The Braves apparently want R.A. Dickey back, but the knuckleballer has yet to commit for the 2018 season.
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Jackson seems to have found his groove at the plate, but his play behind it is a different story. Plus, more notes from the Arizona Fall League.
Jackson, Fried shine in Arizona Fall League
C Alex Jackson, a 2014 first-round pick, scored three runs and got two hits in four plate appearances for the Peoria Javelinas in their 6-2 victory over the Salt River Rafters. Fellow Braves prospect Max Fried started the contest, pitching five scoreless innings and striking out four to earn the win.
Riley shines in AFL win
Braves top third-base prospect Austin Riley went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs during Thursday's Arizona Fall League game. The 20-year-old slashed .275/.339/.446 across 129 games with high-A Florida and Double-A Mississippi, including a .315 average in 48 games following his promotion.
Braves pitchers shine in AFL opener
Max Fried, Touki Toussaint, Josh Graham and Corbin Clouse combined to throw eight shutout innings and strike out 16 batters for the Peoria Javelinas in Tuesday's Arizona Fall League opener. Top prospect Ronald Acuna led off for Peoria and went 2-4 with a run scored in the 3-0 win.
From the jewel of Atlanta's stacked system to young stars almost ready for the majors, these are the players to keep an eye on in Arizona.
The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.
Brian Snitker, who guided the Braves to a 72-90 mark in his second season as manager, will return in 2018, as the team exercised its option.
Buster Olney talks to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about John Coppolella's resignation, the potential return of Dayton Moore to the Braves and more.
Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss the re-energized Yankees, break down the rest of the playoff series and more. Plus, David O'Brien on the Braves' front office situation and Alex Speier with some "Inside Heat" on the Red Sox-Astros ALDS.
The Royals' Dayton Moore and the Nationals' Dan Jennings have been floated as candidates to replace departed Braves GM John Coppolella.
Buster Olney talks to Jon Sciambi and Jessica Mendoza about the odd situation in the Braves' front office, their wild-card breakdown and more. Plus, a debate about the greatest HR in postseason history and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game."
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
With the Braves' front-office turmoil roiling, speculation is mounting that Royals GM Dayton Moore might join his team's class of free agents and leave K.C., following the trail to Atlanta blazed by fellow World Series-winning Royals honcho John Schuerholz on 1990. Like Schuerholz, Moore would join a rebuilding Braves organization jam-packed with young talent. Could it be Braves Dynasty 2.0, second verse same as the first?
The Braves' offseason to-do list includes adding some power to their lineup and shoring up the bullpen. Doing both, and a return to 2016 form for Julio Teheran, could push them toward wild-card contention.
John Coppolella resigned Monday as the Braves' GM amid an investigation by Major League Baseball, which revealed that the team committed serious rules violation in the international signing market.
Giancarlo Stanton came up short in his quest for 60 home runs, and Adonis Garcia hit a pinch-hit three-run home run to lift the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins 8-5 in the season finale for both teams Sunday.
Giancarlo Stanton remained at 59 home runs after failing to hit one in the Miami Marlins' 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a single and a double and the Miami slugger remained at 59 home runs as the Atlanta Braves beat the Marlins 6-5 on Friday night.
It figures to be another year of GM John Coppolella watching the young, in-house arms grow.
Buster Olney talks to Braves GM John Coppolella about the 2017 season, what the team needs to improve upon over the winter, R.A. Dickey's future with the club and more.
The Braves have yet to commit to Brian Snitker as their manager in 2018.
Stanton inches closer to 60 homers
In the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves on Thursday night, Giancarlo Stanton not only hit two of the five longest home runs of the day, but he also produced his 10th multi-HR game this season, the most since Albert Pujols in 2009.
Giancarlo Stanton homered twice to become the first player to hit 59 in a season since 2001, and the Miami Marlins opened the last series of Jeffrey Loria's tenure as owner by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Thursday night.
Terry Collins was a winner in perhaps his final home game as manager of the New York Mets, who beat the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Wednesday night behind rookie pitcher Robert Gsellman.