4-14-14: The Atlanta Braves have been one of the best teams in baseball to get the 2014 MLB season, going, posting an 8-4 record and claiming the top spot in the NL East. Atlanta got the week off to a good start with a 2-1 series win over the New York Mets and closed the week hot with a three game sweep over the Washington Nationals. The Braves were red hot down the stretch, as they got 23 runs to help them get the sweep.
4-7-14: The Atlanta Braves are off to a solid start in 2014, going 4-2 through their first six games and resting comfortably in second place of the NL East. Despite an opening day loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Braves bounced back to win the series over Milwaukee (2-1) and went on to take their next series over the Washington Nationals (2-1), as well. The bats have been active for the Braves, as Freddie Freeman has been connecting at a blistering .421 clip, while also has two homers. Julio Teheran dropped a close opening day game to the Brew Crew, but has been very solid overall with eight strikeouts in a 1-1 start.
4-1-14: Ryan Braun made his return to the field for the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day in a tough 2-0 loss for the Atlanta Braves. Yovani Gallardo was dominant in six shutout innings, while Braves pitcher Julio Terehan gave up the only two runs in the game, along with seven hits in six innings. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was Atlanta’s best player on the day, finding a way to muster up two hits in three stops at the plate.
3-27-14: The Atlanta Braves are scurrying trying to lock up their starting pitching after the losses of Kris Medlen, the likely Opening Day starting pitcher, and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery. The Braves released Freddy Garcia from his contract and quickly signed Aaron Harang, who was recently released by the Cleveland Indians after not making their Opening Day roster even after a strong spring. Harang will be 36 years old this season and had a strong, albeit short, 9 IP spring. Harang should add a solid piece to the Braves rotation, he has averaged over 150 IP in the last three seasons, but he is no Medlen or Beachy. The injuries this season could put the Atlanta Braves at a real disadvantage, especially after being so quiet on the free agent market this season, but will once again rely on the farm system and their young guys to lead them to another National League East title and a playoff spot in 2014.
3-20-14: The Atlanta Braves have had an up and down couple of weeks lately that started with the diagnosis of Opening Day starter Kris Medlen needing a second Tommy John surgery. The Braves, in response, signed the best free agent pitcher available in Ervin Santana, surrendering their first round pick, only to lose Brandon Beachy to a Tommy John surgery as well. The Braves seem willing to go ahead with what they have putting more weight on the recently extended Julio Teheran. Speaking of injuries first basemen Freddie Freeman left the game against the New York Yankees on March 16 after being hit on the thumb by a pitch, he is listed as day to day. Atlanta has a losing record in the Grapefruit League this season, although they have been much improved in the last 10 games or so. Last I checked the Braves still had both Upton brothers and Craig Kimbrel so they will be fine in 2014.
3-13-14: The Atlanta Braves spent their money in the offseason last year but decided this season to ensure that no more of their young core would reach free agency locking up the likes of Andrelton Simmons, Freddie Freeman, Jayson Heyward, and Craig Kimbrel to new deals. Atlanta has had a tough spring, losing more than double the games they have won, and lost their likely Opening Day starter in Kris Medlen in a meaningless Grapefruit League game. Atlanta countered that by signing Ervin Santana who was once considered to be the best, or one of the best free agent pitchers on the market to replace Medlen though and should be fine. The Braves are sure to sell a lot of tickets this year to Turner Field, poor spring performance or not.
3-5-14: The Alanna Braves coming to spring training after an off-season in which they spent a lot of money re-signing their own players. Both Craig Kimbrell and Freddie Freeman re-signed with their teams for lucrative multiyear contracts. Justin Upton another returning player was recently scratched from spring-training lineup with a sore muscle in his right side. However he said he will be okay and felt fine during batting practice the last few days.
2-27-14: The Braves will join the trend of post-game concerts by ushering in their own concert series. Thus far, the team has scheduled two acts this season, and they couldn't be more different.
Following Saturday, May 3rd's game vs the Giants, the Braves will welcome R&B legends Kool and The Gang to the stage. The group is responsible for 12 top-ten singles on the Billboard 200 throughout their career, with the biggest being 1980's “Celebration”. According to TiqIQ, tickets for this average $79 on the secondary market. Cheapest ticket available is $17.
