Category: Jason Heyward

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 ...

Chipper Jones on Florida Marlins: “They signed every free agent that was on the market. Let them do it. I like our club.”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Chipper Jones is giving it another go this season after having knee surgery mid-way through last season to be healthy for September and October. It turned out that the Atlanta Braves had a massive October collapse last season and saw their postseason hopes fade away as the St.Louis Cardinals took ...

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, ...

Mike Stanton: “I am going to have as much confidence as possible and just try my best and see how it goes.”

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Since being drafted seventy-ninth overall in MLB’s 2007 Amateur Draft, Mike Stanton has a made a name for himself in the minor leagues as a run-producer and a franchise player that a team can build an offense around.  Before this season began, Stanton was the number three ranked prospect in ...

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 ...