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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...

Atlanta Braves to Start Season on National Television
January 4th, 2013 at 4:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves will start their season on national TV on April 1 when ESPN2 broadcasts their first game from Turner Field against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 7 p.m. start is part of an Opening Day doubleheader and just the second time in nine seasons that the Braves will have opened...

Atlanta Braves Salvage Split with Washington Nationals Behind Tommy Hanson, Jason Heyward
June 4th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson started out with what very well could have been a nightmare of an outing, but he quickly settled in, and, with the help of a clutch hit from Jason Heyward, led the Braves to a series split with the Washington Nationals via a big...

Bryce Harper May Start for Washington Nationals on Opening Day
February 2nd, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson "really wants" Bryce Harper to start in right field for the club on Opening Day, reports John Heyman. ***PHOTO1*** The no. 1 draft pick in the 2010 draft, Harper combined to hit .297 between Single-A Hagerstown and Double-A Harrisburg in 109 games last season. He also hit...

With College Football Rivalries Ending, Major League Baseball’s Keep Getting Better
November 27th, 2011 at 7:27 PM
This weekend has brought the end of some of college football's oldest and most storied rivalries, but the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball seem to know what is best for everyone. The Missouri/Kansas and Texas A&M/Texas rivalries are surely older than anyone reading this article, and both have likely met...

Atlanta Braves to Contend with New Look Miami Marlins
November 11th, 2011 at 10:50 PM
The Miami Marlins unveiled their new identity and duds (literally and figuratively) Friday night, but all indicators point to even more action in the free agent market in an attempt to contend with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves may be look to improve from within, but the Marlins...

Ryan Howard’s Injury May Impact Atlanta Braves in 2012
October 8th, 2011 at 11:23 PM
When Ryan Howard crumpled to the ground in pain for the last out of Friday's final National League Divisional Series, the Philadelphia Phillies may not have only watched 2011 wither away. As one of the most hyped teams going into the season and acquiring one of the biggest names on the...

Atlanta Braves Lose Out on Hunter Pence as Houston Astros Trade Him to Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves were rumored to be in the hunt for a trade deadline deal for the Houston Astros' Hunter Pence, but the price for him proved to be too steep for Atlanta as the Philadelphia Phillies snatched him up Friday night. Houston landed Pence in exchange for four Phillies prospects,...

Colby Lewis Shuts Down Atlanta Braves, Tommy Hanson Lands on DL
June 18th, 2011 at 10:28 AM
Though Randall Delgado pitched well, his three earned runs and seven hits in his major league debut were not enough against a Texas Rangers lineup littered with All-Stars. Delgado was solid, especially considering that he had just been called up from Double-A Mississippi. The rookie only gave up an RBI double...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...