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Tuesday Aug 26 | Amazin' Avenue

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Atlanta Braves, Emilio Bonifacio, Baseball Players, Christian Bethancourt

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Rum Bunter

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, National League

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tommy La Stella, Christian Bethancourt, Joey Terdoslavich

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Post-gazette.com

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, Jeff Samardzija

Rum Bunter

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, National League, Wei-Chung Wang

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Rant Sports

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Dan Straily

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Atlanta Braves

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.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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

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