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Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Finishes Fifth in NL MVP Voting
November 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen may have won the National League MVP award on Thursday, but Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman placed fifth in the voting to cap off his own successful season. Freeman received votes on all 30 ballots, but he didn't get any top three votes. That doesn't diminish...

Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons of Atlanta Braves Nominated for Gold Glove
October 25th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
It should come as no surprise to even the most casual fans of baseball - Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward are good. Really good. As a result, the defensive prowess of the two young Braves has resulted in them both being nominated for the National League Gold Glove award at...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen Breaking Bad Habits, Wins September Pitcher of the Month
October 1st, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Kris Medlen had a very rough start to his 2013 campaign with the Atlanta Braves. So rough, in fact, that after the all-star break many assumed he would be relegated to the bullpen as the Braves prepared to make a playoff run. Now, he's game 1 starter in the NLDS,...

Fredi Gonzalez Needs to Leave Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton Off Atlanta Braves Playoff Roster
September 29th, 2013 at 10:18 PM
There hasn't been a lot of talk surrounding which position players Fredi Gonzalez will carry on the Atlanta Braves' playoff roster, but if one thing is clear, it's that B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla should be left off for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reasons...

Atlanta Braves Need Help to Clinch Homefield Advantage
September 28th, 2013 at 11:40 PM
With their 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, the Atlanta Braves have fallen a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for homefield advantage in the National League playoffs. Three Atlanta errors proved costly, while the Cardinals thumped the Chicago Cubs again. The upside is that the Braves own the tiebreaker...

Atlanta Braves Can Clinch Homefield Advantage with Help Saturday
September 28th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
With a magic number of two, the Atlanta Braves can clinch homefield advantage through the National League playoffs with a win and a St. Louis Cardinals loss Saturday. The Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs at 4:15, so the Braves should know if they can clinch homefield advantage early on in their...

Atlanta Braves Lower National League Homefield Advantage Magic Number to Three
September 26th, 2013 at 10:28 PM
With just three games left in the regular season, the Atlanta Braves have lowered their magic number to clinch homefield advantage through the National League Championship series to three. With their win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, the Braves tied the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in the...

Atlanta Braves Fall Half-game Behind St. Louis Cardinals for National League Homefield Advantage
September 25th, 2013 at 10:57 PM
After only mustering two hits in a shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Atlanta Braves now have the National League's second best record, falling a half game behind the St. Louis Cardinals in their quest for homefield advantage. The Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon, which, combined with Atlanta's...

Andrelton Simmons Quietly Making Case for Atlanta Braves’ MVP
September 9th, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Andrelton Simmons, the shortstop for the Atlanta Braves is in the midst of his first full season at the major league level. Originally known for his astonishing instincts and defensive prowess, a rise in offensive production has made him a strong candidate for National League MVP. ***VIDEO1*** It is guaranteed that any...

Major League Baseball Announces 2013 Postseason Schedules
September 4th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Schedules for all 2013 postseason games were released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. The playoffs begin with the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 1. The American League Wild Card game will follow on Wednesday, October 2.  Each National League Division Series will begin on Thursday, October 3 and...

Andrelton Simmons Recognizes Need for Change in Atlanta Braves’ Offensive Approach
July 24th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andrelton Simmons may not be the best hitter, but he recognizes the need for the Atlanta Braves to take a better approach at the plate, as told to Kevin McAlpin of 680 the Fan after Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field.   Simmons: "we've got to do the...