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Major League Baseball Moves Trade Deadline to August 1 for 2016
January 22nd, 2016 at 9:28 AM
Wilmer Flores can rest easy this season. Major League Baseball has temporarily moved 2016's non-waiver trade deadline from July 31 to Aug. 1. ***PHOTO1*** July 31 falls on a Sunday this year, meaning the 4 p.m. deadline could clash with as many as 10 games scheduled that afternoon. There are only eight...

Atlanta Braves Looking Trade Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher
January 4th, 2016 at 6:54 PM
Though surprising to absolutely no one, Mark Bowman reports that the Atlanta Braves are looking to move Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher, or possibly both. ***PHOTO1*** As it stands, both Bourn and Swisher would serve as backups to Hector Olivera in left field, Ender Inciarte in center and Nick Markakis in right....

Atlanta Braves Trade Cameron Maybin to Detroit Tigers
November 20th, 2015 at 9:45 PM
In a move that surprised no one, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers, foxsports.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Maybin, who is under control for two more seasons, was swapped for Ian Krol and Gabe Spieler, both left-handed pitchers. He was dealt just days after GM John Coppolella sent Andrelton...

Atlanta Braves Release Renderings of Sun Trust Park Complex
October 15th, 2015 at 10:40 AM
With construction of Sun Trust Park rapidly progressing, the Atlanta Braves released some renderings of the complex surrounding the ballpark. [caption id="attachment_28712" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="A screen capture of the Sun Trust Park renderings."][/caption] The Battery surrounding Sun Trust Park will feature restaurants, shopping, office space and hotels in a first-of-its-kind development. The Braves...

Atlanta Braves Hire Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel
October 13th, 2015 at 1:16 PM
The Atlanta Braves have hired Kiley McDaniel, formerly of Fangraphs, to be their new assistant director of baseball operations, the team said in a press release on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The move is one of the most interesting hires this offseason. McDaniel has spent the last four years as the lead prospect analyst...

Atlanta Braves Name John Coppolella General Manager
October 1st, 2015 at 7:42 PM
In a move that surprised exactly no one, the Atlanta Braves named John Coppolella their new general manager on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves made the move official at Turner Field, though Coppolella had essentially been doing most of the GM work all year anyway. John Hart will remain as president of baseball...

John Hart Named Atlanta Braves’ President of Baseball Operations
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
John Hart, who took over as the Atlanta Braves' interim manager last month, had no desire to become the Atlanta Braves' permanent general manager, but he did accept the position as the Braves' president of baseball operations on Thursday, the team announced. ***PHOTO1*** Though Hart could effectively run the club in this...

Atlanta Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, the team announced on Twitter today. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes a day after the Braves were swept by the New York Mets to put them three games under .500 and eliminated them from playoff contention. John Hart has been named interim GM but...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Ryan Doumit from Minnesota Twins
December 19th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for 2011 first round draft pick Sean Gilmartin, Mark Bowman reports. The 32-year-old Doumit hit 14 homers in 538 plate appearances last season. Atlanta currently plans on using him as a power bat coming off the bench, though he can...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with Brandon Beachy with One-year Deal
December 17th, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves got around salary arbitration with Brandon Beachy by signing the pitcher to a one-year contract worth $1.45 million, Chris Cotillo reports. The 27-year-old Beachy only pitched 30 innings in 2013 while coming back from Tommy John surgery. He had a 4.50 ERA in five starts in a year plagued...

Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla
December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade. Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported...

Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions
November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions. As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to...

Brian McCann Departure Big Loss for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Atlanta Braves veteran catcher Brian McCann became the second all-star to leave the team in less than a week, creating an even bigger leadership void in the young Braves clubhouse. McCann agreed to a 5-year, $85 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees on Saturday that carries an option for...

Atlanta Braves Hire John Hart as Senior Advisor
November 22nd, 2013 at 11:35 PM
John Hart seems to have baseball connections everywhere, and the Atlanta Braves made their connection to him official Friday by hiring him as a senior advisor. Hart spent the last eight seasons as a special advisor for the Texas Rangers, but John Schuerholz and Frank Wren offered him a spot in Atlanta...

Turner Field to Be Demolished After Atlanta Braves Leave
November 13th, 2013 at 8:10 AM
The city of Atlanta won't have an empty ballpark sitting around after the Atlanta Braves depart Turner Field for Cobb County in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed told the Associated Press that the Ted will be demolished. But instead of turning Turner Field into a parking lot, Reed says the land will...

Atlanta Braves Unveil Plans for New Ballpark; Will Leave Turner Field After 2016
November 11th, 2013 at 1:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves unveiled plans this morning to build a new cutting-edge ballpark that will open in time to start the 2017 season. The Braves have played at Turner Field since 1997 and they have informed Atlanta officials that they will not renew their 20-year lease when it expires at...

Resigning Paul Maholm an Intriguing Proposition for Atlanta Braves
November 6th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm became a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and the Braves should make an effort to resign the reliable veteran for 2014. Maholm made his Major League debut in August of 2005 and has averaged 181 innings pitched over the past eight...

Atlanta Braves Decline Reed Johnson’s Option
November 4th, 2013 at 6:52 PM
That whole thing about the Atlanta Braves picking up Reed Johnson's option for 2014? Never mind, they declined it, according to an @braves tweet.   #Braves have declined to exercise the contract option on OF Reed Johnson for the 2014 season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 4, 2013 The Braves had a $1.6 million...

Atlanta Braves Add Wirfin Obispo, Ryan Butcher to 40-man Roster
November 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves added minor league pitchers Ryan Butcher and Wirfin Obispo to the 40-man roster Friday, according to milb.com. Butcher, a 26-year-old lefty, struck out 15 batters per nine innings in 62 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. Things get a little shaky with his 7.4 walks per nine innings. The 29-year-old right-handed...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Have Quiet Offseason
November 1st, 2013 at 8:01 AM
Have landing B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson in some huge moves, don't expect the Atlanta Braves to make any earth shattering moves this offseason. Yes, the Braves will look to land an ace for their starting rotation while also trying to find a taker for Dan Uggla. They also...