Teen sensation Austin Mahone looks to get the crowd going following the June 3rd game vs Seattle. Despite the first pitch of 7:10, it may be one to let the kids stay up for. It's currently the cheapest opportunity to get Austin Mahone tickets, who will also be performing at Citi Field on September 27th. Tickets for the game are currently as low as $3, and at an average price of $56, the game is 25% below the average of Tickets at $75.
1-24-14: The Atlanta Braves lost their star catcher Brian McCann to the Yankees this offseason and will look to Jason Heyward to help pick up some of the slack left behind by McCann. Additionally longtime Atlanta Brave Pitchers and teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were elected to the Hall of Fame and will be the first set of teammates to entire the Hall together. Along with them will be their former Manager Bobby Cox who was also elected this year.
1-7-14: This off-season the Atlanta Braves have added picture Gavin Floyd as well as Ryan dome it from the twins in a trade. Dome it is going to be an all-purpose utility player who can also eat up innings behind the plate. On the arbitration note the Braves avoided this with Brandon beachy agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1.45 million.
12-9-13: The Braves will say goodbye to their long time catcher and homegrown product Brian McCann as he left the team via free agency to join the New York Yankees. It was clear that McCann was going to be out of the Braves price range once the season ended. The braves are one of the cornerstone franchises in the National League but their unwillingness to spend may be there downfall for the next years to come. As the brave said goodbye last season to the last remains of their glory days in the 90s they will look to rebuild with you on the field and solid arms from the farm. Last season the Braves won the division by 10 games were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs during the division series.
10-8-13: The Atlanta Braves find themselves down two games to one against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. The Braves will look to veteran right hander Freddy Garcia to start Game 4 in Los Angeles after falling to the Dodgers 13-6 in Game 3. The Braves must win to not be eliminated and force a Game 5 Wednesday at Turner Field.
10-1-13: This year the Atlanta Braves won 96 games along with the National League East division title. they were able to win 56 games at home and led to division the entire season finishing with a 10 game lead over the second-place Washington nationals. In the first round of the playoffs the Braves will face the National League West division champions Los Angeles Dodgers. Brace will have Homefield for that series. Justin Upton led the team and homeruns 27 and first baseman Freddy Freeman let the team and RBIs with 109.
8-21-13: Brave outfielder Jason Heyward will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, if not the entire remainder of the season after being hit in the face by a Jon Niese fastball in the 6th inning of Wednesday's game against the Mets. X-rays showed that his jaw was fractured in two places.
8-21-13: The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets last night by a score of 5-3. Not to worry the Braves have a 15 game lead on the division and look to be cruising toward the postseason and another division title. The Braves have one in MLB best 44 home games. After visiting New York to face the Mets the Braves will travel to St. Louis to face the Cardinals. Third baseman Chris Johnson leads the team and hitting with a batting average of .334. The Atlanta Braves own the best record in the major leagues. They are +130 in terms or front differential.
8-6-13: The Atlanta Braves have the best record in baseball and are currently in first place in the National League East division. They have won a league best 11 straight games. This week they will take on the nationals in Washington.
7-18-13: Heading into the break the Atlanta Braves have remained in first place with a six-game lead in the NL East division. After Posting the acquisition of the Upton brothers this off-season the Braves have seen success despite their struggles. The braves have a six-game lead over the Washington nationals for first place. On Friday when the season resumes the braves will face the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Starting pitcher Tim Hudson will square off against John Danks. Offensively the 23-year-old first baseman Freddy Freeman leads the Braves in batting average. He is hitting .308. The braves have the ninth best on-base percentage in baseball as a team.
7/7/13: Closer Craig Kimbrel was named a 2013 National League All Star. So far in 2013 the right-hander has 23 saves, a 1.72 ERA, and 46 strikeouts in 31.1 innings pitched.
6/12/13 - The Atlanta Braves have gotten off to a great start with a record of 39 – 26. Although they lost two games in a row they still sit atop the NL East division by seven games Ahead of the Washington nationals. This week they will play the San Diego Padres Followed by an eight-game homestand. Newly acquired Justin Upton leads the team with 14 home runs. Leading the way for the pitchers for the Braves is Mike Minor who has 8 wins and an ERA of just 2.44. The braves have a strong lineup and should ease their way into the post season.