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Seitzer encouraged by workouts with Upton

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:01:11 EDT

New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer spent three days this week working on B.J. Upton's swing and believes the veteran will rebound in 2015

S. Simmons ready after shedding shoulder issues

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:25:46 EDT

After getting a few months of rest this offseason, Shae Simmons is looking forward to the opportunity to prove that he can be the same impressive reliever that he was before right shoulder discomfort sidelined him for the final two months of the 2014 season.

Braves claim Perez off waivers from Yankees

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:15:58 EDT

The Braves added to their list of outfield candidates by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the Yankees on Friday afternoon.

Kimbrel excited to play for new-look Braves

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:25:32 EDT

As Braves president of baseball operations John Hart spent time late Thursday night talking about Jonny Gomes' addition and some of his other offseason moves, Hart again made it crystal clear that he has no desire to trade Craig Kimbrel.

Gomes, Braves agree on one-year contract

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:25:05 EDT

Jonny Gomes and the Braves have agreed to a one-year contract for $4 million that includes a vesting option for the 2016 season.

Optimistic Fredi eyes postseason for Braves

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:12:48 EDT

As the division-rival Nationals have strengthened their bid to win a second straight National League East crown, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has read and heard all about how his team's flurry of significant offseason moves signal that 2015 will be a rebuilding year. "Our goal is still to get in the playoffs," Gonzalez said. "That always will be my goal."

Minor pleased with pain-free offseason workouts

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:59:23 EDT

Mike Minor would have liked to avoid the salary-arbitration hearing that awaits him. But the Braves left-hander is otherwise pleased with what has transpired during his discomfort-free offseason.

2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 catchers

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:27:53 EDT

Though only one catcher (Blake Swihart of the Red Sox) fits in the top 40 spots on MLBPipeline.com's upcoming 2015 Top 100 Prospects list, talent behind the plate actually runs deep. The Minors are teeming with backstops who have the tools to contribute offensively and defensively in the big leagues in the near future.

Pedro, Biggio, Smoltz select Hall of Fame caps

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:06 EDT

The Hall of Fame has announced the cap selections for the plaques of recent electees Craig Biggio (Astros), Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) and John Smoltz (Braves), with all three players choosing the teams they spent the most time with during their careers.

K. Johnson returns to Braves on Minors deal

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:39:21 EDT

After spending the past four seasons making a complete tour of the American League East, Kelly Johnson is set to return to the organization that drafted him and made him one of the earliest members of the Baby Braves.

Braves eye Gomes as potential platoon player in left

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:55:00 EDT

Now that Atlanta has restructured its organization through a flurry of significant changes, it appears the remaining offseason decisions will be influenced by whether the club lands outfielder Jonny Gomes.

No limitations for Wood heading into spring

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:06:49 EDT

As Alex Wood has spent the past few months going through his normal offseason preparations, he has not been given any reason to be concerned about the left forearm soreness that led the Braves to scratch him from starting their regular-season finale in September.

Wood got early glimpse of MadBum's power

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:22:59 EDT

As Alex Wood watched Madison Bumgarner lead the Giants to their latest World Series title with one of the most dominant postseasons ever fashioned by a pitcher, he recognized the same competitive fire he had witnessed while watching Bumgarner pitch in a high school playoff game.

Smoltz looks ahead as Hall election sinks in

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:59:39 EDT

Two weeks after John Smoltz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, he stopped by the set of MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show on Tuesday morning to discuss what comes next.

Aaron recalls time with MLK

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:06:22 EDT

As Hank Aaron reminisces about his baseball journey, which introduced him to both segregation and immortalization, he regrets that his interactions with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. amounted to just a few brief conversations.

Minor likely headed for arbitration hearing

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:37:11 EDT

It appears Mike Minor will become the first Braves player to experience an arbitration hearing since the club won its 2001 case against John Rocker.

Optimistic Hart has no plans to deal Kimbrel

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:09:04 EDT

Now that the Braves have traded Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, why would they choose to keep Craig Kimbrel when their offense is unlikely to be strong enough to provide the elite closer with consistent save opportunities?

Braves avoid arbitration with lefty reliever Russell

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:43:26 EDT

The Braves and left-handed reliever James Russell avoided arbitration Thursday afternoon when they agreed to a one-year, $2.425 million contract. Mike Minor now stands as Atlanta's only unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

Braves maintain confidence in offense after major turnover

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:07:10 EDT

Those who watched the Braves in 2014 and then went into hibernation over the past two months might find it hard to believe some think their offense could prove to be even worse this season. Such is the case now the Braves have traded Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. In exchange, they gained a drastically-improved farm system and legitimate concerns about how they will score runs in 2015.

Braves send Gattis to Astros for 3 prospects

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:29:35 EDT

After a couple months of speculation, the Braves completed the final significant phase of their roster reconstruction by trading Evan Gattis to the Astros for three prospects -- right-handed pitchers Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman and third baseman Rio Ruiz.

Gattis trade difficult for both Astros and Braves

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:12:12 EDT

OK, Braves fans, take a deep breath. Yes, you will miss Evan Gattis. His power is impressive, his humility appealing. This is one of those times when the baseball team's bottom line collides with the emotion of losing a popular player. Funny thing is, the Astros feel absolutely the same way. This trade stung from their end, too, although in a different way. Three years ago when Jeff Luhnow became the general manager, his primary goal was to build a great farm system.

