Gabriel Burns

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Gabriel Burns is sports content producer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Braves GM: Don’t read too much into Teheran not starting in NLDS
 Julio Teheran started the past five opening days for the Braves. Yet when they returned to relevancy, he was nowhere to be found. Teheran didn’t start against the Dodgers in the National League Division Series. The Braves rolled with Mike Foltynewicz, Anibal Sanchez, Sean Newcomb and opted to bring back Foltynewicz on short rest...

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Julio Teheran started the past five opening days for the Braves. Yet when they returned to relevancy, he was nowhere to be found. Teheran didn’t start against the Dodgers in the National League Division Series. The Braves rolled with Mike Foltynewicz, Anibal Sanchez, Sean Newcomb and opted to bring back Foltynewicz on short rest...
Braves payroll will increase, but that doesn’t mean Harper or Machado
 The Braves will have an increased payroll for 2019, general manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed Monday. And they’ll be advantageous in exploring avenues to maximize that flexibility. After trading Matt Kemp – and his hefty salary that was roughly $36 million over two seasons – for a plethora of expiring deals, the Braves...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The Braves will have an increased payroll for 2019, general manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed Monday. And they’ll be advantageous in exploring avenues to maximize that flexibility. After trading Matt Kemp – and his hefty salary that was roughly $36 million over two seasons – for a plethora of expiring deals, the Braves...
Brian Snitker’s near life-long trek with Braves continues
 Braves manager Brian Snitker embodies the baseball lifer. A long-time minor league coach, the journey seems all worthwhile now. It was being absent from family for weeks, months. Lengthy nights on the bus, sometimes enduring flat tires or breakdowns that’d require spending the night in a stranger’s machine shed. It was receiving...

Posted: a day ago

Braves manager Brian Snitker embodies the baseball lifer. A long-time minor league coach, the journey seems all worthwhile now. It was being absent from family for weeks, months. Lengthy nights on the bus, sometimes enduring flat tires or breakdowns that’d require spending the night in a stranger’s machine shed. It was receiving...
Braves part ways with pitching coach Chuck Hernandez
 Chuck Hernandez won’t be returning as Braves pitching coach in 2019, the organization announced Monday. Hernandez, 57, held the position the past two seasons following Roger McDowell’s departure. He’s the only coach not returning to manager Brian Snitker’s staff. “It’s more of a directional thing,&rdquo...

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Chuck Hernandez won’t be returning as Braves pitching coach in 2019, the organization announced Monday. Hernandez, 57, held the position the past two seasons following Roger McDowell’s departure. He’s the only coach not returning to manager Brian Snitker’s staff. “It’s more of a directional thing,&rdquo...
Braves confident in Ozzie Albies’ development
 As the Braves surged in the second half, their second baseman was a borderline offensive liability. Ozzie Albies was the MVP of April. He mustered a franchise-record 22 extra-base hits that month, eventually knocking 20 homers before the midseason break. He just missed starting the All-Star Game, but made the roster nonetheless. The 21-year-old...

Posted: 5 days ago

As the Braves surged in the second half, their second baseman was a borderline offensive liability. Ozzie Albies was the MVP of April. He mustered a franchise-record 22 extra-base hits that month, eventually knocking 20 homers before the midseason break. He just missed starting the All-Star Game, but made the roster nonetheless. The 21-year-old...
For Braves, this winter is chance to join MLB’s upper class
 Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies stood over the dugout railing at the conclusion of Game 4, watching the Dodgers celebrate on the SunTrust Park infield. The Braves had a front-row view of the franchise they want to become. The Dodgers were deep, star-studded, stupendously managed top to bottom and blessed with intangibles out the wazoo. ...

Posted: 5 days ago

Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies stood over the dugout railing at the conclusion of Game 4, watching the Dodgers celebrate on the SunTrust Park infield. The Braves had a front-row view of the franchise they want to become. The Dodgers were deep, star-studded, stupendously managed top to bottom and blessed with intangibles out the wazoo. ...
Dansby Swanson expected to be 100 percent before spring training
 The Braves aren’t concerned that shortstop Dansby Swanson’s hand injury will linger into next season. Swanson, 24, was left off the postseason roster after partially tearing a ligament in his left hand. He left a Sept. 25 game in New York with hand discomfort after fouling off a pitch and was shut down for the season. “He...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Braves aren’t concerned that shortstop Dansby Swanson’s hand injury will linger into next season. Swanson, 24, was left off the postseason roster after partially tearing a ligament in his left hand. He left a Sept. 25 game in New York with hand discomfort after fouling off a pitch and was shut down for the season. “He...
Braves expected to extend manager Brian Snitker’s contract
 Braves manager Brian Snitker’s contract is expiring following the team’s ousting in the National League Division Series, but he’s expected to be retained. Snitker, who’s been with the franchise for over four decades, just completed his second full season as manager after taking over as the interim in May 2016. The...

Posted: 7 days ago

Braves manager Brian Snitker’s contract is expiring following the team’s ousting in the National League Division Series, but he’s expected to be retained. Snitker, who’s been with the franchise for over four decades, just completed his second full season as manager after taking over as the interim in May 2016. The...
Anibal Sanchez will continue playing, hopes to remain with Braves
 Anibal Sanchez experienced a revival with the Braves that he hopes will continue into 2019. Sanchez, 34, was a mid-March signee who became the Game 2 starter in the NLDS. He ate 136-2/3 innings for the Braves, emerging as a reliable arm on the field and an invaluable instructor in the clubhouse. The righty posted a 2.83 ERA along with 135...

Posted: 7 days ago

Anibal Sanchez experienced a revival with the Braves that he hopes will continue into 2019. Sanchez, 34, was a mid-March signee who became the Game 2 starter in the NLDS. He ate 136-2/3 innings for the Braves, emerging as a reliable arm on the field and an invaluable instructor in the clubhouse. The righty posted a 2.83 ERA along with 135...
Kurt Suzuki interested in re-signing with Braves
 The Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers on Monday, meaning their focus shifts to what could be a busy offseason. Among the subplots is catcher Kurt Suzuki, who’s scheduled to hit free agency. Suzuki has paired with Tyler Flowers to give the franchise a productive battery duo. Flowers signed an extension in August. Suzuki remains a...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers on Monday, meaning their focus shifts to what could be a busy offseason. Among the subplots is catcher Kurt Suzuki, who’s scheduled to hit free agency. Suzuki has paired with Tyler Flowers to give the franchise a productive battery duo. Flowers signed an extension in August. Suzuki remains a...
Braves eliminated by Dodgers in Game 4 of NLDS
 It was an uncharacteristic sequence that summarized the Braves’ season. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig popped a ball into right field. Braves defenders Nick Markakis and Ozzie Albies pursued, only to see the ball drop between them.  A batter later, David Freese pushed one beyond the reach of shortstop Charlie Culberson, scoring...

Posted: 8 days ago

It was an uncharacteristic sequence that summarized the Braves’ season. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig popped a ball into right field. Braves defenders Nick Markakis and Ozzie Albies pursued, only to see the ball drop between them.  A batter later, David Freese pushed one beyond the reach of shortstop Charlie Culberson, scoring...