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Lunch with Braves' GM part of WM auction Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:00 pm

An opportunity to have lunch with general manager Alex Anthopoulos or receive a one-on-one catching tutorial with Kurt Suzuki stand as two of the packages the Braves are offering as Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs have organized a charity auction that is taking place during this week's Winter Meetings.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Anthopoulos leads Braves into Winter Meetings Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:00 am

Immediately after being named the Braves' new leader on Nov. 13, Alex Anthopoulos traveled to Orlando, Fla., to partake in the General Managers Meetings. He'll visit a different Disney resort this week as he and his staff attend the annual Winter Meetings and attempt to get a better feel for how they can best address the team's needs.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Check out SunTrust Park covered in snow Friday, 8 December 2017, 8:22 pm

Play (snow)ball!

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Michael Clair

Drew-Wainwright deal highlighted '03 Meetings Friday, 8 December 2017, 6:00 pm

With media members, scouts and fellow executives within sight and wondering what these two highly regarded executives might be discussing, John Schuerholz and Walt Jocketty were extending a conversation about J.D. Drew, the outfielder the Braves sought to add to their depleted lineup.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

The Braves' Triple-A affiliate is now the Stripers Friday, 8 December 2017, 4:57 pm

Naturally, the uniforms are pinstriped.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Michael Clair

Braves' roster quietly undergoing changes Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:34 pm

This has certainly been a unique offseason for the Braves, who were neutralized by the lengthy MLB investigation that led them to gain new leadership within the baseball-operations department. But though general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been in place to run this department for less than a month, the Braves have continued to do business and keep up with the unavoidable annual offseason ritual of reconstructing the roster.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Today only! Take 30 percent off orders over $30 Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:01 am

It's a special friends and family savings event at the Braves Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Anthopoulos gears up for 1st WM with Braves Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:50 pm

Alex Anthopoulos has maintained a patient and thorough approach as he has spent the past few weeks devouring information and evaluating the organization he inherited when he was named Braves general manager and executive vice president on Nov. 13.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Braves sign infielder Colon to Minors deal Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 3:30 pm

The Braves had a need for a versatile infielder after non-tendering Jace Peterson and Danny Santana last week. They filled the void by signing utility man Christian Colon to a Minor League deal, a source told MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Joe Trezza

Inbox: Could Braves deal for Opening Day arm? Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:57 pm

Braves reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from fans in the latest version of the Braves Inbox.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Poulis named head trainer as part of reshuffle Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9:14 pm

Longtime Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter will move away from his daily responsibilities and remain with the club as a senior advisor. He will be replaced by George Poulis, who spent the past 15 seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Jays.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018 Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 4:08 pm

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Moves provide window into Anthopoulos' plan? Monday, 4 December 2017, 10:57 pm

Hours before non-tendering Matt Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana on Friday, the Braves claimed versatile right-handed reliever Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays. The combination of these decisions provided a glimpse of how general manager Alex Anthopoulos might structure Atlanta's bullpen and bench for the upcoming season.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Braves get in spirit with tree lighting ceremony Saturday, 2 December 2017, 4:45 pm

The weather outside was anything but frightful -- actually, it was a clear and quite pleasant low-60's Friday evening at The Battery Atlanta as the Braves threw the first pitch of the holiday season, holding their inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Jon Cooper

Adams, Peterson, Santana become FAs Saturday, 2 December 2017, 1:01 am

Unable to trade Matt Adams before Friday's non-tender deadline, the Braves parted ways with their slugging first baseman, along with two others. Atlanta didn't tender contracts to Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana, making them free agents, while tendering contracts to the rest of their arbitration-eligible players -- pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, Sam Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz and Dan Winkler.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Anthony DiComo

Tinnish withdraws from Braves front office post Friday, 1 December 2017, 11:55 pm

Andrew Tinnish, hired recently by the Braves as vice president of amateur and international scouting, has withdrawn from his position due to personal reasons, the club announced Friday.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Chad Thornburg

Braves claim righty Whitley off waivers Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:17 pm

The Braves continued adding to their collection of relievers on Friday, claiming right-hander Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Anthony DiComo

Brothers agrees to 1-year deal with Braves Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:00 am

The Braves agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year deal with left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, thereby avoiding arbitration.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Anthony DiComo

Andruw's astounding peak may lift him to Hall Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:45 pm

Because his career declined rapidly after he turned 30, it is easy to assume Andruw Jones will fall short of being elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. But voters would be negligent to overlook his intriguing resume, which might still be deemed Cooperstown worthy based on its numerous highlights.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Johnson traded to Angels for Minor Leaguer Thursday, 30 November 2017, 7:08 pm

Alex Anthopoulos' first player transaction as Braves general manager offered a measure of salary relief. The Braves on Thursday dealt reliever Jim Johnson and international pool money to the Angels for Minor League left-hander Justin Kelly, thus completing Anthopoulos' first move since becoming GM earlier this month.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Anthony DiComo

Anthopoulos getting feel for offseason direction Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:35 pm

A little more than two weeks into his tenure as the head of the Braves' baseball operations department, Alex Anthopoulos is still getting a feel for which direction he might take with his new organization.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Inbox: How will Braves improve 'pen for '18? Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:50 pm

Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about plans to improve the Braves' bullpen, potential trades and more.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Community-minded Folty lights up young faces Saturday, 25 November 2017, 4:51 am

After being allowed to stay up long past his bedtime, Eli Williams was denied his wish to see Mike Foltynewicz successfully complete his bid for a no-hitter. But the young suburban Atlanta resident will forever be thankful for the bond he has since gained with the Braves pitcher.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Braves penalized for int'l signing violations Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 2:35 am

After spending the past two months investigating infractions committed by the Braves in the international market and in relation to the domestic Draft, Major League Baseball announced its finding and the resulting sanctions late Tuesday afternoon.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Braves trio leads Pipeline's All-AFL Team Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:04 pm

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team:

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mike Rosenbaum

Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from LA Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:15 am

Alex Anthopoulos' first two transactions as the Braves' general manager were influenced by the familiarity he gained with the Dodgers' bullpen as he spent the past two years serving as Los Angeles' vice president of baseball operations.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Braves land pair of Joneses on HOF ballot Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:06 pm

Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones will soon get a better feel for the strength of their Hall of Fame candidacies, as both were on the 2018 Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the first time on Monday afternoon.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

After tough road, Salazar gets to feel joy of title Sunday, 19 November 2017, 8:30 pm

The bucket of Gatorade doused Peoria Javelinas manager Luis Salazar on Saturday with the usual mixture of cold, wet, sticky goo. His club had just defeated the Mesa Solar Sox, 8-2, at Scottsdale Stadium to win this year's Arizona Fall League championship. This was a happy moment for the 61-year-old native of Venezuela who has endured more than enough grief in recent years. The championship came just a little more than six years after Salazar lost his left eye in a freak baseball accident.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:23 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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MVP Acuna, Braves mates lead Peoria to title Saturday, 18 November 2017, 10:18 pm

Braves prospects Ronald Acuna and Alex Jackson combined to go 4-for-8 with six RBIs as Peoria claimed the AFL Championship with an 8-2 win over Mesa on Saturday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | William Boor

Braves' Top 30 prospects list Monday, 27 February 2017, 6:40 pm

Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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