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Braves Rumors: Braves expected to extend qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

The Atlanta Braves look to make several moves this off season following a 79-win season and a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Although 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, one of the first moves the Braves are expected to make is extend a qualifying offer to right-hander Ervin Santana, who turns 32 years old on December 12. Santana...
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Braves’ starting-rotation plans could hinge on Santana

The Braves went from 96 wins and a division title in 2013 to 79 wins and out of the playoffs in 2014, but it was through no fault of their starting pitchers. Despite losing Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending elbow injuries during spring training and Gavin Floyd to another elbow injury after only nine games, Braves starters finished the season ranked fifth in the majors...
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Today In Tribe History: October 28, 1995

The Atlanta Braves allow just one hit and defeat the Cleveland Indians by a 1-0 final to win Game 6 and clinch the World Series title. Cleveland’s lone hit came in the sixth on a bloop single by catcher Tony Pena. Atlanta was held scoreless until the bottom of that inning, when lefty David Justice took left-handed reliever Jim Poole deep to right for the game’s only run. With...
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Atlanta Braves hire hitting coach Kevin Seitzer from Toronto Blue Jays

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach. Walker was assisted by Scott Fletcher this season as the Braves finished 79-83. The 52-year-old Seitzer was the hitting coach for Arizona during part of the 2007 season, for Kansas City from 2009-12 and for the Blue Jays this past season. The former All-Star...
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Braves hire Kevin Seitzer as hitting coach

Greg Walker stepped down at the end of September as the Atlanta Braves hitting coach. Walker’s departure was not a complete surprise after the Braves struggled again offensively for much of the 2014 season. Kevin Seitzer, a former All-Star, has been hired to replace walker as the Braves hitting coach. Previously Seitzer has served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks, Royals...
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Player profile: Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman had a disappointing 2014. After coming off of a season in which he finished fifth in the NL MVP voting, the 25-year-old first baseman seemed ready to enter the prime of his career. However, he actually saw a regression in his statistics. Here are his stat lines from the past two years: 2013: .319/.396/.501, 23 HR, 109...
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Braves name John Hart new President of Baseball Operations

John Hart has been serving as the interim general manager of the Atlanta Braves but recently declined interst in taking over the job full time. On Thursday the Braves announced that Hart would take over their President of Baseball Operations role. John Schuerholz has been serving as the Braves president but his duties extend far past the traditional baseball operations role. This...
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Braves Rumors: Potential outfield moves this offseason

When the Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton and his broth B.J before the start of 2013, they looked to have a dream outfield.  But sadly for the club, that never surfaced as B.J. Upton has struggled to hit above his weight in his two seasons as a Brave.  With Justin Upton and Jason Heyward heading into free agency after the 2015 season the Braves have plenty of options entering...
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Craig Kimbrel wins first Trevor Hoffman Award

Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was made by commissioner-to-be Rob Manfred before Game 2 of the 2014 World Series, with Greg...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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...
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13 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...
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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...
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20 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
23 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...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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