Washington, Hernandez join Braves' coaching staff
MLB.com Updated Oct 11
Ron Washington did not gain the managerial position he interviewed for in Atlanta. But the highly-regarded coach and former big league skipper impressed the Braves' brass enough to earn a spot on manager Brian Snitker's big league coaching staff.Share Tweet
Brian Snitker finally was given his most-cherished prize for four decades of service to the Atlanta Braves.Share Tweet
Hoping to return, Strasburg throws off moundMLB.com Oct 7Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, his first time throwing off the mound since he left a game against the Braves on Sept. 7 with a forearm injury. He threw about 25 pitches, all fastballs and changeups, and alt…Share Tweet
Braves part ways with pitching coach McDowellMLB.com Oct 7Roger McDowell's 11-season tenure as the Braves' pitching coach ended on Friday, when he was informed the club would not exercise his option for the 2017 season.Share Tweet
I Covered The Braves For A Newspaper That Didn't Existdeadspin.com Oct 5When my sportswriter friend asked me, back in September of 2000, if I wanted to join him at an Atlanta Braves game that he was working, my first thought was, “That sounds fun!” When he suggested that I use an outdated photographer’s pass he had in his p…Share Tweet
Strasburg throws off flat ground at workoutMLB.com Oct 4Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was throwing off flat ground during the club's workout on Tuesday at Nationals Park, but he did nothing more than that. Strasburg hasn't pitched in a game since straining the flexor mass in his right arm on Sept.…Share Tweet
2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overallMLB.com Oct 3With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.Share TweetThe Detroit Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Julio Teheran matched a career high with 12 strikeouts and Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning sacrifice fly that led the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 victory in the last game at Turner Fi…Share Tweet
Braves Give Turner Field a Rousing Send-Off in Final Gamenytimes.com Oct 2Walter Banks posed for pictures, caught up with old friends and turned a bit wistful as he remembered all the good times as an Atlanta Braves usher.Share Tweet
Johnson signs two-year extensionMLB.com Oct 2Before playing the Tigers in their regular-season finale on Sunday afternoon, the Braves announced they signed closer Jim Johnson to a two-year contract extension that runs through the end of the 2018 campaign. Financial terms were not immediately revea…Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1Thanks to the Tigers' 5-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday evening, the Orioles have clinched a tie for an American League Wild Card berth despite their 7-3 loss to the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.Share TweetTurner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth video board to the restaurant that hovers above right field to concession stands selling all manner of food and drink.Share TweetThere are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997.Share Tweet
Miggy, Norris get Tigers 1/2 GB of Wild CardMLB.com Sep 30The Tigers rode Miguel Cabrera's two home runs and Daniel Norris' power fastball to within a half-game of the Blue Jays for the American League's second Wild Card. A pair of Cabrera drives supported Norris' 6 2/3 innings, sending Detroit to a 6-2 win ov…Share Tweet
Cabrera 2 HRs, Tigers Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat BravesTigers manager Brad Ausmus just wants to focus on his team, rather than worry about the other teams in the AL wild-card race.Share TweetDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 29The sun is setting on Turner Field. (AP) ATLANTA, Ga.–There’s a strange vibe at Turner Field these days that has nothing to do with the baseball-like product that the Braves are playing. The team’s touting a countdown of the final days at its perfectly …Share Tweet
Inciarte solidifying role as leadoff hitterMLB.com Sep 29Over the past three seasons, 19 players have batted leadoff for the Braves. And although eight have filled that spot this year, Ender Inciarte has cemented his status atop the order over the past two months.Share Tweet
Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?Mar 10ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
Gattis Heading To HoustonJan 14Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks OwnershipJan 12ESPN senior basketball writer Marc Stein discusses Hank Aaron's interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.
Padres Complete Big Three With Upton TradeDec 19Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.