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  1. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Who replaces Wren in Atlanta?

    AJ Mass

    As late as July 29, the Atlanta Braves were just half a game out of first place in the National League East, but after a disastrous 4-14 start to September, the team now sits 15 games behind the Washington Nationals, and could finish under .500 for o...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Wren's job in jeopardy?

    Doug Mittler

    The odds of a front office shakeup in Atlanta appear to be increasing with each September defeat. The Braves dropped to 4-12 this month with Friday's 5-0 loss to the New York Mets to Atlanta, falling seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-c...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  4. Will the Braves shop Gattis?

    Doug Mittler

    The slumping Atlanta Braves have played the last six games without Evan Gattis, who remains sidelined due to lingering effects from strep throat. Gattis is a native of the Dallas area and had looked forward to playing in a weekend series against...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. 'Keep calm' on these young players

    Keith Law

    A lot of highly touted prospects and other young major leaguers had what might appear to be disheartening seasons in 2014. Here are five examples of players whose stat lines this year shouldn't dampen your enthusiasm about their futures. Javier Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. Braves done with Upton?

    AJ Mass

    It speaks volumes that Emilio Bonifacio has started the last three games in center field for the Atlanta Braves. If a hitter who has managed to go just 1-for-16 in September continues to start instead of B.J. Upton going forward, one can easily expec...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. Could Soriano get closer's job back?

    AJ Mass

    When the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, it was Drew Storen who got the ninth-inning call to close out the game -- and the pitcher responded with three strikeouts to seal the victory. Going forward, though, it m...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  9. Venters ready to call it quits?

    Joe Kaiser

    On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had shut down 29-year-old reliever Johnny Venters for the rest of the season after it was discovered that the once-dominant reliever had torn an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his sec...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  10. Braves ready to deal Upton?

    AJ Mass

    With a contract that promises payouts of close to $47 million over the next three seasons, the Atlanta Braves are likely very anxious to let some other team be responsible for paying B.J. Upton to hit .195 -- which is all the outfielder has managed ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. What if the Atlanta Braves had not selected Chipper Jones in 1990...

    Dan Szymborski

    What if the Braves had selected Todd Van Poppel with the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft instead of Chipper Jones? Dan Szymborski projects how many playoffs Atlanta would have missed by drafting one of the most disappointing top picks in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  12. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  13. Fewer at-bats for B.J. Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    B.J. Upton is in the midst of a second straight lost season in Atlanta. The center fielder leads the major leagues with 153 strikeouts and his .207 batting average is the lowest among any National League qualifier. With the Braves fighting for th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  14. Small change makes big impact for Wood

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Dee Gordon is the model of improvement in major league baseball this year, evolving from a part-timer into an All-Star with a position change and a change in regimen. He explained in spring training that by eliminating hours of pickup bas...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  15. Minor problems in Atlanta

    Doug Mittler

    There was some talk that the Atlanta Braves might send Mike Minor back to the minor leagues, but the club will instead send the struggling lefthander to the bullpen to work out his issues. Minor saw his ERA climbed to 5.42 after allowing five run...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  16. Cubs not ready to promote Baez?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs were active at Thursday's trade deadline, sending pitcher James Russell and utility man Emilio Bonifacio to the Atlanta Braves for a Class-A catching prospect. That may not be the final deal the team makes this season. As Jesse R...

    Blog | August 02, 2014