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Tag archive for ‘Atlanta Braves’

Braves Could Balance Florida’s East Coast

If the Atlanta Braves move to Palm Beach, six area clubs would make a more convenient operation for all.

Who to Believe on the Freddie Freeman Rumors?

Reports conflict as to whether the Atlanta Braves looked into trading first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Could Andrelton Simmons Become Another Ozzie Smith?

There are similarities between the age 26 trades of Ozzie Smith in late 1981 and Andrelton Simmons this week.

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #5: Quick Move to Add Heyward

The St. Louis Cardinals addressed their right field need by acquiring Jason Heyward from the Atlanta Braves.

Beware of the “Reverse Drew”

The last time the Braves and Cardinals swapped a major league outfielder, Atlanta made a huge mistake – one they are still living down 11 years later. Could the reverse happen now?

Would the Cardinals consider a Julio Teheran-type deal?

It seems like Major League Baseball clubs are locking up talented young pitchers earlier and earlier. The St. Louis Cardinals surely have candidates, but should they leap?

Is Craig a better buy than Freeman?

Two players with similarities are going to be earning very different salaries for at least five years, starting with this season.

What might the Cardinals learn from the Braves and Kimbrel?

Atlanta has locked up its closer, Craig Kimbrel. By the end of this season, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to decide the contract fate of Jason Motte.

TCN Blog 2012 Cardinals top story #3: Wild Card win in Atlanta

In the first-ever National League Wild Card game, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves on the road.

Wainwright calls wild card win while Chipper shrugs

If St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is looking ahead to the National League Division Series, Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones doesn’t appear concerned about it.

Cardinals, Braves taking different rotation route toward Wild Cards

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves may have both considered a six-man rotation, but the latter is doing it.

Will the Phillies determine their playoff opponent?

Whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies have a wild card preference, they may have a major hand in its selection.

Joey Bombs prepares for new life with the Atlanta Braves

Former St. Louis Cardinals infielder/outfielder Joe Mather discusses his move to the Atlanta Braves.

Will the Cardinals’ young outfielder play every day?

Another talented outfielder from the past was traded away by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Who takes the Cards-Braves series?

How the Wednesday pitchers match up against the opposing lineups.