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December 19, 2014

Major League Baseball

Analysis: Hart's lack of moves at Winter Meetings don't mean a lack of options for Braves

All signs pointed to the Atlanta Braves being a featured attraction at this year’s Winter Meetings after the Jason Heyward trade last month and the signing of free agent outfielder Nick Markakis.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' he will retire after 2015 season
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 4:05 pm

AUBURN -- Tim Hudson has one year left on the two-year contract he signed with the San Francisco Giants last November.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Braves: Hart lays groundwork for offseason plans — get starting pitching
Posted: November 15, 2014

The MLB General Mangers Meetings wrapped up this week in Phoenix, Ariz., without much player movement from the Braves.

Saturday 11/01/2014
Braves analysis: Decisions on Santana, B.J. Upton loom for Hart
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 11:47 pm

The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions for the third time in five years, John Hart is running the Atlanta Braves baseball operation for the next three years, and the offseason is here.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Mark Edwards: I want a car with 'technology and stuff'
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Thank goodness for Rikk Wilde.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Phillip Tutor: Another young baseball star dies much too soon
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Baseball fans of a certain age recall the death of Roberto Clemente, the Pirates star who died way too soon.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Mark Edwards: Derek Jeter always knew how to play the game
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm

Derek Jeter played his final home game for the New York Yankees on Thursday night, and as a huge baseball fan, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen him play, either in person or on television.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Braves analysis: Job statuses of Wren, Gonzalez are on the clock
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:40 pm

The Atlanta Braves still have a chance.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Analysis: Looks like the 'good' Upton, Braves will keep us hanging on to the end
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 10:02 pm

This Atlanta Braves team has to be the most schizophrenic in recent history.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Analysis: If numbers don't lie, the Braves are likely in real trouble
Updated: August 09, 2014 - 7:42 pm

Some numbers and statistics can be manipulated to help you make your desired argument. Small sample sizes can give a skewed view that perhaps the successes — or failures — aren't as amazing or dire as they appear.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Commentary: Induction of Cox, Maddux and Glavine a reminder of greatness we witnessed
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:41 am

As a fan of a sports team, it’s not very often you get to witness something truly special when you really stop and think about it.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Trade season: What if Atlanta decided to rebuild its roster?
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

No one can ruin a nine-game win streak quite like the Atlanta Braves.

Saturday 07/05/2014
Mark Edwards: All-Star Game really does seem to matter — and it shouldn’t
Updated: July 05, 2014 - 7:15 pm

In 2002, baseball’s all-star game ended in a tie, which created a bit of tizzy in the sport, which is puzzling because it’s an exhibition that not a whole lot of people watch.

Saturday 06/28/2014
Mark Edwards: Vanderbilt boys know how to throw a baseball
Updated: June 28, 2014 - 8:39 pm

It's exciting to see Vanderbilt join the championship parade from the Southeastern Conference by clinching the national baseball title recently.

Braves analysis: If Braves make moves, where will they upgrade?
Updated: June 28, 2014 - 9:24 pm

July is two days away, the MLB all-star break is two weeks away and the trade deadline is 33 days away. Things are about to start heating up in front offices all across baseball, including the suite of Atlanta Braves' general manager Frank Wren.

Saturday 06/14/2014
Analysis: Braves pick up lauded draft class
Updated: June 14, 2014 - 4:50 pm

The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft wrapped up one week ago. As usual, a few local high school and college players were selected.

Sunday 06/08/2014
After tough two years, Oxford product Simpson drafted, weighing options
Updated: June 08, 2014 - 12:48 am

Saturday was a big day in the Major League Baseball draft for Anniston Star-area players, with former Oxford High standout Tucker Simpson and Jacksonville State’s Griff Gordon being selected.

Saturday 06/07/2014
Ranburne native Whitley picks up first career win
Posted: June 07, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It made sense, perfect sense, that New York Yankees rookie Chase Whitley pushed all the credit toward Brian McCann after earning the first win of his big league career.

Sunday 06/01/2014
Twins rally late, Hughes wins 7-2 in return to NY
Updated: June 01, 2014 - 8:32 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Yankee Phil Hughes threw eight poised innings in his return to the Bronx and wound up a winner when the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Yankees 7-2 behind big hits from Josh Willingham and Brian Dozier in a six-run ninth. The rally, against New York closer David Robertson, denied Yankee rookie Chase Whitley his first major league victory.

Analysis: La Stella move had to be made, but it’s not enough to save Braves’ offense
Posted: June 01, 2014

Truth be told, Tommy La Stella probably should have made the Atlanta Braves’ opening day roster out of Spring Training.

Saturday 05/17/2014
Baseball commentary: AT&T Park features breathtaking views, classic design
Posted: May 17, 2014

This past Monday, I had the opportunity to visit the park I’ve wanted to go to since I first saw it on television the year it opened in 2000 — AT&T Park in San Francisco. This park can easily sit beside Fenway and Wrigley in terms of its physical stature. The history, of course, takes time.

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