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  • Inbox: How do Braves plan to navigate winter?
    Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions about offseason signings, coaching changes and more.
  • As Braves look to contend, priorities mount
    As the Braves enter the offseason and attempt to take another step toward re-establishing themselves as legitimate postseason contenders, they have an obvious need to make room for top prospect Ronald Acuna and a definite desire to upgrade their bullpen.
  • Braves' Jackson delivers in AFL victory
    Alex Jackson's breakout season is continuing in the Arizona Fall League. After setting a career-high with 19 homers in 96 games this season, Jackson showed some of his power with a two-run homer in the Peoria Javelinas' 6-4 win over the Surprise Saguaros on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Braves exercise Snitker's option for 2018
    As Brian Snitker progressed through the final month of the season, he was uncertain whether he would be given another chance to be a Major League manager. The odds of him being retained as the Braves' skipper seemed to fluctuate on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.
  • #AwardWorthy: Vote for Inciarte
    Vote Ender Inciarte for Best Defensive Player in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
  • Braves' Arizona Fall League overview
    Braves prospects Austin Riley, Ronald Acuna, Alex Jackson, Jared James, Cordin Clouse, Max Fried, Josh Graham and Touki Toussaint are currently playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League, working to hone their crafts.
  • Fried dazzles in one-hit Fall League start
    A strong outing from Javelinas starting pitcher Max Fried, the Braves' No. 9 prospect, led Peoria to a 6-2 victory over the Salt River Rafters Monday afternoon.
  • Braves' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Acuna, Gohara named Prospects of the Year
    When it came time for MLBPipeline.com to recognize the top players from within the Braves' talent-rich farm system, it certainly wasn't surprising to learn Ronald Acuna and Luiz Gohara were named the prospects of the year.
  • Riley, Braves prospects break out bats in AFL
    Austin Riley may be a slow starter in the regular season, but in the Arizona Fall League, he seems to have found his rhythm almost immediately. After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first AFL game action, Riley had a huge game offensively and led Peoria to a 10-9 win over Mesa on Thursday afternoon.
  • Braves arms dominate on AFL Opening Day
    The Braves' farm system is full of exciting young arms, and they were on full display as the Arizona Fall League got underway on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Coppolella resigns as Braves' general manager
    Braves general manager John Coppolella has resigned from his position, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The resignation came as a result of a breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market, the Braves' statement said.
  • Freeman among most popular jerseys
    MLB and the MLB Players Association jointly announced the latest Most Popular Jerseys rankings on Tuesday, and the rookie slugger topped the list to add another distinction to an historic first full year. The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from MLBShop.com since Opening Day.
  • Braves' season features fresh faces, new home
    Though the Braves outwardly expressed the possibility of being a postseason contender in year three of their massive rebuild, their first season of the SunTrust Park era met logical expectations.
  • Hart: Braves 'won't miss a beat' in front office
    Braves president of operations John Hart knew he'd spend the first week of the offseason deciding on manager Brian Snitker's future and evaluating his coaching staff. His to-do list grew much longer on Monday, when John Coppolella was forced to resign as general manager because of a significant infraction committed on the international market.
  • Swanson, homers send Braves off with win
    History was put on hold in Giancarlo Stanton's quest to reach 60 home runs on Sunday. Instead, it was a three-run homer by pinch-hitter Adonis Garcia and Kurt Suzuki's two-run home run that helped propel the Braves to an 8-5 victory over the Marlins in the season finale at Marlins Park.
  • Draft order set; Braves to pick 8th
    Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
  • Minimized leg kick paying off for Albies
    While establishing himself as one of the top overall prospects, Ozzie Albies was reluctant to make the mechanical adjustments coaches told him he'd eventually need to make. But since arriving at the Major League level, the Braves' second baseman has reaped the benefits of willingly making what he considers to be a minor change.
  • Sims chased early as Braves' skid reaches 6
    With the focus on Giancarlo Stanton's quest for 60 home runs on Saturday night, the supporting cast stole the spotlight in the Marlins' 10-2 win over the Braves at Marlins Park.
  • 'Legit' Gohara's prospects look promising
    As Luiz Gohara has spent the past month at the Major League level, he has provided reason to believe the trade that brought him to Atlanta might prove to be the most influential variable to the Braves' attempt to further distance themselves from the painful portion of their rebuild next year.
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