Foltynewicz headlines Braves' impressive prospect haul

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:59:20 EDT

The Braves traded Evan Gattis to the Astros for prospects Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and Andrew Thurman on Wednesday. MLB.com takes a closer look at the prospects Atlanta received in the deal.

Aaron as Hawks owner would be win for Atlanta

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:20:34 EDT

You have Hank Aaron, and then you have ... well, let's be honest. None of the other names matter. Not around this city, where various media outlets say the list of those in a group trying to buy the local NBA team goes from Steve Kaplan (who?) to folks named Erick Thohir, Handy Purnomo Soetedjo and Jason Levien to their only partner who counts. We're back to Henry Louis Aaron.

Source: Braves agree to deal with Wandy

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:03:36 EDT

Furthering their attempt to round out their starting rotation, the Braves have decided to take a chance on left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who reportedly recently failed a physical after agreeing a Minor League deal with the Phillies. The Phils have not confirmed that report.

On the Cusp: Atlanta Braves

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:33:59 EDT

The Braves have been aggressive in changing the makeup of their organization. Some of their newly acquired prospects have additional development or injury rehabilitation to complete. But the big league club could welcome several prospects at some point this coming season.

Braves' 300-starts club tops for Hall of Famers

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 17:50:28 EDT

As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz have been elected to Cooperstown over the past year, the Braves can certifiably claim to have provided more starts to Hall of Fame starting pitchers than any other Major League organization.

Clutch factor sets Smoltz apart from HOF brethren

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:30:30 EDT

Cy Maddux, Cy Glavine or Cy Smoltz? Actually, I should give each member of the Braves' storied pitching trio an upgraded title. So I'll rephrase what I just wrote this way: Baseball Hall of Famer Maddux, Baseball Hall of Famer Glavine or Baseball Hall of Famer Smoltz? Tough choice, but if it's Game 7 of the World Series, and if I need to start one of those pitchers in their prime, I'm going with ...

Braves acquire promising lefty Sanchez from Angels

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 20:03:49 EDT

Extending their mission to improve the organization's pitching depth, the Braves have acquired Ricardo Sanchez, an intriguing 17-year-old prospect who had been with the Angels. The Braves sent third baseman Kyle Kubitza and right-handed pitcher Nate Hyatt to the Angels in exchange for Sanchez, who had stood as one of the Angels' top 10 prospects per MLB.com's rankings.

Smoltz makes HOF history post TJ surgery

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:55:37 EDT

John Smoltz followed a unique path to Cooperstown and now finds himself with the distinction of being the first pitcher who will gain induction to Baseball's Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

  
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Reunion Weekend - Friday & Saturday - November 6 & 7, 2009 - Friday, September 18, 2009

GOLF-DINNER / PROGRAM LEGENDS-----BASEBALL GAME

Make your plans now to attend the Auburn Baseball Lettermen and Associates Club annual get together.  The last three have been super fellowship and fun. This year the Club salutes the 1963 SEC Championship Team along with the Auburn All-Americans of the 1960's decade.

The golf on Friday will be a shotgun start and will have similar playing rules to last year. Coach Pawlowski and members of his staff will participate in some fashion along with the 2010 senior / junior baseball players by hitting some tee shots and putt on designated holes. This will be a super time to meet the coaches individually including David Mines, Associate AD and new coach Link Jarrett, a Florida State baseball alumnus, who came to Auburn from a successful program at East Carolina. Also, it will be good time to tell the seniors / juniors how much we support them and their efforts in Auburn baseball program.

Saturday morning brings the Reunion Baseball Game. Details are enumerated on the attached Reunion game registration form. We have had some really good games in the past with young and old former players participating and we see no reason to expect anything less this year. Call your teammates and prod them to plan to attend and join in the fun. Commissioner Buz Walsh promises an even more competitive and better game this year with more participants including the older guys playing the early innings and the young studs playing the late innings. Since we are having our activities later this year, we anticipate more of our Major and Minor League players being available to attend all of our functions this year.

Since the year’s events are taking place on a football weekend, we have not attempted to make provisions for rooms to be set aside for participants needing accommodations. Also, you may want to allow extra time for travel to Auburn and getting around campus for the Club’s functions. I have included lodging lists for your consideration. The Athletic Department will attempt to provide assigned parking and transportation to Plainsman Park for the Reunion Game participants on Saturday. Particulars will be forthcoming at a time closer to that week end and you will be notified.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th

GOLF - Noon tee time at the Auburn University Club @ Yarborough Farms
            Modified Scramble, white tees for wood bat guys, blue tees for the young guys

DINNER – 6:00 pm social hour followed by Dinner Program & Introductions of honorees and participants, 7:30 pm buffet dinner

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th

Game activities will be similar to last year.  Please read the detailed schedule on the download "2009 Legends Game Letter & Registration"  Please keep in mind the response deadline for planning purposes.

 

Downloads:

2009 Legends Game Letter & Reg

Golf & Dinner Agenda

Golf Registration Form

Activities Notice

Club Registration

Auburn Area Hotel List & Accommodations

Auburn & Opelika Lodging List

 

Auburn University "Inside the Auburn Clubhouse" - Thursday, September 17, 2009
New Website Launched - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yesterday, after months of planning, we signed a contract with Productive I.T., L.L.C. to build and develop a full-featured website for our club.  As you can see, the site is already up and most of the features are in place. A few of these features include Membership Management, Discussion Forums, Event Calendar, and the ability to make changes to the site ourselves using a web-based control panel.  If you haven't yet, please Register for the site so you'll have full access to pages only available to Auburn Baseball Lettermen & Associates Club members.

 

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