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Freeman excited about road ahead for Braves

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:45:00 EDT

Given the close bond that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward have shared since entering the professional ranks together in 2007, Freeman does not like the fact that they will no longer be teammates. Nor is he overly excited about the fact that Justin Upton and Evan Gattis will no longer be around to protect him in the middle of Atlanta's lineup. But as Freeman evaluates all the Braves gained via their massive roster reconstruction this offseason, he is excited about what the future might bring and optimistic that many expectations will be exceeded during the upcoming season.

Tommy John surgery didn't foil Smoltz's Hall bid

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:49:15 EDT

John Smoltz wasn't just the rare pitcher who excelled as a starter and closer, he's also the first pitcher to be elected to the Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

Braves boast four on Top 100 Prospects list

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:00:00 EDT

After spending the past few months making a concerted effort to strengthen their future, the Braves can take pride in the fact that their recently maligned Minor League system now is now regarded as one of baseball's best.

Miller 'stoked' to begin next chapter of career in Atlanta

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:42:50 EDT

As Shelby Miller prepares to embark on his new experience with the Braves, he is ready to distance himself from his days as a headstrong young pitcher who was slow to heed the advice he received from Adam Wainwright and some of his other former Cardinals pitching mates.

Braves land pair of catchers in trade with Rockies

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:19:41 EDT

Looking to utilize their pitching depth to enhance their catching depth, the Braves traded right-handers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Rockies on Friday in exchange for Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.

Braves finalize one-year deal with Gomes

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:08:47 EDT

The Braves officially announced the completion of their one-year deal with outfielder Jonny Gomes on Friday afternoon.

Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in Atlanta

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:13:17 EDT

As Bo Porter distances himself from his days as the Astros' manager and prepares to assume his new role as the Braves' third-base coach, he is looking forward to the opportunity to be reunited with Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, the man who gave Porter his first job as a Major League coach.

Braves sign rotation candidate Stults to Minors deal

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:38:27 EDT

Looking to add experience and more certainty to the battle for the fifth spot in their starting rotation, the Braves have signed left-handed veteran Eric Stults to a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training.

Free agent Beachy to decide on team closer to camp

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:50:19 EDT

While Brandon Beachy is reportedly "getting stronger" coming off a second Tommy John surgery, his agent told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that the right-hander intends to wait until closer to Spring Training to make a decision about signing with a club.

When they were prospects: Teheran

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:24 EDT

It took a little longer than some had hoped, including a combined 5.19 ERA across brief callups in 2011 and 2012, but Julio Teheran has finally justified his spot as the No. 10 preseason ranking by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo on our 2011 prospect list, posting a 3.03 ERA in more than 400 innings over the last two seasons.

Braves announce 4-year deal with Toscano

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:29:51 EDT

The Braves believe Dian Toscano has the capability to become a valuable big league outfielder after he gets an opportunity to spend some time at the Minor League level. The Braves officially announced their four-year deal (includes an option for the 2019 season) with Toscano on Wednesday afternoon.

Smoltz recalls bellhop joke he played on teammates

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:35:44 EDT

John Smoltz, one of the new electees to the Baseball Hall of Fame, once spent time as a bellhop. Well, not exactly. But he pretended to be one once for about 30 minutes to pull off a joke on his teammates after they arrived at a hotel late one morning on a road trip.

In Minors, Russell Wilson tackled tornadoes

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:52:38 EDT

As a frightening string of destructive tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on April 27, 2011, Mike Dunn took precautionary measures to protect his Class A Rome Braves players and the visiting Asheville Tourists club that included a young second baseman named Russell Wilson.

Inbox: What will determine Fredi's fate?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:14:04 EDT

Fans ask about Fredi Gonzalez's future, offensive upgrades and more in the latest Braves Inbox.

Braves sign veteran catcher Buck to Minors deal

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:15:13 EDT

Attempting to strengthen their organizational depth in the catching department, the Braves have signed veteran John Buck to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.

2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:50 EDT

Leading the array of new faces among top second-base prospects is Jose Peraza, who could soon be part of a formidable double-play combination with Andrelton Simmons in Atlanta. Micah Johnson of the White Sox and the Blue Jays' Devon Travis are the two players who remain from last year's list.

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.

  
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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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