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Braves' Freeman takes 28-game hit streak into final week

ATLANTA -- If Freddie Freeman started his surge earlier, he might have been a viable National League Most Valuable Player candidate. The hot-hitting Atlanta Braves first baseman leads the team into the final six games of the season, beginning Tuesday with the start of a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Freeman was named the NL's Player of the Week...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

A Way-too-Early Look at Some Atlanta Braves Draft Options for 2017

The Braves are picking no better than second for next year’s regular player draft.  Mathematically, this could drop as far as the 7th pick by the end of the season (though something in the 3-5 range is most likely).  Let’s get an early look at some of the candidates that they could be looking at. […] A Way-too-Early Look at Some Atlanta Braves Draft Options for 2017 - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
11 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Schedule, Snit, Signs

The Braves returned from Miami early on Sunday.  Barring crazy events involving the Mets, Giants, and Cardinals, Sunday’s scheduled game will not be made up.  It’s a rare two-days-without-baseball situation for the Braves, who will finish out the year at home this week. In lieu of actual baseball activity on the field for the Atlanta […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Schedule...
Via Tomahawk Take
16 hours ago

An Interview with Braves prospect Derian Cruz

We continue our prospect interview series with a chat with all-around great guy, shortstop prospect Derian Cruz One of the best things about being a part of the minor league is getting to interact with a lot of the young players in the system. Getting to be at the forefront watching the Braves’ rebuild the farm system up close has been an absolute treat. One of the best things...
Via Talking Chop
17 hours ago

Inside the Braves’ second-half offensive resurgence

It’s no secret that the Braves have been raking in the second half. Let’s look at exactly how, and maybe why. A few seasons ago, as the tri-John-umvirate began to methodically dismantle the remnants of the 2014 Atlanta Braves to forge forward with a monumental rebuilding effort, they focused primarily on acquiring pitching. Many of these young pitchers filtered through to the...
Via Talking Chop
18 hours ago

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in an overnight boating accident, a source confirmed to FOXSports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal on Sunday morning.Fernandez was just 24 years old. He defected from Cuba in 2008 and was taken in the first round by the Marlins in 2011.There are few details at the time, but the Marlins released a statement saying the team would cancel today...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

One Streak Ends, Another Extends; Atlanta Braves Fall to Marlins

Game two in Miami for the Atlanta Braves got off to a positive start. The Braves gave Aaron Blair an early 1-0 lead before he even took the mound. Ender Inciarte led off with an infield single and after an out by Adonis Garcia, Freddie Freeman drove Inciarte in with a single. That single extended […] One Streak Ends, Another Extends; Atlanta Braves Fall to Marlins - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
2 days ago

Marlins allow late run in loss to Braves, drop third straight game

MIAMI (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves keep tripping up postseason contenders. Adonis Garcia hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Friday night for their season-high seventh straight win Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a sixth-inning double. Atlanta's winning streak is its longest since it won nine in a row...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone reflects on favorite memory of Turner Field

Clip provided as part of FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast's Farewell To the Ted driven by Chevrolet. Coverage of the Atlanta Braves' final homestand begins Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports Southeast and streaming on FOX Sports GO.
Via FOX Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Judge the Atlanta Braves’ Rebuild

Atlanta Braves fans are waiting for their team to be consistently good again. After winning the division handily in 2013 but losing in the NLDS, the team fired general manager Frank Wren at the end of the following year. They replaced him with a duo: president of baseball pperations John Hart and GM John Coppolella. These two combined with longtime Braves executive John Schuerholz...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justise Winslow catches home run, throws it back

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow hit up Thursday night’s game at Marlins Park, and he did a thing that most fans at the ballpark wouldn’t do. He caught a home run ball and threw it back. Winslow wasn’t at Wrigley Field, but he was still passionate enough about the home team that when Matt Kemp hit his second home run of the game, the Heat big man snagged the ball and threw...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ender Inciarte on game-ending catch as Braves swept Mets

'@Braves fans used to see catches like that from Andruw Jones. I'm just trying to copy him." -- Ender Inciarte on game-ending catch as Braves swept Mets.
Via FOX Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Snitker talks Matt Wisler, Adonis Garcia and more from Braves' rain-shortened victory

Brian Snitker talks Matt Wisler, Adonis Garcia and more from Braves' rain-shortened victory over Nationals.
Via FOX Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Freddie Freeman leaves game to be with wife in labor

Freddie Freeman started Wednesday’s game, but did not finish it due to a family matter. Freeman’s wife was expecting the couple’s first child this week, and the time finally came. The Braves first baseman was in the starting lineup for their game against the Marlins. However, during the seventh inning, Freeman was seen hastily making his way through the dugout and to the clubhouse...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Going out with a thud: The Braves' historically awful farewell to Turner Field

For the past couple of seasons, the Atlanta Braves have been an especially bad baseball team. This is mostly by design. When the new front office came into power, it decided that instead of trying to convince most of the soon-to-be-very pricey veteran talent to stay in town, the powers that be would instead trade them for prospects in order to transform what was once a barren minor...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB farewells: Atlanta Braves

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is time to say an early goodbye to some of our summertime friends who will not be joining us in the fall… starting with the 2016 Atlanta Braves. Where It Started The Braves picked up where they left off last season...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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