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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...

Brian McCann’s Departure to New York Yankees a Good Thing for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 7:42 AM
It's tough to say, but Brian McCann leaving the Atlanta Braves for the New York Yankees is a blessing in disguise. Yes, our catcher for the last nine years to the tune of seven All-Star selections and four Silver Sluggers will now don pinstripes for the "Evil Empire," but it's hard...

Brian McCann Agrees to Five-year Contract with New York Yankees
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Brian McCann's tenure with the Atlanta Braves has officially come to an end. The veteran catcher has agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees with a vesting option for a sixth year, multiple sources report. The contract has yet to be confirmed by the Yankees, as...

Freddie Freeman Ready to Become Clubhouse Leader
November 20th, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Following the loss of veteran pitcher Tim Hudson to the San Francisco Giants and the almost-certain departure of Brian McCann, the Atlanta Braves are looking to first baseman Freddie Freeman to fill the leadership void and become the voice of the clubhouse. The 24-year-old Freeman has already proven that he has...

Brian McCann Officially Declines Atlanta Braves’ Qualifying Offer
November 12th, 2013 at 8:24 AM
It's not exactly surprising, but Brian McCann turned down the Atlanta Braves' one-year qualifying offer worth $14.1 million on Monday, braves.com reports. Reports continue to circulate predicting McCann will land a deal somewhere between $75-100 million, but they all agree that McCann will likely be secure in his new place of...

Brian McCann Reportedly Favors Texas Rangers in Free Agency
November 11th, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Atlanta Braves free agent catcher Brian McCann is leaning toward signing with the Texas Rangers, multiple sources report. g Along with the Rangers, who are likely to lose A.J. Pierzynski via free agency, McCann also likes the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. "We're very early in the process. Brian is exploring his...

Brian McCann Could End up with New York Yankees
November 9th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves have made a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Brian McCann, but the veteran catcher will make a lot more than that on the free agent market, and it seems pretty likely he'll end up with the New York Yankees. NJ.com reports that the Yankees are already in preliminary...

Atlanta Braves Make Qualifying Offer to Brian McCann, Regular Offer to Tim Hudson
November 5th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
The Atlanta Braves once again made an expected move Monday when they made Brian McCann a one-year qualifying offer. The only other eligible player for a qualifying offer the Braves had last year was Tim Hudson, but the Braves only made him a standard one-year offer.   #Braves have made a qualifying...

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...

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 Free Agent Brian McCann Projected to Land $100 Million Contract
October 16th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Practically no one expects Brian McCann to re-sign with the Atlanta Braves, but one MLB general manager raised the stakes by telling espn.com that he expects the veteran catcher to land a contract worth $100 million. The GM cites that McCann would likely move from catching to first base and designated...

“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...

Brian McCann Still not Thinking of Potential Future Away from Atlanta Braves
October 8th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Brian McCann isn't exactly that far removed from what was likely his last game with the Atlanta Braves, but the veteran catcher isn't exactly excited about the thought that 2014 will see him in a different uniform. "It's kind of hard to think about that right now," McCann said on braves.com....

Culprit Found: Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Used Dan Uggla’s Bat in Golden Sombrero Performance
October 8th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Brian McCann had one of the worst games of his career in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 National League Division series game four loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that knocked them out the playoffs, and the culprit may be that he was using one of Dan Uggla's bat. If you...

Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves: NLDS Game 1 Starting Lineups
October 3rd, 2013 at 5:41 PM
  NLDS Game 1 October 3, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 8:37 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: TBS Game Conditions Weather: Clear Temperature: 72°F - 67°F Wind: SSE 2 MPH Lineups: 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Yasiel Puig, RF 6. Juan Uribe, 3B 7. Skip Schumaker, CF 8. A.J Ellis, C 9. Clayton Kershaw, P 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2....

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...

Brian McCann Right for Actions Toward Carlos Gomez
September 26th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
There are certain unwritten rules in baseball about respecting your opponent and not being a showboat. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez broke all of them Wednesday when he stared down Paul Maholm after a homer and talked trash all the way around the bases. That led to Brian McCann confronting him...

Freddie Freeman Ejected After Carlos Gomez Homer, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers Benches Clear
September 25th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
It's already been an eventful night at Turner Field, as both Carlos Gomez and Freddie Freeman have been ejected for their actions following Gomez's solo homer in the first inning of Wednesday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. ***VIDEO1*** The antics started when Gomez took a huge swing and missed...

Jose Fernandez Homers, Benches Clear in Atlanta Braves’ Loss to Miami Marlins
September 11th, 2013 at 10:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves were already trailling in their 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, but things got dicey in the sixth inning when pitcher Jose Fernandez hit the first homer of his career and the benches cleared. ***VIDEO1*** After Chris Johnson and Fernandez had words between innings, Fernandez started the...

Atlanta Braves Move Magic Number to Seven with Win Over Miami Marlins
September 10th, 2013 at 11:20 PM
It took Julio Teheran an inning to settle in, but when he did, the effort was good enough to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park, cutting their magic number to win the National League East to seven. Having been given...