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  1. Twins looking for a reliever?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins may not be done looking for pitching after reaching an agreement with Ervin Santana on a reported four-year, $55 million deal. Santana went 14-10 last season with an ERA of 3.95 in his one season with the Atlanta Braves. He i...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  2. Orioles interested in Cespedes?

    Doug Mittler

    The Baltimore Orioles have some lineup holes to fill and are interested in Boston's Yoenis Cespedes, reports Ron Bradford of WEEI.com. Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun soon countered with a tweet that the Orioles have had "no true discussions"...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Package deal with Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants have emerged as a serious suitor for outfielder Justin Upton, but the Atlanta Braves are packaging third baseman Chris Johnson as part of any deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Giants aggressively pursued Jon ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. The market for Justin Upton

    Doug Mittler

    It already has been a very busy offseason for the Atlanta Braves, who traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals in a deal for Shelby Miller and signed Nick Markakis and Jim Johnson via free agency. Those deals will merely be warm-up acts if the Braves de...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Busy week for the Braves?

    Doug Mittler

    It already has been a very busy offseason for the Atlanta Braves, and more could follow this week at the winter meetings, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Under new president of baseball operations John Hart, the Braves already have traded away Ja...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  6. Rising price for Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    One player who was likely more than a bit interested in Monday's spending spree by the Boston Red Sox is Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, who is scheduled to hit the free agent market next winter. "Hanley Ramirez turns 31 in Dec. and just g...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Boston still an option for Lester?

    Doug Mittler

    The Boston Red Sox reportedly have an agreement on a five-year, $90 million deal with Hanley Ramirez and a $100 million deal in place with Pablo Sandoval. But what does that say about Boston's pursuit of a free agent starting pitcher, particularly Jo...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Will Gattis stay in Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves plan to have rookie Christian Bethancourt as their primary catcher in 2015, leading to plenty of speculation that Evan Gattis could be shopped elsewhere. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Monday the Braves were "pushing...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Could Dayton Moore return to Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    Postseason baseball returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985 on Tuesday, and with it comes some vindication for Royals general manager Dayton Moore, who took over during the 2006 season and did not have a winning season until 2013. Be...

    Blog | September 29, 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. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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