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Starting Nine: Another ‘pillar’ in place, Braves positioned to be force

Michael Harris II’s extension gives Atlanta core in place well into end of decade

Starting Nine: Cold, hard truths for Braves, NL after trade deadline

The wild-card round figures to be a dangerous place, the game’s best bullpen got better by addition and subtraction, and more

Starting Nine: Trade targets Braves should have their sights on

Players that can fill Atlanta’s needs in outfield, bullpen and rotation

Starting Nine: Will Ronald Acuña Jr. catch fire? Biggest questions for second half

On Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley following up their strong first halves, Rookie of the Year candidates and Atlanta’s focus at trade deadline

Starting Nine: Braves can’t dethrone Mets, but this showdown is just getting started

Uneasiness from Atlanta rotation, Dansby Swanson cools off, and Austin Riley shows there may be no bigger All-Star snub

Starting Nine: Braves vs. Dodgers is big, but this is all about Freddie Freeman

Former star at center of massive weekend series, Adam Duvall’s turnaround and Atlanta’s monster catching combo

Starting Nine: Say it out loud, Dansby Swanson has become elite

The Braves shortstop is having a career year, putting himself near the top of a potentially start-studded shortstop class

Starting Nine: Most unhittable pitches on Braves staff

The arsenals that are giving batters fits and the part of Michael Harris II’s game he knows will never slump

Starting Nine: What’s been right and what’s been wrong with Matt Olson

He’s delivered doubles in excess, but defense and situational hitting have been sticking points for the Braves’ new first baseman

Pen is Mightier: Braves bullpen has overcome injury to stand as MLB’s best

Offseason additions, evolution of A.J. Minter and rise of Spencer Strider have fueled success despite missing two members of Night Shift

Starting Nine: Is this the spark? Arcia walks it off, Morton’s hat tips and a historic draft class

Plus, Travis d’Arnaud’s controlling the base paths, Ronald Acuña Jr.’s streaking (again) and the anniversary of the Bees extermination

Starting Nine: The sweet life of Austin Riley

On a year unlike any other for the third baseman, Ronald Acuña Jr.’s speed on full display and Charlie Morton’s struggles

Starting Nine: Matt Olson and the Greatest Aprils Ever; Max Fried’s big-game resume

The new first baseman is trending toward an impressive first month in Atlanta, Dansby Swanson’s strikeouts, the wait for Ronald Acuña Jr. and more

Starting Nine: Luke Jackson has success story to lean after Tommy John surgery

Plus, the impacts of Spencer Strider and Matt Olson, Marcell Ozuna returns to 2020 form and streaking in San Diego

Starting Nine: How good could Braves bullpen be? Historically so

Fried fittingly gets the Opening Day assignment, Olson’s slow start and more as spring training continues

Starting Nine: Deal? Hearing? Case for Braves to lock up Fried, Riley, Swanson

Atlanta can avoid its file-and-trial ways with multi-year deals for pieces of young core

Starting Nine: The Age of Olson, where Braves have approximation of Freeman on approximation of old deal

How will the new guy set the tone for new era at first? Who’s making up the back end of the rotation?

Starting Nine: Otis Nixon, a Very Good Brave

One of the game’s great base-stealers, Nixon had big moments on the field and major obstacles off it

Starting Nine: Kent Mercker, a Very Good Brave

Among Atlanta’s fabled arms, the left-hander was the unlikely engineer of the Braves’ last no-hitter, and part of the last two

Starting Nine: Dan Uggla, a Very Good Brave

The All-Star second baseman set the standard for power hitting at the position in a run defined by the Three True Outcomes

Starting Nine: Steve Avery, a Very Good Brave

Derailed by injury, Avery ultimately couldn’t live up to the hype and production of his early years

Starting Nine: Bob Horner, a Very Good Brave

The slugger went from No. 1 pick to debuting days later in a ROY run in a career derailed by injury and collusion

Starting Nine: Tim Hudson, a Very Good Brave

The fifth pitcher to win No. 200 with the Braves, Hudson was a franchise staple for nearly a decade

Starting Nine: Rafael Furcal, a Very Good Brave

How old was he? That was part of the story during his run in Atlanta, but the switch-hitting shortstop brought hardware and impressive numbers as well

Starting Nine: Kevin Millwood, a Very Good Brave

The homegrown All-Star delivered one of the greatest pitching performances in Braves postseason history during his six years in Atlanta

Starting Nine: Javy Lopez, a Very Good Brave

Looking back on the career of the three-time All-Star catcher, as we dive into the resumes of Braves who have fallen off the Hall of Fame ballot

Join us for a rendition of The Twelve Days of Bravesmas 

The holiday classic, through the lens of Braves Country

Starting Nine: Can hurdles be cleared in these HOF bids?

The voting momentum (or lack thereof) and the trends/roadblocks former Braves players face in Hall of Fame candidacies

Starting Nine: When lockout ends, what’s left for Braves on free-agent market?

Splashes, gambles, and playing it safe as Atlanta looks to fill remaining roster holes

Starting Nine: Frustrations, realities and casualties amid MLB’s lockout

Varying degrees of winning and losing and the parties feeling the hurt in baseball’s first work stoppage since 1994-95

Starting Nine: Hunting bargains for Braves’ shopping needs

High-end free agents and trade targets will and should get all the buzz, but there are bargains that could be had as Atlanta mines the markets

Starting Nine: Why length of deal should/shouldn’t be hang-up in Freddie Freeman negotiations 

Easing and raising concerns on reported sticking point in Freddie Freeman contract talks. Plus, free-agent pitching thoughts, Alex Anthopoulos strikes again in November, and some love for Blooper


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