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Two Atlanta Braves Prospects Ranked Highly for 2012
January 18th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Two Atlanta Braves prospects have been ranked in the top 10 in their respective positions on mlb.com for the 2012 season. Julio Teheran was ranked the best right-handed pitcher, and Andrelton Simmons was ranked the ninth best shortstop prospect. Teheran, who will be a scant 21-years-old on Opening Day, made his...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Michael Bourn, Jair Jurrjens
January 17th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to avoid salary arbitration with their final two eligible players by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn and Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves have now signed all four of their arbitration-eligible players. Martin Prado signed Friday, and Eric O'Flaherty signed Monday night. Bourn will make $6.845 million as...

Atlanta Braves, Eric O’Flaherty Agree to One-Year Deal
January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Eric O'Flaherty has earned a pay raise. The Atlanta Braves lefty agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.49 million contract to follow one of the most impressive seasons put forth by a Major League reliever and to avoid arbitration. The deal nearly triples O'Flaherty's salary of $895,000 he made in 2011,...

Atlanta Braves Agree to One-Year Deal with Martin Prado
January 13th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Martin Prado and the Atlanta Braves avoided going into salary arbitration Friday when the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves may still trade Prado, the 28-year-old jack of all trades received a pay raise from the $3.1 million he made last year. He is eligible...

Atlanta Braves Sign Jack Wilson to One-Year Deal
January 13th, 2012 at 6:37 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally signed their biggest offseason need - a backup shortstop - by bringing back Jack Wilson with a one-year deal worth $1 million with an additional $500,000 in incentives. ***PHOTO1*** The 34-year-old, who started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001, came to the Braves via a deal...

Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Looking into Tommy Hanson
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 PM
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun that while he wants to build the franchise around Adam Jones, he is still available. In the midst of the Orioles' lack of interest in Jair Jurrjens, they are now looking into a deal involving Atlanta...

Seattle Mariners Sign Former Atlanta Brave George Sherrill
December 30th, 2011 at 6:39 PM
The Seattle Mariners have signed former Atlanta Braves pitcher George Sherrill. The one-year deal is worth $1.1 million, plus incentives. The 34-year-old veteran spent last season with the Braves. The left-handed specialist allowed lefties to hit .256 against him, and he surrendered only one walk in 81 plate appearances. He compiled...

Best Move for Atlanta Braves? Keep Martin Prado
December 28th, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Amidst all the rumors floating around this offseason, the Atlanta Braves are still said to be shopping Martin Prado. However, one must wonder if shipping him off would really be worth it. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, Prado's production took a nosedive last season, but what is lost in his .260 average is the fact...

Colorado Rockies May Be Interested in Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado
December 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies are rumored to once again be in trade talks. Apparently, they have been in discussions revolving around Martin Prado, Jair Jurrjens and Seth Smith. ***PHOTO1*** The deal seems to make sense; the Rockies are in need of a second baseman and pitching, and the Braves need...

Trade Market for Jair Jurrjens Continues to Grow
December 22nd, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Now that pitcher Gio Gonzalez has been trade from the Oakland Athletic to the Washington Nationals, teams around Major League Baseball are sure to turn their attention to acquiring Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens. ***PHOTO1*** Many believed that Gonzalez was the top starting pitcher on the trade market this offseason with Jurrjens falling in line right behind him. It had previously...

Boston Red Sox May Make Deal with Atlanta Braves for Jair Jurrjens
December 18th, 2011 at 9:49 PM
This offseason, the Atlanta Braves have been exploring their options in trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. It seems they may find a suitor in the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up their starting rotation with a lower-cost arm, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has expressed an...

John Rocker Fesses up to Steroid Use During Career
December 14th, 2011 at 11:33 PM
One of the most polarizing figures in Atlanta Braves history is making waves yet again. Former pitcher John Rocker admitted during a radio interview earlier this week that he tested positive for steroids in 1999. Rocker informed radio host Mike Silva that after his inflammatory Sports Illustrated interview in 1999, he...

Atlanta Braves Make Multiple Roster Moves on Tuesday
December 13th, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Tuesday morning was a busy one for the Atlanta Braves' front office as the team declined to offer abritration contract to reliever Peter Moylan and infielder Brooks Conrad, allowing them both to become free agents. After the Braves saw Moylan pitch for Australia in the 2006 World Baseball classic, Atlanta signed the right-hander to a contract. While he had his bright spots...

For Atlanta Braves, Losing Alex Gonzalez Means Immediate Offensive Improvement
December 12th, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Now former Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez has found his new team in the form of the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a one-year deal with the National League Central champions with an option for 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves had already planned on Gonzalez's departure. Since arriving in a mid-2010 trade that sent...

Ryan Braun’s Positive Test Highlights Clean Play
December 11th, 2011 at 9:30 PM
In the wake of National League MVP Ryan Braun's recent failed drug test, it is important to shift focus from how bad steroids are for the game of baseball to how important it is that many of the game's all-time greats have had successful careers while being clean. Most notably, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones., ***PHOTO1***  While many may...

Atlanta Braves May Non-Tender, Re-sign Peter Moylan
December 7th, 2011 at 8:18 PM
With the non-tender deadline rapidly approach at midnight Thursday, it seems the Atlanta Braves may non-tender Peter Moylan in order to avoid salary arbitration. Moylan is expected to fetch upwards of $2 million if he goes through the arbitration process, but Frank Wren met with Moylan's agent to discuss possibly non-tendering and re-signing...

Frank Wren: Atlanta Braves Will not Trade for Hanley Ramirez
December 6th, 2011 at 10:44 PM
The Miami Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to be their new starting shortstop, and rumors swirl that Hanley Ramirez may ask to be traded rather than move to third base. Ajc.com reports that when Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren was asked whether the Braves may pursue that option, the...

Atlanta Braves Have Backup Shortstop at Top of Priorities
December 5th, 2011 at 11:52 PM
The Miami Marlins have already shelled out big bucks to sign Heath Bel and Jose Reyes, but Frank Wren says the Atlanta Braves are looking to make the right kind of moves, instead of just making a move. ***PHOTO1*** Though Bell and Reyes have just signed with the Marlins for at least...

Peter Moylan Has Twitter Dust-up with Nickelback
December 4th, 2011 at 5:06 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan was on both ends of digital insults on Twitter after apparently not enjoying rock band Nickelback's halftime performance on Thanksgiving. ***PHOTO1*** The Canadian quartet played during the Detroit Lions' loss to the Green Bay Packers, and their scheduling had already been met by some outcry. Moylan tweeted the...

Atlanta Braves Could Face Contract Woes with Brian McCann
December 4th, 2011 at 12:09 AM
With trade rumors surrounding Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves face a more important issue in the not so distant future: whether or not to keep catch Brian McCann around for the long haul. McCann, a six-time all star, is signed through the 2012 season and will make $11.5...