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The Braves Country Caravan, featuring Michael Bourn, Freddie Freeman and Eric O'Flaherty, bench coach Carlos Tosca, current Braves broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton and former Braves pitcher Greg McMichael, talked to a group of around 100 baseball and softball players from Mays, Therrell and South Atlanta high schools.
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The Atlanta Braves finished last year in second place in the NL East with a record of 89-73. They missed the playoffs by one game, while losing the last five straight games and went 8-18 in the month of Sept. For the Braves they have great young pitching, it's a matter of keeping everyone healthy and getting enough offense. There has been more subtraction then additions as...
Brandon Beachy turned in one of baseball’s most surprising performances this past season. After rising through the Atlanta Braves’ minor league system in 2010, Beachy wrestled the fifth starter slot away from Mike Minor in 2011. The undrafted Beachy shocked the baseball world, posting a 28.6% strikeout rate, 3.19 FIP and 3.16 xFIP en route to 2.8 win season. While his success...
I am way behind on these. I know, I suck. Going to get a few of these done today and tomorrow to get back on track.The Braves acquired Bourn on July 31st last year from the Houston Astros for a quartet of minor leaguers, none of whom the team will really miss: Jordan Schafer (a center fielder who failed in multiple stints in the majors), Juan Abreu (live-armed reliever who never...
For #30-21, click here20. Kyle KubitzaKubitza, a third round pick in 2011, immediately showed flashes of brilliance during his professional debut in Danville. The 21 year-old OPSed .880, and showed a very complete game, with 24 walks in 190 plate appearances, nine stolen bases (caught three times), and a .164 ISO. One thing that concerns me is the one home run he hit, but he never...
Key Stats: Michael Bourn has been one of the most consistent outfielders of the past three seasons and had been doing it under the radar - until last season that is. Heading into the 2011 season, Bourn was not ranked in the top 30 outfielders by ESPN, CBS, or Yahoo - despite being the only player to top 50 steals in both 2009 and 2010. Now Bourn is the only player in baseball that...
I like Peter Gammons, and I like Jason Heyward. Naturally, anytime anything occurs involving both of them and I run across it, that item will end up on this blog.
Had I not made the trip over to Baseball Musings today I would have missed this. Gammons wrote on MLB.com about Heyward’s injury affecting his swing last season.
In June, batting .234, Heyward went on the disabled list...
ATLANTA — One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook. Jones said Tuesday he is feeling optimistic about his health as he moves closer to his 18th season with the Braves.
While hitting with Jason Heyward over the course of the past month, Chipper Jones has gained a sense that the the 22-year-old right fielder is poised to return to his 2010 form.
One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook. Jones is feeling optimistic about his health as he moves closer to his 18th season with the Braves. Despite two knee surgeries in the last two years, the last link to the Braves' 1995 World Series championship is not ready to talk about ending his career.
Bill Shanks visits with Craig Kimbrel as he was on the Braves' caravan on Tuesday in Macon.
Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is confident that both Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson will be at full strength when Spring Training begins. But he is also approaching this year's camp with the understanding that Tim Hudson might be a little behind schedule.