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  1. 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
  2. Available pinch-hitters

    Doug Mittler

    In an era of increased specialization, one of baseball's unique jobs is not faring well in general. While offense is down throughout the game, pinch hitters are struggling at an even higher rate in 2014. Entering Tuesday, pinch hitters were hittin...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Possible landing spots for David Price

    Doug Mittler

    The odds of the Tampa Bay Rays pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal for David Price appear to be increasing by the day. The question may now be who has the desire and resources to land the three-time All-Star. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Ti...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Uggla on thin ice?

    Doug Mittler

    At first, it was just a night off. Now Dan Uggla is in the midst of an extended stay on the Atlanta Braves' bench. Uggla, owner of a paltry .1984/.258/.272 slash line, was out of the Braves lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday, and manage...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season. Enter journeyman Aaron Harang, who pitched seven no-hit innings against the Mets on Fr...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  6. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  7. How Braves make room for Minor

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week. Minor, who began the year on the disab...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Odds of a Segura extension

    Doug Mittler

    The Brewers have broken off talks with shortstop Jean Segura and his agent regarding a possible long-term contract extension. But reaching an agreement by Opening Day was never going to be easy. Segura is not eligible for salary arbitration until...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  9. Braves' plans for Luis Perez

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves could use some pitching help right now, but they agreed to a deal with left-hander Luis Perez on Monday with hopes the lefthander can make a significant impact later in the season, reports David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Const...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. Cubs more open to dealing Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the more valuable trade chips in the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding efforts is righthander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after 2015 who could bring back some of the top-shelf prospects that Theo Epstein covet. Epstein and his staff shopped Samardz...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. Tuesday roundup: Will Cook be ready?

    Doug Mittler

    Take an informal poll around clubhouses in Arizona and Florida, and many players will tell you that spring training is too long. But Oakland reliever Ryan Cook may need every bit of the six weeks leading up to the March 31 opener against Cleveland. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Could Heyward get a long-term deal?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a flurry of long-term deals in recent weeks, a trend that continued Sunday with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel agreeing to a four-year, $42 million contract. That followed a six-year, $32.4 million deal with pitche...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  13. The competition for Masahiro Tanaka

    Doug Mittler

    The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  14. Winter Meetings Buzz

    Doug Mittler

    Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday? There is some buzz regarding a deal...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. No big deals out of Atlanta

    Doug Mittler

    Don't expect a blockbuster deal out of the Atlanta Braves by the time the Winter Meetings conclude on Thursday. General manager Frank Wren indicated to David O'Brien of the Atlanta JC that if any deal is made, it would likely be a modest one for a...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Ultimate Standings 2012 - No. 27 - Atlanta Braves

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2012 Franchise Rankings entry for the Atlanta Braves.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012