Shelby Miller is Off to a Hot Start in 2015

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 28, 2015, in San Francisco. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Eric Risberg) After a tumultuous offseason in which the Atlanta Braves shipped off Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, and Evan Gattis, Braves fans had little to look forward to in 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 8: The Confounding Cameron Maybin

Cameron Maybin, OF, ATL Verdict: Sell Once a promising prospect, Maybin’s career appeared to be dead in the water entering the season. To start the year, Maybin flashed power but home runs were about the only thing he could hit. However, a hot May has raised Maybin’s average to .261. With a 20/20 pace in play, Maybin suddenly has fantasy appeal. His BABIP sits slightly below...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating Andrelton Simmons, Baseball’s Best Defensive Shortstop

Milwaukee Brewers’ Gerardo Parra, left, is tagged out at second base by Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons as he tries to advance on a Ryan Braun fly ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) It’s been a long time since baseball has seen a shortstop as impressive in the field as Andrelton Simmons. It seems...
Via The Sports Journal
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A baby hangs out under dad's jersey to watch the Braves take on the Giants in San Francisco

Baby hangs out, literally, in San Francisco to see the Atlanta Braves.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Banuelos for Carpenter and Shreve?

First, I can understand why Cashman made that trade: The Yankees had better pitching prospects to protect than Banuelos. And, of course, River Ave quickly embraced the deal - almost too much, if I remember correctly.But it's looking like a bummer.Manny Banuelos is throwing a 2.65 ERA at Triple A for the Braves, and he's picking up steam. (He started the season terribly.) Carpenter...
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Split Doubleheader, Win Series vs. IronPigs

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves (22-26) shut out the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (19-30) 3-0 in the first game of their doubleheader Thursday at Coolray Field, but had to settle for a split of the twin bill when the IronPigs rallied late in the nightcap to beat them 6-4 in eight innings. The G-Braves took three of the four games in the series, as they picked up two victories...
Via i70baseball
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Looking for Acquisition of Veteran Uribe to Boost Division Hopes

Atlanta Braves’ Todd Cunningham, left, greets Juan Uribe prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. Uribe had just been traded from the Dodgers to the Braves. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) With the amount of excitement already coming from the NL East this season, it is extremely tough to pick any type of favorite to finish atop...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belt homers, doubles in Giants' shutout win over Braves

  Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night. Chris Heston (5-3) allowed four hits over 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight decision and give the Giants 12 wins in their past 14 games. He also doubled, his first career extra base...
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Belt homers, doubles in Giants' 7-0 win over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night. Chris Heston (5-3) allowed four hits over 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight decision and give the Giants 12 wins in their past 14 games. He also doubled, his first...
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Juan Uribe giving good vibes to Braves, doesn't feel badly about trade

It's usually a strange transition for a player to be traded to another team, but it's an even more peculiar experience when a player enters a series on one team and ends it with the other, as Juan Uribe recently did with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. Nonetheless, Uribe, who was emotional after learning of his fate, has been making a good impression on his new teammates...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight over a 17-yr-ago autograph snub

For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight with @thatgrayboy over an alleged 17 years ago autograph snub. Busted Coverage claims dummy Jones for some reason followed Captain America or has 'Receive all Direct Messages' checked for some other reason so the 2 went to DMs. Before, at almost 2AM, he found the block button. Love smack talkers! Meet today's class clown.....@thatgrayboy...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones bickers with man over autograph snub from childhood

This is a story about childhood idols, the plight of a professional athlete, and human emotion. The characters are Atlanta Braves legend (and frequent Twitter user!) Chipper Jones and a 25-year-old man with the Twitter handle @thatgrayboy who goes by "Captain America."   That's all the setup you need. Here goes: So, friends, that's what we call a grudge. The man who says Chipper...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is known to do some pretty dumb things on Twitter from time to time, and the argument he had with one of his followers early Thursday morning was no exception. Twitter user @thatgrayboy decided to call out Jones by claiming that Chipper snubbed him out of an autograph when...Read More
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Wanted To Kick War Vet’s Ass Last Night On Twitter

