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Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez Named Coach for 2014 All-Star Game
June 11th, 2014 at 11:21 PM
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who will take the helm for the National League in this year's All-Star Game at Target Field, has added Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to his coaching staff. NL All-Star Manager Mike Matheny named #Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as coaches...

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...

Bobby Cox Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
December 9th, 2013 at 11:27 AM
That National Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox has been elected by the Veterans Committee on his first ballot and will be officially inducted next July in Cooperstown. Cox guided the Braves to a World Championship in 1995, highlighting a record string of 14...

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...

Fredi Gonzalez Named Finalist for National League Manager of the Year
November 5th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been named one of three finalists for the National League Manager of the Year. Fredi G joins the Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Hurdle and Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Mattingly as the three finalists, of whom a winner will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 12...

Atlanta Braves Sign Pitching Coach Roger McDowell to New Two-year Deal
November 2nd, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Roger McDowell's future with the Atlanta Braves is no longer questioned after the team signed him to a new two-year contract. McDowell, who had just one year left on his contract and had been one of the lowest paid coaches in Major League Baseball, had been the subject of numerous rumors...

Atlanta Braves Reassign Brian Snitker to Manage Triple-A Gwinnett, Promote Doug Dascenzo to Third Base Coach
October 14th, 2013 at 3:47 PM
There will only be one difference in the Atlanta Braves' coaching staff in 2014. Brian Snitker has been reassigned to manage Triple-A Gwinnett. Doug Dascenzo has been promoted to take Snitker's place as third base coach. Dascenzo spent 13 years managing in the San Diego Padres minor league system before spending the last two...

“Fire Fredi Gonzalez” Crowd Apparently Didn’t Follow Atlanta Braves Much This Season
October 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
A lot of people are putting the blame for the Atlanta Braves' four-game exit from the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers squarely on the shoulders of Fredi Gonzalez. A lot of those people are also calling for him to be fired. Stop it. Seriously, just stop. It was understandable...

What Happens When a Lip Reader Sees What Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel Said in the NLDS
October 9th, 2013 at 11:11 PM
We've already addressed how Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to bring in Craig Kimbrel for more than four outs in what turned out to be the deciding loss in game four of the National League Division Series, but deadspin.com had a lip reader take a look at what cameras capture the Atlanta...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Stands Firm on not Throwing Craig Kimbrel Two Innings
October 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has taken a lot of heat for not going to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of their fateful game four National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he maintains that he wouldn't have done it any other way. The decision resulted in...

Atlanta Braves First Base Coach Terry Pendleton, Chris Johnson Have Heated Exchange: Video
September 29th, 2013 at 12:42 PM
In the latest Atlanta Braves skirmish, Terry Pendleton had a heated exchange with Chris Johnson immediately following the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. ***VIDEO1*** Some assumed that the words and push were over Johnson sliding into first, which was admittedly stupid, but reports indicate that Johnson threw his helmet after...

Atlanta Braves Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Ejected by C.B. Bucknor
September 18th, 2013 at 8:52 PM
C.B. Bucknor has struck again. Who some consider the worst umpire in Major League Baseball has ejected Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitcher Alex Wood in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game with the Washington Nationals. The usually mild mannered Wood was incensed after Bucknor called what appeared to be a...

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 Unhappy with Recent Atlanta Braves Playing Time
September 12th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Dan Uggla sat for the third straight night in favor of Elliot Johnson starting at second base for the Atlanta Braves. He's not exactly happy with Fredi Gonzalez's decision, but there's not exactly a whole lot else that can be done. Gonzalez met with Uggla on Monday, which in turn led...

Atlanta Braves Starter Kris Medlen Wrong for Public Show of Frustration
August 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
After being pulled in the seventh inning of Friday's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, starting pitcher Kris Medlen chose to air his frustration for manager Fredi Gonzalez's move publicly, a distasteful move that is uncommon for members of the Atlanta Braves team.  He was quoted by MLB.com after the game. "...

Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm Feels No Discomfort in Simulated Game
August 13th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm threw a 79-pitch simulated game at Turner Field on Monday and hopes to continue his recovery later in the week. The left-handed Maholm felt no discomfort during the simulation, in which he was up and down six times. He looks to begin a rehab assignment...

Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez Ejected by Chad Fairchild After Blown Call
July 25th, 2013 at 3:32 PM
The Atlanta Braves haven't exactly had the best luck with umpires this season. Fredi Gonzalez was ejected by Chad Fairchild for arguing New York Mets third baseman David Wright should have had a ground rule double instead of a triple in the sixth inning of Thursday's game. Wright's hit bounced in...

The Case Made for Fredi Gonzalez
June 1st, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Dave O'Brien went on a rant of sorts that almost turned into self-fulfilling prophecy Friday night. He made the case defending Fredi Gonzalez and ripping the Atlanta Braves fans who feel he does nothing right, only to have those same fans question a routine decision made in the Braves' loss...

Former Georgia State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide of Jeff Porter’s Wife
April 16th, 2013 at 3:43 PM
Former Georgia state trooper Donald Crozier pled guilty to vehicular homicide and and reckless driving charges on Monday in relation to the 2011 New Year's Eve crash that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves head trainer Jeff Porter, ajc.com reports. Prosecutors wouldn't drop a third charge of violating oath of office,...

Former Georgia State Trooper Charged in Manslaughter of Wife of Atlanta Braves’ Trainer Jeff Porter
February 27th, 2013 at 6:46 PM
Former Georgia state trooper Donald Crozier has been indicted on a count of vehicular homicide related to the 2011 automobile accident that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves head trainer Jeff Porter, Yahoo! Sports reports. Kathy Porter was killed on New Year's Eve in 2011 when the SUV being driven by...