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Top prospect Peraza among Braves' roster additions

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:43:30 EDT

The Braves bid adieu to the longest-tenured member of their organization to create 40-man roster space for top prospect Jose Peraza and six other Minor Leaguers who will have an opportunity to experience their first Major League Spring Training.

Former 20-game winner Sadecki dies at 73

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:40:20 EDT

Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher who won 20 games for the Cardinals in their 1964 championship season, died Monday due to complications of blood cancer. He was 73.

Inbox: Will Braves move Gattis next?

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:36:37 EDT

Will the Braves trade Evan Gattis next? Why is Atlanta focused on upgrading its starting pitching and not its offense? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Miller excited to get started with Braves

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:27:14 EDT

Instead of worrying about what he is leaving behind, Shelby Miller has grown excited about the chance to become an integral part of a Braves organization that is currently making a flurry of changes with the hope of realizing some of the consistent success the Cardinals have had over the past few years.

Rebuild or compete in 2015? Braves could go either way

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:36:45 EDT

John Hart, the Braves' president of baseball operations, spent the past week saying that he does not know whether this offseason's roster-reconstruction process will be aimed toward competing or rebuilding during the 2015 season. He reiterated his stance on Monday after trading Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

Braves make sensible trade moving Heyward

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:13:26 EDT

Jason Heyward still has the potential to live up to his first season of hype, but after years -- and with all of their pitching issues -- the Braves got tired of waiting.

Source: Lester, Braves to meet on Thursday

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:14:15 EDT

A Major League source said free-agent pitcher Jon Lester and the Braves will meet on Thursday.

Waino trade in 2003 similar to Braves-Cards deal

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:15:07 EDT

When the Braves and Cardinals announced a four-player trade that featured Jason Heyward and Shelby Miller on Monday, there was reason to draw similarities to the trade these two teams made 11 years ago. Only this time, it is the Braves who are hoping to strengthen their future with a deal that allows the Cardinals to satisfy an immediate need with what could prove to be a short-term solution.

Mixed emotions for J-Hey as he bids Atlanta adieu

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:08:02 EDT

Though he is excited about the chance to join the proud and successful Cardinals organization, Jason Heyward -- a native of suburban Atlanta -- admitted that it will be hard to say goodbye to a Braves organization that he cheered for long before becoming a part of it.

Cards-Braves deal full of varying upside, risk

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:40:21 EDT

This is a tremendous trade for the St. Louis Cardinals. Not because they got the best of the Atlanta Braves. Truth is, they may not have. In fact, the Braves know exactly what they're getting, and it's plenty good. The Cardinals can't do this. They're getting a quality player. They're also taking a bigger risk, and isn't this why we love the Hot Stove League?

Braves acquire Miller, send Heyward, Walden to Cards

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:04:06 EDT

The Braves announced Monday afternoon that they had traded right fielder Jason Heyward and righty reliever Jordan Walden to the Cardinals in exchange for righty starter Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, a Minor League hurler who possesses definite upside.

Braves reacquire Vizcaino, add to international budget

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:13:04 EDT

The Braves reacquired one of their former top pitching prospects -- right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino -- and an opportunity to provide themselves a greater opportunity to be more aggressive on the international free-agent market when they struck a deal to send second baseman Tommy La Stella to the Cubs on Sunday.

Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:42:15 EDT

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.

Braves deal prospect Wren to Crew for righty Quintana

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:53:23 EDT

When the Braves dismissed Frank Wren as their general manager in September, there was reason to wonder if they would end up trading his son, who spent the past two years as an outfielder in the organization's farm system. On Friday, the Braves traded Kyle Wren to the Brewers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Zach Quintana.

Braves plotting course for Hot Stove season

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:20:36 EDT

After spending the past week in Arizona analyzing ways to improve their club, the top members of the Braves' recently-overhauled baseball operations department returned to Atlanta on Thursday with the sense that they had at least gained a better feel for how the remainder of this offseason might unfold.

