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  1. Braves OF on the move?

    AJ Mass

    In 2014, the Atlanta Braves outfielders -- led primarily by the trio of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward -- ranked 17th in the league in total bases and just 25th in batting average. That's probably not nearly what the team expected from th...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
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  3. Who will Braves hire as GM?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren in September and offered the job to John Hart, who originally accepted the position on an interim basis. However, it now appears that the search for a permanent replacement will need to continue. ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  4. Will Braves stay in-house for GM?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves caught some by surprise when they decided to bring back manager Fredi Gonzalez for 2015 despite a September collapse. The Braves finished 79-83 for only their third losing season in the last 24 years. Interim general manager Jo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  5. Donaldson trade looming in A's overhaul

    Buster Olney

    PITTSBURGH -- When you hear Ralph Branca tell the story of Bobby Thomson's historic home run, he offers a full appreciation of that moment, but the hurt is still there. Dennis Eckersley bears the same tone when speaking of Kirk Gibson's home run, tha...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  6. John Hart's offseason to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Longtime executive John Hart has been offered the full-time general manager job (and senior VP) with the Atlanta Braves, and I think he will take it (although it might be for only the next three years before he passes the torch to 35-year-old John Co...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  7. Braves GM search already over?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves may not be conducting an extensive search for a new general manager after all. In the wake of the firing of Frank Wren earlier this week, the team had named John Hart as the interim GM, and it now appears that all that has to happe...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. '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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Instant replay category breakdown, why it's working - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at what has gone right and wrong with regard to instant replay and provides a helpful table showing all the challenges and results by category.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  17. 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