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Memo to Braves fans: There?셲 a case to be made for Bud Black

Bud Black robed in Friars; regalia. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Over the weekend, the wave of sentiment to make Brian Snitker the Atlanta Braves’ permanent manager rose to “Poseidon Adventure” proportions.


Jim Johnson signs 2-year contract extension with Braves

Jim Johnson signs 2-year contract extension with Braves

Rather than test the free-agent market this winter, veteran closer Jim Johnson re-upped with the Braves Sunday, signing a two-year contract extension on the final day of the season.
Blair shines (10 K) as Braves beat Tigers, 5-3

Blair shines (10 K) as Braves beat Tigers, 5-3

In the penultimate game of the Braves season, Aaron Blair finally showed a large and enthusiastic home crowd exactly why he was such a highly regarded prospect, and Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis supplied the power element that?셲 been a significant part of Atlanta?셲 second-half offensive resurgence.
Jenkins got a scare, but arm numbness gone a day later

Jenkins got a scare, but arm numbness gone a day later

Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins got a scare when his fingers tingled and his forearm went numb after an eighth-inning pitch Friday night, but a day later he felt fine and there seemed to little if any concern about his health.

Turner Field legacy lives on

By Helena OlivieroBefore the home runs and double plays, before the no-hitters and what-about-them-Braves moments, other heroics took place at this stadium in Atlanta.

The times, and players, were special

HEADLINE: Pitcher John Smoltz?쏧t?셲 interesting because I spent half of my career at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and West Palm Beach and the other half in Orlando and at Turner Field.

Writer recalls Game 1 at The Ted

Opening night really wasn?셳 opening night.The New York Yankees, who had just conquered the Braves in the previous fall?셲 World Series, did the honors as first visitors to Turner Field for a pair of exhibition games the weekend before the season opened.
Braves say goodbye to Turner Field

Braves say goodbye to Turner Field

It’s been known for more than two years that the Braves are finished with Turner Field after this weekend.
Cabrera homers twice off Braves??Wisler, Tigers win series opener

Cabrera homers twice off Braves??Wisler, Tigers win series opener

The Braves??inspired recent stretch of baseball hit pause Friday night when they saw one of their young pitchers, Matt Wisler, give up three homers in less than five innings, and watched another, Tyrell Jenkins, leave the game after feeling a tingling sensation in his pitching arm.
Freeman?셲 hitting surge even greater since addition of Kemp

Freeman?셲 hitting surge even greater since addition of Kemp

Since mid-June Freddie Freeman has been on the longest and most productive stretch of hitting in his career, and he?셲 only gotten better since the addition of veteran slugger Matt Kemp behind him in the fourth spot in the order.
Best Braves??memory at Turner Field: Cox?셲 final year

Best Braves??memory at Turner Field: Cox?셲 final year

Sometimes great seasons don’t end with a World Series. Sometimes, sports provides enough moments of drama, courage and resilience to send a team and its fans into the offseason feeling good, especially when a 69-year-old Buddha of a manager is lifted on his players’ shoulders and doused with champagne and beer for nothing more than a wild-card berth.
Freeman keeps streaking, Braves keep rolling in 12-2 rout of Phillies

Freeman keeps streaking, Braves keep rolling in 12-2 rout of Phillies

Freddie Freeman?셲 streaks inched closer to historic proportions Wednesday, and the Braves pounded the Phillies to continue a second-half resurgence that?셲 significantly increased the chances of interim manager Brian Snitker having the ?쐇nterim??label dropped from his title before much longer.
Freeman extends streaks, ignites comeback with 33rd homer

Freeman extends streaks, ignites comeback with 33rd homer

Freddie Freeman started the Braves’ comeback from a 6-0 deficit Tuesday with his two-out homer in the fourth inning, and he scored the tying run in the eighth after leading off the inning with a single.
Mallex makes most of opportunity, drives in tying run

Mallex makes most of opportunity, drives in tying run

Mallex Smith got his first start in more than three months Tuesday and made the most of the opportunity, getting two hits including a game-tying two-out RBI single in the eighth inning of the Braves’ 7-6 comeback win against the Phillies.
Braves trade Beckham to Giants for minor league INF

