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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...

Fredi Gonzalez to Meet with B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla Regarding Performance
December 10th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves need production from Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, who both flat out sucked in 2013. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he plans to meet with both players in regards to them stepping up their game in 2014, and here's some video to prove it. ***VIDEO1*** Gonzalez said he still...

Atlanta Braves Expected to Pick up Option on Reed Johnson
November 3rd, 2013 at 2:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves are expected to pick up the $1.6 million club option on veteran Reed Johnson's 2014 contract but a formal announcement has not been made. Johnson, an outfielder who was used primarily off the bench and in pinch-hitting roles, batted .244 in 74 games with the Braves in 2013....

Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons of Atlanta Braves Nominated for Gold Glove
October 25th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
It should come as no surprise to even the most casual fans of baseball - Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward are good. Really good. As a result, the defensive prowess of the two young Braves has resulted in them both being nominated for the National League Gold Glove award at...

Kate Upton Featured with Atlanta Braves Justin, B.J. Upton on Sports Illustrated Cover
October 2nd, 2013 at 9:23 PM
It's hard to tell exactly what the logic is, but Kate Upton joined B.J. Upton and Justin Upton on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated. It seemed that when all the Kate Upton connections had already been made after the Braves acquired B.J. and Justin, but SI had other ideas...

Atlanta Braves’ Reed Johnson Fined, Suspended for Actions in Carlos Gomez Incident
September 26th, 2013 at 8:45 PM
The Atlanta Braves won't be without Brian McCann or Freddie Freeman for any amount of time after the fracas involving Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez in Wednesday's loss, but Reed Johnson and Gomez have both been suspended for one game. ***VIDEO1*** Gomez decided to go ahead and serve his suspension Thursday, but...

Jason Heyward Returns to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 20th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Atlanta Braves fans across the globe are rejoicing, as it was just announced that Jason Heyward has not only been activated from the DL, but will be leading off and starting in Center Field against the Cubs in Chicago.   #Braves have activated Jason Heyward from the DL. He will leadoff and...

Jason Heyward Nearing Return to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 19th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Jason Heyward took his first session of live batting practice on the Atlanta Braves' most recent trip to Washington, as they took on the Nationals for their final series of the regular season. After moving to the lead-off spot, Heyward helped the Braves to a 19-4 record, while maintaining a .341...

Bravely Going All in: the Royal Flush Forming Cards of Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves
September 18th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
A high-stakes poker game carries on as we are in the home stretch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. For the Atlanta Braves, sitting pretty atop the National League Division’s standings in the East couldn’t put them in a better position to dominate the division and have a crack...

Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton Belong on Atlanta Braves’ Bench
September 10th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Miami Marlins didn't feature Dan Uggla or B.J. Upton, and the Atlanta Braves are definitely in the right to do so. The facts are this: Evan Gattis is going to play, and Jordan Schafer needs to play. The sad state is also that after going 11-for-25...

Evan Gattis’ Two Homers Account for Only Atlanta Braves Hits: Video
September 9th, 2013 at 7:57 AM
Sunday's performance by the Atlanta Braves offense at Citizens Bank Park wasn't exactly riveting in their 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, but Evan Gattis had both Braves hits - both on solo homers off Cole Hamels. Have a look. ***VIDEO1*** That one was the longest in the Majors this year.at 480 feet....

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Hits Longest Homer in Major League Baseball This Season: Video
September 8th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Evan Gattis uncorked the longest homer hit in Major League Baseball this year. The Atlanta Braves rookie pounded a 1-0 fastball from Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels in the Braves' loss at Citizen Bank Park on Sunday. Watch this. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis' moonshot was estimated at 480 feet, just longer than the previous...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson, Justin Upton Prank Phillie Phanatic: Video
September 8th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves have a reputation for having a loose clubhouse, and that spilled onto the field when Chris Johnson and Justin Upton pulled a little prank on the Phillie Phanatic. See video below. ***VIDEO1*** Unfortunately, Johnson was the only of the two with a hit, and he put together two, one...

Atlanta Braves’ BJ Upton is Going Streaking
September 3rd, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Atlanta Braves center fielder BJ Upton has had a disappointing season. You'll hear this not only from the many Atlanta fans who have booed him after multiple strike-out games, but you'll also hear it from the man himself.  ***PHOTO1*** BJ knows he's struggling, and has spent countless hours working on correcting his...

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer Exits Career Game with Back Problems
September 2nd, 2013 at 9:19 PM
  Jordan Schafer has been blazing hot, and until today's day game against the New York Mets, showed no signs whatsoever of cooling off. Unfortunately, those signs manifested themselves in some lower back pain for Schafer after notching his 4th hit in 5 at-bats. ***PHOTO1*** Schafer had already put together 3 hits and...

B.J. Upton Gives Atlanta Braves Win with Walk-off Hit: Video
September 1st, 2013 at 12:29 PM
B.J. Upton had himself a pretty swell game Saturday, leading the Atlanta Braves with four hits including a homer. But none of them were as big as his walk-off RBI-single to give them an 11-inning win over the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Have a look at his knock below. ***VIDEO1*** His...

With Jason Heyward Experiment on Hold Atlanta Braves Should Try Recent Call-Ups in Leadoff Spot
August 27th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With the Major League Baseball playoffs quickly approaching and home field advantage still on the line, the Atlanta Braves need to find a spark in their offense and that begins with finding a real leadoff hitter to get them through the regular season. The Jason Heyward Experiment has ended, at least...

Atlanta Braves’ BJ Upton Frustrated with Platoon Role in Spite of Poor Numbers
August 26th, 2013 at 11:58 AM
It is no secret amongst Atlanta Braves fan that BJ Upton has not exactly panned out this season as they expected him to, after signing the largest free agent contract in Braves history. The 5 year, $75.25 million contract had many Braves fans excited in the off-season, but after a career...

Atlanta Braves Need Production from Evan Gattis More than Ever
August 24th, 2013 at 8:58 AM
The legend of Even Gattis these days is supported almost solely by the incredible April he put together, but the Atlanta Braves really need their slumping rookie to get hot with his bat, particularly since Jason Heyward is out for a month with a broken jaw. The truth is, fans have been...

Paul Nauert Ejects Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton, No One Sure Why
August 23rd, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was ejected in one of the most unprofessional displays by a Major League umpire in recent memory, when home plate umpire Paul Nauert threw him out as Upton was running down the first base line on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Upton had previously had...