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Why the Braves Definitely Made the Right Decision to Let McCann Leave for New York

When the Atlanta Braves began the 2013 Major League Baseball Season, they did so with the knowledge that this would be the last year that they had Brian McCann behind the plate in all likelihood. That probability became a fact yesterday when McCann agreed to… [More]

If Heyward, B.J. Upton Improve, Braves Will Have Very Formidable Lineup

No one can complain about the season the Atlanta Braves have had so far.  They aren’t winning 12 out of 13 games like they did when the season began, but with a record of 43-30 they’re still 13 games over .500 in late June, and… [More]

Braves Face Tough Decision With Beachy’s Return

The Good News: The Braves are getting Brandon Beachy back from injury, the same Brandon Beachy who posted an ERA of 2.00 through 13 starts last season before undergoing Tommy John Elbow Reconstruction surgery.  The Bad News: Beachy coming back means that someone currently in… [More]

Gattis’ Success Gives Braves Dilemma, but Also Options at Catcher

Going into Spring Training this season, Evan Gattis was a name that most people didn’t know or recognize.  Braves fans quickly found out who he was though; Gattis hit .368 in Spring Training, and tied for 2nd on the team in both home runs (6)… [More]

Will Braves Win NL East?

By on February 8, 2013

Will Braves Win NL East?

The Atlanta Braves have been very active this off-season, more active than I can remember them being in a very long time.  They made a big move very early on by signing outfielder B.J. Upton to a huge contract (5Year/75Million), and just a few days… [More]

Thoughts On New Braves Controversial Batting Practice Hat

First of all, let me start this blog by saying that I got the idea to write about the new controversial batting practice cap the Braves intend to use in the upcoming 2013 season after AJC Writer David O’Brien wrote about it in his article…. [More]

Are Braves Good Enough to Start Season With Roster As Is?

The Atlanta Braves started their off-season off with a bang: They signed B.J. Upton to a high risk/high reward Free Agent contract, with Upton getting the biggest contract the Braves have ever agreed too (5 Years/75 Million Dollars).  Just a few days later they traded… [More]

Braves Make Great Move By Trading Tommy Hanson

The Atlanta Braves knew coming into this offseason that they had a lot of tough decisions to make.  They had to decide if they were going to seriously try to re-sign Michael Bourn.  They had to figure out how to replace Chipper Jones at 3rd… [More]

What Moves Will Braves Make Before Trade Deadline?

A couple of days ago it looked like Ryan Dempster would be coming to Atlanta in a trade that would send Randall Delgado to the Chicago Cubs, but the deal did not happen because Ryan Dempster would not approve the trade.  Dempster has 10/5 rights,… [More]

Should Braves Pursue Zack Greinke?

There’s a mutual interest between right handed pitcher Zack Greinke and the Atlanta Braves organization, which could result in a trade between the Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.  Greinke, who has 9 wins and a 2.82 ERA, is believed to consider the Braves as one… [More]