Found November 04, 2012 on Atlanta Bullpen:
The Braves Freddie Freeman will be counted on for more home runs and RBIs in 2013 Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman avoided the sophomore slump and had a very good 2012 season.  Not only did Freeman have a good season at the plate, he was one of three National League first basemen selected as gold glove nominees. At 23 years old, Freeman is poised to have a long and productive major league career. Hitting:  In 2012 Freeman hit .256, with 23 HRs, and and 94 RBIs, with a .340 OBP, .456 SLG, and .796 OPS.  It is amazing how Freeman’s 2012 numbers mirror his 2011 rookie campaign.  His rookie numbers were .282 AVG, 21 HRs, 76 RBIs, .346 OPB, .448 SLG, and .795 OPS. Due to his numbers being so startlingly similar there could be legitimate concern that Freeman has plateaued and this is all the Braves will get from him moving forward.  But when you compare Freeman’s sophomore season to Heyward‘s, you have to be pleased with his second season accomplishments and expect more in 201...

Pictures from the 2012 Brian McCann 16 Rally Foundation Celebrity Softball Game!

It's hard to believe this is the 4th annual Rally softball game... maybe because the second was rained out and never started. Either way, I'm glad so much money was raised for childhood cancer research. Brian McCann and Chipper Jones were team captains, as usual. The only current Brave who played was Jonny Venters (who only hit once and didn't play defensively); former...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Paul Maholm: What It Means

When the Atlanta Braves picked up their club option for Paul Maholm, they once more ran into the familiar problem of having too much starting pitching. But the move very well may have provided them the flexibility to make a deal this offseason without decimating their starting rotation. The 30-year-old lefty went 13-11 with a [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

McCann likely to miss month after surgery

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. Brian McCann hasnt let shoulder surgery keep him from perfecting his skills. Not baseball. That will have to wait until his shoulder is healthy. McCann considers himself the best Madden player in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, so hes had plenty of time with the controls the past couple of weeks. "As soon as (his three-month son, Colt) is asleep, the Madden...

Tales of the Odd: Jordan Schafer Returns to Atlanta

I escaped Newark this weekend to get some electricity, and I’ve been working backwards through what was apparently a very busy week in baseball. I came across this small headline: “Braves claim Jordan Schafer from Astros” Now that seems like a small move, which it is. But that name should sound familiar to you. Jordan Schafer was traded from the Braves to the Astros! He was...

What Happened to the Atlanta Braves Top Prospect?

Julio Teheran will compete with Randall Delgado for the fifth spot in the starting rotation in 2013 The Julio Teheran express hit a bump on the way to Canton.  Affter a stellar minor league career, the top rated Braves minor league player had a rough 2012 season at the AAA affiliate in Gwinnett. Last February, Teheran was rated the number five minor league prospect in the country...

Josh Hamilton Rumors: Braves Intrigued by Free Agent

The Atlanta Braves are intrigued in free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, and they’ve been discussing if they’re a fit for the slugger, reports Danny Knobler of Is Josh Hamilton a fit for the Braves? If you're asking, you're not alone. The Braves have been asking themselves the same question, according to sources. Knobler notes...
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