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Braves name John Hart new President of Baseball Operations

John Hart has been serving as the interim general manager of the Atlanta Braves but recently declined interst in taking over the job full time. On Thursday the Braves announced that Hart would take over their President of Baseball Operations role. John Schuerholz has been serving as the Braves president but his duties extend far past the traditional baseball operations role. This...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves name Hart president of baseball operations

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations. Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will also continue to serve in that role. It's unclear if Hart's new title means the team no longer will seek a full-time replacement for Frank Wren, the former general manager. Wren was fired last month following a disappointing...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Potential outfield moves this offseason

When the Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton and his broth B.J before the start of 2013, they looked to have a dream outfield.  But sadly for the club, that never surfaced as B.J. Upton has struggled to hit above his weight in his two seasons as a Brave.  With Justin Upton and Jason Heyward heading into free agency after the 2015 season the Braves have plenty of options entering...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel wins first Trevor Hoffman Award

Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was made by commissioner-to-be Rob Manfred before Game 2 of the 2014 World Series, with Greg...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones’ Question About UF Football Makes You Wonder

Chipper Jones wonders if the Florida Gators could beat Stetson in football. After Saturday in The Swamp, he may be right.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward On The Red Sox Trade Radar?

(Photo By Justin Edmonds)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) writes that Atlanta's Jason Heyward is "definitely a name that’s come up" in Red Sox trade musings. Heyward is a classic case of the "can't miss" guy who has—in fact—mostly missed so far in his career. The 26-year old Heyward is a .262 career hitter...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper tells Braves: ‘Not ready’ to be hitting coach

One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest in the Braves’ hitting coach position, and Jones told him the timing wasn’t right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Schuerholz on report of Hart declining Braves GM job: “Not accurate”

Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the position. “At best the article was not accurate with either the facts or the assumptions,” Schuerholz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Hart turns down Braves GM offer

John Hart will not become the full-time general manager of the Atlanta Braves reports Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Hart took over as the Braves interim GM last month when the team fired Frank Wren. The Braves apparently wanted Hart to take over and set up John Coppolella to eventually take over the role. Sources: John Hart has turned down the Braves' offer to be GM. For now...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Outlook: Aaron Harang

#456222990 / gettyimages.com There are few things more frustrating to a general manager than seeing a pitcher you had written off for lost have a decent season. Making it worse is the fact that you have another shot at him this year and the one thing holding you back are your belief that he had a fluky season…oh and he’s 36 years old. Aaron Harang put many gm’s in this spot...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Aaron Harang could stay in Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves finished the 2014 season with a disappointing 79-83 record, tied for second in the National League East. Although the Braves were only 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, pitching remained a strength, ranked fifth in ERA. One pitcher who is hitting the free agent market but could stay with the Braves is 36-year old Aaron Harang.#456222990 / gettyimages.comAs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
Via BravesWire
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez is safe while others are not so lucky

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return in 2015 for his fifth season with the team, while some of his coaching counterparts on the staff were not so lucky. Gonzalez will get at least one more go-around with the Braves Out is assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, who shared the same fate of hitting coach Greg Walker, who resigned earlier this...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club?#493812085 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ajc.com:Evan Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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