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Short Hops: Braves second base 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the first base position: STATS THAT MATTER $13.2 million: When Atlanta takes the field in 2015, what will likely be the highest paid second baseman won't even be on the roster. That...
Via Fox Sports South
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Pirates in home finale

ATLANTA -- The hardest day of the season is three days away, when the Braves play their final game in Philadelphia. Thursday was difficult for its own reasons, as Atlanta played its final home game, falling to the Pirates 10-1. Here are three thoughts from Turner Field: 1. Home finale offers microcosm of season The Braves led the majors in quality starts this year with 109, a figure...
Via Fox Sports South
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
Via BravesWire
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy La Stella is the second baseman the Braves deserve

For much of the 2014 season, the Braves' offensive and defensive production from second base has been nothing short of awful. It was believed that Dan Uggla would turn things around on both sides of the ball after a historically terrible season in 2013, but after Uggla started the season off with a .168 average with two home runs, 10 runs batted in, and 37 strikeouts in 119 at-bats...
Via The Sports Post
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call Up Top 2B Tommy LaStella

According to many different sources, the Braves have indeed called up second-baseman Tommy LaStella to the big league club.  So far this season, the Braves have had a platoon at second-base with Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, and Tyler Pastornicky.  Those 3 players have combined for a mere .165 batting average and only 4 home-runs this season.  The Braves knew before the season that...
Via TopSportsReport
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons leaves game with ankle inflammation

getty images Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday’s game with an ankle inflammation. Dan Uggla entered the game at second while Ramiro Pena moved to shortstop. Expect the Braves to list Simmons as day-to-day going forward. SS Andrelton Simmons left tonight's game with right ankle inflammation. He is day-to-day. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2014 On the...
Via Tireball.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves take charge of Rockies in Atlanta

After losing the series at Turner Field, the Colorado Rockies (27-23) now sit a season-worst five games back to the Giants in the Nation League West. The Philadelphia Phillies (21-26) welcome in the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series starting today. Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) is on the mound opposite of Kyle Kendrick (0-5), first pitch is at 3:05 p.m. The Rockies kicked...
Via Mile High Sports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies drop tight one in series opener

Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 When: 7:35 PM ET, Friday, May 23, 2014 Where: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia Temperature: 85° Umpires: Home – Kerwin Danley, 1B – Lance Barksdale, 2B – Mark Ripperger, 3B – Gary Cederstrom Attendance: 25646 By SportsDirect Inc. Braves 3, Rockies 2: Gerald Laird drove home the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single as host Atlanta won the series...
Via Mile High Sports
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Second base conundrum, Varvaro's underrated worth; more Braves

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: The Braves offensive struggles aren't limited to one player, but the organization, and Fredi Gonzalez in particular, find themselves in a difficult situation with Dan Uggla. Every indication is that Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky will continue to...
Via Fox Sports South
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves unlikely to release Dan Uggla

Mark Bowman reports that the Atlanta Braves "have moved away from the thought of releasing [Dan] Uggla" for financial reasons. Uggla is owed approximately $24M through next year.By dbking via Wikimedia CommonsWhere the Braves and 34 year old veteran go from here is open for debate, but the positive side is putting in new, and hopefully better, talent in his place.Bowman discusses...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Cardinals for seventh straight loss

ATLANTA -- The losing streak is up to seven games. With a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Atlanta Braves extended their worst skid since May 2012 and threatened to give up the first-place position in the National League East. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Fredi Gonzalez's new lineup format showed promise, but fell short of a breakthrough offensive...
Via Fox Sports South
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Bourjos help Cardinals drop Braves 4-3

ATLANTA -- Matt Carpenter's two-run double in the fifth inning helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves, who shook up their lineup but still lost their seventh in a row, 4-3 Monday night. Desperate for more offense, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez batted pitcher Aaron Harang eighth and put second baseman Ramiro Pena in the ninth spot. Pena had two hits...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez fakes out Tyler Pastornicky, gets out at home

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez looked like a savvy veteran when he got out of a jam in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. With two out and runners on second and third, Braves third baseman Ramiro Pena hit a slow roller down the third base line. Fernandez was the only […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Justin Upton gives Braves wild win over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Oddities? Those were in surplus. There was the Nationals' Nate McLouth lining a single off second base umpire Angel Hernandez's ankle; the Braves' Dan Uggla being called for obstruction in colliding with Denard Span on his RBI single a batter later; Washington's Adam LaRoche -- who with 10 steals in 1,348 games isn't known for his speed -- trying to score from second ...
Via Fox Sports South
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves SS Simmons held out with jammed right wrist

ATLANTA (AP) Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a jammed right wrist and has been replaced in the starting lineup by Ramiro Pena.
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Bullpen, bench key elements to Braves' season

The bench is often out of sight and out of mind when discussing a team's offseason moves, but a smartly-constructed unit and a quality farm system can pay off over the course of a 162-game schedule. The Atlanta Braves found that out last season, when every position player not named Chris Johnson hit the disabled list at one point or another. Starters can struggle from time to time...
Via Fox Sports South
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of the supporting...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of the supporting...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of the supporting...
Via Fox Sports South
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of the supporting...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inboxes

Happy new year! I hope you all had wonderful holidays. I spent Christmas with my family and started a new job, so that's been fun. And I got a little behind on answering the questions that weren't asked to me, haha... Every time I read the Braves Inbox (used to be the "Mailbag"), I always answer the questions in my head before reading Bowman's replies. This has been a fun off-season...
Via Love My Bravos
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves sign Pena to one-year deal; non-tender 3 players

The Atlanta Braves' offseason pressed forward with the re-signing of infielder Ramiro Pena and the non-tender of three contributors to last season's National League East champions: Paul Janish, Elliot Johnson and Christhian Martinez. All three players are now unrestricted free agents. Pena played well after signing as a free agent last season before suffering a torn labrum and undergoing...
Via Fox Sports South
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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