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20 hrs ago | Talking Chop

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, National League Central, Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Carlos Marmol, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Travis Wood, Matt Garza, Alfonso Soriano

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Atlanta Braves, Baseball Players, Mark Johnson

Mon Aug 11, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Neil Ramirez

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Daily Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Darwin Barney, Nate Schierholtz, Summer Olympic, Kyle Hendricks, Arismendy Alcantara

Talking Chop

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Minor, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves

Fri Aug 08, 2014

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Drew Smyly

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Naperville Sun

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Darwin Barney, Mark Johnson

Chicago Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Welington Castillo, Josh Rutledge, Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Arismendy Alcantara, Darwin Barney

Tue Aug 05, 2014

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, Alex Wood, Carlos Gonzalez, Marlon Byrd

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Daily Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Kyle Hendricks, National League, Troy Tulowitzki

Daily Herald

Highly touted prospect Baez to join Cubs

The Cubs will do that Tuesday, when they select the contract of their exciting prospect from Class AAA Iowa and activate him for the series opener against the Colorado Rockies at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Arismendy Alcantara, Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

BleacherReport

Stock Up, Stock Down for Atlanta Braves' Top 10 Prospects for Week 18

This week, the Atlanta Braves dealt the No. 8 prospect on our list, catcher Victor Caratini.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Miami Herald

Twins claim OF Schafer off waivers from Braves

The Twins announced the move Sunday. They are off Monday and must make a corresponding roster move to open a spot for Schafer before Tuesday's game against San Diego.

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Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cub Tracks Hears Opportunity Knocking

Will the Cubs leap at the chance to spend this offseason? Also today: coaches in cars predict a cross-town World Series, Felix denies a demand, lots of Javy, James Russell gives a special goodbye, and we stare at a galaxy far, far away.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Rant Sports

James Russell Could Prove To Be A Huge Acquisition For Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves didn't necessarily make the trade deadline splash that many fans had hoped for, but the team still addressed a key need by adding left handed reliever James Russell to the bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Atlanta Braves, Baseball Players

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Examiner.com

Four-run fourth inning propels Storm Chasers over Cubs

Carlos Peguero's two-run home run in the fourth keyed a four-run inning, leading the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 6-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs on Saturday night at Werner Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Casey Coleman, Dallas Beeler, Josh Vitters, Chris Dwyer

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 2

I'm going to leave the BCB Minor League Player of the Month voting up until tomorrow's Wrap.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Dallas Beeler, Josh Vitters, Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, Darwin Barney

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