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Welcome to the Show, Aaron Blair
The Blair Pitch Project moves to the majors as Aaron Blair joins the Atlanta Braves to face the New York Mets.

5 for Monday: Atlanta's Spring Training, Braves Hall of Fame, Freddie's Wrist, and More
Regular series that recaps the previous week looks at the beginning of spring training, Freddie Freeman's wrist, Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame, and more.

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5 for Monday: Atlanta Braves Rotation Taking Shape and More
In a weekly series, the events of the previous week are looked at involving the Braves rotation, spring training stats, injured pitchers, and more.

5 for Monday: Spring Questions, Prospects Demoted, and More Braves News
Weekly series that recaps the previous week and analyzes the current state of affairs for the Atlanta Braves. Topics: Position battles, prospect demotions, and more.

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5 for Monday: Braves Struggles Unseen Since 1990
Checking in with the Atlanta Braves. Topics on deck include the terrible start to 2016, what next big prospect will get the call, and more.

5 for Monday: Are the Braves Better than They Were When 2015 Opened?
The Atlanta Braves have struggled for the last two years, but are they finally showing signs of improvement?

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5 for Monday - Braves Back in the Groove
Weekly recap series focuses on the Braves finally winning for the first time in 2016, Nick Markakis's start, and more

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Atlanta Braves Saturday Stats Pack for April 9, 2016
Weekly column that dives into some interesting stats for both the week that was and the entire season.

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Aaron Blair's Winless Streak So Far: Saturday Stats Pack
The Braves aren't showing any power so far and Aaron Blair's winless first 3 starts are starting to reach territory not seen in 14 years.

Atlanta Braves - About.com
Get Atlanta Braves news, schedules, results, predictions and expert analysis. Find the latest Braves trade rumors, draft info and more.

GeneralNews
Articles focusing on general information about the Braves and their players.

Braves New GM Means Little Has Changed
John Coppolella received a well-deserved promotion, but was already doing much of the work he is now tasked with.

The Story of the Danville 97s
For one year in 1998, the small city of Danville, VA housed a pair of Braves affiliates with one of them, the 97s, lasting but one year.

Top 5 Shortstops in Braves History
The Atlanta Braves have had several talented shortstops over their long and rich history. Who are the Top 5? WAR helps us know.

The Braves Should Keep B.J. Upton
While it might be touch to stomach, the Braves would be better off keeping B.J. Upton.

The Top 9 Outfielders in Braves Franchise History
The Braves have had some good outfielders going back to their Boston days. With the help of WAR, who makes the Top 9 in franchise history?

5. Lefty Tyler - WAR: 12.4 (B-R), 16.4 (Fan), 14.5 avg
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

1. Warren Spahn - WAR: 92.0 (B-R), 74.3 (Fan), 83.2 avg
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

After the Top 2, Things Get Light
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

4. Ed Brandt - WAR: 19.1 (B-R), 12.5 (Fan), 15.8 avg
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

2. Tom Glavine - WAR: 58.7 (B-R), 54.9 (Fan), 56.8 avg
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

3. Steve Avery - WAR: 13.5 (B-R), 20.1 (Fan), 16.8 avg
The Braves have had a pair of the top two lefties in history. Who makes the list?

Kimbrel's 2015: How Rare of a Season Could It Be?
Craig Kimbrel was retained despite the Braves trading away many veterans this offseason. Could 2015 be the most fascinating year of his career?

Profiling the Braves: Warren Spahn
Warren Spahn was one of the best people to ever play baseball. He also might be the best left-hander in baseball history.

The Atlanta Braves and Arbitration
Braves look to be headed to arbitration with Mike Minor. Article includes a look at that case plus some history in arbitration for the Braves.

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5 Steps Toward a Better 2016 Braves Ballclub
The Atlanta Braves have been atrocious to begin 2016. Here are five ways they can be better.

Saturday Stats Pack
A weekly series that looks at interesting numbers and accomplishments involving the Atlanta Braves.

Julio Teheran's Turnaround
Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves has reverted back into form against some stiff competition.

Should the Braves Ax Fredi Gonzalez?
Fredi Gonzalez did not cause the Braves to be this bad, but that should not save his job.

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Atlanta Braves Saturday Stats Pack for April 23, 2016
Weekly series focuses on the powerless Braves, lack of productive outs, pinch-hitting problems, and Matt Wisler's run support.

