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Chopcast: Offensive help, bullpen highlight Braves' offseason needs

The Atlanta Braves are expected to be extremely active again this offseason. What are their biggest needs? Will Mike Minor be back? Can Christian Bethancourt handle a starting spot? Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss some major offseason storylines and much, much more. Subscribe on iTunes here.
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves offseason preview: A few additions could speed up rebuild

(We will preview one team's offseason each day leading up to the start of free agency. Now up: the Atlanta Braves.) The Braves just wrapped up their worst season in 25 years, finishing 23 games back in the NL East with a 67-95 record. But it wasn't entirely unexpected, as the franchise committed itself to a renovation this year. In the midst of a rebuilding effort focused on jettisoning...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hart says Braves 'will be better' following 67-win finish

ATLANTA (AP) The last time the Atlanta Braves finished below 70 wins was 1990, when they were in a rebuilding process based on pitching. The reward came more quickly than anyone could imagine: A 1991 World Series berth that was the start of 14 consecutive postseason berths. The Braves again are building on pitching. Following a 67-95 finish, good for fourth in the NL East, there...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves leadership points to clear areas of need as focus turns to 2016

ATLANTA -- Less than 24 hours after their season had come to a close, most of the Braves lockers sat empty. Aside from a few stragglers, most had already packed up their things and scattered until pitchers and catchers report in February. The franchise's brain trust is ready to move on too. Part of that group -- manager Fredi Gonzalez, general manager John Coppolella and president...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves clinch No. 3 pick in 2016 MLB Draft

The Atlanta Braves closed the 2015 season on the highest of notes, sweeping the MLB-leading St. Louis Cardinals with three straight shutouts, and the final day's double-header did not cost them draft positioning. The Braves (67-95) entered Sunday's action needing at least one loss or a Colorado Rockies win to wrap up the No. 3 spot in the 2016 MLB Draft. Two shutouts behind young...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals drop regular season finale to Braves 2-0

ATLANTA -- Matt Wisler pitched four-hit ball over 8 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 2-0 Sunday for a doubleheader sweep that sent Cardinals' batters to the playoffs with a 27-inning scoreless streak. St. Louis was held to seven hits in the doubleheader, which included a 6-0 loss to Shelby Miller in the first game that ended Miller's 24-start winless streak. The...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally: Braves' Miller ends 24-start winless drought against Cards

ATLANTA -- Shelby Miller's drought-breaking win made the fourth-place Braves feel like celebrating. Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight scoreless innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener. ''As a team, we haven't been this excited in a long time,'' Braves manager...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackey works four, gives up three in final postseason tuneup

ATLANTA -- Shelby Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener. Miller (6-17) struck out seven and walked three. He had been 0-16 since winning at Miami on May 17 despite a 3.83 ERA in that span. Miller's winless streak was the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Miller snaps 24-game winless streak in final start of 2015

Shelby Miller's long-running Groundhog's Day is officially over. The Atlanta Braves' All-Star starter snapped his franchise-record 24-game winless streak in his final start of the 2015 season, pitching an eight-inning gem against his former St. Louis Cardinals teammates in a 6-0 win. The victory marked Miller's first appearance in the win column since May 17 despite posting a competitive...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Fried Baseball podcast: How the Braves can win in 2016

Kent Covington takes a look ahead at the odds of a retooled 2016 Braves roster getting back on the winning track. (NOTE: Please notice “play in popup” link under flash player. This is often a more convenient way to listen.)
Via BravesWire
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright: Expletive directed at Freddie Freeman 'playful'

David Wright was caught on camera dropping a not-so-friendly “f-you” on Freddie Freeman during Wednesday’s New York Mets-Atlanta Braves tilt, but the Mets captain downplayed the exchange following the team’s 6-3 loss. The vulgar greeting occurred at first base during the seventh inning after Wright hit a game-tying single. Wright’s f-bomb may have been precipitated by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Is Fredi Gonzalez in the hot seat?

