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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. Father's guidance aided Trout's ascent

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Jeff Trout stays up to watch his son Mike play, no matter what part of the world he happens to be in. Mike knows this because, no matter how late the Angels' games end, he gets text messages from his parents after the final pitch is thrown...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. Who gets pulled from Braves rotation?

    AJ Mass

    The starting rotation in Atlanta is starting to get healthy again. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that pitcher Ervin Santana "threw a bullpen Wednesday afternoon and came away saying his right thumb felt good. He is on tra...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Who goes when Minor returns?

    AJ Mass

    Through the first 25 games of the season, the Atlanta Braves starting rotation has been phenomenal, posting a combined 1.90 ERA, .210 batting average against and 1.02 WHIP for the first place club. On Friday, the team will be getting some more ammuni...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Atlanta Braves are being saved by their defense - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Braves' defense deserves credit for saving its pitching staff thus far in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Atlanta Braves' postseason chances most affected by injuries duri...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski ranks teams that have been hit the hardest by spring injuries, based on their impact on the pennant races. He says that the Braves have been bitten worst by the injury bug.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  8. What will Braves rotation be in April?

    AJ Mass

    According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy will be making a Monday trip to visit Dr. James Andrews. Medlen has all but resigned himself to the inevitability of Tommy John surgery, and it's star...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  9. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  10. Atlanta Braves lead the way among teams getting most production f...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks at the five teams getting the most production from young players, and explains why the Braves are on the verge of a dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  11. Top pitchers, hitters at specific pitches

    Buster Olney

    It took a while for Mike Minor to develop full confidence in his fastball, but now, throwing that pitch inside is the default decision for him. "If I'm not sure what I want to do," he said earlier this season, "I just throw the fastball." And it s...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  12. What to do with Andre Ethier?

    Buster Olney

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers want alternatives to outfielder Andre Ethier from their minor league system, they've got them. Yasiel Puig has made an enormous impression with his energy and with how hard he plays. However, he also has demonstrated an ina...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  13. Rick Porcello among five breakout pitchers for 2013 - MLB

    C.J. Nitkowski

    C.J. Nitkowski looks at five pitchers he expects to have breakout seasons in 2013, starting with Detroit's Rick Porcello.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. Breakout player picks for 2013

    Keith Law

    Every year there are a few players whom I expect, for scouting reasons or for analytical ones, to take some kind of step or leap forward in performance. I've got eight such names for 2013, with varying degrees of confidence that I try to explain...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Chris Tillman and Domonic Brown among breakout picks for 2013 - M...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law identifies eight players he thinks will break out in 2013, starting with Domonic Brown of the Phillies.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  16. James Shields and the next generation of hidden aces - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down three pitchers who have the potential to sneak up on the baseball world and become aces.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012