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Atlanta Braves Change Course, Now What?

Jason Heyward produced a 6.4 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in 2014 and won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove in Right Field (Photo Credit: Atlanta Braves Official Facebook Page)

Jason Heyward produced a 6.4 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in 2014 and won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove in Right Field (Photo Credit: Atlanta Braves Official Facebook Page)

Wanna know how my day started? Here, I’ll show you: (more…)

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Major League Baseball 2014: Why November 22nd, 2013 Was The Real Beginning Of The End For Frank Wren

John Hart, John Schuerholz (middle), and Bobby Cox (left) will look to get the Braves back on the right track after announcing the dismissal of former general manager Frank Wren

John Hart, John Schuerholz (middle), and Bobby Cox (left) will look to get the Braves back on the right track after announcing the dismissal of former general manager Frank Wren

Seven years. Two Wild Cards. One National League East championship.

Since 2009 the Atlanta Braves have averaged 92 wins per season. Only the New York Yankees have won more regular season games than the Braves during the same time. (more…)

Major League Baseball 2014: No Bigger All-Star Snub Than Sonny Gray In 2014

Sonny Gray (9-3, 2.97 ERA, 103 K's) is the best pitcher on the best team in baseball (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America)

Sonny Gray (9-3, 2.97 ERA, 103 K’s) is the best pitcher on the best team in baseball (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America)

Let me start by saying I am 100% in favor of getting rid of the rule that each team has to have a representative. (more…)

Major League Baseball 2014: Medlen, Beachy Injuries Not Enough To Write Off Atlanta Braves

Kris Medlen (15-12, 3.11 ERA in 2013) could be facing his second Tommy John Surgery in four years

Kris Medlen (15-12, 3.11 ERA in 2013) could be facing his second Tommy John Surgery in four years

Pack it up, folks. The 2014 Atlanta Braves are finished, done, nothing to see here.

That is, of course, if you believe (more…)

Whistling Dixie: One Year After Nightmare Down South, Bulldogs, Braves Gain Redemption

Redemption is the word of the year in Georgia. Aaron Murray is making sure of it.

Redemption is the word of the year in Georgia. Aaron Murray is making sure of it.

The thought of October last year made everyone in the state of Georgia sick.  (more…)

Major League Baseball 2013: Brian McCann, Evan Gattis Decision A Tricky One For Bullpen Thin Braves

Evan Gattis has been key to the Braves early success this season (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America)

Evan Gattis has been key to the Braves early success this season (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America)

Well decision time is near in Braves country. Isn’t it funny how things play out? (more…)

The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: National League East

Bryce Harper looks to take huge strides his second season in 2013.

Bryce Harper looks to take huge strides his second season in 2013.

Baseball’s toughest division got a whole lot more exciting as the top two teams (Nationals and Braves) made additions. While the Nationals have the better overall ball team, the Braves could be right there with them again in October. The Phillies are still in the mix, but their best shot will be for a Wild Card spot. The Mets have some work to do while the Marlins, well, need some form of a clue.  (more…)

Major League Baseball Offseason 2012: Next Weeks Winter Meetings Should Lay Groundwork For Free Agent Market, Produce Trades

B.J. Upton and Justin Upton are two marquee names available this offseason (J. Meric/Getty Images North America)

As far as the hot stove season in baseball goes, the first few days in December are when things really get going.

Now for those of you who didn’t understand anything I said in the first line welcome to baseball “nerd jargon” 101. For those who know exactly what I’m talking about you’re looking for a tidbit, a nugget, a gem, or a something indicating what your favorite team will and will not do.  (more…)

Here’s to Chipper Jones. Lifetime Brave and Future Hall of Famer.

Chipper Jones. Thank you for 19-years, eight All-Star games, the 1999 MVP, the 2008 Batting Title, the 1995 World Series, .303 from the left side, .304 from the right side, and always and forever remaining an Atlanta Brave. Here’s to #10.

Narrated by Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci (Source: MLB.com)

Nightmare In Dixie: Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs Give State Of Georgia Their Worst 48-Hours In Sports History (Part 2)

You think you’re sad, talk to some of those faithful on Sunday (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

It was the perfect backdrop for a day of college football.

Finally, that crisp autumn air was a little “nippier” and it was starting to feel like something special was going to happen. (more…)