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Dansby Swanson

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Run of unfruitful drafts led to Braves’ rebuild’s Mark Bowman takes a look at just how far Atlanta’s farm system has come since John Hart and John Coppolella took over.

Travis Demeritte lands on MLBPipeline’s Team of the Week

Travis Demeritte slugged his first two homers since becoming a member of the Braves’ organization and landed himself a spot on’s prospect team of the week.

Demeritte began his Braves career slowly as he batted .132 in his first 10 games for Class A Advanced Carolina after coming over from the Rangers in the Lucas Harrell-Dario Alvarez trade on July 29. The 21-year-old finally settled in at the plate last week, however, hitting a pair of home runs -- his first as a member of the Braves -- while reaching base five times on Friday, in what was his fifth multi-homer performance of the season. Overall, Demeritte has gone deep 27 times in 104 games this season between the two teams.

M-Braves’ Success gives hope to Atlanta

The Mississippi Braves are one of the hottest teams in the minor leagues and there success should give Braves fans everywhere hope for the future says Brian Lester of Today’s Knuckleball.

Braves fans show confidence in John Coppolella, Braves rebuild

MLB Daily Dish conducted a survey for baseball fans about their confidence in their favorite team’s General Manager. The results are in and the Braves cracked the Top 10 with a 4.3 rating on a five-point scale.

MLB News

A-Rod’s publicist says he won’t play for anyone this season

While the Miami Marlins were reportedly interested in adding Alex Rodriguez, it appears that he won’t be playing anymore this season after his release by the Yankees. Rodriguez’s publicist released a statement to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News saying that signing with another team this season “isn’t happening.”

“I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season,” Berkowitz said in a statement. “It’s not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends.”

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