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Atlanta Braves Saturday Stats Pack for April 16, 2016
Weekly look at interesting stats involving the Atlanta Braves focuses on Nick Markakis's doubles, Jhoulys Chacin's debut, and more

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Hector Olivera: How the Braves Hit Rock Bottom
After Hector Olivera was arrested on assault and battery, the Braves' terrible 2016 is looking cursed.

Profiling The Braves
Profiles of some of the best players in franchise history.

Herman Long: The Original Flying Dutchman
Herman Long played for Boston during each of its five pennants during the 1890's, but it wasn't enough to get him inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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5 for Monday - Braves First Week is Cringeworthy
Weekly series focuses on the Atlanta Braves' first week with injuries to Ender Inciarte and Dan Winkler, terrible play in the field, and lots of loses.

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3 Things
A small look at both old and new players with a focus on three interesting things involving them.

Spring Training 2015
Articles related to the 2015 Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Offseason Moves
Articles focusing on the Hot Stove winter moves of both this season and previous years.

PotentialMoves
Considering often theoretical moves designed to improve the team.

TopFive
Going over the Top Five Players for each position.

Non-Braves Related
While this is a Braves blog, sometimes the need arises to talk about the league or other teams.

3 Takeaways from the Braves' Opening Day Loss
Though the game didn't end the way the Braves wanted, there were a few positives to take from the opening day loss.

Opening Day Fun Facts for the Atlanta Braves
Opening Day is a special day for baseball fans and Braves fans are no different. Let's look at some interesting facts over the years involving Atlanta.

Braves Opening Day Roster Nearly Settled
Even after releasing Michael Bourn and Emilio Bonifacio, the Braves still have decisions to make with their opening day roster.

Atlanta cuts Swisher as Francoeur Gets Closer to Making Team
The Atlanta Braves decide to release outfielder Nick Swisher ahead of the 2016 season. He was acquired from the Cleveland Indians last August.

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5 for Monday: Braves Roster Looks More Settled As Season Looms
In the latest version of this weekly series, topics include possible offseason moves, the Atlanta Braves acquire an old friend, and much more.

Braves X-Factors of 2016: Ender Inciarte
Previewing 2016 X-Factors for the Atlanta Braves. Ender Inciarte has the potential to be a Braves fixture for years.

Roster Crunch: It's a Problem for the Braves
As spring training continues, the Braves could be faced with some tough decisions because of roster limitations.

Atlanta Braves Need to Play It Smart with Prospects
With prospects like Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies, Sean Newcomb, and Aaron Blair, the Braves have tough decisions to make.

Top 10 Teams in Atlanta Braves Franchise History
The Atlanta Braves have over a century of teams in 3 different cities to choose from, but which ones are the best?

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Braves X-Factors of 2016: Julio Teheran
One of the x-factors for the Atlanta Braves in 2016, Julio Teheran will look to bounce back from a down 2015 and pitch his best baseball.

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5 for Monday: Prospects Shining and more Atlanta Braves news
Weekly column with a focus today on prospects looking good so far, Hector Olivera's early returns, left-hand relievers, lineup construction, and more

Atlanta Braves Make First Spring Training Cuts
The Atlanta Braves release David Carpenter and Ryan Kelly while reassigning five other players to the minors.

Quick Analysis as Braves Play 1st Spring Training Game
Observations from Day 1 of the Atlanta Braves' grapefruit schedule.

Babe Ruth Comes Back to Boston as a Brave
Babe Ruth, the former Red Sox and Yankees great, signs with the Boston Braves.

Braves Looking for Answers in the Rotation
The Atlanta Braves have a wide-open battle for at least two open rotation spots among a dozen pitchers trying to make the team.

Jeff Francoeur Serves as Cautionary Tale
The Atlanta Braves reunite with Jeff Francoeur, whose example shows us how little we know about prospects.

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3 Things About Gordon Beckham
The Atlanta Braves signed Gordon Beckham this offseason. Here are three things related to the former University of Georgia star.

Who Are the Atlanta Braves' Top 5 Prospects?
Counting down the top five prospects in a talent-rich system. The future for the Atlanta Braves looks very bright.

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Are the Atlanta Braves Tanking? That All Depends
The Atlanta Braves have been accused of tanking, but is it just smart strategy?

