Atlanta Braves 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - The Atlanta Braves were the victims of some bad luck on Sunday, when starting pitcher Kris Medlen exited the game early due to a strained forearm. Medlen will be evaluated this week to determine the extent of the injury, but now the Braves may have to look for another pitcher to start on Opening Day. Atlanta Braves tickets are cheapest when they play the Washington Nationals this Wednesday (get-in for $21), and are the priciest when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Champion Stadium on Saturday, March 15 (get-in for $48).
3/3/14 - The Braves seem to have found their kryptonite in the Tigers' pitching rotation: Atlanta couldn't seal a victory in the first three of their spring matchups against Detroit, ending Sunday's game in a 0-0 tie. The split-squad double header saw the other half of the Braves fall to Houston, 7-4. Atlanta has yet to win a game this spring, going 0-5-1 to start. The Braves hope some recent good news will turn the tide: the front office has just finalized a Minor League deal with highly touted Cuban prospect, catcher Yenier Bello. The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training, so get your Atlanta Braves tickets to see the future of the organization
… morein action and help them score their first win!
2/24/14 - The Atlanta Braves kicked off spring training in a big way. The franchise awarded five contracts—summing $280.7 million—to five players 25 years or younger over the last two weeks. The latest signees (Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, Andrelton Simmons) are being called the "Atlanta Young Millionaires Club," see if these players perform at their highly touted level this year! Atlanta Braves tickets for Spring Training are still $50 on average.
2/18/14 - The Braves have got their closer. Atlanta and RHP Craig Kimbrel avoided arbitration and agreed to a 4-year $42 million contract, effectively adding another young star to the list of long-term deals the franchise has garnered over the year (including RHP Julio Teheran, IF Freddie Freeman and OF Jason Heyward). The Braves' core is looking stronger than ever, see them work it out during their first Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers next Wednesday! Atlanta Braves tickets are a mere $17 to get-in at Champion Stadium in Orlando.
2/11/14 - Two days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training! The Atlanta Braves organization announced they'll be honoring the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record 715th home run during a pre-game ceremony on April 8, opening night, against the New York Mets. Atlanta Braves tickets for this special ceremony are $37 to start. For now, get ready to see the young energetic lineup from last year crush the competition in Florida!
1/27/14 - Notwithstanding a surprise O’Flaherty trade to Oakland, the Atlanta Braves were generally quiet this winter, more-or-less maintaining the trusty line up that achieved the best home record in the majors and a ticket to the NLDS last season. Atlanta Braves Spring Training tickets are averaging $50 in February. Keep up with the Atlanta Braves this year to see if their puzzling offseason management has made all the right moves!
10/2/13 - The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in the NLDS. The potential 5-game series is averaging $128. Atlanta Braves tickets for games 1, 2, and 5 (if nec.) at Turner Field average $121 while Los Angeles Dodgers tickets for games 3 and 4 (if nec.) at Dodger Stadium are more pricey at $136. At the start of the NLDS, Braves World Series tickets are among the cheapest in the League with a get-in price of $350 to each of the Braves home games.
9/24/13 - The Braves are heading to the playoffs for the second straight year after clinching the National League East, the team’s first division win in eight years. Get those tomahawk chops ready; Atlanta Braves playoff tickets start at just $18. The team will wait to see if they will have home-field advantage at Turner Field throughout the NL playoffs. Wins against the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies to close out the season will certainly help their chances. The Braves currently lead the National League, .5 game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals.
7/26/13 - Just how are the Braves doing it? After a couple years of lesser results following their extended string of success in the NL East, the Braves have found themselves back atop the pack in a season which was expected to be dominated by the Washington Nationals. While the acquisition of the Upton brothers, Justin and B.J., has been considered a bust overall, players like Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman have picked up the offensive slack at key moments; while pitchers Mike Minor and Paul Maholm have established themselves as front-of-the-rotation starters capable of taking the team deep into the postseason. While the loss of starter Tim Hudson to a broken ankle has to hurt, Braves fans have reason to be optimistic about their team.
Atlanta Braves 2014 Season
Last year, the Atlanta Braves had one of the deepest benches in the entire league: having great relief in the infield, which helped propel them to first in the NL East. GM Frank Wren is looking to extend that depth into Atlanta’s starting rotation—but not before taking a big gamble this winter. Wren caused a shake-up with the trade of stellar left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty (recovering from Tommy John surgery), a mainstay in the bullpen and fan favorite since his ’08 debut. In his stead, the Braves bagged veteran Freddy Garcia and Gavin Floyd, after Tim Hudson’s season-ending injury sent him to the San Francisco Giants
. They will join B.J. Upton and Kris Medlen (second-best ERA in the NL since July behind Clayton Kershaw) this season.
Young talents Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel have not yet agreed to long-term deals, so while their contracts hang in limbo, Atlanta is gearing Evan Gattis for the starting catcher role (with Brian McCann leaving in free agency), while Chris Johnson aims to surmount last season’s second-best NL batting average. The Atlanta Braves are looking to wreak havoc on the Los Angeles Dodgers
, who ended their season in Game 4 of the NLDS last year. In other news, the Braves just announced they will be moving to Cobb County in the next couple seasons, removing the franchise from downtown Atlanta for the first time since coming to Georgia. With Spring Training
less than a month away, are the Braves doing all they can for a shot at revenge? You be the judge, with Atlanta Braves tickets today!
For many years, one could pencil in the Atlanta Braves as a lead pipe lock to make the MLB playoffs. Recently though, the Braves have continued to be competitive but have not been able to get back to the top of the heap in a suddenly challenging National League East, with rivals such as the Phillies and Nationals building solid rosters. Nevertheless, the Braves have taken some bold steps, most recently acquiring both Upton brothers, B.J. and Justin, to go along with breakout star Jason Heyward, who led the team in home runs in 2012. Also returning are RBI leader Freddie Freeman, and second baseman Dan Uggla.
On the mound, expect wins leader Tim Hudson to give the team a number of quality starts, along with returning starters Mike Minor and Tommy Hanson. Rounding out the rotation should be a couple of fellows who showed great promise in 2012, Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. The Braves will also continue to rely on setup men Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters, along with closer Craig Kimbrel to shorten games. All in all, the Braves feel they have what it takes to make it back to the postseason, and Turner Field should be a rockin’ location down Hotlanta way.
Atlanta Braves tickets for 2013 home games at Turner Field average $60, one of the cheapest MLB tickets in 2013. Braves fans will even find cheap Braves baseball tickets under $10 in the Upper Pavilion and Boxes for most home games this season. One of the hottest Atlanta Braves tickets will be Opening Day on April 1st — Atlanta hosts the Philadelphia Phillies, and Opening Day tickets are priced from $24 in the Upper Boxes to more than $200 behind home plate and the Braves dugout. Anyone watching the Braves on the road should expect to pay an average of $66 per ticket, slightly more than at home but still one of the best ticket deals in MLB.