Atlanta Braves blog by David O'Brien, baseball writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Kemp’s impact on Braves has been considerable

1:22 pm Jun. 16, 2017

Much has been made, and rightfully so, of the stellar work Matt Adams has done filling in for Freddie Freeman since the Braves lost their best player to a fractured wrist, an injury that many

Markakis: Not a big star, but something special

1:59 pm Jun. 8, 2017

If “stoic” was a standard scouting superlative, if cold stares were an advanced metric, if grim-faced was an intangible and rapid beard growth were a skill, well, Nick Markakis would be a major star.

But they

‘Big River’ should keep 3B job over Garcia

2:09 pm May. 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Rio Ruiz will keep playing third base this weekend against the Giants while Adonis Garcia puts in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. But Ruiz could, and I believe should, continue as

Written off multiple times, Braves remain resolute

1:36 pm May. 22, 2017

Many pundits wrote the Braves off even before pitchers and catchers reported in February. A team in mid-rebuild, they said. More joined the “Braves remain a doormat” crowd when the team posted a majors-worst 9-22