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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...

Braves look to build momentum moving into new ballpark
March 20th, 2017 at 11:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? One word the Atlanta Braves are not using this spring is "contender." However, a word they are more loathe to use is "rebuilding." While the Braves aren't ready to proclaim darkhorse status in the National League East after finishing last in the division a year...

Spring Training Player of the Day: Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz
March 16th, 2017 at 10:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring training stats aren't worth paying attention to, but spring training performance certainly is, on a day-to-day basis. Each day, we here at FanRag Sports will be singling out one player who had the best performance of the day, and what it might mean going forward. Thursday's 'winner' is...