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Reasons to believe, and not believe the Braves will return to glory

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Braves believe they've got the pieces in place for a return to glory in 2008, and they've got a compelling argument.

April 09, 2008 | BY BRENT HOLLOWAY and JONATHAN ZOPF | Atlanta Braves


Braves finalize opening day roster

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their 25-man roster on Saturday, optioning pitcher Buddy Carlyle to Triple-A Richmond and handing Jeff Bennett the final spot in the bullpen.

April 09, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves armed for run in NL East

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox saw Tom Glavine in the clubhouse and was transported back to the days when the Atlanta Braves always won their division and finished among the ERA leaders.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim Mets infielder Gotay off waivers

ATLANTA - Two days before opening day, the Atlanta Braves claimed infielder Ruben Gotay off waivers from the New York Mets and shipped first baseman Scott Thorman to Triple-A Richmond.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Indians best Braves 7-1

ATLANTA - Fausto Carmona can't wait for the regular season to start.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bennett impressive in spring game for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Bennett lost so much weight after last season that Braves manager Bobby Cox didn't recognize him at the start of spring training.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets earn spring sweep of Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The last thing Willie Randolph wanted to see four days before the Mets' season opener was Oliver Perez sprawled face down on the first-base line - and not moving.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves trade Yates to Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Right-hander Tyler Yates, a hard-throwing reliever who probably wasn't going to make the Atlanta Braves' opening day roster, was traded Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Double-A right-hander Todd Redmond.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta solidifies 12-man rotation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves answered most of the questions about who will make their 12-man pitching staff with one trade.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz confident after strong bullpen session

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta right-hander John Smoltz threw in the bullpen for about 20 minutes Thursday and called the session his "best day" of the spring.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson ends spring training on a good note

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Hudson was happy with his final tuneup for Atlanta's season opener, while the New York Mets decided not to let their NL East rivals get a good look at Johan Santana.

April 06, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz waiting to test shoulder

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - John Smoltz decided not to test his sore right shoulder Monday, opting to postpone a throwing session that could determine whether he opens the season on the disabled list.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta GM mulling 'a deal or 2'

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Braves general manager Frank Wren said Monday he expects to make at least one trade before Sunday's season-opening game at Washington.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Westbrook works perfect 6 as Indians shut out Braves

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Jake Westbrook struck out eight over six perfect innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 Monday.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Grissom giving back to Atlanta

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Marquis Grissom is back in an Atlanta Braves uniform, giving him an opportunity to promote his efforts to put uniforms on Atlanta kids who otherwise might not have the chance to play organized games.

April 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets

NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.

August 28, 2014 | By Charles O'Brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Simmons come up big in Braves' 3-2 win over Mets

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 27, 2014 | By Charles O'brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton stays hot, but Braves fall to Mets

NEW YORK - This is the wrong time for the rest of Atlanta's lineup to leave Justin Upton all alone.

August 26, 2014 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang's mental lapse costs Braves in 5-3 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | Mark Schmetzer Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut down 1-0 by Leake, Reds

CINCINNATI - Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati's struggling offense by hitting a double and scoring the only run as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night.

August 24, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's homer in 12th lifts Braves over Reds, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

August 22, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rip Reds, 8-0, for 6th win in 7 games

CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.

August 21, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Outfield error costs Braves in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | Nate Burton Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Pirates for 6th win in 7 games

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves use big first inning to top Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves knock off MLB-best Oakland

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.

August 15, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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