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Atlanta Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, the team announced on Twitter today. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes a day after the Braves were swept by the New York Mets to put them three games under .500 and eliminated them from playoff contention. John Hart has been named interim GM but...

Atlanta Braves Promote Tommy La Stella, Dan Uggla Stays with Club
May 28th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have finally given second baseman Tommy La Stella his long awaited shot at the big leagues, Mark Bowman reports, just in time for the team's two-game series at Fenway Park. The #Braves have promoted Tommy La Stella to the Majors. A corresponding move has not been announced. — Mark...

Fredi Gonzalez to Meet with B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla Regarding Performance
December 10th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves need production from Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, who both flat out sucked in 2013. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he plans to meet with both players in regards to them stepping up their game in 2014, and here's some video to prove it. ***VIDEO1*** Gonzalez said he still...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Gets Married, Still not Traded
December 8th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla got married on Saturday, as confirmed by Jon Heyman and this photo on Twitter.   Solid wedding last night ! pic.twitter.com/hcUoB1hoZi — Nicky Gagliano (@nickgagliano) December 8, 2013 Congratulations to Uggs, who at least needed something to go his way after hitting .179 last season. However, Heyman reports that...

Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla
December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade. Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported...

Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions
November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions. As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to...

Understanding the Rule 5 Draft and What It Means to Major League Baseball
November 26th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Every December at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 draft takes place, allowing teams to select players who are not protected by their current clubs. Successful acquisitions in prior years include Roberto Clemente, Josh Hamilton and Dan Uggla among many others. The draft, which began over a half century...

Tommy La Stella Could Be Poised to Take Dan Uggla’s Starting Job
November 18th, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Tommy La Stella cooled off the last couple of weeks of Arizona Fall League action, but he performed well enough over the long haul that the Atlanta Braves have no choice but to consider him a possible replacement for Dan Uggla at second base. ***VIDEO1*** La Stella hit .290 over 62 at-bats...

Resigning Paul Maholm an Intriguing Proposition for Atlanta Braves
November 6th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm became a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and the Braves should make an effort to resign the reliable veteran for 2014. Maholm made his Major League debut in August of 2005 and has averaged 181 innings pitched over the past eight...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Have Quiet Offseason
November 1st, 2013 at 8:01 AM
Have landing B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson in some huge moves, don't expect the Atlanta Braves to make any earth shattering moves this offseason. Yes, the Braves will look to land an ace for their starting rotation while also trying to find a taker for Dan Uggla. They also...

Atlanta Braves Could Trade Dan Uggla Back to Miami Marlins
October 28th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Dan Uggla has simply been terrible for the Atlanta Braves, and the Miami Marlins are in need of a power bat. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro suggests a trade could be worked out this offseason. Frisaro says the Braves "certainly will entertain shopping Uggla," and are so desperate to do so that they'll...

Atlanta Braves May Try to Trade Dan Uggla to Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips
October 21st, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Reports are circulating that two teams who are looking to unload their second basemen may end up swapping them. In this case, it would be the Atlanta Braves shipping off Dan Uggla to the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips, Dave O'Brien tweets.   Hearing #Braves would have interest in #Reds 2B Phillips if...

Key Offseason Moves Should Return Atlanta Braves to Winning Ways in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Following a 2013 campaign in which the Atlanta Braves won 96 games, General Manager Frank Wren will attempt to resign several veteran players and make only minor adjustments to prepare for the 2014 season. Wren met with a selection of sports writers last week to answer questions relating to this season...

Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren Has Blunt Words for Dan Uggla
October 15th, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren is pulling no punches when it comes to Dan Uggla's horrendous three years with the team. Essentially, he said something needs to change now. With two years and $26 million left on Uggla's contract, he battled vision problems in 2013 en route to a .179...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla is the New Jason Bay, Team Should Get Rid of Him
October 11th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Dan Uggla was the highest paid player on the Atlanta Braves in 2013. He was also the worst player, providing further evidence that he has become Atlanta's Jason Bay, and the team needs to find a way to unload him. This is beyond Derek Lowe levels, when the Braves paid the...

“Fire Fredi Gonzalez” Crowd Apparently Didn’t Follow Atlanta Braves Much This Season
October 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
A lot of people are putting the blame for the Atlanta Braves' four-game exit from the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers squarely on the shoulders of Fredi Gonzalez. A lot of those people are also calling for him to be fired. Stop it. Seriously, just stop. It was understandable...

Culprit Found: Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Used Dan Uggla’s Bat in Golden Sombrero Performance
October 8th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Brian McCann had one of the worst games of his career in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 National League Division series game four loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that knocked them out the playoffs, and the culprit may be that he was using one of Dan Uggla's bat. If you...

Atlanta Braves Fans Have Little Hope of Advancing to NLCS
October 7th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
After perusing many sources over the past 24 hours concerning the Atlanta Braves first three games of the National League Division Series, it appears that an overwhelming majority of fans have no faith in their team and they are prepared for a loss tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers which...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Upset by Roster Decision
October 4th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Dan Uggla is unhappy with the Atlanta Braves over his playing time. Papa Uggs went so far as to say he was "blindsided" by the decision to leave him off the Braves' playoff roster. "I'm not blind to my numbers," Uggla said on braves.com....

The Case for the Atlanta Braves Over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series
October 3rd, 2013 at 9:05 AM
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter the National League Division Series as favorites over the Atlanta Braves with the vast majority of the media, but should that actually be so? Yes, the Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke pitching the first two games and Hanley Ramirez has just been ridiculous this...