Tuesday Aug 26
Series Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
With the Nationals finally turning into the world-beaters they were always destined to become, the Braves don't have much of a shot at the division crown anymore.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker
The Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker is back in action. El Toro crushed his 18th home run of the season, his third home run in the past three games.
Minor League Ball
Atlanta Braves Top 20 2014 PRE-SEASON prospects in review
This is a review of the pre-season list . It is not a new list! These are pre-season grades! Not a great year: 4.24 ERA, 4.52 FIP in 146 innings in High-A, 102/50 K/BB.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Bob Smizik: In defense of Huntington
The avalanche of criticism that regularly descends on Neal Huntington -- despite the fact the Pirates are contenders 130 games into the season and that they made the playoffs last year with 94 wins -- should surprise no one, least of all him.
Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker The Bull Is Back
The Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker is back in action. El Toro crushed his 16th and 17th bombs of the 2014 season last night at Miller Park.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Chicago Cubs: 5 Reasons Why the 2014 Season Went South
It's not like the Chicago Cubs were expected to be any good this season. Most wise Major League Baseball followers, and even smart Cubs fans, knew this was going to be another year of dismay in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's revolution, one that if successful will eventually lead the north-siders to heights not seen since airplane travel was a dream.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Russell benefits from not being lefty specialist
Left-handed reliever James Russell struggled in his first few outings after being acquired by the Braves in a July 31 trade with the Cubs, seeing his ERA on the season balloon from 3.51 to 3.93 in the process.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Braves Daily News Digest: 8/21
Well, at least they picked up the series win, right? There's a positive for you, because last night's late loss against the Pirates was a bit of a heartbreaker.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Bucs hope MVP's return turns tide vs. Braves
For the Pirates, Andrew McCutchen's return from a fractured rib in his left side won't be coming a moment too soon.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs vs. Mets Preview, Friday 8/15, 6:10 CT
It's not so long in actual time, just 14 months ago. The Cubs' last game there was June 16, 2013 , when we saw Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run walkoff homer off Carlos Marmol , who at last report had left a Triple-A assignment in the Reds organization and is out of baseball.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Kane Co. Chronicle
Cougars' Caratini glad to switch sides
GENEVA – Victor Caratini might have sulked had he been traded from the Atlanta Braves organization to the Cubs system when he first started playing baseball in Puerto Rico.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Levine: Renteria's Handling Of Bullpen His Greatest Challenge
With a group of young arms to nurture and protect, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria must serve many masters in his quest to handle a very difficult task.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Cubs front office steps on the accelerator
Bob Dylan's anthem "The Times They Are a-Changin'" would be an appropriate theme song for the current state Chicago Cubs.
Did the Braves almost trade B.J. Upton at trade deadline?
Ken Rosenthal drops an interesting tidbit of news, suggesting B.J. and a starting pitcher were almost traded last week.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
3 Moves Atlanta Braves Could Have Made at the Deadline
The Atlanta Braves acquired Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Chicago Cubs at the July 31 trade deadline to bolster the roster for the stretch run.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Cougars Notes: Two Cubs trades pay off for Cougars Aug. 7
With a continually changing roster, players like Ben Carhart and Jacob Rogers, along with Cael Brockmeyer, have shown leadership as mainstays for the Cougars this season.
Cubs conduct workout for Rusney Castillo
Cubs starter Jake Arrieta walks off the field after being pulled after pitching to seven batters in the sixth inning without recording an out.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Cubs designate Barney for assignment
Something had to give last month on the 22nd, with the emergence of Rookie, Arismendy Alcantara, who has been playing well at 2nd base and in center field too, and at the time the team also had Emilio Bonifacio coming off the D.L. Bonifacio was traded last Thursday to Atlanta with pitcher James Russell for a minor league catcher.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Major Post-Deadline Moves the Atlanta Braves Could Still Make
By acquiring two players from the Chicago Cubs in a move prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, the Atlanta Braves addressed two of their roster needs.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Cubs' bullpen needs some relief
They enjoyed a breather Monday in Denver, where they will open a three-game series Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.