Braves trade Beckham to Giants for minor league INF

It’s not often that a player gets traded in the final week of the season, but it happened Tuesday when the Braves traded backup infielder Gordon Beckham to the Giants for minor league infielder Rich Rodriguez.
Like much of MLB, Freeman still coming to grips with Fernandez death

Like much of MLB, Freeman still coming to grips with Fernandez death

Before the Braves left Miami Sunday afternoon, after their game against the Marlins was cancelled following the tragic death of Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, Freddie Freeman went to the Marlins team store at the stadium and bought a Fernandez jersey.
Bobby Cox bids farewell to Turner Field

Bobby Cox bids farewell to Turner Field

Six games remain in the life of Turner Field, so it's only natural for No. 6 to make an appearance. Former Braves manager Bobby Cox returns to the scene where he celebrated 14-straight division titles and a World Series championship to commemorate Atlanta's home of the Braves in its final days.
Plenty have had big parts in Braves??offensive transformation

Plenty have had big parts in Braves??offensive transformation

Remember when the Braves??offense was the worst in the majors, so bad that some observers ??a lot, actually ??opined that Freddie Freeman didn?셳 sign on for this and probably would ask to be traded and the Braves should comply?
Braves shocked, saddened by death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez

Braves shocked, saddened by death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez

When they first heard that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, many Braves players and coaches were in their team bus, headed to the ballpark to play the Marlins.
Teheran, Folty to start first games of final homestand

Teheran, Folty to start first games of final homestand

MIAMI ?밓ulio Teheran will start Tuesday followed by Mike Foltynewicz on Wednesday in the first two games of the Braves??final homestand of the season and their last ever at Turner Field.
Marlins snap Braves win streak at 7, but Freeman streaks continue

Marlins snap Braves win streak at 7, but Freeman streaks continue

MIAMI ??While the Braves??seven-game winning streak was snapped and they lost for just the second time this season at Marlins Park, sizzling Freddie Freeman continued on one of the more impressive extended stretches of hitting we?셶e seen in quite some time.
Braves??3-2 comeback win pushes streak to season-high 7 games

Braves??3-2 comeback win pushes streak to season-high 7 games

MIAMI ??Freddie Freeman extended his hitting and on-base streaks and reached another milestone, Matt Wisler pitched six strong innings, and birthday boy Matt Kemp and Braves interim manager Brian Snitker got thrown out.
Kemp, then Snitker ejected after arguing about strike zone

Kemp, then Snitker ejected after arguing about strike zone

MIAMI ??Matt Kemp didn?셳 expect to spend part of his 32nd birthday watching the Braves??comeback win on TV, nor did Brian Snitker plan on watching the final 5 1/2 innings from a similar vantage point after getting ejected moments after Kemp did in the third inning.
5 things to know about the Braves Friday

5 things to know about the Braves Friday

MIAMI — Five things to know about the Braves Friday: — Their 6-3 win Thursday gave them a six-game winning streak, an 18-12 record in their past 30 and a 62-91 record with nine games to play.
Kemp homers twice as Braves win sixth straight

Kemp homers twice as Braves win sixth straight

MIAMI ??Their offense ranks among the majors??best since Matt Kemp arrived Aug. 2, and the Braves haven?셳 lost since veteran pitcher Josh Collmenter made his Atlanta debut six days ago.
Liberty Media CEO: Braves have ?쁬ore upside??in new stadium

Liberty Media CEO: Braves have ?쁬ore upside??in new stadium

The chief executive of Braves owner Liberty Media took note of the team’s improved play at an investment conference in New York Thursday and predicted “more upside” when it moves to SunTrust Park next year.
Braves reliever Ramirez drops appeal of 3-game suspension

Braves reliever Ramirez drops appeal of 3-game suspension

NEW YORK ??Braves relief pitcher Jose Ramirez dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension for throwing a pitch near the head of Miami?셲 Jose Fernandez and began serving the suspension Wednesday.
Snitker wants to keep Braves managerial job

