MattE is joining Braves Live!

This is fantastic. So happy for one of my fave Braves ever! Why shave the stache? My agent Reynolds Sports Broadcasting pulled off miracle & got me a gig with @FOXSportsSouth !! — Matthew Diaz (@diazfoundation) April 17, 2014 I'll b doing some fill in work for @TwoSportman and @PaulByrd36 when they need a break..look forward to getting back to...
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Freddy Garcia close to signing in Asia

Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is close to signing with an undisclosed team in Asia, according to major league sources. It is currently unclear which country the 37-year old will be heading to, but it appears as though he will be leaving the U.S. after being released by the Braves at the end of spring training. Garcia, who appeared in the majors with the Orioles and Braves last...
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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 Jonathan Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters? (audio)

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...
Via Fox Sports South
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Simmons Says No More Popups

Photo Credit: _j0nesy_ (braves0414-63) Early in the baseball season, you will often hear the phrase, “small sample size.” In truth, it is for good reason. There are times we get too ahead of ourselves and it leads to declarations that are simply irresponsible. But if you want to win a fantasy baseball league, you have to keep digging and working and searching, and if something...
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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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Lee Tough Luck Loser as Teheran Shuts Out Phillies

Cliff Lee scattered 11 hits, and allowed just one run to the Braves on Wednesday night, but was the victim of no run support as Julio Teheran and the Braves shut out the Phillies in the second game of their three-game set. Cliff Lee pitched a complete game with 13 Ks, but the Phillies were shut out by the young right-hander Julio Teheran on Wednesday. PHOTO: AP “Historic-Lee...
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Teheran, Gattis Lead Braves Past Phillies

Two nights after a wild offensive showing by both teams, they were locked into a pitchers duel. Cliiff Lee of the Phillies (6-8) pitched a complete game. Julio Teheran spun a shutout though and Evan Gattis proved to be the difference maker with in the run column as the Braves...
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Craig Kimbrel throws side session, Gonzalez unsure of using him in cold

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel threw threw a side session on Wednesday. Kimbrel was satisfied with the session proclaiming himself as ready to go but manager Fredi Gonzalez still has reservations about using him in the cold weather expected in Philadelphia tonight. #Braves Kimbrel threw 15-pitch side session today, said shoulder was good & he's ready. Fredi non-committal...
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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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BRAVES BANTER: Sluggah Uggla starts swinging again

PHILADELPHIA — After hitting rock bottom with a .179 batting average that kept him off Atlanta’s 2013 playoffs roster, Dan Uggla is back. Score one for the Dans of the world. A new marriage and a new pair of eyes — LASIK surgery works wonders — restored the swagger in Uggla’s step during spring training. He was clocking home runs at a regular clip during the closing days...
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Taunting Phillies fans reaction to Braves' game-winning grand slam is priceless (VIDEO)

The Philadelphia Phillies were on the verge celebrating a win against Atlanta on Monday night when one group of Phillies fans got a serious lesson in humility after the Braves won with game winning, ninth-inning grand slam.The Phillies were up by one in the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park when Braves slugger Dan Uggla came up to bat.The loud-mouthed Phillies fans did what they...
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Game between Braves and Phillies cancelled due to rain

The second game of a series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies has been cancelled. Rain has force Tuesday’s game between the two teams to be cancelled. No makeup date has been announced thus far. Cliff Lee was set to pitch for the Phillies while David Hale was to start for the Braves. They will start on Wednesday. On Monday night the Braves won 9-6 following...
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Braves' Craig Kimbrel plays catch with no issues

The Atlanta Braves' Craig Kimbrel caused some concern for fans of the reigning NL East champs on Monday night when it emerged that the star closer was dealing with shoulder soreness. Manager Fredi Gonzalez downplayed the severity of the problem after Monday's game and Tuesday morning brought further reassurance with the news, as reported by Mark Bowman of, that...
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Craig Kimbrel plays catch on Tuesday

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel played catch on Tuesday after sitting out of Monday’s game in Philadelphia. Kimbrel believes he will be ready to go if Tuesday’s game is not cancelled by bad weather. After Monday’s game Braves manager Freddi Gonzalez again spoke that he had no concern about the status of his closer. “Not worried at all,” Gonzalez said. “I’m talking...
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Oh sh*t Phillies fans watch Dan Uggla hit a 9th inning grand slam to give the Braves the win

Oh **** Phillies fans watch Dan Uggla hit a 9th inning grand slam to give the Braves the win in Philadelphia last night.Make sure to take them all in. From tucked in t-shirt and belt 'Oh ****' guy to the several who just couldn't stand up for all of the fun. [Crossing Broad]Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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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...
Via Fox Sports South
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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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Mike Minor tentatively set to join rotation next week

Mike Minor allowed one hit in five scoreless innings for Class-A Rome in his third minor league rehab start Friday, and the left-hander is tentatively set to join the Braves starting rotation April 23 or April 25. Gavin Floyd also made his third minor league rehab start Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) and three hits in 3-2/3 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett, and throwing 73...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Starting Lineups: Would There Be More African-American In MLB If Michael Jordan Had Made The Majors?

Last night on ESPN’s telecast of the Atlanta Braves versus the Philadelphia Phillies, Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian discussed the topic that comes up every mid-April. The issue of the low percentage of African-Americans in Major League Baseball has circled around the sport for too long, and rehashing the points of contention is almost […] The post Starting Lineups...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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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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