MLB, Padres clarify Petco Park ground rule after Wil Myers ‘home run’ mishap

Depending on whom you ask and which rules you go by, San Diego Padres first basemen Wil Myers either hit a double or a home run in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday. Now, Major League Baseball is working with the Padres to make sure there’s only one answer in the future.Here’s what happened. Myers knocked a deep drive to the right-centerfield wall against the Atlanta...
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Atlanta Braves should tread carefully in hunt for frontline starter

Coppy is on the prowl and doesn’t want to be left standing in this high-stakes game of musical chairs.  But there are dangers out there. Chris Archer, Sonny Gray, Jose Quintana.  Those are the stated targets of the Atlanta Braves‘ desire to add a staff ace to lead their rotation – and their team – […] Atlanta Braves should tread carefully in hunt for frontline starter...
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Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects Every season, I have tried to bring a midseason update to the Atlanta Braves top 100 prospect list that I work on every winter. This year will be a little earlier than most, but we’ll discuss the reasoning for that more in the Friday AQA post. The focus here […] Atlanta Braves Midseason Top 50 Prospects: 21-30 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
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7 hours ago

Atlanta Braves top 15 prospect Patrick Weigel could miss entire 2018 season

Braves just got news that one of their top prospects in the minors could be missing the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 Atlanta Braves drafted right-handed pitcher Patrick Weigel in the 7th round of the 2015 MLB draft out of the University of Houston and the big righty has already impressed many people in […] Atlanta Braves top 15 prospect Patrick Weigel could miss entire 2018 season...
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11 hours ago

Atlanta Braves reportedly eyeing top starting pitchers as trade targets

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11 hours ago

Alabama man arrested after allegedly stealing a golf cart at Braves’ SunTrust Park

At 1:40 a.m. last Wednesday morning, while you were asleep, Marcus Jerry Stephens was at SunTrust Park trying to make off with a golf cart owned by the Atlanta Braves. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police had to “physically stop” Stephens, before arresting him on charges of obstruction and felony theft. The AJC reports that Stephens crashed the cart (valued...
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Braves’ TV analyst Joe Simpson ranted about organist playing while the team was losing

Baseball announcers often find something to complain about, but complaining about their own team’s organist daring to play while opposing batters are coming to the plate is a new one. That’s what Atlanta Braves’ color commentator Joe Simpson (seen at right above) did Sunday, though. With the Braves losing 7-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers in the top of the fourth, here’s what...
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Chopcast LIVE: Ender Inciarte flips script on past first halves, looks All-Star worthy

Ender Inciarte has flipped the script on his past first halves. Diving into the Braves center fielder's All-Star worthiness.
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Rookie Newcomb picks up first victory, Braves stay hot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Newcomb struck out eight over six innings for his first major league victory, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Tuesday night. Atlanta has won eight of 10. Johan Camargo had a two-run double off the left field wall in the fourth to begin the scoring, and Atlanta added an unearned run in the eighth. Newcomb (1-2) made his major league...
1 day ago

Alabama man accused of stealing Atlanta Braves golf cart

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The Atlanta Braves: A third base experiment

The face of the Braves, Freddie Freeman, is changing positions to accommodate first baseman, Matt Adams. The Pittsburgh Pirates started out the year under the same protocol. Andrew McCutchen, their franchise player, started the year in right field, not center. Starling Marte was the 2017 Opening Day centerfielder. You do what is best for your team. Or, at least, that’s what I thought...
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Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Buyers or Sellers?

The trade deadline is about teams adding value, whether short term or long term. Usually, the deals entail trading hot veterans with short contracts to teams on the cusp of postseason play. Sometimes the traded player is the much-needed spark in the rotation or lineup. In the Braves case, Matt Adams was acquired after Freddie Freeman broke his wrist. The hole that Freddie left disappeared...
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Nick Markakis on Braves’ offensive eruption in June, including 12 runs in win over Giants

“We’re getting big hits in big situations.” — Nick Markakis on Braves’ offensive eruption in June, including 12 runs in win over Giants.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Freeze made another Braves fan faceplant during a race

Superhero sprinter “The Freeze” hit a rough spot last week when he suffered a rare defeat to a fan, but now he’s back to making his opponents faceplant on the warning track. Despite the customary headstart, an Atlanta Braves fan during Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants was doomed early on, as The Freeze passed him in right-center field at SunTrust Park. On...
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Freddie Freeman Might As Well Play Third Base

It’s difficult to overstate how much Freddie Freeman means to the Braves. He is, at present, the face of the franchise, and rather than trade Freeman, his general manager would sooner give his right arm. It’s not just that Freeman’s the best player on the Braves — Freeman is the Braves, for all intents and purposes. Although he isn’t Mike Trout, he’s the Braves’ Mike...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Freddie Freeman has been on the disabled list since mid-May and apparently his time on the shelf has triggered something of a reawakening in him.The Atlanta Braves slugger told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to play third base for the team upon his return from injury.“[My] mindset is to return as a third baseman,” said Freeman, per ESPN. “I mentioned it and said I’d...
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Braves' Julio Teheran on fatherhood, his favorite baseball memory with his dad on Fathers Day

Braves' Julio Teheran on fatherhood, his favorite baseball memory with his dad on Fathers Day ... and his pregame roll call.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: The new kids on the block

R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball up. Bartolo Colon down. Pitching has been the biggest trip for the Braves this season. The starting rotation holds a 4.66 ERA this season, and the team is on pace to reach 71-91 by October, according to Fangraphs. Something needs to change. Are those the Wahlbergs I hear? No, that’s just Sean Newcomb and Lucas Sims, the new kids on the block. Newcomb...
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Uncovering the Mystery Behind 'The Freeze' and How He Got So Damn Fast

Over the weekend, Atlanta Braves mascot "The Freeze" took the internet by storm. Between innings, the Braves feature 'Beat the Freeze,' where one lucky fan gets to race a man dressed in a blue jumpsuit and snow goggles. But The Freeze happens to be extremely fast. RELATED: Quarter Squats Are Your Secret Weapon to Sprinting Faster and Jumping Higher The race starts at one side...
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