Hart weighing which direction to go this offseason

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:05:15 EDT

Braves president of baseball operations John Hart has kept open the possibility of constructing a roster that could prove to be postseason worthy next year. But he understands that it might be in the organization's best interest to treat 2015 as a rebuilding season.

'Bad contracts' to limit Braves' free-agent options

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:39:37 EDT

John Hart has spent the first two days of this week's General Managers Meetings speaking optimistically about B.J. Upton's future in Atlanta. At the same time, the longtime baseball executive is fully aware that the club's limited financial flexibility has a lot to do with Upton ($14.45 million) accounting for a big chunk of the Braves' projected payroll.

Hart facing tough decisions with outfield mix

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:57:49 EDT

As the annual GM Meetings opened on Monday, there was speculation about whether Atlanta will trade Evan Gattis, Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Braves president of baseball operations John Hart insisted that he is not aggressively shopping anyone.

Braves add veteran trio to build org depth

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:18:20 EDT

As this year's General Managers Meetings were getting started in Phoenix on Monday, the Braves announced that they have signed two pitchers -- right-hander Chien-Ming Wang and left-handed reliever Donnie Veal -- to Minor League contracts and inked former Yankees outfielder Zoilo Almonte to a one-year Major League deal.

Santana rejects qualifying offer

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:57:42 EDT

Ervin Santana declined a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Braves before Monday afternoon's deadline. Because Santana rejected the offer and opted to remain on the free-agent market, Atlanta will now receive a compensatory Draft selection if Santana signs with another club.

Coppolella's work ethic took him from intern to exec

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:08:05 EDT

If John Coppolella gains the lofty title the Braves might eventually bestow upon him, he would likely become the first general manager who can lay claim to entering the baseball industry with the help of some quarters he deposited into payphones in three states.

Defensive excellence sewn into fabric of Braves

Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:38:50 EDT

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had this brilliant idea before the 2014 season. He had a sign made to display the Braves' defensive accomplishments through the decades. Then, after conversing with several groups of players on the importance of fielding, throwing and thinking on the diamond, he placed the sign at the end of the tunnel that leads from the home clubhouse at Turner Field to the dugout.

J-Up honored with second Silver Slugger Award

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 20:00:27 EDT

Justin Upton's September struggles erased his status as a legitimate National League Most Valuable Player Award candidate. But it was not damaging enough to prevent him from winning his second Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.

Braves make five new hires in baseball operations

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 18:09:41 EDT

Former D-backs assistant general manager Billy Ryan is among the latest additions to the Braves' baseball operations department, which has been reconstructed over the past six weeks.

Heyward named Defensive Player of the Year

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:21:37 EDT

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was recognized as the overall Wilson Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday night. Heyward and shortstop Andrelton Simmons both were honored as Defensive Player of the Year at their respective positions.

Trade market will affect Braves' free-agent search

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:50:49 EDT

While the Braves will do their due diligence by examining what is available on the free-agent market, they will likely place a greater focus on the trade market, which will determine the financial flexibility they have to strengthen their starting rotation and address their other needs.

Simmons, Heyward get second Gold Glove Awards

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:35:11 EDT

Though some might argue that Jason Heyward provided the Braves more value with his glove than Andrelton Simmons this year, there was not any reason to dispute that both were worthy of the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards that they garnered during a Tuesday night announcement.

Santana gets qualifying offer from Braves

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:48:07 EDT

After the Braves informed right-hander Ervin Santana he would receive a qualifying offer, they made it official on Monday. Santana is expected to reject the one-year, $15.3 million offer, which would give Atlanta a 2015 compensatory Draft pick if Santana signs with another team.

Inbox: Could Uptons, Heyward get traded?

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 17:07:10 EDT

Who is more likely to be in Atlanta in 2015 -- Jason Heyward or Justin Upton? How likely is it that B.J. Upton is traded before the season? Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Hot Stove season could be busy for Braves

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:12 EDT

Now that the Braves have placed John Hart and John Coppolella at the head of their heavily-restructured front office, they will venture into what could be a very active offseason that will shape the club's roster for the 2015 season and beyond.

  
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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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