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GM Trade History: Braves' Alex Anthopoulos It's not always fair to judge baseball operations leaders for free agent signings. In many cases, the biggest contracts are negotiated to varying extents by ownership. The same can hold true of major extensions. It's just tough to know from the outside.

Solved: The case of Midtown’s missing, historic magnolias marker In the shadow of today’s Ponce City Market, the Ponce Springs area transformed into a pond, a ballpark, and then a shopping mall, as two grand trees witnessed it all.

Former Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis says he's 'done playing' - Evan Gattis is calling time on his career. On an episode of The Athletic's 755 Is Real Atlanta Braves podcast with David O'Brien and Eric O'Flaherty, the 33-year-old World Series winner says he's "done playing." Gattis didn't play in 2019 after the expiry of his one-year, $6.7 million signed with the Houston Astros prior to the 2018 season.

Braves Recap / Flashback: March 31 However, one of these games towers above the rest: an absolutely insane Atlanta home opener in 2008, when the Braves played host to the Pirates. Setting the stage: The 2008 Braves ended up being essentially the worst iteration of the franchise in recent history.

Braves: Taking a look at the battle among lefty bullpen arms The MLB season may not start for a while, but they are going to do everything in their power to make sure games are played, and a champion will be crowned for 2020.

Evan Gattis Confirms He Is "Done Playing" Burly backstop-turned-DH Evan Gattis confirmed that his playing career is now finished in an appearance on the 755 Is Real Podcast with The Athletic's David O'Brien and Eric O'Flaherty. The 33-year-old says he's "done playing" professionally. This news was obviously expected.

Freddie Freeman is supporting Atlanta workers during COVID-19 pandemic MLB All-Star and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is providing meals to food services workers and families in Atlanta.

Major League Baseball announces extended support for minor league players Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the league-wide initiative of financial support for Minor League players has been extended through May 31st or until the beginning of the minor…

Braves: A chance to re-watch an important part of history starts tonight on ESPN Say what you want about the Worldwide Leader in Sports and its coverage of MLB the last several years, but ESPN has now put together an impressive series during this COVID-19 pandemic. As part of "MLB Encore Tuesdays," ESPN will begin airing classic baseball games every Tuesday through most of April, starting tonight.

Atlanta Braves: Revisiting the trade that sent Adam Wainwright to St. Louis We revisit a famous Atlanta Braves' trade from December of 2003. In order to fill offensive holes they parted ways with their top pitching prospect.

Braves blast from the past: Jair Jurrjens In this Blast from the Past series, I will profile some former Braves player with compelling careers and stories. We start with former Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens. Jair Jurrjens at age 25 looked like an ace in the making as he played in his first All-Star Game in 2011.

The Daily Chop: Nasty Curveballs, Classic Games, Crazy Facts Little is required for baseball content to pass for "news" in the current sports climate.

2010 NLDS Game 4 Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we're rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each. It's time for Game 4 of the 2010 National League Divisional Series.

Monday open thread Get your week started right in tonight’s open thread. Enjoy your evening everyone!

Atlanta Braves: 2019 National League East division champions Here’s a quick look at some of the key players for the Braves during their run to their second straight NL East title in 2019.

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How the Braves might alter their starting rotation in a shortened season The recent news about the agreement between the MLB and MLBPA gives us hope that there will indeed be a 2020 season, but it also all but guarantees that it will be shorter than 162 games. The question remains how much shorter? Right now, the earliest possible start date is mid-May, but that seems increasingly less likely by the day.

Remember When The Padres Traded For Craig Kimbrel? Nearly five years ago, the Padres and Braves shocked the baseball world with a trade of star closer Craig Kimbrel. ….

Braves Flashback / Recap: March 30 Today, we focus on the third game, a protracted seesaw battle that the Braves eventually lost to the Phillies in extra innings by a 5-4 score. In other words, there wasn't even a Braves victory on this date to choose. How it happened: This was a very exciting, back-and-forth game, and it's a shame the Braves ended up short by a run.

North Shore Native Who Moved Braves To Atlanta Dies At 91 Bartholomay, of Chicago, Illinois, died peacefully on March 25, 2020 in New York City following a brief illness. Bill was an international icon in the insurance industry, a trailblazer in major league baseball, a respected civic leader, a loyal philanthropist, and a treasured patriarch.

Atlanta Braves: is Touki Toussaint just in the wrong place? For the Atlanta Braves, a decision may need to be may soon on how to handle starter Touki Toussaint. He's got great talent, but needs a great opportunity.

Breakout Candidate: Max Fried Braves lefty Max Fried had a solid year in 2019, but his best is likely yet to come. Read why MLB Trade Rumors believes a breakout is in store.

Let’s Remember Some Games: September 11, 1970 and May 20, 1972 Oh, to live in a baseball world where Missouri and Illinois are in the "East" and Georgia's in the "West." With my digression out of the way, there wasn't much on the line between the Braves and Astros on that particular day in the tail end of the 1970 season.

Disadvantage, Yankees? Winners, losers if MLB plays shortened season Last week, MLB floated ideas about drastic changes to the schedule and roster rules. Let's evaluate what those potential changes mean and which teams would be helped, or hurt, the most by various scenarios. 140 games or fewer. Any hopes of playing a full 162-game season have already been scrapped.

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