1. Evan Longoria Removed from Yankees-Rays Game

    Evan Longoria was removed from Monday’s game against the New York Yankees in the 7th inning. According to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times , “Longoria appeared ...

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  2. Astros Name Tony DeFrancesco Interim Manager, Who Will Be Manager in 2013?

    Following Saturday night’s 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks , the Houston Astros continued their recent mantra for the 2012 season of "everything must go" when they ...

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  3. Top 5 Greatest Teams in Atlanta Braves History

    Compiling all-time rankings is subjective at best, regardless if the focus is team- or individual-oriented. Since the Braves franchise came to Atlanta in 1966, they have won one world championship, five pennants and made 17 playoff appearances...

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  4. Jorge Soler: Braves Missed a Huge Opportunity by Losing out on Cuban Star

    With the representatives of Cuban defector Jorge Soler asking all clubs to submit their final bids as of Sunday night, the sweepstakes for the free agent outfielder appears to have come to an end...

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  5. Julio Teheran Replaces an Injured Tim Hudson on Sunday

    Tim Hudson received a cortisone shot on Friday after experiencing discomfort caused by bone spurs in his left ankle during a bullpen session earlier in the day...

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  6. Michael Bourn, Atlanta Braves Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

    The salary constraints that currently handcuff the Atlanta Braves as middle of the road spenders in Major League Baseball are not going to be taken off any time soon...

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  7. Top Prospect Andrelton Simmons Promoted by Atlanta Braves

    As reported by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Andrelton Simmons will make his major league debut Friday as the visiting Atlanta Braves play the Washington Nationals in a three-game set at Nationals Park...

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  8. Keys to Brandon Beachy Keeping Up His Torrid Pace

    Memorial Day has longed marked Major League Baseball’s first milestone of the season. With roughly one quarter of the season in the books, there are some cautionary whispers ...

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  9. Atlanta Braves Demote Kris Medlen to Prepare Him for the Rotation

    Mark Bowman of MLB .com has confirmed what the Atlanta Braves faithful have been hoping for recently when he reported Kris Medlen has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to prepare for starting duties...

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  10. Atlanta Braves: Should Mike Minor Remain in the Braves Rotation?

    Mike Minor continued to put his rotation spot in jeopardy with another lackluster performance Saturday afternoon as the Atlanta Braves suffered their sixth consecutive defeat with an 8-4 loss to the Washington Nationals ...

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  11. Atlanta Braves Trade Scenarios: Who Should They Target at the Trade Deadline?

    The unpredictable nature of Major League Baseball never lets us down early in the season. It was only a couple months ago that the Atlanta Braves were nearing the end of spring ...

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  12. Anibal Sanchez: Should Miami Marlins Make Contract Extension Top Priority?

    Shoulder injuries stalled Anibal Sanchez early in his career, so it was more than a minor concern when shoulder tightness caused him to push back his first spring training start...

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  13. Freddie Freeman: Quietly Becoming an Offensive Force for the Atlanta Braves

    All the talk surrounding the Atlanta Braves ' offseason this winter was about how they were going to improve on an offense that ranked 22nd in runs scored in Major League Baseball the previous year...

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  14. Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals: Who Wins Head-to-Head Playoff Series?

    In 1994, Commissioner Bud Selig realigned both the American and National Leagues by creating three divisions in each league. In doing so, the Atlanta Braves moved from the National League West to the newly aligned East division...

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  15. Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth out for 12 Weeks, Is Denard Span an Option?

    The Washington Nationals have been able to wade through a rash of early-season injuries to maintain a hold on the top spot in the National League East, currently sitting a half-game ahead of the Atlanta Braves ...

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  16. Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper Is the Most Captivating Player in MLB

    Bryce Harper became the most captivating figure in Major League Baseball the moment the Washington Nationals announced he would be called up, as evidenced by the boos he heard in first at-bat at Dodger Stadium...

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  17. Matt Kemp: Where Does LA Dodger's Start Rank Among Best Starts in MLB History?

    On a night that saw Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg run onto the same major league field for the first time , it was Matt Kemp that once again put his stamp on the moniker of “best player in the game...

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  18. Atlanta Braves: Jurrjens Gets Demoted as Hudson Eyes Weekend Return

    In a somewhat surprising move by the Atlanta Braves front office, Jair Jurrjens was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett shortly after another rough outing on Monday night in Los Angeles...

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  19. Why Matt Kemp Is a Legitimate Threat to Win the Triple Crown

    In the midst of the Ryan Braun saga this offseason, Matt Kemp proclaimed that he did not want to be given any MVP award that he didn’t earn...

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  20. Atlanta Braves: Are Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel the Best Bullpen Duo in MLB?

    It was believed this preseason that the Atlanta Braves bullpen was one of, if not the best bullpen in Major League Baseball heading into the season...

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  21. Atlanta Braves: Will Livan Hernandez Contribute Anything in 2012?

    Shortly after being among the last spring training roster cuts by a 76-win Houston Astros team, Livan Hernandez only had to drive a short distance down the road to find a new home at the Atlanta Braves spring training complex...

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  22. Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran Struggles While Sean Gilmartin and Others Shine

    While the big league club gets off to a slow start by being swept in a three game series at Citi Field in New York, the often praised farm system had its fair share of top performers during the opening weekend across the minor leagues...

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  23. Atlanta Braves: Tommy Hanson's Drop in Velocity a Positive?

    Most of the discussion surrounding Tommy Hanson throughout spring training was about his new delivery, which he altered on the advice of the team’s physical therapist. The delivery is now smoother and quicker to the plate...

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  24. Atlanta Braves: 7 Series on Chipper's Farewell Tour You Have to See

    Chipper Jones called a quick and unexpected spring training press conference to announce his retirement, ending any speculation regarding his future after the 2012 season...

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  25. Atlanta Braves: Final Predictions for the Opening Day 25-Man Roster

    UPDATED to include the Livan Hernandez signing. Once the Atlanta Braves ' front office felt they had exhausted all trade possibilities for Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado, they ...

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