#Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.
ESPN Dallas "The Texas Rangers have inquired about trading for Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton, according to a source. The Rangers tried to acquire Upton in previous seasons but couldn't finalize a deal. With the Rangers planning on moving left fielder Shin-Soo Choo to right field, they need..." November 25
CBSSports.com "The Padres just made a big push for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, the Braves are on their way to the Dominican Republic to view Tomas and now the Giants, who've always been involved, have extra reason to make a bigger push for Tomas since Pablo Sandoval is going to Boston. Tomas, who's been..." November 24
A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross are among the FA the #Braves have spoken to about serving as their backup catcher
MLB.com "The Padres could be primed to make a big splash during the Hot Stove season moving forward. General manager A.J. Preller met with the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday in Miami and is expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for..." November 23
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Braves have released reliever Jonny Venters on Friday. Venters had his third Tommy John surgery in August. At the time of the surgery, Venters said he would try to make a comeback." November 22
New York Post "The Braves are very much shopping Justin Upton and are requesting a higher return than they received earlier this week when they dealt their other corner outfielder, Jason Heyward. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received from St. Louis a pretty good starter with..." November 21
MLB.com "The race to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is heating up once again. The Braves and Padres have emerged as the frontrunners in the Tomas’ sweepstakes and top officials from both clubs are expected to meet with him this weekend in the Dominican Republic, according to industry..." November 21
CBSSports.com "The Atlanta Braves have entered the Yasmany Tomas sweepstakes as a dark horse. The Braves are slated to watch Tomas and his exploits in coming days, according to sources. They join a big field eying on the free-agent Cuban slugger. The Phillies, Padres and Giants have been seen as the most..." November 20
#Cardinals have joined the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester according to a club source which makes sense after Miller trade
MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have a meeting with left-hander Jon Lester this week, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). While Lester has been connected to a number of teams, this appears to be the first instance of a serious link to the Braves. The Braves dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the..." November 18
USA Today "In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 25-year-old Heyward was a first-round pick in 2007 and has won two Gold Glove awards. In 2014, he hit .271 with 11 home..." November 18
Re-acquiring Arodys Vizcaino increase chances that #Braves trade away one of their setup relievers, which already seemed likely.
Sporting News "The rumor: OK, so this isn’t a specific rumor, but exploration of the speculation that the Braves are open to trading either Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Upton has been Atlanta’s left fielder since arriving in a trade with Arizona before the 2013 season, and Heyward has manned right field (and..." November 16
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves want to trade B.J. Upton but know it might be impossible unless he makes some progress in 2015, and the center fielder has told them he’s ready to work with new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and make adjustments. But they won’t give up trying to trade him anytime soon. The Braves..." November 12
Hardball Talk "Overwork ‘em and let ‘em go. That what the Braves decided to do to reliever Cory Gearrin on Tuesday, releasing him seven months after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Gearrin, 28, had a 4.28 ERA in 77 relief appearances for the Braves from 2013, striking out 68 in 69 1/3 innings. In 2013,..." November 12
The Braves have been pitching B.J. Upton to other clubs.
New York Post "Braves general manager John Hart said the club intends to take Evan Gattis out from behind the plate and play him full time in left field as a way to assure him more at-bats. That decision would have a domino effect. If he plays left, that means that Justin Upton cannot. So the Braves could do..." November 12
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Adding a couple of starting pitchers is the Braves’ priority, but deciding what to do with corner outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Heyward — they’re both eligible for free agency next fall — also is on the winter to-do list. It’s possible those tasks could cross at some point in the form of a..." November 12
Mixed signals on Gattis. One #Braves official says, "Last guy we want to move." Four years control, 43 HRs in 723 career ABs, can play LF.
