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Braves Rumors: Braves expected to extend qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

The Atlanta Braves look to make several moves this off season following a 79-win season and a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Although 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, one of the first moves the Braves are expected to make is extend a qualifying offer to right-hander Ervin Santana, who turns 32 years old on December 12. Santana...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 28, 1995

The Atlanta Braves allow just one hit and defeat the Cleveland Indians by a 1-0 final to win Game 6 and clinch the World Series title. Cleveland’s lone hit came in the sixth on a bloop single by catcher Tony Pena. Atlanta was held scoreless until the bottom of that inning, when lefty David Justice took left-handed reliever Jim Poole deep to right for the game’s only run. With...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves hire hitting coach Kevin Seitzer from Toronto Blue Jays

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach. Walker was assisted by Scott Fletcher this season as the Braves finished 79-83. The 52-year-old Seitzer was the hitting coach for Arizona during part of the 2007 season, for Kansas City from 2009-12 and for the Blue Jays this past season. The former All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves hire Kevin Seitzer as hitting coach

Greg Walker stepped down at the end of September as the Atlanta Braves hitting coach. Walker’s departure was not a complete surprise after the Braves struggled again offensively for much of the 2014 season. Kevin Seitzer, a former All-Star, has been hired to replace walker as the Braves hitting coach. Previously Seitzer has served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks, Royals...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player profile: Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman had a disappointing 2014. After coming off of a season in which he finished fifth in the NL MVP voting, the 25-year-old first baseman seemed ready to enter the prime of his career. However, he actually saw a regression in his statistics. Here are his stat lines from the past two years: 2013: .319/.396/.501, 23 HR, 109...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves name John Hart new President of Baseball Operations

John Hart has been serving as the interim general manager of the Atlanta Braves but recently declined interst in taking over the job full time. On Thursday the Braves announced that Hart would take over their President of Baseball Operations role. John Schuerholz has been serving as the Braves president but his duties extend far past the traditional baseball operations role. This...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves name Hart president of baseball operations

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations. Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will also continue to serve in that role. It's unclear if Hart's new title means the team no longer will seek a full-time replacement for Frank Wren, the former general manager. Wren was fired last month following a disappointing...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Potential outfield moves this offseason

When the Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton and his broth B.J before the start of 2013, they looked to have a dream outfield.  But sadly for the club, that never surfaced as B.J. Upton has struggled to hit above his weight in his two seasons as a Brave.  With Justin Upton and Jason Heyward heading into free agency after the 2015 season the Braves have plenty of options entering...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones’ Question About UF Football Makes You Wonder

Chipper Jones wonders if the Florida Gators could beat Stetson in football. After Saturday in The Swamp, he may be right.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward On The Red Sox Trade Radar?

(Photo By Justin Edmonds)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) writes that Atlanta's Jason Heyward is "definitely a name that’s come up" in Red Sox trade musings. Heyward is a classic case of the "can't miss" guy who has—in fact—mostly missed so far in his career. The 26-year old Heyward is a .262 career hitter...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Hart turns down Braves GM offer

John Hart will not become the full-time general manager of the Atlanta Braves reports Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Hart took over as the Braves interim GM last month when the team fired Frank Wren. The Braves apparently wanted Hart to take over and set up John Coppolella to eventually take over the role. Sources: John Hart has turned down the Braves' offer to be GM. For now...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Outlook: Aaron Harang

#456222990 / gettyimages.com There are few things more frustrating to a general manager than seeing a pitcher you had written off for lost have a decent season. Making it worse is the fact that you have another shot at him this year and the one thing holding you back are your belief that he had a fluky season…oh and he’s 36 years old. Aaron Harang put many gm’s in this spot...
Via TopSportsReport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Aaron Harang could stay in Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves finished the 2014 season with a disappointing 79-83 record, tied for second in the National League East. Although the Braves were only 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, pitching remained a strength, ranked fifth in ERA. One pitcher who is hitting the free agent market but could stay with the Braves is 36-year old Aaron Harang.#456222990 / gettyimages.comAs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
Via BravesWire
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez is safe while others are not so lucky

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return in 2015 for his fifth season with the team, while some of his coaching counterparts on the staff were not so lucky. Gonzalez will get at least one more go-around with the Braves Out is assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, who shared the same fate of hitting coach Greg Walker, who resigned earlier this...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Try To Distract Craig Kimbrel, Mock His Unique Stance (Video)

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has some big fans in Philadelphia. Kimbrel took the mound against the Phillies in the ninth inning Saturday night, attempting to protect his team’s two-run lead despite the Citizens Bank Park crowd’s best efforts. A group of fans behind home plate banded together and mimicked the closer’s...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed in face instead (GIF)

A fan taking in the Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals game at Turner Field on Wednesday evening attempted to snag a souvenir with his hat but instead got a face full of baseball as a reward for his comically futile efforts. With arms outstretched and hat in hand, the dude probably thought he was about to make […] The post Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan...
Via The Outside Corner
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Harang avoids sweep, Braves fight for postseason berth

In one of the most unusual seasons we have seen from the Braves in the last dozen years, the Braves continue to hang on to hopes of a postseason berth. At this writing, sitting 1 1/2 games out of the 2nd wild card slot. They are 8 games behind the rival Nats, a gap they did little to close in this week’s series against them. Despite one more series against the Nats this season...
Via BravesWire
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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