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2018 Schedule
90-72, 1st in NL East

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Talking about the transition of even more of the Braves' young arms to the big-league level, manager Brian Snitker spoke about how things have changed since his days as a Triple-A manager, saying, "(It used to be that) you never know how a player is going to perform when they see that third deck. Now, these kids come up and it doesn't faze them one bit. They think they are right where they are supposed to be."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Braves manager Brian Snitker on now being the team everyone is trying to dethrone in the tough NL East: "This is exactly what we've been working for."

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6dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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16d

Donaldson hoping for long-term home with Braves

The Braves were Josh Donaldson's favorite team as a child. Now he hopes they're the team he finishes his career with, despite signing just a one-year contract with the team as a free agent.

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15dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

I love the Braves getting Josh Donaldson on a one-year, low-risk deal. From 2015 to 2017, he ranked third among position players in WAR behind only Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. That doesn't mean he'll return to that level at age 33 and after the calf injury that wiped out most of his 2018 season, but he should look nice in the cleanup spot after Freddie Freeman. It probably takes them out of the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper lotteries as well -- not that the usually conservative Braves were going after either of those two anyway.

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22dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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23d

Price, Venters earn Comeback Player awards

Red Sox starting pitcher David Price has won the AL Comeback Player of the Year award and Braves reliever Jonny Venters has earned the NL honor. Venters hadn't appeared in the majors since 2012 due to injuries.

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30d

Braves' Snitker named NL Manager of the Year

After leading the Braves to an unexpected National League East title, Brian Snitker has been named NL Manager of the Year. The Brewers' Craig Counsell and Rockies' Bud Black finished second and third, respectively.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.757th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
WHIP1.2813th
BAA.2292nd
Runs759Tied-10th
Batting Average.2575th
On Base Percentage.32411th
Slugging Percentage.41711th