Justin Upton's updated no-trade list allows him to block deals to Cubs, Brewers, Indians, and Blue Jays, source says. @FOXSports
CBSSports.com "Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana will reject the Braves' $15.3-million qualifying offer, sources said. The deadline to accept is Monday afternoon. Santana was always expected to reject the offer following a nice season in which he went 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA, though there was a bit of noise just..." November 10
#Braves sign free agents RHP Sugar Ray Marimon, LHP Greg Smith and C Eli Whiteside to minor league deals.
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
theres been some noise about ervin santana possibly accepting as hes an iconoclastic sort, but word is he will reject QO.
Hardball Talk "Pitcher Ervin Santana will receive a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Braves, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. As a result, the Braves will either get Santana back for one more year or receive draft pick compensation if he chooses to sign elsewhere." November 03
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves went from 96 wins and a division title in 2013 to 79 wins and out of the playoffs in 2014, but it was through no fault of their starting pitchers. Despite losing Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending elbow injuries during spring training and Gavin Floyd to another elbow..." October 30
MLB.com "Kevin Seitzer has been hired to serve as the Braves hitting coach. The club could make an official announcement on Monday. Seitzer spent this past season as the Blue Jays hitting coach. The former All-Star third baseman will fill a vacancy that was created when Greg Walker resigned as..." October 27
Hart has agreed to a three-year contract that runs through 2017 (the Braves’ first season in @SunTrustPark).
Sources: Hart says "yes" to #Braves, will be named president of baseball operations.
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CBSSports.com "Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that a new award would be handed out on an annual basis to the best relief pitcher in each league. The NL version of the award is now known as the Trevor Hoffman Award, and the first winner of it is Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. The announcement was..." October 22
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest..." October 17
Yahoo! Sports "John Hart turned down the offer to be the Atlanta Braves' general manager, prompting the team to focus on current assistant GM John Coppolella and Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore as its top two targets, sources told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. Another name that has surfaced in internal Braves..." October 15
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the..." October 15
CBSSports.com "On Friday, the Braves announced manager Fredi Gonzalez will return to the team in 2015. The club has also named former Astros manager Bo Porter their third base/outfield and baserunning coach. Gonzalez, 50, has been the Braves manager since 2011. The team is 358-290 (.552) under his watch,..." October 03
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
CBSSports.com "Braves hitting coach Greg Walker has stepped down, the team announced. There is no word on his replacement yet. The Braves missed the postseason this year and had their first losing season (79-83) since 2008 due mostly to their offense -- they averaged only 3.54 runs per game, second lowest in..." September 30
Talking Chop "The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the..." September 29
It's been since 1900 in which 2 brother teammates homered & had an OF assist the same game - until the Uptons tonight (via @EliasSports)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin..." September 28
#Braves have scratched Alex Wood from Sunday start as precaution due to mild forearm strain.
CSN Philly "The Phillies mounted a three-run, two-out rally in the sixth inning and added the game-winner on a Marlon Byrd groundout in the seventh to edge past the Braves, 5-4, Friday night. The Phillies trailed by four headed into the fifth before reeling off five unanswered runs in the opener of the..." September 27
Hardball Talk "B.J. Upton‘s second-inning strikeout against Phillies starter Jerome Williams marked number 172 on the season, breaking a tie with Dan Uggla for the Braves’ single-season record. His brother Justin, who has not struck out tonight as of this writing, has 169 strikeouts on the season. It’s a feat..." September 26
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the start of the postseason less than a week away, there's bound to be debate about which pitcher should start the Pirates' opening game. Francisco Liriano was the Opening Day starter and has sizzled over the past month. Gerrit Cole is a beast and already has big-game experience. Either..." September 26
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While a figurative building has collapsed around them, Braves pitchers have been the room left standing, producing more quality starts than any other major league team despite getting run support that’s been almost historically awful. And to think, it was the pitching – particularly the..." September 26
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the Braves stranded two runners in a scoreless first inning Wednesday, beleaguered manager Fredi Gonzalez and Atlanta fans alike might have thought along the lines of Dorothy Parker, what fresh hell is this? Ah, but things would turn out differently on this night. Mercifully so. The..." September 25