Goddammit, I can’t get enough of Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) on Twitter. This social media platform was made for this guy. He actually communicates with his followers. He’ll post photos of the ex-Playboy chick who will soon become his third wife. He’ll post hunting photos. He’ll give you a RT. He’ll also get into a DM war with a military vet and try to schedule an ass whoopin’...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Take Two From Lehigh Valley

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ catcher Wil Nieves delivered a three-run double with two outs in the penultimate inning of a seven-inning contest Wednesday to propel the G-Braves (21-25) to their second win of the day over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-29) at Coolray Field. Nieves knocked a pitch from Lehigh Valley left-handed starter Joely Rodriguez (L, 2-4) into the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves start selling SunTrust Park tickets, release fly-through video

The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday released a rather cool virtual fly-over of their new-stadium-to-be SunTrust Park, showing most of what the new park’s infrastructure and adjacent mixed-community is going to look like when the park opens its door on Opening Day, 2017. The Braves also on Wednesday started selling season tickets for the 2017 campaign at their new SunTrust Park Preview...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East by R.J. Anderson

Juan Uribe moves to Atlanta and a whole lotta not much comes back to the Dodgers
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves All-Star voting update: Support thin beyond Pierzynski

The MLB released its first voting update for the 2015 All-Star game, which revealed that the Atlanta Braves aren't getting much support for the Midsummer Classic. The only Braves player to finish in the top five in his position in the National League was veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who ranks fourth among NL catchers with 347,094 votes. Pierzynski hasn't made the All-Star team...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Dodgers complete six-player swap

It took a little while to get here, with an unexpected obstacle or two, but we’ve got a six-player trade between the Braves and the Dodgers. The youngest player involved is 27, the average age of the players is about 31, and this year they’ve all combined to be worth -1.2 WAR. Sounds to me […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lesser Known Pieces of the Callaspo-Uribe Deal

Just about 24 hours after Alberto Callaspo vetoed a trade from the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was convinced to change his mind and a 6-player deal was made. The big league pieces are Callaspo and Eric Stults heading to the Dodgers with Juan Uribe and Chris Withrow (recovering from Tommy John Surgery) headed back to Atlanta. There was also a pair of minor league...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your One Penny Reserve Bid On Callaspo Has Been Met

At first, it was reported that Alberto Callaspo rejected the trade to the Dodgers. Leaving Alex Guerrero (1-for-2) to stare at Callaspo's smugshot-slash-you mad bro? face. Then, later in the evening, Callaspo apparently approved the trade of him going to the Dodgers and Juan Uribe heading the other way. A commenter mentioned how in the preseason, the management didn't have faith...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller Emerging as ace Atop Atlanta Braves Rotation

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) An offseason acquisition that flew under the radar before a wild session of baseball’s winter meetings  may have been the best thing to happen yet to the Atlanta Braves in 2015. A deal that sent a rising star...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vin Scully tells story about Gomes being attacked by wolf

When Vin Scully talks, we listen. During Monday night’s Braves-Dodgers game, Scully narrated a story about Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes…and how he was once attacked by a wolf as a child. Wait, what? I’m more curious as to why a “hired hand” brought in by Gomes’s grandmother would bring a leashed wolf to a jobsite, but hey, I’m just being picky now. I’d much...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully tells a story about the time a wolf nearly devoured Jonny Gomes

During Monday's contest between the Braves and Dodgers, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully veered into David Attenborough territory for a story about the time a 12-year-old Jonny Gomes nearly became a wolf's lunch.   Scully also references Gomes' other rough life experiences, which include surviving a heart attack that lasted 24 hours before he sought treatment. By comparison, the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully Tells Amazing Story About Jonny Gomes Surviving Wolf Attack (Video)

Jonny Gomes is quite the character. So, too, is legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Combine the two, and it’s only a matter of time before you get the most amazing story ever. That’s exactly what happened Monday when the Atlanta Braves visited Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers. As Gomes came to bat for Atlanta in the fourth inning, Scully launched into a tale of truly epic proportions...
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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