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12/16/2014 | Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs

The Braves' Minor League system will have a familiar feel in 2015, as five of the organization's six affiliates will be led by managers who were in the system last year.


12/15/2014 | Varvaro's Braves tenure may be at an end

Anthony Varvaro proved to be a solid find when the Braves claimed him off waivers before the start of the 2011 season. But the right-handed reliever might soon find himself as part of a new organization, as Atlanta designated him for assignment to make room for Alberto Callaspo on Monday.


12/15/2014 | Braves give Cuban outfielder Toscano 4-year deal

The Braves acknowledge that they will need to gather more data before gaining a better understanding of how successful Dian Toscano might be at the Major League level. But a recent workout impressed them enough to offer the Cuban outfielder $6 million over the next four years.


12/15/2014 | Braves' patient approach on historic streak unmatched

This offseason, many teams are attempting to duplicate the Giants' route to a championship. It's a funny contrast from a decade ago, when teams weren't buying into the Braves' approach, even if it did allow the franchise to set a record with 14 consecutive first-place finishes.


12/15/2014 | Braves feeling out the market for J-Up

Though some anxious fans might have been disappointed when the Winter Meetings concluded last week without the completion of a trade involving Justin Upton, the Braves are still talking to a handful of clubs that are interested in the right-handed slugger.


12/11/2014 | Although quiet, Braves working on deals, seek value

Though the Braves did not make much noise before this year's Winter Meetings concluded on Thursday, they headed home feeling confident that the patience they showed this week might lead them toward the value they are truly seeking with deals that could be completed over the next couple of weeks.


12/11/2014 | With eye on future, Braves take Winkler in Rule 5 Draft

The Braves lost a former top prospect with shoulder concerns in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, but they gained a reliever who could prove to be a future asset if he makes a successful return from Tommy John surgery.


12/10/2014 | Braves comfortable if Meetings don't produce trade

Though the past few days have produced constant speculation about potential trades involving Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, Braves president of baseball operations John Hart has gained a sense that he will likely exit this year's Winter Meetings with both of those sluggers still on his roster.


12/10/2014 | Veteran exec Hart still has the knack

The thing about John Hart is he's really good at what he does. Make that very good. The Braves president of baseball operations took some time out of his busy Winter Meetings schedule to discuss how baseball and the role of the general manager has changed since his tenure with Cleveland in the 1990s.


12/10/2014 | Rule 5 of thumb: Gems can be found in Draft

Every Winter Meetings has a coda to it, an event that doesn't generate the same kind of buzz as all of the trade and free-agent rumors that fill the hotel lobby throughout the Meetings' first three days. But it does involve players changing organizations and, invariably, new big league careers come out of it.


12/10/2014 | New renderings offer peek at area by SunTrust Park

The Braves gave fans another glimpse of the mixed-use development that will surround SunTrust Park when it opens in 2017 by releasing four new conceptual renderings on Wednesday morning.


12/9/2014 | Braves will only deal J-Up, Gattis at right price

Justin Upton and Evan Gattis stand as attractive options to clubs looking to add some power to their lineup. But when they have expressed interest in these two sluggers, these clubs have quickly learned that the Braves are not willing to simply unload either of them without gaining a significant return.


12/9/2014 | Despite moving pieces, Fredi likes makeup of Braves

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez understands why his club might make some moves that are aimed toward being a consistent postseason contender when SunTrust Park opens in 2017. But while such moves might be in the organization's best long-term interest, this mindset is not necessarily comforting for Gonzalez as he enters the final year of his contract.


12/9/2014 | Braves agree to deal with infielder Callaspo

The Braves are nearing a deal with veteran infielder Alberto Callaspo, who could satisfy Atlanta's search for a player who can handle the starting second-base duties until top prospect Jose Peraza is deemed Major League ready.


12/8/2014 | Braves have 'limited discussions' with clubs on J-Up, Gattis

As media members and rival executives were discussing various hot topics, including potential trades involving Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, Braves president of baseball operations John Hart and his staff were discussing ways to fill out their 2015 roster and strengthen the organization's future.


12/8/2014 | Hart confirms pursuit of Cuban outfielder Toscano

Braves president of baseball operations John Hart confirmed that the Braves are negotiating with Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano. But as he spoke with reporters early Monday evening, he said an agreement has not been reached.


12/8/2014 | Braves honor Van Wieren with auction for LUNGevity

Now that members of the Braves organization find themselves back in San Diego for the Winter Meetings, the club will honor Pete Van Wieren's spirit by teaming with MLB's 29 other teams to continue the fight against various forms of cancer. Baseball's Winter Meetings this week include an MLB.com Auction to raise money for LUNGevity, which is the United States' largest national lung cancer-focused non-profit.


12/7/2014 | Hart putting his winning formula to work in Atlanta

John Hart is back at work this winter. With the assistance of GM-in-training John Coppolella, he is reshaping a Braves team that hasn't won a postseason series since 2001 and, frankly, needed some long-term guidance.


12/7/2014 | As Winter Meetings begin, Braves could be busy

The Braves have already been quite active during the Hot Stove season, and president of baseball operations John Hart and his staff are expected to remain aggressive during this week's Winter Meetings, which began on Monday morning in San Diego.


12/5/2014 | Outfielders to remain hot topic for Braves at Meetings

Potential trade talks involving Justin Upton and Evan Gattis have swirled over the past month and might prove to be one of the hottest topics during this year's Winter Meetings, which will begin on Monday in San Diego.


12/4/2014 | Inbox: How does Markakis measure up to Heyward?

In the latest Inbox, Mark Bowman addresses comparisons between Nick Markakis and Jason Heyward and what fans can expect from Mike Minor in 2015.


12/4/2014 | Braves invite reliever Kohn to Spring Training

Looking to add to their bullpen depth, the Braves on Thursday announced the signing of right-hander Michael Kohn to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.


12/4/2014 | Braves name MacDonald as special assistant to GM

The Braves continued to reconstruct their front office on Thursday, when they announced Chad MacDonald has been hired to serve as a special assistant to the general manager. MacDonald will assist with amateur, international and professional scouting efforts.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/4/2014 | Hart isn't finished reshaping Braves

New president of baseball operations John Hart wasn't brought in to leave things the way he found them, so he's working toward a vision of a new and improved Braves club. While that vision isn't clear at this point, it will be fun to watch his team take shape.




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