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  1. Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo among those on the All-Star Game Final Vote list

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Two of ten snubbed players are on the Final Vote list. Fans can help vote them onto the roster until 4 PM ET on Thursday.

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Aaron Harang was far from dominant and Andrelton Simmons made a rare pair of bad errors at shortstop, but the Braves produced 10 runs on 14 hits Saturday to beat the Diamondbacks. It was the ninth win in a row for Atlanta — the top dog in the National League East by 1 1/2 games.

  3. Video: Watch Mike Trout hit a 489-foot home run

    Jun 27, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Mike Trout hit a jaw-dropping 489-foot home run in the first inning of Friday’s game against the Royals.

  4. Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and the silent majority

    Jun 27, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Nelson Cruz could be elected to the All-Star Game. Melky Cabrera and Ryan Braun, too. Shouldn’t the public be more upset about this?

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

    Jun 26, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

    Blood on the Tracks

    Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter reminded me of something.

  6. The Upton Brothers tie a record

    Jun 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton, Justin Upton

    For something good. Not for striking out and costing a lot of money, surprisingly enough.

  7. The Braves are considering calling up Christian Bethancourt

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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    He’s a catcher. And Evan Gattis’ bat is essential. So that would make Gattis an outfielder. At least in name.

  8. Justin Upton tweaked his hamstring

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    The Braves most productive hitter so far this season could miss a couple of days.

  9. Carlos Gomez is one of the dozen best players in baseball

    May 28, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    It seems like most people don’t realize just how good Carlos Gomez has become.

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

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

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

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

    Indians walkoff

    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  12. GM Kevin Towers on D-Backs’ hopeful turnaround: “Will I be around to see it? I don’t know.”

    May 3, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    GM Kevin Towers isn’t sure if he’ll be given enough time to watch his team turn things around. The Diamondbacks enter Saturday with an MLB-worst 10-22 record.

  13. Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected after umpires upheld incorrect call with replay review

    Apr 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bryan Price

    Reds manager Bryan Price made the right call in challenging a first-inning ruling by the first base umpire, but was punished in several ways.

  14. Starling Marte: leadoff-hitting strikeout machine

    Apr 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Starling Marte

    At least a Pirates hitter is leading the majors in something.

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

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

    Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?

  17. VIDEO: Justin Upton hit a baseball really far tonight

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Justin Upton hits baseballs for a living. And sometimes they go really far.

  18. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Towers Gibson AP

    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 Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

  19. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  20. Randall Delgado could wind up in the D-Backs’ bullpen

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Randall Delgado

    Starter Bronson Arroyo inked a two-year, $23.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday. The signing displaced two pitchers in the D-Backs’ system: 2011 first-rounder Archie Bradley and Randall Delgado, one of the players acquired from the Braves in January 2013′s Justin Upton trade. The rotation can more or less be written in ink with…

  21. 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…

  22. An anonymous Diamondbacks player slammed Adam Eaton as “selfish”

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    I had missed this following the early December trade that sent Adam Eaton from the Dbacks to the White Sox, but apparently a Diamondbacks player anonymously slammed Eaton as he walked out the door, calling him “a selfish me-me type player” and generally calling him a headache and a distraction. Today Zach Buchanan of the…

  23. Grit isn’t enough: now the Dbacks general manager wants his team to be dirty too

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers inspired a lot of jokes last winter when he insisted that his team be “gritty” and proceeded to trade away Justin Upton for Martin Prado (among other moves) that he claimed were about instilling a blue collar attitude. That wasn’t enough, though, apparently. Now he wants his team to be out-and-out…

  24. Dodgers strike first against Braves in Game 4 of NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Facing elimination, the Braves are looking for a big performance out of veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia tonight against the Dodgers. It’s not working out so well thus far. After Clayton Kershaw worked around an error for a scoreless top of the first inning, Carl Crawford led off the bottom of the inning by launching a…

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