Braves Plan to Spend Big, but Not On Veteran Players
The Atlanta Braves are looking to July for a big splash rather than invest in veterans now.

5 for Monday - Looking Back at the Career of Andruw Jones
With retirement nearly official for Andruw Jones, here's a look at his Top 5 best moments.

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The Hidden Problem with Turner Field
Turner Field and maybe SunTrust Park have a big problem affecting hitters.

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3 Things to Know About Manny Banuelos
The Atlanta Braves' Manny Banuelos will be an arm to watch during spring training. Here's what you should know about him.

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Top 5 Rookie Hitters in Braves' History
Counting down the best single-seasons by rookie hitters during the Atlanta Braves long history.

5 for Monday: Atlanta Braves Thinking Offense, 2016 Projections, and more
Weekly column covering smaller stories involving the Atlanta Braves this week. Subjects discussed include free agents, Ender Inciarte's market, and more.

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Atlanta Braves and Arodys Vizcaino Re-Up for Another Season
The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, agreeing to a one-year contract on January 15, 2016.

Atlanta Braves GM does Q&A on Twitter with Fans
On January 14, 2016, general Manager of the Atlanta Braves, John Coppolella, answered questions from fans on Twitter. Here's the highlights.

Braves and Chris Withrow Agree to Terms
While most of 2014 and all of 2015 was lost to injury, Chris Withrow will begin 2016 in the bullpen and have a chance to realize his potential.

Atlanta Braves Look Toward the Future with Albies & Swanson
For the Atlanta Braves, the middle infield defense might be settled long-term if things go right with Ozhaino Albies and Dansby Swanson

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5 for Monday: Spring Training, 2017 catchers, and more
Weekly series. Topics include what prospects were invited to spring training, how Atlanta Braves finished in the Hall of Fame voting, and more.

Atlanta Braves Say Goodbye to Joey Terdoslavich
After playing over a 100 games with the Atlanta Braves the last three years, Joey Terdoslavich is waived and heads to the Baltimore Orioles.

KJ Re-Braves - Again!
Kelly Johnson resigns with the Atlanta Braves for 2016.

Ken Griffey Jr: The Almost Brave
Ken Griffey Jr., who is headed to the Hall of Fame, seemed to spend a lot of his career as a Braves target, though he never played for Atlanta.

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5 for Monday: Trades, the Hall of Fame, and more
Weekly review of the week that was with rumored trades, the Hall of Fame, minor league signings, and giving the Cameron Maybin deal another look.

Checking in on the Braves Roster as 2016 Nears
Reviewing the offseason so far and where the Braves stand as 2015 comes to a close.

If I Had a Hall of Fame Vote...
Steroid users, 80's All-Stars, and the sweetest swing in baseball history all appear on my Hall of Fame ballot.

Top 10 Atlanta Braves To Never Win a Title as a Brave
A Top 10 list of the Best Atlanta Braves to never win a title as a Brave.

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Braves Could Be Post-Christmas Shoppers
With a little financial flexibility, the Atlanta Braves might be a late free agency player.

Depth Allows the Atlanta Braves to Spend Wisely
The Atlanta Braves have avoided the pitfall of sinking large amounts of money into average starting pitchers. Other teams haven't been so lucky.

5 for Monday: December 21, 2015
Atlanta Braves Week in Review for December 21, 2015.

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The Monday 5: Atlanta Braves Week in Review for
Weekly look back at the week that was for the Atlanta Braves including the additions of Tyler Flowers, Emilio Bonifacio, and Evan Rutckyj

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Everything We Learned from the Shelby Miller Trade
The Atlanta Braves pull off the a big trade to send Shelby Miller packing to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Here is a big picture look at the trade.

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Atlanta Braves, Week in Review,
A regular look at the previous week for the Atlanta Braves covering November 29 to December 5, 2015.

Atlanta Braves Bring Back Jim Johnson
The Atlanta Braves' search for bullpen additions leads them to bring back Jim Johnson.

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A 2015 Rule 5 Atlanta Braves' Preview
The yearly Rule 5 draft gives the Atlanta Braves another chance to build for the upcoming season.

Surprise! Ben Zobrist is an Atlanta Braves Free Agent Target
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be a suitor for Ben Zobrist, the utility player who won a 2015 World Series ring with the Royals.

