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The Braves acquired both Upton brothers this offseason.
The Braves made headlines this offseason with their acquisition of B.J. Upton in November, signing him to a five year deal worth about $75 million. However, just when the offseason was winding down and it appeared the Braves were done, they surprised everyone and acquired B.J.’s brother Justin from the Diamondbacks. The tandem added a boost to the Atlanta offense that they so badly needed, and had some experts picking them to challenge the Nationals for the NL crown.
Thus far, it appears the Braves made the right move, at least with Justin Upton. If the season ended today, he would be the unanimous MVP. Upton is leading the majors with 12 home runs, three more than anyone else. That, to go along with a not-too-shabby .287/.387/.693 has carried the otherwise mediocre Braves offense.
In reality, it has been the pitching that has carried the Atlanta Braves this season. Despite trading Tommy Hanson this winter, the Braves lead base...
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ATLANTA This was predictable.
Following two captivating starts to the 2013 season, Braves hitters Justin Upton and Evan Gattis took home National League monthly honors on Thursday. Upton was named N.L. Player of the Month and Gattis was named N.L. Rookie of the Month for their contributions to the Braves' 17-9 April start.
The two newcomers Upton via trade, Gattis via the...
Late last week I was at my parents' house and my dad was watching a rerun of NCIS/Law & Order/one of his usual Dad Shows, I don't remember. "Deddy, you're watching the wrong channel," I joked. "The Braves are on."
"I thought we didn't get Braves games anymore because we have Dish?"
Well, no. It seems there are some misunderstandings...
ATLANTA Following Tuesday's Braves game against the Nationals, there were plenty of questions concerning future opinions, especially those of how baseball voters would view the career of Tim Hudson. The 37-year-old veteran had just won his 200th game in memorable fashion: pitching seven innings of one-run ball to go along with his third career home run.
But how should his career...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is hoping to return to the team before the end of May. On Satuday Heyward will take some swings with a bat and could add some catching and throwing.
Currently Heyward has been walking on a treadmill and riding a stationary bike as he works his way back from an appendectomy.
“Everybody is telling me to take my time,” Heyward told the Atlanta...
Fredi Gonzalez has the Braves in first place in the NL East
Yesterday’s article entitled, “Braves Could Have Decisions to Make,” detailed the struggles of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, and talked about options Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may at some point consider.
The real question I’m going to talk about today, is when if it all would it be appropriate for Gonzalez to bench...
ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts after the Braves' 7-5, 10-inning loss to the Mets Friday at Turner Field.
1. The best just wasn't enough
First it was Eric O'Flaherty, then Craig Kimbrel and then they got to Jordan Walden.
The backbone of a Braves bullpen that, statistically, stands as the best in baseball, allowed runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings as the Mets...
Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco exited last
night’s game against the New York Mets due to an ankle injury. The injury has
been diagnosed as a mild ankle sprain, and the Braves are considering Francisco
as day-to-day, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
#Braves Francisco has mild ankle sprain, listed as day-to-day
— David O'...
Mother Nature gave the Braves a much-needed day off on Saturday
The Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, to come within two games of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Braves had a four and a half game lead over the Nationals, before losing the last two games of a four game series that concluded this past Thursday...
David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
The Mets, who have won two in a row after dropping six in a row, scored four of their first five runs on homers before taking a two-run lead off Jordan Walden (1-1) in the 10th.
The Atlanta Braves' all-or-nothing offense has provided closer to nothing of late, though that hasn't been case when the New York Mets have visited Turner Field.
The NL East-leading Braves will try to get back on track and beat the Mets for the eighth time in nine home games in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.
After getting shut out with only two hits...
PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is hardly surprised that Justin Upton broke loose with a 12-home run April in his new Atlanta home. He has seen Upton flex before.
That does mean Upton would have done the same had he stayed in Sedona red, Montero said.
We all know he is capable of that,'' said Montero, who played with Upton from 2007 to 2012. "The big...