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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...

“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...

Atlanta Braves Blasted by Los Angeles Dodgers, Fall Behind 2-1 in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 12:11 AM
After a promising start, the Los Angeles Dodgers ended up shelling both Julio Teheran and Alex Wood in game four of the National League Division Series, putting the Atlanta Braves in a 2-1 hole after a 13-6 loss Sunday. Hanley Ramirez particularly torched the Braves with a single, double and triple...

Fredi Gonzalez Needs to Leave Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton Off Atlanta Braves Playoff Roster
September 29th, 2013 at 10:18 PM
There hasn't been a lot of talk surrounding which position players Fredi Gonzalez will carry on the Atlanta Braves' playoff roster, but if one thing is clear, it's that B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla should be left off for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reasons...

Atlanta Braves Lose Homefield Advantage Despite Win Over Philadelphia Phillies
September 29th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves got the win they needed over the Philadelphia Phillies in the series finale Sunday, but they didn't get a St. Louis Cardinals loss to the Chicago Cubs, so they'll host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. The Braves pounded the Phillies in a 12-5...

Atlanta Braves Walk-Off with Win Over Milwaukee Brewers
September 24th, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Andrelton Simmons hit a ninth inning walk-off single that scored Justin Upton with the winning run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Tuesday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. ***PHOTO1*** Freddy Garcia allowed two runs through 6 2/3 innings for the Braves, who inch closer to home field advantage for...

Atlanta Braves Blow Late Lead to Chicago Cubs, Magic Number Stays at One
September 21st, 2013 at 7:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves could neither hold on to nor support the one-run lead Kris Medlen gave them in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, leaving their magic number to clinch the National League East at one. Medlen was pulled after 7 1/3 innings with a runner on first for Scott...

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Names Dinosaur in Edward Jones Chatting Cage: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis added to the Legend of El Oso Blanco when he was asked to name a new dinosaur in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis, while mired in a 1-for-20 entering Wednesday, leads rookies with 20 homers and 59 RBIs. Also… Be sure to "like" Braves 101 on Facebook and follow Braves...

Craig Kimbrel Blows Save; Washington Nationals Stun Atlanta Braves
September 17th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves wasted a two-run eighth inning home run off the bat of Evan Gattis as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. This afternoon's game was the first of a doubleheader between the two teams. Yesterday's game was postponed due to...

Atlanta Braves Hope to Shrink Magic Number in Home Series Against San Diego Padres
September 13th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves' magic number currently sits at 6 games, after taking 3 of 4 games in Miami against the Marlins. As the Braves head home to take on the San Diego Padres, they hope to lower that number another 3 games over the weekend. The Braves are currently 0-3 on...

Core of Atlanta Braves’ Lineup Comes up Big in Win Over Miami Marlins, Magic Number Cut to Six
September 12th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves trimmed their magic number to six, relying on their big boppers in the middle of the lineup and a strong spot start by Freddy Garcia to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 in the series finale. The Braves pounded Marlins starter Brian Flynn early, torching him for four runs...

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...

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...

Atlanta Braves to Call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt
September 9th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
The Atlanta Braves are planning to call up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Double-A Mississippi on Monday, Tom Hart reports.   Braves will call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt today. 21 year-old hit .277/12/45 at Double A Mississippi this year. — Tom Hart (@tom_hart) September 9, 2013 Bethancourt is known for his defense, and his .277...

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...

Kris Medlen Evens Record with Great Start: Video
September 4th, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Kris Medlen showed the Atlanta Braves what they came to know and love in his dominant second half of last year on Tuesday. Have a look at his strong start in the video below. ***VIDEO1*** Medlen went seven innings, giving up just one run and striking out nine. It seemed like he...