Why Did the Atlanta Braves Sign Bud Norris?
The Braves sign Bud Norris to a one-year deal as they hope to help Norris round back into form after a troubled 2015.

Atlanta Braves Trade Andrelton Simmons to the Angels
Andrelton Simmons, the defensive guru, becomes the latest Atlanta Brave to be traded as he heads to Los Angeles to play for the Angels

Why Andrelton Simmons Didn't Win a Gold Glove
San Francisco's Brandon Crawford won the 2015 Gold Glove over Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons. The reason, though, may have nothing to do with defense.

The Braves Move Hector Olivera to the Outfield
The Braves decide to shift Hector Olivera from third base to left field just a few months after acquiring him.

The Braves Should Avoid Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy has had a huge 2015 postseason and will hit free agency. Even with their need for offense, the Braves shouldn't be one of his suitors.

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Top 5 Relievers in Braves History
Who are the Top 5 relievers to come into big games for the Braves?

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7 Braves Better For Leaving Baseball
Some Braves draft picks headed to football for new heights.

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Previewing Some Braves' Targets for Free Agent Relievers.
What free agent relievers should the Braves be interested in? We look at a half-dozen possible options

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New Front Office Member Once Tried to Send the Braves a Superstar
Ted Simmons joins the Atlanta Braves over 20 years after nearly sending the Braves Barry Bonds

Ian Kennedy
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Scott Kazmir
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Yovani Gallardo
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Doug Fister
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Marco Estrada
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Wei-Yin Chen
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Shopping for Starters
Will the Braves go shopping for a starting pitcher before the 2016 season? If the price is right, they might.

Shelby K's Ten, Maybin Walks Off With Homer
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Shelby Miller Ends Record Streak on Season's Last Day
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Swisher Doubles, Does the Chop
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Adonis Walks It Off As Braves Comeback
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Teheran Outduals Harvey
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Christian Bethancourt Makes His First Homer Count
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Shelby Miller Throws Second Shutout, Flirts With Greatness
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Andrelton Simmons Does the Impossible to Travis d'Arnaud (Again!)
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Gomes Pitches
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Great Times in a Bad Year
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Moylan Also Returns
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Braves Start 5-0
Top moments from the 2015 season for the Atlanta Braves.

Fredi Gonzalez's Latest Fire-able Offense
Many have called for Fredi Gonzalez to be canned. A managerial decision gives even more ammo to that movement.

Previewing the Outfield Market
The outfield free agent market is top heavy for the winter of 2015-16. Should the Braves be buying?

Dexter Fowler
The outfield free agent market is top heavy for the winter of 2015-16. Should the Braves be buying?

Austin Jackson
The outfield free agent market is top heavy for the winter of 2015-16. Should the Braves be buying?

Gerardo Parra
The outfield free agent market is top heavy for the winter of 2015-16. Should the Braves be buying?

Daniel Murphy
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Stephen Drew
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Ben Zobrist
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Chase Utley
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Second Base Needs Helps
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Howie Kendrick
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Asdrubal Cabrera
The Braves have Jace Peterson, but that might not stop them from looking for an improvement.

Simba's Heroics
Checking out some observations and stats for the 2015 Braves including walk-offs, something that hasn't been done since the 40's, and the long player list.

Lack of Gappers
Checking out some observations and stats for the 2015 Braves including walk-offs, something that hasn't been done since the 40's, and the long player list.

Aiming for 60?
Checking out some observations and stats for the 2015 Braves including walk-offs, something that hasn't been done since the 40's, and the long player list.

One Myth Busted
Checking out some observations and stats for the 2015 Braves including walk-offs, something that hasn't been done since the 40's, and the long player list.

Two Complete Starting Staffs Used
Checking out some observations and stats for the 2015 Braves including walk-offs, something that hasn't been done since the 40's, and the long player list.

As Long As He Produces, Adonis Will Play
The Braves have gotten some big hits from Adonis Garcia. Does he fit into the picture heading into next year?

Previewing the Free Agent Market - Catcher
Braves will be on the look out for an option behind the plate for the 2016 season. Who is available?

Are the Braves Considering Cespedes?
For the weak-hitting Braves, might they find the offense they need from the former Cuban defector?

Matt Wisler
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

Mike Foltynewicz
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

Christian Bethancourt
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

September Could Be Big for Certain Braves
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

Hector Olivera
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

Jace Peterson
A look at Braves that, without strong finishes to their year, could influence the front office to make moves.

