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Are Braves Real?

The Braves are off to a surprising 4-0 behind solid pitching and an offense that is actually executing the fundamentals.  To put Atlanta’s start into perspective, the Braves were in first place a couple months into last season, so don’t buy the champagne quite yet. Are these Braves for real?  What is great about baseball is that we will find out nearly every day for 162 games. What you... »

Could Braves Surprise?

Spring training breeds eternal optimism and as we move towards Opening Day I am starting to like this Braves team.  If for no other reason than it is completely different from last year’s boring, disjointed, psychological mess. Are you ready to see a new concept in Atlanta Braves baseball this season?  This year’s team will actually be able to bunt, hit behind the runner and not strike... »

Mike Minor Q&A, Braves Nouveau Ace

Mike Minor Q&A, Braves Nouveau Ace

Braves starter Mike Minor is off to a great start with a 6-2 record and a 2.47 ERA so far this season.  Minor also has the fourth best ERA in Major League Baseball since the 2012 All-Star break. Minor has arguably become the Braves ace, and along with Kris Medlen and Julio Teheran gives the Braves a dynamic, young nucleus in the starting rotation. Mike Minor spoke to 680 The Fan’s Kevin McAl... »