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John Hart Named Atlanta Braves’ President of Baseball Operations
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
John Hart had no desire to become the Atlanta Braves' permanent general manager he took the job on an interim basis last month, 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 role,...

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...

Atlanta Braves Could Trade Dan Uggla Back to Miami Marlins
October 28th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Dan Uggla has simply been terrible for the Atlanta Braves, and the Miami Marlins are in need of a power bat. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro suggests a trade could be worked out this offseason. Frisaro says the Braves "certainly will entertain shopping Uggla," and are so desperate to do so that they'll...

Atlanta Braves Thank Fans for Support Throughout 2013 Season
October 22nd, 2013 at 2:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves organization has nothing but gratitude for another season of exceptional support from their fan base. The Braves recently posted a video containing highlights from 2013, as well as testimonials from many of the stars that helped the Braves have such a successful season.     ***VIDEO1***   Included in the video are...

Don Sutton, Jim Powell Reach Deal to Contine Atlanta Braves Radio Broadcast
October 22nd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves and Dickey Broadcasting Company have agreed to extend their broadcasting partnership, with Don Sutton and Jim Powell in the booth to call the games at least through 2014, braves.com reports. The deal is said to extend "beyond 2014," but no other details are given. On the AM dial,...

Atlanta Braves May Try to Trade Dan Uggla to Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips
October 21st, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Reports are circulating that two teams who are looking to unload their second basemen may end up swapping them. In this case, it would be the Atlanta Braves shipping off Dan Uggla to the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips, Dave O'Brien tweets.   Hearing #Braves would have interest in #Reds 2B Phillips if...

Key Offseason Moves Should Return Atlanta Braves to Winning Ways in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Following a 2013 campaign in which the Atlanta Braves won 96 games, General Manager Frank Wren will attempt to resign several veteran players and make only minor adjustments to prepare for the 2014 season. Wren met with a selection of sports writers last week to answer questions relating to this season...

Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren Has Blunt Words for Dan Uggla
October 15th, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren is pulling no punches when it comes to Dan Uggla's horrendous three years with the team. Essentially, he said something needs to change now. With two years and $26 million left on Uggla's contract, he battled vision problems in 2013 en route to a .179...