Collection of Stats and Observations
A collection of stats and observations for the Atlanta Braves, including a special focus on Jonny Gomes pitching.

.565 OPS
A collection of stats and observations for the Atlanta Braves, including a special focus on Jonny Gomes pitching.

18 Starts
A collection of stats and observations for the Atlanta Braves, including a special focus on Jonny Gomes pitching.

Gomes on the Mound
A collection of stats and observations for the Atlanta Braves, including a special focus on Jonny Gomes pitching.

Mike Minor Could Be a Brave in 2016
Many felt Mike Minor's days with Atlanta ended after shoulder surgery torpedo'd his 2015, there may be reason to think Minor will be a Brave in '16.

Braves Eye an Unusual Record
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

Strikeouts? We Don't Get 'Em
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

Simba Says No to K's
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

When Nick Markakis Swings, Expect Contact
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

Shelby Miller's Fastball(s)
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

Cameron Maybin's Career Year
A weekly installment on stats and observations relating to the Atlanta Braves.

Braves Having No Regrets About Trading Heyward
Nine months after the Braves traded Jason Heyward, we take a moment to reflect on the deal.

Wisler's Declining Strikeout Numbers
A weekly look at interesting stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves.

Andrew McKirahan's ERA Doesn't Tell Us Much
A weekly look at interesting stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves.

Shelby's Bad Luck
A weekly look at interesting stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves.

Pedro Ciriaco Hates Walks
A weekly look at interesting stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves.

Braves Reaching Historical Levels
A weekly look at interesting stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves.

Profiling the Braves: Dale Murphy
Dale Murphy was one the nicest guys who ever played for the Braves. He was also one of the best.

Profiling the Braves: Bobby Cox
Manager Bobby Cox was not only instrumental in guiding the Braves through the Streak, but he helped build its foundation.

Profiling the Braves: Chipper Jones
Though it took Todd Van Poppel's arrogance, Chipper Jones would become possibly the best Atlanta Brave of all time.

Christian Bethancourt's Future with the Braves Improving
Christian Bethancourt was demoted to the minors after 2.5 months of struggles, but he has rebounded nicely since.

Chris Johnson Dealt for a Pair of Bad Contracts
Michael Bourn returns to the Braves with Nick Swisher as Chris Johnson heads to Cleveland in a strange trade.

Relief Pitcher David Aardsma
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Left fielder Jonny Gomes
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Starting Pitcher Julio Teheran
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Corner Infielder Chris Johnson
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Braves Have Been Active and Might Not Be Done
Waiver trades during August allow teams a chance to remain active on the trade front.

Saturday Stats Pack for August 1
The Braves' pitchers have been absolutely awful at the plate, Maybin and Jace are in a nose dive, and the Braves are approaching 1980's win-loss territory.

The Trade that Shocked the Baseball World
As the trading deadline neared, the Braves completed a three-team, 13-player trade that may define John Hart's reign as Atlanta's

Braves Embrace Their Role As Sellers
The Braves make it official that the 2015 season is a lost cause. Let's look at the trade with the Mets and where the Braves go from here for the rest of the season.

Saturday Stats Pack for July 18
A franchise record is tied, Kelly Johnson continues to surge, and Nick Markakis's homerless streak continues to climb for the Atlanta Braves in this week's column.

4. John Smoltz - WAR: 80.3 (Fangraphs), 67 (B-R), 73.7 avg*
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

2. Kid Nichols - WAR: 72.8 (Fangraphs), 108.5 (B-R), 90.7 avg
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

1. Greg Maddux - WAR: 73.9 (Fangraphs), 66 (B-R), 70 avg
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

3. Phil Niekro - WAR: 71 (Fangraphs), 90 (B-R), 80.5 avg
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

Who Makes the List for the Atlanta Braves?
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

5. Vic Willis - WAR: 30.9 (Fangraphs), 46.2 (B-R), 38.6 avg
The Top 5 Right-Handers in Braves History is full of Hall of Famers.

Pitch Framing Needs to be Addressed for the Braves
Atlanta once had the best pitch framer in baseball, but now they are struggling with this lost art behind the plate.

Should the Braves Trade Cameron Maybin?
Cameron Maybin is in the midst of his best year in the majors. Should the Braves sell high on his this year?

