Found July 17, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Outside of one 33 game stretch during the summer of 2011, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has not really lived up to what most Braves fans expected after signing a five-year $62 million contract.  All of those lost in a world encompassed by hate of the all-star second baseman need to just realize that the contract is spilled milk at this point. The frustrations experienced every time his patented helicopter swing whiffs at strike three are not yours alone.  Everyone in Braves Country has been pushed to wits end by a Dan Uggla shortcoming at some point over the last two and a half years, but it is high time that the complaining stop and the positives gain an audience. First off, do not get hung up on the fact that he is currently batting just .200 for the season (.221 career as a Brave).  Uggla hardly shows the form of former light-hitting infielder Mario Mendoza.  Batting average has become a statistic of inflated importance but that is a debate for a different day. Surprisi...

Braves rumors: Atlanta seeking left-handed reliever

Since the start of the 2013 season, the Atlanta Braves have lost three relievers to season-ending surgeries; Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and Cristhian Martinez. For that reason, it's been evident for some time that Atlanta would attempt to acquire bullpen help this summer. However, Mark Bowman of reports that the Braves will be targeting left-handed relievers...

Justin Upton expects to rejoin Braves' lineup Friday

A calf strain kept outfielder Justin Upton out of the Atlanta Braves' lineup for the two games leading up to the All-Star break. He's received treatment over the hiatus, and the calf has responded well, according to Mark Bowman of So well, in fact, that Upton expects to play tomorrow when the second half of the season resumes against the Chicago White Sox. Justin...

Braves misrepresented in NL's All-Star Game loss

Entering Tuesday night's All-Star Game in New York City, the NL East-leading Braves felt a bit slighted by just two All-Star nods -- or three, depending on how you quantify injury replacements. After the game was played, perhaps they should feel a bit misrepresented. Dominant closer Craig Kimbrel, who has earned 26 saves with a 1.53 ERA this season, was the only Atlanta player...

Freddie Freeman cleared to swing bat

Atlanta Braves first basemen Freddie Freeman should be back in the lineup this weekend when the team travels to Chicago to play the White Sox. Freeman was cleared to take dry swings and hit off a tee on Thursday. Freeman was cleared by #Braves Dr. Lourie to take dry swings and hit off tee today. If responds well hopes to play Friday or Sat. (Carroll) — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves...

15 facts about the Braves at the break

Braves facts at the half in no particular order:Brian McCann’s All-Star selection is unexpected but deserved (.291 avg, .274 OBP, .536 SLG) The 54-41 (.568 win%) Braves are on pace to win 92 games this season. They are 2 wins ahead of last year’s pace at this point (95 games into the season). The 2012 Braves went on to win 94 games. The Braves have the game’s best home...

Freddie Freeman could rejoin Braves Friday

Just after being selected into the All-Star Game by fans, first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a thumb injury that would ultimately keep him out of the contest. While he wasn't able to represent the National League earlier this week, he is hoping to rejoin the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Freeman has...

Braves’ Freddie Freeman hoping to return this weekend

While Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was disappointed by the fact he wasn’t healthy enough to suit up for last night’s All-Star Game, he is encouraged by the progress his jammed left thumb is making. In fact, Freeman is feeling so much better that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to rejoin the Braves’ lineup for their upcoming weekend series against the Chicago...

Braves-White Sox Preview

While the Atlanta Braves entered the All-Star break with several injury concerns, they are hoping to have three of their top players back when the second half gets underway. Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman could return Friday night when the visiting Braves open a three-game set against the last-place Chicago White Sox. With Justin Upton (strained calf), B.J. Upton...

Braves Trending Up, MLB Down

The Atlanta Braves are not only having a very good season on the field, they are also showing out well at the gate.  The Braves attendance is up 2,066 fans per game this season over 2012. That places the Braves fourth in the National League behind Washington, Los Angeles and Cincinnati, in attendance increase. The Toronto Blue Jays are the surprising major league leader in attendance...

Just no.

  1. Kimmie jersey in Mets colors. No. 2. Braves-themed Big Apples. No. 3. Rihanna pun. No. (I might be slightly grumpy / sleep deprived from last night.)
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.