Snitker wants to keep Braves managerial job

NEW YORK – When Brian Snitker took over as interim manager for a 9-28 team in mid-May, he wasn’t sure if he was ready for the job, and for a while afterward he wasn’t certain if he’d want to keep it.
A September to remember for, yes, the Braves

A September to remember for, yes, the Braves

It being football season, maybe you?셶e stopped tracking the Braves. Maybe you got so fed up that you tuned out way back when it was basketball season.
All we are saying is give Snitker a chance

All we are saying is give Snitker a chance

Manager Brian Snitker and Eddie Perez (right) share a contemplative moment in the Braves dugout. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.
First-time daddy Freeman has a new perspective on things

First-time daddy Freeman has a new perspective on things

NEW YORK ??Freddie Freeman entered Monday night?셲 series opener against the Mets with a 22-game hitting streak and a 38-game on-base streak, both career-bests and the longest active streaks in the majors.
5 things to know about the Braves and Freeman

5 things to know about the Braves and Freeman

NEW YORK — Five things to know about the Braves after their 7-3 win against the Mets in Monday’s series opener, the third straight win for the Braves including two weekend wins against the NL East-leading Nationals.
5 things to know about the Braves and Freeman

5 things to know about the Braves and Freeman

NEW YORK — Five things to know about the Braves after their 7-3 win against the Mets in Monday’s series opener, the third straight win for the Braves including two weekend wins against the NL East-leading Nationals.
Blair gets 1st W, Freeman keeps sizzling as Braves beat Mets

Blair gets 1st W, Freeman keeps sizzling as Braves beat Mets

NEW YORK ??If Monday night?셲 7-3 win against the Mets wasn?셳 the most improbable of the season for the Braves, then Noah Syndergaard and his New York teammates would probably like to know what was.
Weber?셲 timely relief work Friday earns Braves rookie a 2nd start

Weber?셲 timely relief work Friday earns Braves rookie a 2nd start

NEW YORK ??Braves rookie Ryan Weber impressed Brian Snitker with a strong and long relief appearance Friday when the Braves really needed it, and the effort earned him a start this week after it had seemed unlikely he?셝 get another one this season.
Braves beat Nats at rain-soaked Turner Field

Braves beat Nats at rain-soaked Turner Field

Nationals phenom and Braves pest Trea Turner interrupted right-hander Matt Wisler?셲 strong start before a rain delay ended it.
Collmenter comes through in Braves??7-3 win over Nats

Collmenter comes through in Braves??7-3 win over Nats

The Braves scoured the landscape last week to come up with veteran Josh Collmenter when they needed a fill-in starter, and the effort paid off Saturday when he pitched as if determined to prove he still belongs in the big leagues.
Braves bring up 3 from Triple-A, Pierzynski placed on 60-day DL

Braves bring up 3 from Triple-A, Pierzynski placed on 60-day DL

A day after the Triple-A Gwinnett lost in the International League championship series, the Braves added three players from the Gwinnett team to the expanded September major league roster including third-base prospect Rio Ruiz in his first call to the big leagues.
Braves 3B prospect Ruiz gets first call to the big leagues

Braves 3B prospect Ruiz gets first call to the big leagues

It was eleven months ago when Braves president of baseball operations John Hart took third-base prospect Rio Ruiz aside during the Instructional League in Florida and delivered a message as tactfully, but succinctly, as he could.
Mallex Smith excited to be back with the Braves

Mallex Smith excited to be back with the Braves

Mallex Smith won’t be a lineup regular the rest of the season, but the dynamic rookie outfielder was nonetheless thrilled to be back in uniform with the Braves on Friday for the first time since his left thumb was broken by a pitch nearly three months ago.
Braves moving high-A team from N.C. to Kissimmee, Fla.

Braves moving high-A team from N.C. to Kissimmee, Fla.

The Braves are moving their advanced Single-A team from North Carolina to Kissimmee, Fla, where it will play in the Houston Astros??longtime spring-training home at Osceola County Stadium.
Ramirez suspended three games for pitch near Fernandez?셲 head

Ramirez suspended three games for pitch near Fernandez?셲 head

Braves reliever Jose Ramirez was suspended Friday by Major League Baseball for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for “intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area” of Miami’s Jose Fernandez during Wednesday’s game.
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