Andrew Susac, San Francisco Giants
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Max Pentecost, Toronto Blue Jays
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Jacob Nottingham, Houston Astros
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Jorge Alfaro, Texas Rangers
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Can the Braves Find A Franchise Catcher?
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to be interested in finding a young catcher to spend the next decade behind the plate.

Saturday Stats Pack for July 4
A collection of stats and observations involving the Atlanta Braves as of July 4, 2015.

Remembering the Game That Refused to End
On a rainy Independence Day in 1985, the Braves welcomed the Mets for a little baseball. 19 innings of it.

Braves Sign 2 Major International Prospects
The International Signing Period is a big for scouts and general managers as they look to improve their system with an influx of young talent.

Jace Peterson: A (Nearly) Midseason View
Acquired from the Padres, Jace Peterson has been a solid addition to the Atlanta Braves lineup so far. What can he improve and is he a part of the long-term picture?

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Third Baseman Juan Uribe
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Outfielder Jonny Gomes
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Utility Player Kelly Johnson
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Reliever Jim Johnson
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Reliever Jason Grilli
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Atlanta Needs to Consider Moving Players
With the trading deadline looming, Atlanta should be seeking out prospects to help their system.

Simple Changes for the Braves
The Braves have been better than expected, but without fixing some of the problems that have developed, Atlanta will not be able to improve.

Nick Markakis's Power Outage
Markakis is off to a .300 start, but has yet to homer. Is that a fluke or a continuation of a worrisome trend?

Atlanta Braves Week in Review (May 11)
Atlanta's first full week of May was a bad one - especially during a series in Washington D.C.

Saturday Stats Pack for May 16
Topics looked at: Braves aren't drawing fans to the Ted, Freddie Freeman is on pace to do something that hasn't been done since the 30's, and more!

Stats Saturday for May 9
Topics discussed: Andrelton Simmons and plate discipline, pitching around Freddie Freeman, catcher's ERA, the many pitchers utilized so far, and more

Who Is the Last Atlanta Braves Position Player to Pitch?
Position players pitching is a fun oddity in baseball. Have any Atlanta Braves position players gave it a go on the mound?

Why Christian Bethancourt Should Start
Christian Bethancourt has lost his starting gig. It is time for that to be changed back.

Saturday Stats Pack for May 23
Topics discussed in this weekly series include struggles behind the plate, no power at the plate, too many walks and homers, and Shelby Miller's cutter.

9 Rock Solid Predictions for the Atlanta Braves in 2015
Want to know what the 2015 season will look like for the Atlanta Braves, but hate waiting? Look no further.

3 Reasons the Braves Will Make the 2015 Playoffs
Some believe the Braves are destined for around 90 loses and maybe even more. But is it possible for them to get to the postseason? You betcha.

Braves Roster Beat: March 27
The rain put an early end to the game on March 27, 2015 between the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox, but not before the Braves won 4-2.

Braves Roster Beat: March 28
On March 28, 2015, the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 in no small part because of Jace Peterson's two-run double.

3 Reasons the Braves Will Miss the 2015 Playoffs
After a winter of change, will the Braves make the playoffs? Will, with these question marks, it's hard to see it.

Braves Roster Beat: March 31
The Atlanta Braves struck out 15 Houston Astros on March 31, 2015. Also, they lost 8-5.

How The 25 Man Roster Took Shape
The final week of spring training for the Atlanta Braves saw a flurry of activity. Here's a recap.

Breaking Down the Epic Kimbrel Trade
Hours before the 2015 season was due to begin, the Braves put the final touches on a trade involving Craig Kimbrel.

What Does Options Even Mean? A Baseball Primer
Exploring what options refers to in a baseball business context along with why options may play a role in deciding who is an Atlanta Brave when the season opens.

Chris Johnson: Can He Be Fixed?
Chris Johnson's 2014 was very different than his 2013. Will 2015 be a return to form?

John Hart's Leap of Faith
Was signing Nick Markakis a bad move this offseason? If he fails to revert back to his pre-2013 self, probably.

2015 Spring Training Information
General information related to the 2015 spring training for the Atlanta Braves with links to all pertinent information.

What to Expect from Jose Peraza
Jose Peraza is on the cusp of the majors, but what kind of player will he be?

