Category: Atlanta Braves

Craig Kimbrel Says the NL East Will Come Down to the Braves, Nationals and Phillies

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Last year the Atlanta Braves finished with 94 wins. Most years that would have been plenty to win the NL East. Not last year. The Washington Nationals announced their arrival with a 98-win season and they're not going away. Neither are the Braves, though. Atlanta made a blockbuster trade for Justin ...

Chipper Jones Denies He is Bound for New York, Says he Doesn’t Have the Drive to Return

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Start spreading the news. Chipper Jones isn't leaving today. He doesn't want to be a part of it. It being New York, N.Y., that is. The rumors of Chipper Jones signing with the Yankees as a stopgap third baseman/designated hitter were far-fetched to begin with even before Brian Cashman admitted it. ...

Tim Hudson Discusses His Pursuit of 200 Career Wins and the Flaws of the Wild Card Play-In Game

Monday, February 25th, 2013

This past Friday, Tim Hudson pitched two hitless innings against Detroit. The Braves right-hander walked a batter and needed just 10 pitches during his outing. Hudson is just three wins away from 200 careers wins. The Braves' starting rotation will feature four players under the age of 31 to start the ...

Brian McCann Believes Great Things are Still Ahead of Him Heading Into Contract Year

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Brian McCann appeared to be the next great catcher in baseball, driving in nearly 100 runs and hitting in the vicinity of .300 from 2006 to 2009 in Atlanta. With multiple things bothering him, the last few years haven't been quite as productive. Now McCann is entering the final year ...

Justin Upton Hopes for More Consistency Playing Alongside his Brother in Atlanta

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Justin Upton was hardly a model of consistency in Arizona. He hit 26 home runs in 2009, followed by years with 17, 31 and 17 again, with RBI numbers fluctuating accordingly. After a monster offseason trade, Upton landed alongside brother B.J. in Atlanta, where he says he'll strive for more ...

Fredi Gonzalez Looks Forward to a Season with Two Uptons in His Lineup

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Atlanta Braves made one of the biggest headlines of the offseason late last week when they got Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a seven-player trade. The deal means Justin will be playing with brother B.J. in Atlanta this season, giving the Braves a prolific outfield that manager ...

Dale Murphy on Bonds and Clemens in the HOF: “If they get in I think it’s going to be at least 10 years.”

Monday, January 14th, 2013

After this year's voting for the MLB Hall-Of-Fame, there were no players inducted to the 2013 class and that includes Dale Murphy once again. The Braves legend spent 18 years in the majors. He was a two-time NL MVP, seven-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove winner. However, he also ...

B.J. Upton Believes The Braves Are A Great Fit For Him Because Bobby Cox And Fredi Gonzalez Made Him Feel Comfortable

Friday, November 30th, 2012

B.J. Upton is heading northeast from Tampa Bay after the centerfielder inked a  five-year contract for $75.25 million. His contract is the biggest one ever given to a free agent by the franchise. But the 28-year-old is happy to sign with Atlanta beyond simply the money. He believes his new organization ...

Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson Calls the Infield Fly Play One of the Worst Calls Ever, Backs Up Fans

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

It's time to get some reaction after last Friday's controversial call in the St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves Wild Card play-in game. It goes without saying that the infield fly rule call made late in the game by Sam Holbrook was a brutal call that shouldn't have been made, but that doesn't ...

Chipper Jones: “Everybody knows that we’re capable of beating anybody on a nightly basis”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

At age 40, this is the final season in the majors for Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Unless of course, it isn't. It has been quite a ride for Jones. He has been able to stay relatively healthy this season and the unquestioned leader of the Braves is batting .292 ...