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Are the Mets and Braves potential trade partners this offseason?

One of the staples of offseason talk radio and blog writing is the trade column. And unfortunately, a lot of times this takes the form of “let’s group together our trash and trade it for your star.” There are multiple reasons why this happens. Among other things, it’s hard to be objective about the talent on your team. Additional reasons are that fans are unlikely to...
Via Mets360.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward On The Red Sox Trade Radar?

(Photo By Justin Edmonds)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) writes that Atlanta's Jason Heyward is "definitely a name that’s come up" in Red Sox trade musings. Heyward is a classic case of the "can't miss" guy who has—in fact—mostly missed so far in his career. The 26-year old Heyward is a .262 career hitter...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper tells Braves: ‘Not ready’ to be hitting coach

One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest in the Braves’ hitting coach position, and Jones told him the timing wasn’t right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hart, Braves making moves while searching for GM

ATLANTA (AP) While the Braves' search for a new general manager continues, a new management team already is taking shape. Braves president John Schuerholz, interim general manager John Hart and special assistant to the GM Bobby Cox are searching for the full-time replacement for Frank Wren, who was fired as GM last month. Hart already has made several moves this month that might...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Schuerholz on report of Hart declining Braves GM job: “Not accurate”

Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the position. “At best the article was not accurate with either the facts or the assumptions,” Schuerholz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Hart turns down offer to be Braves' GM

John Hart turned down the offer to be the Atlanta Braves' general manager, prompting the team to focus on current assistant GM John Coppolella and Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore as its top two targets, sources told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. Another name that has surfaced in internal Braves discussions: Dan O’Dowd, the former Colorado GM who recently turned down a contract...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Hart turns down Braves GM offer

John Hart will not become the full-time general manager of the Atlanta Braves reports Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Hart took over as the Braves interim GM last month when the team fired Frank Wren. The Braves apparently wanted Hart to take over and set up John Coppolella to eventually take over the role. Sources: John Hart has turned down the Braves' offer to be GM. For now...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Outlook: Aaron Harang

#456222990 / gettyimages.com There are few things more frustrating to a general manager than seeing a pitcher you had written off for lost have a decent season. Making it worse is the fact that you have another shot at him this year and the one thing holding you back are your belief that he had a fluky season…oh and he’s 36 years old. Aaron Harang put many gm’s in this spot...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Aaron Harang could stay in Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves finished the 2014 season with a disappointing 79-83 record, tied for second in the National League East. Although the Braves were only 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, pitching remained a strength, ranked fifth in ERA. One pitcher who is hitting the free agent market but could stay with the Braves is 36-year old Aaron Harang.#456222990 / gettyimages.comAs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
Via BravesWire
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Wallace thrives with the Orioles

It doesn’t often happen in baseball that you’re hired on merit alone, not because you know somebody. That’s where Dave Wallace’s story starts. Wallace, who oversaw the Red Sox’ 2004 pitching staff, was busy grooming Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, Luis Avilan, Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters, etc., in the Braves’ system and perfectly happy doing it. He had been replaced in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves News: Atlanta retains Fredi Gonzalez, Hires Bo Porter as coach

Although the announcement is not brand new, it is now official. On Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced the return of manager Fredi Gonzalez for 2015. In addition, the Braves have also hired former Houston Astros manager Bo Porter as the new third-base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo. Braves interim GM John Hart announced today that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return for his fifth...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez is safe while others are not so lucky

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return in 2015 for his fifth season with the team, while some of his coaching counterparts on the staff were not so lucky. Gonzalez will get at least one more go-around with the Braves Out is assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, who shared the same fate of hitting coach Greg Walker, who resigned earlier this...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez to return as Braves manager for 2015

While general manager Frank Wren was let go by the Atlanta Braves, the same fate will not fall on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Interim general manager John Hart announced on Friday that Gonzalez would return for the 2015 season for a fifth season at the helm of the Braves. During Gonzalez’s time as the Braves manager the team has twice been to the playoffs and has won one divisional...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves retain Fredi Gonzalez, name Bo Porter third base coach

On Friday, the Braves announced manager Fredi Gonzalez will return to the team in 2015. The club has also named former Astros manager Bo Porter their third base/outfield and baserunning coach. Gonzalez, 50, has been the Braves manager since 2011. The team is 358-290 (.552) under his watch, though they were eliminated in the first round of the postseason in both 2012 and 2013. They...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves announce Fredi Gonzalez will return as manager next season

ATLANTA (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez will return as the Atlanta Braves manager next season. Interim general manager John Hart made the announcement Friday. Gonzalez' future was in doubt after the Braves missed the playoffs. GM Frank Wren was fired with a week to go in the regular season. It was thought the Braves would wait until a permanent GM was hired to decide on Gonzalez's...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez staying as Braves manager

ATLANTA (AP) Fredi Gonzalez will return as the Atlanta Braves manager next season. Interim general manager John Hart made the announcement Friday. Gonzalez' future was in doubt after the Braves missed the playoffs. GM Frank Wren was fired with a week to go in the regular season. It was thought the Braves would wait until a permanent GM was hired to decide on Gonzalez's future...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves bringing back Fredi Gonzalez, hire Bo Porter as 3B coach

Despite a September collapse that saw the Braves miss the playoffs, Fredi Gonzalez will continue to manage the team, and he'll have a familiar face working with him next season. Braves interim GM John Hart announced that Gonzalez will return for a fifth season as the team's manager, with former Astros manager Bo Porter joining the team as the third-base coach. Porter, who...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, coaches in limbo during GM search

  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that no decisions have been made yet about his coaching staff's future. Interim general manager John Hart said he and Gonzalez met Wednesday and ''looked at all facets of the club, and we talked a lot about staff.'' Hart said he doesn't know that any moves are ''imminent.'' Gonzalez added...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez: No decisions yet on Braves' staff

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that no decisions have been made yet about his coaching staff's future. Interim general manager John Hart said he and Gonzalez met Wednesday and ''looked at all facets of the club, and we talked a lot about staff.'' Hart said he doesn't know that any moves are ''imminent.'...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things to know: Sid Bream's slide in the 1992 NLCS (Video)

The MLB playoffs are underway, and to set the tone for our readers, we're reliving some of the unforgettable postseason moments from the recent past.  Today's highlight:  Sid Bream's slide in the 1992 NLCS. Bream beat the throw home from Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds to give the Atlanta Braves a walk-off victory in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS and sent them...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Infographic: Recalling Sid Bream’s legendary slide in Game 7 of 1992 NLCS

Arguably no slide in MLB postseason history is as hotly debated as the one Sid Bream pulled during Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series, as it punched the Atlanta Braves’ ticket to the World Series. Bream’s slide proved to be the game-winning run as the Braves staged a remarkable rally after heading […] The post Infographic: Recalling Sid Bream’s legendary...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves hitting coach quits after dismal season

ATLANTA (AP) Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves. The move announced Tuesday was not a surprise. Walker's job was in jeopardy after the Braves struggled all season offensively, especially in the final month of the season while losing 18 of 25 games to fall out of playoff contention. Walker says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez of his plans last weekend...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club?#493812085 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ajc.com:Evan Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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