The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets tonight 6-2 in a game that will have virtually no effect on the outcome of either team’s season. Atlanta currently finds itself fourth in the NL East standings and far from playoff contention, while the Mets hold a secure 6.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place. Atlanta’s win tonight marked only the sixth time...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Galvis gets first start of the season at second base against Weber, Braves

View image | Atlanta, GA - The Philadelphia Phillies (56-92) will look to avoid their 30th series loss of the season Saturday evening as they oppose rookie right hander Ryan Weber and the Atlanta Braves (58-90). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (56-92)Atlanta Braves (58-90) RHP Jerad Eickhoff RHP Ryan...
Via Philliedelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves 'Kiss Cam' finds Jimmy Carter and his wife (Video)

The Atlanta Braves "Kiss Cam" found Jimmy Carter with his wife Rosalynn in the crowd during Thursday night's game at Turner Field. The former President and First Lady didn't hesitate when the time came. Jimmy Carter And His Wife Pucker Up For Atlanta Braves Kiss Cam— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 18, 2015H/T LBS. This...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Carter plants one on wife Rosalynn during Kiss Cam (Video)

Jimmy Carter is proving you’re never too old to make out. The 90-year-old former president attended Thursday’s Braves-Blue Jays game in Atlanta, and he and wife Rosalynn were featured on the kiss cam. President Carter made the most of his moment under the sun: Jimmy Carter And His Wife Pucker Up For Atlanta Braves Kiss Cam —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Farewells – Atlanta Braves

It is that part of the year where pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. The most recent team to be officially sent packing for the winter are the Atlanta Braves....
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Atlanta Braves

The 2015 Atlanta Braves were supposed to be a more fun team, focusing less on strikeouts and more on making contact at the plate. And while the team did strike out much less and did make more contact than in 2014, the offense was just as bad. The team’s pitching staff was also a trainwreck, pushing the Braves into a position they hadn’t been familiar with for 25 years – the...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Braves Can Win In 2016

As the Braves’ 2015 season draws to a merciful close, it’s time to start thinking about next year. Well, okay … it was time to start thinking about next year a long time ago. But now that the offseason is almost upon us, let’s have a closer look at what next year’s roster might look like. After chatting with many Braves fans on Twitter, it has come to my attention that...
Via BravesWire
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez has reportedly lost the Braves clubhouse

Something you never want to read about a manager is that he’s lost the clubhouse. It’s generally the death rattle of his tenure with the organization. But what if that manager and his coaching staff is less than two months removed from receiving contract extensions – are they still in danger? Well, we’re about to find out, because according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports...
Via The Outside Corner
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Hector Olivera gets silent treatment after first MLB HR

Can you imagine what it feels like to crack a home run in an MLB game? Atlanta Braves’ third baseman Hector Olivera knows exactly what it feels like, but following his first career shot, his teammates didn’t immediately greet him. It is usually custom for a baseball team to greet their teammate whenever he hits a home run, but Olivera didn’t get that satisfaction from the Braves...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Traded To AL Central-Leading Royals From Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — The American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately disclosed. Gomes left Monday night’s game in Atlanta against the Miami Marlins after the fifth inning, hugged his teammates in the dugout and began packing up his belongings in the clubhouse. The 34...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck

    A fan is said to be in “grave condition” after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field all the way down to the concrete on field level, according to reports. NEW INFO: Witnesses told @MJohnsonWSB they saw man fall from Turner Field upper deck "head first." Live update at 11 — Matt Belanger (@MattWSB) August 30, 2015   MORE...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Outfielder Jonny Gomes pitched for Braves vs. Yankees

In the midst of a blowout, Atlanta Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes seized upon a golden opportunity to pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. New York was already up by a score of 13-2 when Gomes strode to the mound. He was called into duty as a means to save Atlanta’s bullpen in a game that was already a lost cause. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but boy was it an...
Via Sportsnaut
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s former Indian teammates grew tired of his cheerleading

Newly acquired Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Swisher is known for having one of baseball’s biggest personalities. While some love his enthusiasm for the game, others have grown tired of it, including some of his former Indian teammates according to Zach Meisel of According to Meisel, Swisher’s attitude had become grating among some of his former teammates, and...
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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