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10/22/2014 | Kimbrel named Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year

Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award, respectively.


10/22/2014 | Braves could rebuild if they part ways with Heyward, J-Up

With the Hot Stove season set to start in a week, there is reason to wonder whether Jason Heyward and Justin Upton will both be back in Atlanta for the 2015 season.


10/20/2014 | Braves' makeover on offense begins with hitting coach

The Braves are continuing to consider Kevin Long, Dave Magadan and other candidates to fill the hitting-coach vacancy that was created when Greg Walker resigned on Sept. 30.


10/17/2014 | Braves boast connections to both World Series teams

At some point within the next two weeks, either the Royals or Giants will clinch the World Series with what will be their 12th postseason win this year. When this happens, Braves fans will be left to choose whether to feel good or disheartened by the fact that this year's Fall Classic will provide at least one former significant member of the Braves franchise a chance to celebrate baseball's ultimate prize.


10/15/2014 | As staff takes shape, GM's chair remains open

Royals GM Dayton Moore and Braves assistant GM John Coppolella have stood as the favorites to be Atlanta's next general manager. But with his club deep into the postseason, Moore's focus is currently elsewhere. Thus, there remains uncertainty about who will end up being the leader of Atlanta's front-office staff, which has undergone a significant makeover during the past three weeks.


10/14/2014 | Salcedo among seven Braves honing skills in AFL

Once-heralded prospect Edward Salcedo is perhaps the most intriguing Atlanta representative playing in the Arizona Fall League, and he is joined by right-hander Aaron Northcraft (Braves No. 14 prospect) and outfielder Kyle Wren (No. 17).


10/10/2014 | Hart, Braves continue search for hitting coach

After Greg Walker walked away from a maddening Atlanta offense that underachieved based simply on the standards it set under his direction one year earlier, interim GM John Hart the Braves are now in search of their fourth hitting coach within a span of six seasons.


10/7/2014 | Braves solidify numerous front office positions

As Braves president John Schuerholz reconstructs his baseball operations staff, he has opted to bring back a couple of familiar faces to help restore order to a player development department that lacked cohesion and harmony over the past few years.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Amidst GM search, Braves start reshaping front office

While they would have much rather spent the past week experiencing the postseason for a third straight year, the Braves have instead spent the time reconstructing their front office and evaluating the changes that need to be made to avoid a second straight disappointing year.


10/6/2014 | Amidst GM search, Braves start reshaping front office

While they would have much rather spent the past week experiencing the postseason for a third straight year, the Braves have instead spent the time reconstructing their front office and evaluating the changes that need to be made to avoid a second straight disappointing year.


10/3/2014 | Enberg among 10 finalists for '15 Frick Award

The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame.


10/3/2014 | Gonzalez to remain Braves skipper; Porter hired to coach

The Braves have announced that manager Fredi Gonzalez and former Astros manager Bo Porter will be reunited in Atlanta next year. Along with confirming Gonzalez will return to continue his role as the club's manager next year, the Braves announced Porter will replace Doug Dascenzo as third-base coach.


10/3/2014 | Blakeley's hiring gives hints to Braves' direction

As this past week progressed, the Braves discussed alterations to their front office and coaching staff. On Friday, former Astros manager Bo Porter was brought aboard as a third-base, outfield and baserunning coach after Atlanta confirmed the hiring of former Yankees scout Gordon Blakeley to serve as a special assistant to the general manager.