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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 […]
Via On-Base Talk
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

EW: John Rocker to be on 29th season of Survivor

Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants vying for a prize of one million dollars. Rocker will appear with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters shut down again with elbow discomfort

The Atlanta Braves are in good position in the National League wild card race with a little more than a month remaining, but they are in danger of falling out of the race in the National League East. One aspect of the team keeping them afloat is a pitching staff which is fifth in the league in ERA. There is some bad news on the injury front, as Jonny Venters, who has been battling...
Via MLB Injury News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd won't throw for at least six more weeks

The Atlanta Braves entered a series against the New York Mets on Tuesday seven and half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. At 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Braves have relied on a pitching staff that is 5th in ERA. There is some bad news regarding injured starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, who will need at least another six weeks before...
Via MLB Injury News
7 hours ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  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...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After near sweep in Pittsburgh, Braves head to Cincy

This team. This team is frustrating. This team is exciting. This team is agonizing. This team slumps. This team surges. This team dominates. Yes, you may have thought these things about the Atlanta Braves throughout the season or even this month alone. You may have even thought these very things in the last week alone. How the Braves are playing now is how the Braves should have...
Via BravesWire
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood continues dominance, as expectations grow

Alex Wood has become an integral part of the Atlanta Braves rotation, and he’s only 23 years old. It’s always a gamble drafting a player who was only a few years removed from Tommy John surgery, but it seems to be paying off. Last season, Wood was dominant in the games he started, going 3-3 […]
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Donnie Murphy

The Braves signed free agent Donnie Murphy and assigned the infielder to Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

'Antiques Roadshow' finds $1M Boston Red Stockings collection

The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" hit one out of the park after someone showed up with a collection of pristine 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.The treasure trove of signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players was appraised at $1 million for insurance purposes, series producer Marsha Bemko said.She said it's the largest sports memorabilia...
Via The Other Paper
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: How this week could determine their season

After their worst road trip since 1949, the Atlanta Braves captured two out of three games against the division leading Washington Nationals. With the Braves entering the series 4.5 games back, winning the set was essential. Now 3.5 games back, the Braves enter a challenging four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers before squaring up for three games against the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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