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Who will have Braves' next retired number?

@mlbbowman
April 9, 2020

ATLANTA -- When looking at how productive Freddie Freeman would need to be to one day have his number retired by the Braves, it’s easy to see why many fans believe Andruw Jones should have already been bestowed this honor. Dale Murphy (3), Bobby Cox (6), Chipper Jones (10), Warren

Braves' Top 5 second basemen: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
April 7, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Box score of day: First 2 MLB hits in same inning

@SlangsOnSports
April 7, 2020

Let’s take a step back in time, to 2004 -- during the Braves’ dynastic reign over the National League East. The Braves won 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005, the longest such streak in the four major North American sports. The 2004 squad would win the division yet again, the

Braves Classics set to air throughout April

@mlbbowman
April 4, 2020

ATLANTA -- Hank Aaron’s historic home run and Jason Heyward’s thunderous introduction to the Major Leagues are among the events that will be featured as the Braves begin celebrating the anniversary of memorable April games with streams on their YouTube and Facebook pages. The 10th anniversary of Heyward’s Opening Day

Most hyped 2B prospects of the past 20 years

He's so good, Moncada appears twice
@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
April 8, 2020

It used to be that second base was the position that guys who couldn’t handle playing shortstop would go to play. But that’s no longer the case, even if some once played on the left side of the infield back in their amateur days. At times, it’s been challenging to

Quiz: Who was each team's top prospect ever?

April 7, 2020

We started ranking MLB’s best prospects in 2004. Since then, 1,300 players have had a spot on our preseason Top 50 (2004-11) and Top 100 (2012-20) lists. Can you identify the player or players who have ranked highest for each team over that nearly 20-year period? When you're finished, you'll

Every club's player who dominated the '80s

@williamfleitch
April 4, 2020

We just finished up a decade, and we wrote many, many stories commemorating the end of it, including an All-Decade Team. But now that we all have some more time on our hands, baseball-wise, it might be time for some other decade-looks-back. So today, and for the next few weeks,

Ripken, Braves, WC: What made '95 so special

10 interesting facts from the season that almost wasn't
@williamfleitch
April 4, 2020

Throughout our hopefully short time without real live games, we’ll be taking a weekly look back at a specific year in baseball history. What happened, why it mattered, what we’ll remember most. Send us the years you’d most like us to talk about at [email protected]. So far:19872003

Here is the all-time best ROY at each position

@RichardJustice
April 3, 2020

To browse the list of Rookie of the Year winners is to experience a roll call of greatness: Frank Robinson and Tony Oliva, Willie Mays and Johnny Bench, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda. It’s also to be reminded of the greatness of this generation of Major Leaguers: Mike Trout and

Freeman takes part in Braves' At Home Opener

@mlbbowman
April 3, 2020

ATLANTA -- It turns out Freddie Freeman also got a kick out of his son Charlie’s reaction to recently serving up a backyard home run to his All-Star father. “He handled it OK,” Freeman said. “That was the only pitch I saw. That’s why he was so upset. He threw

Here are the future aces of the NL East

@mlbbowman
April 3, 2020

With the presence of Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Jake Arrieta, the National League East possesses each of the past five NL Cy Young Award winners. The division is also enriched by the likes of Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Nola and Mike Soroka. But while the NL East already possesses some

Most hyped 1B prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
April 1, 2020

Last week, our MLB.com beat reporters began ranking the five best players in each franchise’s history at each position, starting with a look at catchers. Here at MLB Pipeline, we complemented their coverage by identifying each organization’s top catching prospect dating back to 2001, the beginning of the MLB.com era.

Braves' Top 5 first basemen: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
March 31, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

One weird fact you may not know for every team

@michaelsclair
March 30, 2020

With well over 100 years of history, even the most die-hard, obsessive, has-a-shrine-to-the-game-hidden-in-the-closet type baseball fan can’t know everything. So, here, below, is one interesting fact about each team that you may not know. And if you have a favorite that I missed, let me know. Angels

Each team's WAR leader over the past 50 years

@williamfleitch
March 30, 2020

As we wait for games to be played again, it is perfectly natural to look backwards for a bit. If we can’t have baseball now, we can appreciate the baseball we had. After all: What we watched then turned out to be history. So, today, we thought we would, in

MLB, players reach deal addressing key issues

@feinsand
March 27, 2020

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have finalized a deal that addresses both salary and service-time issues, among others, as the entire sport continues to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. With no start date set for the 2020 season, the two sides had been negotiating for the past

A letter from the Commissioner to baseball fans

March 26, 2020

Dear Baseball Fans, Opening Day holds an important place in our hearts. It signifies the arrival of spring, the promise of new beginnings, the return of following your favorite team on a long journey filled with twists and turns, and the hope that your team will put together a magical

If you had your pick ... Acuña or Soto?

@castrovince
March 26, 2020

While we wait, let’s debate. This week, we’ve entertained arguments about the greatest pitchers and the greatest catchers of the era. Today, let’s look toward the future. At the tail end of the 2010s, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Juan Soto each made an instant impression on MLB -- Acuña as

Relive Acuña's grand slam in '18 NLDS G3

@mlbbowman
March 26, 2020

On Thursday, Major League Baseball presented “Opening Day at Home” -- a full slate of 30 games broadcast nationally across various platforms including networks, digital streaming and social media, creating a full-day event on what would have been Opening Day. The experience was intended to invite fans to feel a

Former Braves owner Bartholomay passes away

@mlbbowman
March 26, 2020

ATLANTA -- Baseball lost a beloved figure on Wednesday when longtime Braves chairman Bill Bartholomay passed away at 91 years old. Bartholomay moved the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta before the start of the 1966 season and continued to serve as the team’s chairman after selling the club to Ted

5 NL East studs who could soon be All-Stars

@zachsilver
March 27, 2020

Currently housed in the National League East are eight total Cy Young Awards, a pair of Most Valuable Player Award winners, four Rookie of the Year Award winners and countless All-Stars. But the division's resume does not truly reflect the star-studded nature of the squads up and down the East

Top 5 catchers in Braves history: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
March 24, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Freeman hits backyard dinger off 3-year-old son

Little Charlie's reaction was priceless
@MattMono11
March 22, 2020

Baseball has been put on hold for the foreseeable future. Games aren't happening; pitchers have no hitters to pitch to, and hitters have no pitchers to hit against. Well, unless you're Freddie Freeman. The Braves superstar is still getting in some BP, only he's subbed out pitchers like Clayton Kershaw