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Andrelton Simmons Goes Backside in Win

In the Braves 3-2 win Monday night over Washington, the box score shows that the Nationals had three up and three down in the night inning.  But it wasn’t that simple. Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond led off the ninth by hitting a routine grounder to Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons.  As Simmons fielded the ball, his legs went out from under him, and it appeared that the Nats would have so... »

Atlanta Braves 2013

New Braves Keying Offense

Atlanta Braves position players who were added to the roster before the 2013 season have keyed the offense.  Returning Braves players…not so much. The new Braves include left fielder Justin Upton (.328 average, 9 home runs, 13 runs batted in) third baseman / first baseman Chris Johnson (MLB leading .438 average, 2 home runs, 7 runs batted in) catcher Evan Gattis (.279 average, 5 home runs, 1... »

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Key Atlanta Brave Goes on Disabled List

Braves hot-hitting first baseman Freddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique.  The concern is that oblique injuries can often linger well beyond the initial diagnosis. Freeman has been an anchor at the clean up spot so far this season, hitting .412 with 1 homer and 7 RBIs.  He has provided valuable protection behind Justin Upton, who has totaled 5 ho... »

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Braves vs Yankees: Game Day Updates and Chat

The Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees tangle at 1:05 today (February 23) at Champion Stadium.  Veteran left hander, Paul Maholm, will start today for the Braves.  The right handed David Phelps is the Yankees scheduled starter. The Braves pitchers scheduled to follow Maholm are:  Jordan Walden, Anthony Varvaro, Cory Rasmus, Yohan Flande, and J.R. Graham. The Braves will try to bounce back fro... »

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2013 Atlanta Braves Promotional Events Announced

The Atlanta Braves once again have put together a summer schedule filled with fun promotions. Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton bobblehead nights, Braves alumni weekend, two Fourth of July fireworks celebrations, Military Appreciation Day, and Friday night fireworks are the leading  attractions. Bark in the Park returns two times in 2013, as the Braves welcome “man’s best friend”, and free giveaway... »

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Braves Need Freeman to Take the Next Step

Freddie Freeman has had a couple nice years in the major leagues.  Last season in the first base position rankings, he ranked tenth in the major leagues in homers (23), sixth in RBIs (94), fifteenth in average (.259), and 12th in OPS (.796). Those are good numbers for a player in his first two years, but the Braves need a lot more.  The good news is that Freeman is capable of a lot more.  He’... »

Freddie Freeman – The 2012 Report Card

Freddie Freeman – The 2012 Report Card

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman avoided the sophomore slump and had a very good 2012 season.  Not only did Freeman have a good season at the plate, he was one of three National League first basemen selected as gold glove nominees. At 23 years old, Freeman is poised to have a long and productive major league career. Hitting:  In 2012 Freeman hit .256, with 23 HRs, and and 94 RBIs, with... »

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Who Will Fill Chipper’s Leadership Void?

Chipper Jones was the Atlanta Braves’ unquestioned leader and player’s mouthpiece.  Now that he has retired who will fill that void? Catcher Brian McCann was the consensus choice, but his injury situation will either take him elsewhere or keep him on the shelf a considerable amount of time next season.  Nix McCann. So lets look at this job opening like a Human Resources professional wo... »