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Baseball Insider Archive: Braves

Bobby Cox Can See the Sunset He's Riding Into

To many, the biggest surprise about Cox's announcement that he'd come to terms on a one-year extension is that he announced his retirement at the same time. As he put it, the only way Cox was ever going to retire was by giving himself a time line and sticking to it. Now he has one.

By Cameron Smith  |  September 24, 2009; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Braves  | Tags: Bobby Cox, Braves, Hall of Fame, managers  
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A Good Weekend for Baseball

This weekend provides some rather juicy matchups with plenty of early playoff implications, here are the best and feel free to vote at the bottom for which pairing intrigues you the most.

By CJ Holley  |  August 21, 2009; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Braves , Giants , Marlins , Playoffs , Rangers , Rays , Red Sox , Rockies , Yankees  | Tags: Florida Marlins, atlanta braves, boston red sox, colorado rockies, new york yankees, playoffs, san francisco giants, tampa bay rays, texas rangers  
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Red Sox Designate Smoltz

Despite one of the greatest pedigrees among pitchers in the past 25 years, John Smoltz was designated for assignment by the Red Sox this afternoon. There were no known lingering injury issues for Smoltz, so this was a move made purely based on his performance.

By Cameron Smith  |  August 7, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Braves , Red Sox  | Tags: Braves, Hall of Fame, John Smoltz, Red Sox, free agency, john smoltz  
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Red Sox Land Martinez for Less Than Imagined

At the trade deadline the Red Sox were able to land Cleveland Indians catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez and it only took two prospects and a young reliever.

By CJ Holley  |  July 31, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Braves , Indians , Red Sox  | Tags: atlanta braves, boston red sox, cleveland indians, trade, victor martinez  
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Smoltz Enters the Superunknown

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz has never played in the American League before, has never played for Boston before and is looking to come back from major surgery for the second time in his career with his first start of the season tonight against the Washington Nationals.

By CJ Holley  |  June 25, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Braves , Red Sox  | Tags: atlanta braves, boston red sox, john smoltz, tommy john surgery  
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Glavine is Done ... For Now

Tom Glavine disclosed that he has no plans to sign with a new team this season in a conversation with Buck Lanford of FOX 5 Atlanta. Proving that even he is hip with modern technology, Glavine shot Lanford a text message that spelled out the end of his season, though not necessarily the end of his career.

By Cameron Smith  |  June 19, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Braves , Nationals  | Tags: Atlanta Braves, MLB, Tom Glavine, retirement  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Talking Behind Their Back: Braves, CJ Holley , June 16, 2009
Talking Behind Their Back: Mariners, CJ Holley , June 12, 2009
Opening Day, Er, Night, Act 1: , Cameron Smith , April 5, 2009
Chipper Jones' Big New Deal, Cameron Smith , April 1, 2009
Schuerholz Won't Be Nats' Next GM, Cameron Smith , March 6, 2009
Braves Sign Garret Anderson, Cameron Smith , February 22, 2009
Braves, Glavine Agree to One-Year Deal, Cameron Smith , February 20, 2009
Why You Can't Count on Prospects: Andy Marte, Cameron Smith , February 19, 2009
What Do the Braves Do Now?, Cameron Smith , February 19, 2009
Griffey to the Braves? Today?, Cameron Smith , February 18, 2009
Braves, Glavine Deal Close; Griffey Next?, Cameron Smith , February 17, 2009
Griffey to the Braves? Makes More Sense, Cameron Smith , February 15, 2009
Lefty Relievers: Only Four Left, Cameron Smith , February 12, 2009
Why Did the Mets Pick Perez Over Lowe?, Cameron Smith , February 2, 2009
If Braves Pass, Glavine Could Pitch in D.C., Cameron Smith , January 25, 2009
Braves Sign Derek Lowe, Cameron Smith , January 13, 2009
A Break from Regularly Scheduled Teixeira News, Cameron Smith , December 19, 2008
One Day Later, Furcal Chooses the Dodgers, Cameron Smith , December 17, 2008
More Furcal Info, Deal Not Done Yet, Cameron Smith , December 16, 2008
Yankees Sign Starter A.J. Burnett, Cameron Smith , December 12, 2008
The Battle for Burnett: To Vest or Guarantee, Cameron Smith , December 11, 2008
Braves Land Vazquez From White Sox UPDATE, Cameron Smith , December 2, 2008
Astros Sign Mike Hampton, Cameron Smith , December 1, 2008
Red Sox Make Offer To Tazawa UPDATE, Cameron Smith , November 28, 2008
Will Glavine Retire Or Return?, Cameron Smith , November 24, 2008
Sabathia's Bank-Breaking Offer, Cameron Smith , November 14, 2008
Dodgers Open Bank For Ramirez, Cameron Smith , November 6, 2008
Nationals, Orioles Enter Free Agent Fray, Cameron Smith , November 5, 2008
Big Free Agents Float Demands, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Monday Morning Fastballs, Cameron Smith , November 3, 2008
Deeper Perspective Still Shines on Rays, Cameron Smith , October 8, 2008
Et Tu, Cubs Fan?, Cameron Smith , October 7, 2008
 
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