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  1. Video of the century: bummed Phillies fans react to Dan Uggla’s grand slam

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Sad Phillies fans

    The rest of the day’s posts will be from Gleeman, as I will be sitting by the fire, sharing glasses of wine and cutesy talk with this video all day long.

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  3. Craig Kimbrel was unavailable Monday due to a sore shoulder

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel AP

    Craig Kimbrel didn’t pitch Monday due to a sore shoulder, but the Braves are hoping he’ll only have to miss a few days.

  4. Denard Span, on 7-day concussion disabled list, is hoping to take batting practice Monday

    Apr 13, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    denard span getty

    It sounds like Denard Span’s concussion is fairly minor (if a brain injury can ever be considered minor).

  5. Nationals place Denard Span on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    Denard Span Getty

    Nationals outfielder Denard Span suffered a concussion when he collided with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla last night.

  6. B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla not exactly knocking anyone’s socks off this spring

    Mar 8, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    Outfielder B.J. Upton and second baseman Dan Uggla had miserable 2013 campaigns for the Braves, finishing with a .557 and .671 OPS, respectively. Both players finished with batting averages well under the Mendoza Line with 150-plus strikeouts. It was ugly. As the Braves flipped the calendar over to 2014, there was a sense of optimism…

  7. 2014 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…

  8. Great moments in narrative: the Braves allegedly made a “clear choice” of Freeman over Heyward

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Yesterday the Braves agreed to an eight-year, $135 million deal with Freddie Freeman. They separately agreed to a two-year, $13.3 million deal with Jason Heyward, buying out his last two years of arbitration. Today Jon Morosi draws a conclusion from that: You could have described this as the Braves committing multiyear contracts to a pair…

  9. Russell Wilson — yes that one — and 44 players you’ve never heard of taken in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Rule 5 draft took place this morning. It’s traditionally the last thing that happens at the Winter Meetings, so there’s a bittersweet element to it I suppose. We all have to go home today. We all get to go home today. It’s like any vacation story I suppose. It’s not a terribly interesting event…

  10. Braves’ off-season will take shape as they make decisions on arbitration-eligible players

    Dec 1, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves lost free agent catcher Brian McCann to the Yankees and they have yet to make any signings this off-season, but they stand to make a ton of news as they make decisions about their many arbitration eligible players. Based on Matt Swartz’s arbitration salary projections at MLB Trade Rumors, Mike Axisa of CBS…

  11. Braves’ replacements flounder in Game 1 loss

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    With Dan Uggla off the roster and B.J. Upton on the bench, the Braves were banking on lesser names helping their cause against the Dodgers. It didn’t work in Game 1, as both left fielder Evan Gattis and second baseman Elliot Johnson had key misplays in the 6-1 loss. Uggla and Upton are the Braves’…

  12. NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NLDS Dodgers Braves Baseball

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Dodgers and Braves have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) vs. Atlanta Braves (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Today in Atlanta: Clayton Kershaw vs. Kris…

  13. Braves leave Dan Uggla, Paul Maholm, and Scott Downs off playoff roster

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

    dan uggla getty

    As expected the Braves have left second baseman Dan Uggla off their NLDS roster, meaning they’d rather face the Dodgers without their highest-paid player. Uggla hit .179 this season and was completely helpless since returning from eye surgery, going 8-for-60 (.133) with 25 strikeouts. Along with Uggla the Braves also left off Paul Maholm, who…

  14. It’s great to have the Pirates back

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…

  15. Braves score four times in ninth to lower magic number to 1

    Sep 20, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann celebrates hitting a RBI single while playing the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Chicago

    The Braves busted open a 5-5 game with four runs in the ninth to beat the Cubs 9-5 on Friday and clinch at least a tie in the NL East with the Nationals scheduled to play later tonight. All four runs in the ninth came after Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked by Kevin Gregg to…

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 19, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Orioles 5, Red Sox 3: Chris Davis with a two-run single in the 12th to win the game. Wei-Yin Chen gave up 11 hits but someone only three runs in five and two-thirds. Baltimore remains one back in the wild card. The Sox’ magic number for the division remains at three. Braves 5, Nationals 2: They’re…

  17. Nice abs, Dan Uggla

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    Since he joined the Braves, Elliot Johnson hasn’t contributed a ton at the plate. But he did just tweet a picture of Dan Uggla and Gerald Laird‘s abs: Twitter poll: Better abs, Dan Uggla (left) or Gerald Laird (right)? pic.twitter.com/qjLsWEpVFM — Elliot Johnson (@ElliotJohnson9) September 9, 2013 You’re welcome.

  18. Dan Uggla rejoins the Braves after Lasik eye surgery

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Dan Uggla is back from the disabled list 15 days after undergoing Lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems that plagued him all season. Before the surgery Uggla hit .186 with a league-high 146 strikeouts and was basically helpless after the All-Star break with a .133 batting average and 30 strikeouts in 24 games. He…

  19. Dan Uggla on track to return from disabled list Wednesday

    Aug 24, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Dan Uggla underwent LASIK surgery on August 16 to combat lingering vision issues, but he’s on track to return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Uggla will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. He’s slated to play two games in…

  20. The Braves claim Elliot Johnson on waivers for some reason

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    The Braves announced that they have claimed infielder Elliot Johnson off release waivers from the Royals. Dan Uggla goes out for eye surgery, Tyler Pastornicky goes down with a torn ACL. Heck, a few minutes ago Paul Janish tried to lay down a squeeze bunt with two strikes on him and helped kill a rally, so…

  21. Braves sign Tyler Greene to Minor League contract

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Texas Rangers

    In their quest to find a second baseman, the Braves have signed Tyler Greene to a Minor League deal and assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced via Twitter. Greene, who turned 30 years old today, was released by the White Sox on Tuesday. We learned last night that GM Frank Wren had been…

  22. The Braves are seeking a second baseman on waivers

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Having lost Dan Uggla to eye surgery and Tyler Pastornicky to a torn ACL, the Braves are now prowling the waiver wire for a second baseman as they prepare for the post-season. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted this earlier: #Braves Wren said they’ll look for possible trade for INF, doesn’t know if will…

  23. Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky out for the year with a torn ACL

    Aug 16, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Tyler Pastornicky

    Tough break for a guy who, thanks to Dan Uggla‘s eye surgery, just got a break: The #Braves confirm Pastornicky will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 16, 2013 Pastornicky was the Braves starting shortstop just a year ago but had been bounced from…

  24. Tyler Pastornicky hurt his knee, needs an MRI

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Tyler Pastornicky

    Bad luck for Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky. Almost immediately after getting another shot at a big league job — filling in for Dan Uggla while he recuperates from LASIK surgery — he gets knocked out. Pastornicky left left last night’s game with a sprained left knee after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward while trying to…

  25. Dan Uggla has Lasik eye surgery, placed on disabled list

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla AP

    Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has struggled with vision problems for much of this season and he’s finally decided to undergo Lasik eye surgery. He’s headed to the disabled list and to replace Uggla on the roster Atlanta recalled Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A, where he was hitting .292 with four homers and a .747 OPS…

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