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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...

Tim Hudson, Even with a Bad Back, Among League’s Best
November 30th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Prior to his surgical procedure on Monday, Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson had played the past two seasons with a herniated disc in his back. Let's see how he stacked up against other elite National League pitchers. Pitcher W-L ERA Opp. Avg. Innings Tim Hudson 33-19 3.02 .232 443 2/3 Cliff Lee 29-17 2.77 .234 445 Tim Lincecum 29-24 3.08 .232 429 1/3 Clayton Kershaw* 34-15 2.57 .210 437 2/3 Roy Halladay* 40-16 2.40 .241 484 1/3 With the last two...

Tim Hudson Has Back Surgery, Should Be Fine for Spring Training
November 28th, 2011 at 8:09 PM
Atlanta Braves ace Tim Hudson underwent successful surgery for a herniated disc in his back on Monday. Doctors say Hudson should be ready in time for Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** The 36-year-old veteran had been trying to avoid going under the knife by strengthening his back during the offseason, but general manager Frank...

Atlanta Braves Decline Arbitration to Alex Gonzalez
November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Frank Wren has already indicated the Atlanta Braves were not planning on a future with Alex Gonzalez, and it was made official Wednesday when the Braves declined to offer him salary arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves would have received a draft pick to compensate for the loss of Gonzalez if they had offered...

Colorado Rockies Offer Seth Smith to Atlanta Braves in Exchange for Martin Prado
November 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Frank Wren has already made it known that Martin Prado is available to be traded if it makes the Atlanta Braves a better team. The Colorado Rockies have responded by offering Seth Smith, the Denver Post reports. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, who spent time in left and right field last season, hit .284 in...

What the Atlanta Braves Can Be Thankful for: Dan Uggla’s 2011
November 20th, 2011 at 4:22 PM
What's that? Dan Uggla had a terrible first half of 2011, and no one should be happy with that? One would be correct in saying so, but that would miss the point that the Atlanta Braves should still be thankful for Uggla's 2011 as a whole. ***PHOTO1*** Yes, the Braves shipped off...

Craig Kimbrel Wins National League Rookie of the Year, Freddie Freeman Comes in Second
November 14th, 2011 at 8:13 PM
Though his season was bookend by rough stretches, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been awarded the 2011 National League Rookie of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** In adding to the numerous awards already bestowed upon Kimbrel, the rookie who turned himself into an intimidating ninth inning force was unanimously voted the NL's Rookie...

The Case for Freddie Freeman to Win Rookie of the Year
November 13th, 2011 at 10:10 PM
By all accounts, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is the overwhelming favorite to take home the National League Rookie of the Year award when it is announced Monday at 1:30. His teammate Freddie Freeman, however, made his own case during 2011. ***PHOTO1*** Highly lauded coming into the season, Freeman was awarded the...

Candidates to Fill Atlanta Braves Starting Rotation: Julio Teheran
November 10th, 2011 at 8:32 AM
Barring trade or injury, the Atlanta Braves have one rotation spot to fill with at least three legitimate contenders. The youngest and possibly most hyped is Julio Teheran. Teheran, who will be 21 on Opening Day, was ranked no. 5 among all minor league prospects by Baseball America for 2011. Though Teheran's...

Three Atlanta Braves Recognized in Inaugural MLB.com Awards
November 8th, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Even with the bitter taste of their September collapse still in their mouth, three Atlanta Braves have been recognized in the inaugural MLB.com awards. Already having won awards for their 2011 seasons, Brian McCann and Craig Kimbrel were named the team's Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year,...

Candidates to Fill Atlanta Braves Starting Rotation: Randall Delgado
November 6th, 2011 at 11:38 PM
With the Atlanta Braves shipping Derek Lowe off to Cleveland, they must now look to round out a starting rotation that is sure to include TIm Hudson, Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens (if he is not traded) and Brandon Beachy. Among their candidates is the highly touted Randall Delgado. Delgado, who will...

Craig Kimbrel Wins Players Choice Award for Outstanding Rookie
November 5th, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has earned yet another award after his record-breaking rookie season, as he was named the National League's Oustanding Rookie by the Players Choice Awards Thursday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Players Choice winners are determined via voting by Major League players. Among his already long list of awards accumulated, he...

Brian McCann Wins Fifth Silver Slugger
November 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Even though he had one of the worst months of his career and played on a team that blew an enormous lead to miss the playoffs, Brian McCann is now the first Atlanta Braves player to take home five Silver Slugger awards. ***PHOTO1*** The Silver Slugger, the award given to the best...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Eric Hinske
October 31st, 2011 at 11:27 PM
In lieu of the Atlanta Braves trading Derek Lowe and cutting ties with Nate McLouth, the club will bring back Eric Hinske to come off the bench for 2012. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves announced Monday that they would exercise Hinske's $1.5 million club option for the 2012 season. Hinske, 34,  hit .233 with 10 homers...

Atlanta Braves May Look to Add Mark DeRosa to Bench
October 30th, 2011 at 10:42 PM
With the Atlanta Braves looking to add depth via free agency, it may make sense for them to pursue former Brave Mark DeRosa. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up reserve infielders, the Braves may be in need of someone with more flexibility than the not-so-sure-handed Brooks Conrad, who also saw his...

Atlanta Braves to Buyout Nate McLouth’s Club Option
October 29th, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Nate McLouth will soon see the end of his tenure with the Atlanta Braves, mlb.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The seven-year veteran, who struggled mightily over his last two seasons, has a club option for $10.65 million in 2012 with a $1.25 million buyout. Already having lost time due to the acquisition of Michael...

Brain McCann, Craig Kimbrel Named to the Sporting News All-Star Team
October 28th, 2011 at 8:34 AM
The accolades keep coming for Craig Kimbrel, who was elected along with Brian McCann to the Sporting News National League All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Already having been named TSN's NL Rookie of the Year, Kimbrel earned the only spot for a reliever on the team with his Major League rookie record 46 saves and...

Craig Kimbrel Wins the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year
October 26th, 2011 at 9:05 PM
For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Braves have produced a The Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** Following Jason Heyward winning the award in 2010, Craig Kimbrel was voted as the NL's best rookie for 2011 by a jury of 289 Major Leaguers. Kimbrel set a Major...

Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman Nominated for Players Choice Awards
October 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves' Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman are finalists for the National League's Outstanding Rookie for the 2011 Players Choice Awards. ***PHOTO1*** Major League players voted in September for the Players Choice Awards, and the winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Kimbrel set the Major...

Chipper Jones Favors Jamie Dismuke for Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach Job
October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 PM
In a recent interview with mlb.com, Chipper Jones was very blunt about the fact that he would like to see the Atlanta Braves hire Jamie Dismuke as the team's new hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Dismuke has been Triple-A Gwinnett's hitting coach since 2009 and had previously done the same job in the Cincinnati...