Category: Bobby Cox

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 ...

Chipper Jones Has Some Choice Words For Those Who Question His Intentions

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Given the career of Chipper Jones, it seems hard for me to fathom why anyone would question his intentions or motivations in returning for another season with the Atlanta Braves. Still, apparently some folks out there are doing just that. Let's take a look at all the reasons why this is ...

Frank Wren Remains Mum on New Atlanta Braves Manager

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Bobby Cox took one heck of a ride during his final year with the Atlanta Braves. The esteemed manager worked to keep all of the parts, new and old, in working order. His team put together one of the best early runs in all of baseball. And in the end, ...

For The 16th And Final Time, Bobby Cox Goes To The Playoffs

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Bobby Cox started managing the Atlanta Braves when he was 37 years old. He's 69 now and in his last and maybe most rewarding season. Cox's first few seasons were not at all representative of what was to come. The Braves were 266 - 323 in his first stint, but ...

Derek Lowe’s Hot September Propels Braves to NL Wild Card Lead

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The Atlanta Braves led the National League East division for what seemed like the entire year until the Phillies caught fire this month and eventually won the division for the fourth-consecutive season.  The Braves now find themselves leading the NL Wild Card race with the San Diego Padres  and heading ...

Chipper Jones: Done For Season, Not Career

Monday, August 16th, 2010

We save the, "Now that his career is over, is Chipper Jones a first-ballot Hall of Famer?" debate for at least another seven months. Despite an ACL injury that forced him to have reconstructive surgery and miss the rest of the 2010 season, Jones will attempt to comeback for an ...

The Atlanta Braves Nine-Game Losing Streak Is A Distant Memory

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Heading into the season the Atlanta Braves had high hopes as they wanted to send manager Bobby Cox out on a high note as it is his last year as the skipper of the club.  Jason Heyward, who was baseball’s number one prospect, made the club after an incredible spring ...

Chipper Jones May Walk Away from $20 Million

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

It's not quite embarrassing for Larry Wayne Jones - yet. Chipper is hitting just .226 with a .729 OPS, but he is just two years removed from the best offensive season of his career (2008 when he hit .364 with a 1.044 OPS) and has still been able to play ...

Jason Heyward Has Lived Up to the Hype Thus Far

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

At the start of spring training, Atlanta Braves rookie right fielder, Jason Heyward, received a lot of hype from his manager, fellow teammates and baseball pundits from around the country.  Very rarely does a young phenom like him ever live up to the hype, but so far Heyward has lived ...

Chipper Jones And The Braves Are Contenders Again

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The Atlanta Braves head into the 2010 season with the hopes of getting back into the playoffs one last time before Bobby Cox retires at season’s end.  Sure every team’s goal heading into spring training is to make the postseason, but the Braves chances this year are the best they ...