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

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

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

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

    Bochy replay

    Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.

  3. Jason Heyward bought his teammates PS4′s

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward has earned just over $5 million over his Major League career, and recently inked a two-year, $13.3 million contract extension with the Braves. The outfielder is spreading the wealth, as he bought each of his teammates a Playstation 4, a gift for winning the NL East title last season. On the box is…

  4. Bobby Cox, Bryce Harper and the Braves Philharmonic

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    Helmets

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — I’ve done a good job so far today not cheering in the press box. Kris Medlen struck a dude out looking. Evan Gattis just thew out a would-be base stealer. Both of those things are usually worth at least a fist-pump from me when watching a game but I’ve been totally…

  5. Video: MLBAM unveils revolutionary new player tracking system

    Mar 1, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    mlbam

    Welcome to the future. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston today, MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman unveiled a new analytics system that will change the way we look at baseball and player evaluation. While PITCHf/x has provided a treasure trove of information in recent years, this new system aims to track…

  6. 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…

  7. Braves expected to extend Andrelton Simmons next

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Over the last two weeks, the Braves have been hard at work, locking up their core for the foreseeable future. They signed first baseman Freddie Freeman for $135 million over eight years, outfielder Jason Heyward for $13.3 million over the next two years, starter Julio Teheran for $32.4 million over six years, and earlier today…

  8. Braves sign Craig Kimbrel to four-year, $42M extension

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    craig kimbrel getty

    The Braves have signed closer Craig Kimbrel to a four-year contract extension, avoiding salary arbitration for the next three seasons and locking him up through at least his first year of free agency. This according to the club’s official Twitter account. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says the deal also carries a club option for…

  9. Jason Heyward will continue to wear protective guard on his helmet

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward wore a protective guard on his helmet after returning from a broken jaw last season and Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’ll continue to wear it in 2014. Heyward broke his right jaw when he was hit in the face by a pitch by Mets’ left-hander Jon Niese last August…

  10. The Braves interested in extensions for Andrelton Simmons, Julio Teheran

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    They locked up Freddie Freeman for eight years and Jason Heyward for two. Now the Braves are looking at some of their other young guys: Also on Hot Stove with Freeman signed long term, heard #Braves want to try to do pre-arb extended deals with Simmons/Teheran — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 6, 2014   Seems…

  11. 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…

  12. UPDATE: The Braves and Freddie Freeman reach a multi-year deal

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    UPDATE II: It’s sounding like it could be a big extension. Multiple years, nine figures. Pretty bold for the Braves. UPDATE: Jon Heyman reports that a deal has been reached. Terms not yet disclosed. 1:16 PM: Jason Heyward. Freddie Freeman. Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Greene. Stracci. Cuneo. Today the Braves settled all family business: Freddie Freeman…

  13. Braves, Jason Heyward reach a two-year deal avoiding arbitration

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    heyward braves getty

    The Braves have announced that they have avoided arbitration with Jason Heyward by agreeing to a two-year deal. Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for $13.3 million. In addition to being a smart move — Heyward is a key player and the sides were only $300K apart based on submitted arbitration numbers — it’s…

  14. Will the Braves be able to lock up their core?

    Feb 2, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    The Braves’ winter full of arbitration cases was an indication of the problems lurking just beyond the horizon — their core of young, talented players is starting to get very expensive, and inching ever closer to free agency. The organization has been among the more thrifty in Major League Baseball lately, keeping a payroll below…

  15. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  16. Braves and Mike Minor agree to one-year, $3.85 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    On the heels of a fantastic 2013 campaign, Braves starter Mike Minor has earned a pay raise of nearly $3.5 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility as a super-two player. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that the two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.85 million deal. Minor took home $505,000 last season. A…

  17. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  18. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    gold glove

    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  19. NLDS Game 4: Braves-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Dodgers Braves Getty

    With the Dodgers holding a 2-1 lead in the series, below are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS. First pitch is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET while the game will be broadcast on TBS… Braves: CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan Gattis C Brian McCann 3B Chris Johnson…

  20. Dodgers rout Braves to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    It was a close back-and-forth affair between the Braves and Dodgers for the first three and a half innings in Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles tonight. The game was tied at four-all, then the Dodger offense woke up, building a lead as large as nine runs entering the bottom of the ninth.…

  21. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Braves vs. Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    hyun-jin ryu

    Listed below are the starting lineups for Sunday evening’s NLDS Game 3 between the Braves and Dodgers. This best-of-five series is currently tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. The game will be broadcast by TBS. Atlanta Braves CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan…

  22. Because you can’t let Jose Constanza beat you

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Jose Constanza

    If there’s a worse hitter than Jose Constanza on a postseason roster, it’s safe to say the guy also dabbles in some mound work. This is a guy who hit .276/.332/.314 with no homers and 17 RBI this year… in Triple-A! In the majors, he came in at .258 in 31 at-bats. He also had…

  23. Dodgers squandered plenty of opportunities against the Braves

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Despite making it close, the Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to score but came up empty plenty of times following Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI double in the first inning. They couldn’t get the big hit against Braves starter Mike Minor from the second through the sixth innings, nor relievers Luis Ayala or Luis Avilan in the…

  24. Mike Minor pitches in as Braves bring the NLDS to Los Angeles at 1-1

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    We knew going into the playoffs that the Braves’ biggest strength was their pitching and it shone through tonight against the Dodgers. Starter Mike Minor held the Dodgers to one run over six and one-third innings of work on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The Dodgers’ lone run against him came…

  25. Dodgers take an early lead over the Braves in NLDS Game 2 on Hanley Ramirez’s RBI double

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez put his team up early over the Braves when he drove home A.J. Ellis from first base on a line drive double to right field off of Alex Wood in the top of the first inning in NLDS Game 2. It was a 2-2 fastball that Minor left up. Right fielder…

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