Found February 05, 2013 on
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ATLANTA Chris Johnson knows exactly what hes getting himself into.
Growing up, Johnson, his mom, dad and sister would make the 8 -hour drive from Naples, Fla., to Atlanta to see the Braves and to see Chipper Jones.
Johnson worked with Jones father, Larry Sr., in college at Stetson and would hear about Chipper from Hatters coach Pete Dunn, Chippers godfather. Dunn, Johnson said, would often tell his players If youre going to be like anyone, be like Chipper Jones.
He isnt trying to be Chipper Jones but Johnson is trying to replace him.
Im excited to play third and I know the history over there, Johnson said. Ive got some shoes to fill and Im just going to do the best I can and try and just make sure I play Chris Johnsons game and obviously not Chipper Jones game.
Acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Justin Upton trade a deal that cost the Braves a player that was slated to be their best option at the position in Martin Prado -- Johnson will head to spring training co...
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The Atlanta Braves play at Disney’s Wide World Of Sports for spring training. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With the Super Bowl over, and the 2012 college football and NFL seasons in the books, we can turn our complete attention to major league baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. Sure, the NBA is still percolating, but we watch it with one eye until the playoffs start, don’t we?...
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Former Braves manager Bobby Cox will sign autographs to benefit East Coweta Boys Basketball Feb. 8
Former Atlanta Braves Manager, Bobby Cox, will be signing autographs at East Coweta High School this Friday evening, February 8, before the East Coweta High School Indian’s game versus the Newnan High Cougars. Those interested must purchase...
ATLANTA The chrome blue rig idled in the player's parking lot at Turner Field Monday morning, slowly being loaded down with essentials both personal and professional to be transported to spring training. Seven short days remain; baseball looms.
Along with the rest of the Braves' supplies packed and shipped down to ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, catcher...
The retirement of Chipper Jones was always going to leave huge shoes to fill in Atlanta, where he not only pieced together a (future) Hall of Fame career but produced at a high rate even in his last season.
Of course, the heir apparent just two weeks ago looked to be Martin Prado, who was traded to Arizona in the seven-player deal that most notably brought Justin Upton to Atlanta...
Kris Medlen has opening day talent
Be interesting to see how Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez sets up his starting rotation this season. He’s got three starters, arguably four, that could potentially start Opening Day.
My guess is that either Hudson, or Medlen, will be the Opening Day starter. Probably Hudson, for the simple reason that Braves managers generally give the nod to...
Last season, the Braves bullpen ranked as one of the best in baseball, featuring talented arms and one of the game's elite closers.
After the Tommy Hanson trade, which brought over strong-armed reliever Jordan Walden from the Angels, the late innings look to be in good hands this season in Atlanta. Adding Walden to the depth chart of Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and Craiig...
Expect Freddie Freeman to have a big 2013
Freddie Freeman has had a couple nice years in the major leagues. Last season in the first base position rankings, he ranked tenth in the major leagues in homers (23), sixth in RBIs (94), fifteenth in average (.259), and 12th in OPS (.796).
Those are good numbers for a player in his first two years, but the Braves need a lot more. The...
Spring training is right around the corner and, shockingly, free agent Michael Bourn still hasn’t signed on with a new club.
The latest team to show interest in the speedy outfielder is the New York Mets, according to The Star-Ledger. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said there is “ongoing discussion” with Bourn.
Since Bourn’s former team, the Atlanta Braves, sent Bourn...
A Mets source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the front office is still trying to get MLB to allow them to keep their first-round pick if they sign Michael Bourn.
They are still trying to determine whether they can convince Bourn to sign a potential backloaded deal and that they will go “all out on the compensation” if they know their pick will be protected...
The following listing rationalizes the National League's top 10batting lineups heading into spring training, with an emphasis on the six best offenses for the 2013 season.
As you'll see when scrolling down, the Braves stand atop the countdown. But this isn't some kind of charitable act for FOX Sports South teams. Bottom line: If GM Frank Wren hadn't moved heaven...
The top story for the Mets continues to be Michael Bourn – will he sign or won’t he? Will MLB protect the pick or won’t they. There are good arguments to be made on both sides, but the bottom line is that ultimately Bourn will go wherever he wants to play, be it the Mets, the Indians or any other team that may be in the mix. Sometimes players want to play in a particular region...