a front runner for free agent and former Atlanta center fielder Michael Bourn, lost out to the Cleveland Indians when Bourn agreed to a four-year contract Monday. The Mets...

Baltimore Orioles, Jair Jurrjens Deal Still not Finalized
February 10th, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens can't seem to catch a break with his balky knee, as the Baltimore Orioles still have yet to finalize his one-year, $1.5 million contract, Roch Kubatko tweets. Kubatko reports that the Orioles are still in the process of Jurrjens' physical exam, noting the health of...

Atlanta Braves Lose Peter Moylan to Los Angeles Dodgers
January 17th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan was non-tendered by the Braves earlier in the offseason with hopes that the two sides could work out a new deal.  The two sides reached an impasse and now Moylan is moving on with a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When healthy, Peter...

Jair Jurrjens Progressing, Throwing Bullpen Sessions
January 14th, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens is attempting to work his way back from a horrid 2012 campaign and has started throwing bullpen sessions again, Jon Paul Morosi tweets. Jurrjens was non-tendered after a very disappointing season that saw him get demoted to the minors in April. Injuries to the pitching staff...

Wife of Andruw Jones Files for Divorce
January 3rd, 2013 at 3:56 PM
When former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones heads to play baseball in Japan this season, he will apparently be doing it as a single man. Foxsports.com reports that Jones' wife Nicole has filed for divorce. Andruw Jones was arrested in the wee hours of Christmas morning for allegedly grabbing Nicole by...

New York Yankees Agree to Terms with Matt Diaz
December 26th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz has agreed to a minor league deal with the New York Yankees, Mark Feinsand reports. Feinsand also reports that the deal includes an invitation to Spring Training, where Diaz will compete for a bench spot with the Bronx Bombers. The contract, assuming Diaz makes the...