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What's Next for the Braves After Firing GM Wren

What's Next for the Braves After Firing GM Wren

nytimes.com yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Updated 2 hours ago
For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.
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  • The Grand Slam: Andrew McCutchen's homer puts Pirates on cusp o…

    The Grand Slam: Andrew McCutchen's homer puts Pirates on cusp of playoffs

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    It seemed like 2013 for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night — Francisco Liriano pitching like an ace, Andrew McCutchen hitting a go-ahead homer, the playoffs within reach. The Pirates edged the Atlanta Braves 1-0, lowering their playoff-clinching mag…
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  • Roundup: White Sox Slow Tigers’ Pursuit of A.L. Central Title

    Roundup: White Sox Slow Tigers’ Pursuit of A.L. Central Title

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Detroit, unable to take advantage of Chicago’s inexperienced starter, Chris Bassitt, ended the night a game ahead of second-place Kansas City.
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  • Liriano's gem puts Bucs on cusp of playoff berth

    Liriano's gem puts Bucs on cusp of playoff berth

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Francisco Liriano struck out seven over six shutout frames and Andrew McCutchen went deep as the Bucs reduced their magic number to two with a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday at Turner Field.
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  • Cox gives Fredi vote of confidence as manager

    Cox gives Fredi vote of confidence as manager

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    When they learned the Braves had dismissed general manager Frank Wren on Monday morning, manager Fredi Gonzalez's parents called him to see if he had been affected by any changes. In other words, they had the same question as many other fans when they l…
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  • Bucs work out Terrelle Pryor

    Bucs work out Terrelle Pryor

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    The Bucs may be without quarterback Josh McCown for the next few weeks after he suffered a thumb injury in the team’s blowout loss to the Falcons last Thursday and that may have them in the market for some help at the position. Field Yates of ESPN.com r…
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  • Lovie Smith: Changes are coming for Bucs

    Lovie Smith: Changes are coming for Bucs

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- After Thursday night’s 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Lovie Smith said there would be changes with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith was asked Monday to elaborate on what changes might be coming. He declined to go into any detail.…
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  • Receivers, RB Smith sidelined for Falcons

    Receivers, RB Smith sidelined for Falcons

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Monday, the wide receiver trio of Roddy White, Harry Douglas, and Devin Hester were without helmets coming off injuries. White missed last Thursday night's 56-14 win against Tampa Bay wi…
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  • Royals expect Moore to remain GM through contract

    Royals expect Moore to remain GM through contract

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Royals chairman and owner David Glass said on Monday that he doubts that general manager Dayton Moore would want to take the currently vacant Braves GM job, but that he wouldn't stand in Moore's way if Moore wanted to leave Kansas City.
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  • Falcons hope to sustain defensive intensity

    Falcons hope to sustain defensive intensity

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan sent a subtle but stern message to this defense last week when he said no defender was playing at a high level. "That was true," defensive tackle Corey Peters said. "The Saints game, we did…
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  • Falcons to prepare for Teddy Bridgewater

    Falcons to prepare for Teddy Bridgewater

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Facing a rookie quarterback often works to a team's advantage. We'll see if such is the case for the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. As the Falcons (2-1) prepare for their trip to Minnesota to face the Vikings (1-2) outdoors, they will have to game plan fo…
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  • Braves eliminated from playoffs as B.J. Upton has a bad day thr…

    Braves eliminated from playoffs as B.J. Upton has a bad day throwing home

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    The Atlanta Braves collapsing down the stretch and missing the playoffs wasn't entirely the fault of outfielder B.J. Upton, though it's reasonable to think that Upton's mere existence on Atlanta's roster at roughly $15 million per season could be hasten…
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  • Mets complete sweep behind dominant deGrom

    Mets complete sweep behind dominant deGrom

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    In his previous start against Miami at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom tied a modern Major League record by striking out the first eight hitters he faced. On Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, deGrom only struck out the first four Braves hitters but fired four …
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  • Mets 4, Braves 2: Mets Send Braves Closer to Elimination

    Mets 4, Braves 2: Mets Send Braves Closer to Elimination

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 20 (2 days ago)
    The Mets’ Jon Niese allowed two runs and seven hits to earn a win against Atlanta, which fell two games under .500.
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  • Minor exits start with shoulder discomfort

    Minor exits start with shoulder discomfort

    MLB.com Sep 20 (2 days ago)
    Mike Minor completed just one inning before exiting Saturday night's start against the Mets with left shoulder discomfort. The Braves announced that he will be further evaluated by their medical staff.
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  • Video - Pirates Shut Out Braves 00:42

    Pirates Shut Out Braves

    Sep 22
    Andrew McCutchen's home run helped the Pirates past the Braves 1-0.
  • Video - Is Frank Wren To Blame For Braves' Woes? 02:02

    Is Frank Wren To Blame For Braves' Woes?

    Sep 22
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss the Braves' firing of GM Frank Wren.
  • Video - Pirates Shut Out Braves 01:43

    Pirates Shut Out Braves

    Sep 22
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Andrew McCutchen's home run helped the Pirates past the Braves 1-0.
  • Video - Devin Hester's Place In History 00:59

    Devin Hester's Place In History

    Sep 21
    Israel Gutierrez discusses Devin Hester's potential Hall of Fame credentials and the importance of return specialists.

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