For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

ATLANTA (AP) Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday. The Atlanta Braves were able to get an early start on the offseason. The final week was essentially meaningless - the first time the Braves have been in that situation since 2009. The players were able to gather their belongings ahead of schedule...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 - before DH

NEW YORK (AP) The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball's batting average hasn't been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, down two points from last season and 20 points lower than...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin Upton belted a tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh to life the Braves to a 4-2 win...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton brothers homer, Braves beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. Justin Upton also doubled for the Braves, who won for just the third time in 15 games and are 6-18 in a forgettable September. Ryan Howard had three hits with a homer and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Aaron Harang (12-12) gave...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uptons, Harang help Braves drop Phillies

The Bros. Upton added to their place in MLB history, and in the process helped guarantee the Braves a winning record against the Phillies this season. B.J. Upton hit a solo home run in the third inning and Justin followed with one of his own in the seventh. It was the sixth time the Upton has homered in the same game -- the most of any brothers -- and the third occurrence this season...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton claims Braves’ single-season strikeouts record

B.J. Upton‘s second-inning strikeout against Phillies starter Jerome Williams marked number 172 on the season, breaking a tie with Dan Uggla for the Braves’ single-season record. His brother Justin, who has not struck out tonight as of this writing, has 169 strikeouts on the season. It’s a feat of ignominy for B.J., whose Braves tenure has been less than ideal after signing...
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Caray: Braves' focus for '15, this year's MVP; more checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Chip, this wasn't the end of the season that anyone expected for the Braves. But when you begin looking forward to 2015, what's the biggest positive fans should focus on with this team?b> CHIP CARAY: I think the biggest positive is, there...
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Three Cuts: Braves top Pirates on Teheran's final 2014 start

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves got two runs in the second inning, added two more in the third and then for good measure scored twice in the fourth inning for all the runs starting pitcher Julio Teheran would need to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. With their 6-2 win on Wednesday, the Braves won their first game in six tries, and have now won two of their last 12. The blow of an extremely...
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Braves Fire Frank Wren

Photo Credit: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Atlanta Braves were officially eliminated from playoff contention after Sunday’s loss to the Mets. This, of course, signifies the start of the offseason for the Braves. The Braves made their move on Monday by firing manager Frank Wren. Wren had served as general manager for the Braves since 2007. In that time...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Atlanta Braves

It wasn’t supposed to go this way for the Atlanta Braves. In 2013, the Braves won 96 games en route to a National League East title before getting dispatched in the NLDS by the Dodgers. After another hot start to the 2014 season, the Braves quickly fell off and simply began to tread water over the next four months of the season before the bottom completely fell out and sunk the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Schuerholz and the Atlanta Braves Defining a New ‘Braves Way’ without Frank Wren

The Atlanta Braves relieved Frank Wren of his duties as general manager today.  The team is in the midst of another September collapse, is currently 29th in the Majors in runs scored on the year, and has left many in the media questioning whether the team has quit.  When a proud organization like the Braves’ goes through something like this, someone must take the fall.  In today’s...
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Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
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Braves fire GM Frank Wren

With the Braves out officially out of contention and the blame game beginning, the Atlanta Braves made the first cut of the long offseason Monday morning by firing General Manager Frank Wren. Frank Wren game 15 years to the Braves organization, including 8 as assistant to John Schuerholz. In Wren’s 7 years as GM, the Braves made it to the postseason 3 times. However, in his 7 years...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Change Begins: Braves Fire Frank Wren

For Braves fans, it's necessary change.The Atlanta Braves did something Monday they haven't done since 1990, they fired their General Manager before the season ended.The Braves announced they've parted ways with Frank Wren, who's been overseeing the team since his boss John Schuerholz was promoted to team president in 2007.Wren has an odd resume during his Braves...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 10, Braves 2

On the strength of another strong performance by Jacob deGrom and a huge offensive outburst including a home run by Ruben Tejada, the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 10-2 to complete the three game sweep. After striking out a historic eight consecutive batters to begin his last start, deGrom began today’s game by striking out five of the first six batters he faced and...
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VIDEO: Braves Fan Captures Braves Season by Taking a Foul Ball to the Face

He’s still better at baseball than B.J. Upton. – – – – – Also see … VIDEO: Phillies fans shocked by Dan Uggla’s game-winning grand slam Pictures and Details of the Braves New Stadium Complex SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Braves Fan Captures Braves Season by Taking a Foul Ball to the Face appeared first on SportsPickle.
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Three Cuts: Wood dominant, bats silent as Braves fall to Rangers

B.J. Upton led off the third inning with a line-drive single to center field, and later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Jason Heyward. But his lone run wasn't enough on Friday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Texas Rangers, 2-1. Atlanta got a fantastic start from Alex Wood, who went seven innings and only gave up four hits and a run while striking out nine. But...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff-contending Braves best Strasburg, Nats 6-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. The Braves snapped a three-game losing streak as Harang (11-10) held the NL East leaders to one unearned run over seven innings. Upton's RBI single in the sixth broke a 1-all tie...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves start awful lineup, win 7-4 over Phils

Ervin Santana was more hittable than he has been for most of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon. Santana allowed four runs in six innings and the only way the Braves would be able to win was if the bullpen and offense picked up Santana. In a completely unexpected turn of events thats exactly what happened as the Braves scored seven runs and the bullpen threw three shutout innings in a 7...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta may look at offseason trades of B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have struggled since the All-Star break falling from first place in the National League East to the souring Washington Nationals. This season the Braves finally parted ways with downward spiral second baseman that is, Dan Uggla. But David O'Brien of says the Braves might not be finished. According to O'Brien, this offseason the Braves could trade...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves couldn’t deal BJ Upton before the trade deadline, will revisit in the offseason.

B.J. Upton has yet to live up to the 5 year $75 million contract he signed in 2012, at the time, it looked to be a very solid deal. Upton was coming off a very good 2012 season where he hit .246, 28 home runs, and had 31 steals. Nobody could have imagined things could […]
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Braves could look to deal B.J. Upton

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Tuesday, August 26th. Tribe News Terry Francona was encouraged by the progress of Yan Gomes as he recovers from a concussion...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited

The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re trying, for example. Or as a last-ditch effort to light a fire under a particular...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why The Cubs Nixed the Braves

  In case you haven’t heard by now, The Cubs were reportedly offered Braves outfielder, BJ Upton in exchange for Edwin Jackson. To some Cubs fans, this deal would be a no brainer, Jackson hasn’t performed well, and any deal to get him out of a Cubs uniform should be warmly accepted. However, the Cubs denied the Braves request, and neither player was dealt. The Cubs and the Braves...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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