1. Does Simmons Get Deal Without Metrics?

    Brian Kenny, friend of sabermetrics and host on the MLB Network, suggested this after the Braves signed Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year, $58 million contract extension -- the largest ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 18 reads 0 comments

  2. Braves' Deals so Big, Top Brass Involved

    Wren said Braves CEO Terry McGuirk and president John Schuerholz were involved in planning and approval of contract extensions worth a guaranteed $280.7 million for five players in the past 17 days...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 20 reads 0 comments

  3. Wren, Braves Look to Future, Stay Within '14 Budget

    While providing Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Andrelton Simmons and Julio Teheran long-term extensions over the past two weeks, the Braves have clearly indicated that they plan to increase their payroll within the next few years...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 19 reads 0 comments

  4. Braves' Young Backstops Following Laird's Lead

    Early in his career, catcher Gerald Laird was one of several twentysomethings to make up the Rangers ' youthful rosters. During his six seasons in Texas, the average player age never climbed higher than 29...

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  5. Is Braves' Locked Up Young Core Good Enough for Long Run of N.L. Dominance?

    The Atlanta Braves have made the postseason in three of the last four years, and their lowest win total in that span was 89 in 2011. In short, they're doing alright. But the Braves clearly aren't satisfied...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,219 reads 62 comments

  6. Andrelton Simmons' Glove, Upside Make $58 Million Extension a Steal for Braves

    Over the last month, the Atlanta Braves have shown an uncanny amount of faith in their young, ascending talents...

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  7. Debate: Which Extension Was the Best Deal for Atlanta?

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  8. Braves Extend Andrelton Simmons: MLB Rumors: MLBTradeRumors.com

    The Braves have agreed to a seven-year extension with shortstop Andrelton Simmons, the club announced today via press release. Simmons, 24, will now be under contract with Atlanta through the 2020 season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 month ago 213 reads 0 comments

  9. Braves Agree to Terms with Andrelton Simmons on a Seven-Year Contract

    The Braves have agreed to terms with SS Andrelton Simmons on a seven-year contract. The deal runs through 2020...

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  10. Atlanta Braves: Is Andrelton Simmons the Next Extension Candidate?

    In an offseason in which most teams handsomely rewarded mediocrity, the Atlanta Braves chose an alternative path...

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  11. Uggla Intent on Proving Naysayers Wrong in '14

    Dan Uggla knows the Braves would have traded him in the offseason if they had found a club that was willing to gamble on him and -- more importantly -- assume an adequate portion of the $26 million he is owed over the final two years of his contract...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 28 reads 0 comments

  12. Gamel Released by Braves After Reinjuring Knee

    The Braves released corner infielder Mat Gamel, who reinjured his twice-surgically-repaired right knee while working out last week before reporting to spring training.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 348 reads 0 comments

  13. Braves Pitcher Kris Medlen Gets Hair Shaved for Good Cause

    Braves pitcher Kris Medlen runs his fingers through his hair one final time before having his head shaved to help raise awareness and funding for cancer research at spring training on Wednesday, Feb...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 126 reads 0 comments

  14. Atlanta Braves: 5 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training

    Players have slowly trickled into camp with spring training games set to begin in just one week. Spring training allows veterans to get in game shape while young players are out to showcase their skills...

    Daniel Kock Written by Daniel Kock about 1 month ago 7,982 reads 9 comments

  15. Instagram Video: Simmons Takes 1st Cuts in BP

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  16. Braves Betting Big on Core Group

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Was it really only two weeks ago that we looked at the Atlanta Braves and wondered what the future held?.....

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  17. Heyward Likely for Braves Leadoff Role

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Braves don't have their first full-squad workout until Wednesday, but already onzalez has already been asked multiple times about Jason Heyward ...

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  18. FanGraphs: On Craig Kimbrel and Committing to a Closer

    The Atlanta Braves are in the news yet again, with yet another long term contract for a member of their young core...

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  19. Braves Have Versatile Corner Prospect in Kubitza

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  20. Braves Doing Deals, Future Looking Brighter

    Two weeks ago, the Braves had just one player, B.J. Upton, signed beyond 2016. The center fielder's $16.45 million salary in '17 was all that the Braves had committed to player payroll ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 139 reads 0 comments

  21. Braves' Buchter in Position (finally) to Compete for Big-League Job

    Eight years in the minors without so much as a cup of big-league coffee hasn't done anything to dampen the enthusiasm of left-hander Ryan Buchter, a New Jersey guy with longish hair ...

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  22. Braves Expected to Extend Andrelton Simmons Next

    Over the last two weeks, the Braves have been hard at work, locking up their core for the foreseeable future. They signed first baseman Freddie Freeman for $135 million over eight years, outfielder Jason Heyward for $13...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 2 months ago 364 reads 0 comments

  23. Craig Kimbrel Is Rare Elite Closer Deserving of New Big-Money Deal

    Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has continued his climb to the top of baseball's record books. This time, though, his latest achievement is measured in dollars, not strikeout percentage...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 2 months ago 9,883 reads 45 comments

  24. Craig Kimbrel Looking Forward to Closing out Titles for Braves

    #Braves Kimbrel:" I want to be closing out division titles and (league) championships and World Series. And we have the team to do it...

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  25. Report: Kimbrel's Deal Has $42M Guaranteed, Can Reach $58M

    Kimbrel's deal is guaranteed to be for four years and $42 million. Potential Max value is five years and $58 million...

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