Baseball Considers Outlawing Defensive Shifts
Defensive Shifts. Some love them, some think they are killing the game. MLB Commish seems to be in the latter group. Should he be, though?

Alex Rodriguez's Alternate Reality
In the winter of 2000-01, the Braves were front-runners for a mega free agent. Looking back at how close A-Rod was to being a Brave.

Why Did the Braves Trade David Hale?
The Atlanta Braves traded David Hale after a solid rookie season. What was their justification?

Jonny Gomes and Zoilo Almonte: One Good Ballplayer
Can a left field platoon work for the Braves in 2015?

Service Time: Explaining One of Baseball's Nuances
An explanation as to what service time is and how teams can manipulate it.

Who Helped and Hurt Their Case Today?
The Braves opened spring training on March 4. Did anyone potentially give themselves a leg up on the competition? How about fall behind?

Braves Roster Beat: March 7
The Atlanta Braves had a particularly bad March 7, 2015. They lost twice to the Tigers and Mets. Who stood out?

Braves Roster Beat: March 8
The Atlanta Braves managed to throw a no-hitter on March 8, 2015, but could not manage a win.

Braves Roster Beat: March 9
Braves beat the Nationals in spring training action, 2-1, on March 9, 2015. Who stood out for the victors?

Atlanta Braves Saturday Stats Pack for June 6
In a regular column, some interesting stats are looked at involving the Atlanta Braves. Topics include Mike Foltynewicz's strikeouts, awful bullpen numbers, and more.

3rd Round - Craig Kimbrel (2008)
Closer Craig Kimbrel is the top player selected in the 3rd round in Braves history.

8th Round - Jason Schmidt (1991)
Jason Schmidt is the top player selected in the 8th round in Braves history

2nd Round - Tom Glavine (1984)
Tom Glavine is the top player selected in the 2nd round in Braves history.

4th Round - David Justice (1985)
David Justice is the top player selected in the 4th round in Braves history.

6th Round - Wayne Garrett (1965)
Wayne Garrett, selected in the first draft, is the top player picked in the 6th round in Braves history

7th Round - Rick Camp (1974)
Rick Camp is the top player selected in the 7th round in Braves history.

5th Round - Ryan Klesko (1989)
Ryan Klesko is the top player selected in the 5th round in Braves history

10th Round - Tony Graffanino (1990)
Tony Graffanino is the top player selected in the 10th round for the Braves.

9th Round - Paul Runge (1979)
The Braves have had little luck in the 9th round of the draft as Paul Runge is their top pick.

1st Round - Chipper Jones (1990)
The top and best first round selection in Braves history is Chipper Jones.

Profiling the Braves: Greg Maddux
Greg Maddux's career is more than numbers. Relive how he developed into a star, his time with the Braves, and how he almost never came to the Braves.

Top 5 Third Basemen in Braves History
The Braves franchise has been blessed with two of the top ten third baseman in history. Who else ranks with them in the Top 5 3B in franchise history?

Top Five Catchers in Braves History
Using WAR to help find the top five catchers in Atlanta Braves' history

Top 5 First Basemen in Braves History
Counting down to the top First Baseman in Braves history using WAR as a guideline

The Atlanta Braves Outfield: 7 to Watch For
With a wide-open battle for possibly as many as four spots in the outfield this spring, who are the favorites to break camp with the Braves?

Who's Catching Anyway?
While many seem pretty sure what two players will make up the catching duo for the Braves in 2015, could others be in the mix?

Atlanta Braves Infield Far From Certain
Plenty of candidates are vying for playing time at second base this spring for the Braves. Some may also shift to third.

Help Wanted: Atlanta's Bullpen Needs Applicants
The Braves bullpen gets a remodel for 2015. See who has the inside track to breaking camp with the team.

Spring Training Battle: Fifth Starter
Looking at the pitchers who are battling to join the Braves rotation in 2015.

4 Reasons 2015 Won't Be So Hard for Braves Fans
Losing can be tiresome, but once you accept the most likely result of a rebuilding season, the less stress it will cause you.

Top 5 Second Basemen in Braves History
Ranking the Top 5 Second Basemen in Braves history from Boston to Atlanta.

What Did the Braves Get in Dian Toscano?
Braves branch out and sign Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano. What should they expect?

Was rebuilding the right choice?
The Braves are in the middle of a rebuilding project, but should they be? And are they headed in the right direction?