Week 4 MLB Waiver Wire: Aaron Harang dazzles again, get him rostered

In this week’s edition of the Weekly Waiver Wire, we have a rookie in Houston who’s about to make a splash, a former All-Star in decline, a Cy Young winner, and two struggling switch hitters. Five MLB Waiver Wire players to add: Aaron Harang (SP,ATL,64% owned): I gotta‘ tell ya‘. I was skpetical at first of Harang. He never really struck me as a good pitcher. But, as I am...
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Jason Heyward Facing Demons

Ever been hit in the face by a 90 mile per hour fastball?  Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has and on Friday night he will face the pitcher who broke his face and interrupted his career. Heyward and his Braves will be facing the Mets and lefty Jonathan Niese tonight.   It will be the first time that Heyward has faced Niese since he crumpled to the ground from a Niese fastball...
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Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
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Three Cuts: Braves fall to Phillies in pitcher's duel

The Atlanta Braves' offense again made life difficult on its starting rotation in a 1-0 loss to the division rival Philadelphia Phillies, getting shutout for the third time in its first 15 games and nullifying another excellent start from young pitcher Alex Wood. Here are three observations from Atlanta's fifth loss of the season: 1. This Julio Teheran-Alex Wood combo has...
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Atlanta Braves: Week In Review

The past week the Atlanta Braves have a record of 5-1. The entire team seems to be clicking and it couldn’t be better timing. Yesterday, the Braves were supposed to play another game in Philadelphia against the Phillies, but it was postponed and set back due to a rain-out. That is the only such delay/postponage this entire season, but it actually proved helpful to the Braves. “This...
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Three Cuts: Teheran, Gattis help Braves blank Phillies

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Phillies in chilly Philly -- Atlanta's fifth consecutive win. 1. Julio Teheran doesn't need warm weather to dominate the competition in April At 23 years old and hailing from tropical Colombia (South America), Teheran should neither have tangible experience nor great comfort when pitching on cold...
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MLB Rumors: Freddy Garcia awaiting major-league contract

Veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia is staying in shape and waiting for a major league team to make him an offer. He was released by the Atlanta Braves just before the end of spring training. Garcia, 37, has received a few minor-league contract offers from teams including the Texas Rangers but the right-hander is "holding out for an MLB job," according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...
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Hammerin' Hank receives slew of racist hate mail, again

After speaking his mind about the progress that's been made in race relations over the last 40 years, Hank Aaron sparked many to send the Atlanta Braves racially-charged letters of disapproval. 
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Are Braves baseball's best defensive team?

The sign, which is posted at the base of the ramp that leads from the Braves' clubhouse to the dugout, lists the franchise's Gold Glove winners, along with one of sport's most tried and true cliches. Defense wins championships. For Atlanta, it played a part in last season's National League East title run as the Braves were sixth in the majors in defensive runs saved...
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Mike Minor Return Creates Problem

Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves starter, could be making his first 2014 start for the Braves next week.  Minor was sharp in his rehab start at the Braves Single-A Rome affiliate last Friday, giving up only one hit in five innings. The Braves have Minor scheduled to start this Friday for their AA Mississippi affiliate in his final tune-up before rejoining the big club.  If all goes well...
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Dan Uggla’s grand slam led to this hilarious reaction from Phillies fans

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Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’ eighth-inning leadoff homer with longballs of their own, and those three consecutive home...
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Braves' Craig Kimbrel (shoulder soreness) is day-to-day

Everyone watching a wild game in Philadelphia tonight was surprised when All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel did not emerge from the Atlanta Braves bullpen in the ninth inning with Atlanta up 9-6. Instead, setup man David Carpenter handled the job, earning his first save of the season. After the game, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez explained that Kimbrel was unavailable for the game...
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How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
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Widely unowned David Hale headlines our two start players of interest (Two Start Pitchers Week Three)

David Hale - Atlanta Braves (0-0, 2.98 ERA) @ PHI (Cliff Lee) & @ NYM (Zack Wheeler) David Hale is only four percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, a number which is far too low. Simply put, Hale makes batters swing and miss. He had 14 strikeouts over 11 innings in 2013 and had four in five scoreless in his first start of the year against the Nationals. The reason? Am elite 12.4%...
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