Category: ‘NL East’

Braves’ new SunTrust Park may lean in favor of hitters
April 13th, 2017 at 7:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The first thing Freddie Freeman mentioned about the Atlanta Braves' new home wasn't surprising. "It's just 375 (feet) to right-center," the slugging left-handed hitting first baseman said with a smile. Time will tell if SunTrust Park is a pitcher's park, a hitter's park or somewhere in between....

Heyman: Boras disputes Chipper Jones’ story about their meeting
March 30th, 2017 at 12:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chipper Jones has co-written a book, "Ballplayer," with ex-Atlanta Journal Constitution writer Carrol Rogers, and some interesting anecdotes have leaked out prior to the April 4 release date. In one, Jones, a colorful figure on Twitter and in life, claims to have abruptly and quickly ended his one and...

Stokke: Freddie Freeman looking to build on quietly-excellent 2016
March 27th, 2017 at 5:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? One of the positive developments of the Atlanta Braves' 2016 season was the breakout performance of first baseman Freddie Freeman. Except you'd be hard-pressed to get anyone in Atlanta â?? or Champion Stadium in this case â?? to call it breakout. "Kinda normal," manager Brian Snitker...

Stokke: Ender Inciarte key for improved Braves offense
March 25th, 2017 at 8:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? Dansby Swanson is a great talent and can be a great player, but lost in the infamous Shelby Miller trade of 2015 is center fielder Ender Inciarte, who not only signed an extension this offseason, but will set the table in 2017 for an offense...

Stokke: It’s a new day for Ron Washington with the Atlanta Braves
March 24th, 2017 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? Ron Washington beats the sun to the field every day at Champion Stadium, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. Under the dark morning sky, Washington is working with what could be the future Braves infield on flips, footwork and glove placement. One by...