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The 2012 Atlanta Braves look a great deal like the 2011 Atlanta Braves. If we consider only the first five months of last season, that similarity should be immensely encouraging for the current Braves.

Meet the Braves: Arodys Vizcaino invites you to meet the Braves as we begin a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Arodys Vizcaino Position: Pitcher Height: 6-0; Weight: 190 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Yaguante, Dominican Republic Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: The Braves rushed Vizcaino to the majors, and he pitched well...

Atlanta Braves: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Atlanta Braves are eager to get the 2012 season started and put the memories of their historic collapse last September behind them for good. The Braves held an 8.5 game lead over St. Louis as late as September 6th, and watched as that lead evaporated over the season’s final few weeks. Atlanta went 8-18 in the month of September, and lost their final six games of the season...

Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky

With a glaring hole at shortstop, the Atlanta Braves are poised to hand the position over to an untested rookie who has consistently exceeded scouts’ expectations. Tyler Pastornicky worked his way up through the Braves’ system, peaking with a .314/.359/.414 line across two levels in 2011. But while Pastornicky looks like the man for 2012, he has a top-flight prospect right on...

Braves' spring training questions answered

The games are starting, so lets answer a few questions you might have about the Braves, who open the spring portion of their schedule against Detroit at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Champion Stadium at ESPNs Wide World of Sports. Q: What can we expect from Tyler Pastornicky? A: Hes a guy who grew up around the game. His dad was a pro player and the 22-year-old rookie shortstop knows that...

Braves Sean Gilmartin: Tale Of Two Starts

Sean Gilmartin, the Atlanta Braves 2011 first round pick embarrassed South Atlantic League opponents in a brief, but impressive stint where he posted a staggering K/BB ratio of 15/1 over five starts. Of course as an uber-polished lefty out of a Florida State, a major ACC program, he was expected to succeed against younger opponents. However, Gilmartin’s production proved dominant...

Braves RHP Hanson returns after suffering concussion

Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson threw Wedesday for the first time since suffering a concussion on February 20th.The 25-year-old didn't report any problems after the mound session and will face hitters for the first time on Friday.Hanson bumped his head on the steering wheel of his 2007 Infinity M45 that he crashed near the team's spring training facility...

Michael Bourn, 2012 Fantasy Schmohawk

People love Michael Bourn.  Color me confused.  I am far and away the lowest on Michael Bourn out of every ‘pert both sides of the Mississippi and Canada, unless the Mississippi runs through Canada and that’s being redundant; I have no idea.  Last year, he had more plate appearances than Prince Fielder, Billy Butler and Pablo Sandoval combined (talking off the diamond plate...

Mixed reactions to expanded playoff plan

The Braves are remembered for one of baseball's epic collapses. Too bad for Atlanta the playoffs weren't expanded a year earlier. Negotiators for baseball players and owners are working toward an agreement to increase the postseason field to 10 teams this season. They had hoped to reach a deal by Thursday, but both sides said talks could continue if they needed additional...

Braves camp update: Hanson, Freeman feeling better… Pastornicky having fun.

By Kent Covington Braves RHP Tommy Hanson First, an injury update. Tommy Hanson: The ill effects of a mild concussion sustained by Hanson in a single-car accident last week have largely subsided. Hanson reported that Wednesday morning’s bullpen session went better than expected. He hopes to resume training without restriction soon. Freddie Freeman: Freeman’s right kneecap briefly...

Minor to get Braves' first spring start

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Mike Minor will start Saturday afternoon's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.

Ben Ingram Interview

Bill Shanks interviews Ben Ingram from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

Peas in a pod: Wagner, Kimbrel share bond

Billy Wagner is quite comfortable at home these days. His job description includes hubby, daddy, coach, handyman and occasional lay-about. But the retired former Braves closer nonetheless keeps close tabs on the man who succeeded him, Craig Kimbrel.
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