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JOSH BROWN COLUMN: Gattis needs to stay behind the plate

When I read last week that John Hart is planning on moving Evan Gattis to left field and making Christian Bethancourt the Braves starting catcher, I about had a heart attack.

  • icon Posted: November 18

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Braves hitting coach quits after dismal season
Posted: October 01, 2014

ATLANTA — The changes keep coming for the Atlanta Braves.

Monday 09/29/2014
Braves face shaky future after dismal finish
Posted: September 29, 2014

ATLANTA — Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.

Class A team moving in 2015
Posted: September 29, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ advanced Class A team is moving from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Zebulon, North Carolina.

Braves down Phillies to close out season
Posted: September 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Fredi Gonzalez was tossing and turning in his hotel room Saturday night.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Uptons homer as Braves down Phillies
Posted: September 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Braves come up short against Phillies
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 1:12 am

PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies’ 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Braves fall to Pirates, 10-1
Posted: September 25, 2014

ATLANTA — Edinson Vol­quez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

Hart begins meetings as Braves’ new interim GM
Posted: September 25, 2014

ATLANTA — John Hart kicked off his new role as Braves interim general manager by scheduling meetings that began with the coaching staff on Tuesday and will continue this week with instructional league personnel in Florida.

Pirates stumble in loss to Braves
Posted: September 25, 2014

ATLANTA — Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh’s only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Pirates clinch playoff spot in win over Braves
Posted: September 24, 2014

ATLANTA — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn’t glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.

ATLANTA BRAVES: What’s next for Braves after firing GM Wren
Posted: September 24, 2014

ATLANTA — For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

Monday 09/22/2014
Braves ousted from playoff race
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA — Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta’s postseason hopes.

Braves’ Wren heading toward uncertain winter
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA — Braves general manager Frank Wren doesn’t know what the immediate future holds for him and his struggling team.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Braves still on skids with loss to Mets
Posted: September 21, 2014

ATLANTA — The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

Saturday 09/20/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Braves fall to Mets 5-0
Posted: September 20, 2014

ATLANTA — Even though the New York Mets are out of the playoff picture, Zack Wheeler believes his team is eager to finish strong.

Friday 09/19/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Feeble offense likely costs Braves spot in the playoffs
Posted: September 19, 2014

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

Thursday 09/18/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Braves win 3-1, snap 5-game skid
Posted: September 18, 2014

ATLANTA — The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Atlanta falls to Washington 3-0, Nationals claim NL East
Posted: September 17, 2014

ATLANTA — The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
ATLANTA BRAVES: Washington beats Atlanta 4-2 to close in on National League East title
Posted: September 16, 2014

ATLANTA — Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

Monday 09/15/2014
Braves swept by Rangers
Posted: September 15, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis had a hard time recalling the last time the Texas Rangers swept a series.

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