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John Hart Named Atlanta Braves’ President of Baseball Operations
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
John Hart, who took over as the Atlanta Braves' interim manager last month, had no desire to become the Atlanta Braves' permanent general manager, 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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

Atlanta Braves Want Tim Hudson Back in 2014
October 15th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Tim Hudson may be getting old, but Atlanta Braves manager Frank Wren had strong words for how much he wants to bring back the veteran pitcher in 2014, Mark Bowman tweets.   Frank Wren has provided strong indication he would like Tim Hudson back in the #Braves rotation next year. — Mark Bowman...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Upset by Roster Decision
October 4th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Dan Uggla is unhappy with the Atlanta Braves over his playing time. Papa Uggs went so far as to say he was "blindsided" by the decision to leave him off the Braves' playoff roster. "I'm not blind to my numbers," Uggla said on braves.com....

Atlanta Braves’ Brandon Beachy Has Surgery to Clean up Elbow
September 27th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
The Atlanta Braves shut down Brandon Beachy once again this week, but this time it was so Dr. James Andrews could clean up some areas of Beachy's elbow in a much less invasive surgery than Tommy John on Thursday, ajc.com reports. Instead of a full blown Tommy John, Andrews performed an...

Frank Wren Condemns Atlanta Braves Twitter War with Washington Nationals
August 7th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren wasn't happy with how his public relations team handled last night's altercation with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals. When Julio Teheran plunked Harper in the fifth inning, Harper took exception, leading to the following exchange.   @Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or...

Plenty of Time Left for Frank Wren, Atlanta Braves to Make Waiver Trade
August 4th, 2013 at 7:42 PM
A few Atlanta Braves fans freaked out a little when Frank Wren didn't pull off an immaculate deal for a starting pitcher or a utility infielder, but the fact is that there's still the entire month of August to make one happen. There's also historical precedent. In fact, the Braves have...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Make Waiver Trade in August
August 1st, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves met their biggest need by acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the non-waiver trade deadline. But they still have some needs that will have to be met during August, which will have to be met with a waiver trade. Atlanta will likely pursue...

Atlanta Braves Make No Moves at Non-Waiver Trade Deadline
July 31st, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone at 4 p.m. Eastern time, but the Atlanta Braves refrained from making any major moves. The Houston Astros shipped Bud Norris, who was known to be targeted by Atlanta, to the Baltimore Orioles. That's fine; his platoon splits were awful. The Boston...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Milwaukee Brewers Reliever Mike Gonzalez
July 18th, 2013 at 8:19 PM
With Alex Wood projected to join the Atlanta Braves starting rotation in the future, the club is now down to one left-handed reliever. The Braves were previously in the market for a veteran relief pitcher, but now they're specifically looking for a lefty, Mark Bowman reports. ***VIDEO1*** Assuming Wood ends up in...

Jordan Schafer Out Four More Weeks with Fractured Ankle
July 12th, 2013 at 10:11 PM
An MRI on the injured ankle of Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer revealed a stress fracture, general manager Frank Wren told Fox Sports South Friday. He will miss at least four more weeks. The break is an intraosseous stress fracture, and Wren said it didn't appear on two previous X-rays and...

Atlanta Braves Play Coy About Starting Rotation Moves
June 13th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves have done a great job at not tipping their hand as to what they'll do with the starting rotation once Brandon Beachy returns from Tommy John surgery, which is scheduled to happen Tuesday. They've done so well at keeping anything under wraps, in fact, that Mark Bowman compared...