Gabriel Burns

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

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Braves eager to see glut of young arms in camp
 The Braves have a good idea about which pitchers will comprise their initial five-man rotation. And they’ll consider those who miss the cut as bullpen pieces. Manager Brian Snitker suggested the team will be “90 percent” certain what their rotation will look like entering camp. Barring an acquisition, that forecast includes...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Braves have a good idea about which pitchers will comprise their initial five-man rotation. And they’ll consider those who miss the cut as bullpen pieces. Manager Brian Snitker suggested the team will be “90 percent” certain what their rotation will look like entering camp. Barring an acquisition, that forecast includes...
Brian Snitker: ‘We're confident that we're a pretty good team now’
 Braves manager Brian Snitker spoke at the winter meetings on Wednesday, addressing a number of topics surrounding the team. Here are a few highlights. On the difference between these meetings versus previous years: “We've come a long way, that's for sure. These meetings -- last year, a year ago I was sitting here and we had no...

Posted: 3 days ago

Braves manager Brian Snitker spoke at the winter meetings on Wednesday, addressing a number of topics surrounding the team. Here are a few highlights. On the difference between these meetings versus previous years: “We've come a long way, that's for sure. These meetings -- last year, a year ago I was sitting here and we had no...
Braves winter meetings mailbag: Day 2
 The Braves are still quiet after another day at the winter meetings. They expect it to remain that way, perhaps even into January. While we’re waiting to see where the team eventually lands, here’s another set of Q&As submitted via Twitter from Las Vegas: @Jr22944310: Outside of Acuna and Freeman, who are the untouchables...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Braves are still quiet after another day at the winter meetings. They expect it to remain that way, perhaps even into January. While we’re waiting to see where the team eventually lands, here’s another set of Q&As submitted via Twitter from Las Vegas: @Jr22944310: Outside of Acuna and Freeman, who are the untouchables...
Braves expect to stay quiet at winter meetings
 The Braves didn’t anticipate completing a deal at the winter meetings. After a couple days in Las Vegas, their expectations haven’t changed. “I wouldn’t expect, by the time we leave the meetings, we’ll have anything done for a starter or a reliever, as we sit here today,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Braves didn’t anticipate completing a deal at the winter meetings. After a couple days in Las Vegas, their expectations haven’t changed. “I wouldn’t expect, by the time we leave the meetings, we’ll have anything done for a starter or a reliever, as we sit here today,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos...
Braves remain interested in J.A. Happ
 The Braves are still interested in veteran left-hander J.A. Happ, who’s garnered intrigue from at least a third of major league baseball. Happ, 36, is arguably the best free-agent starter available after the Nationals signed Patrick Corbin. His most recent employer, the Yankees, along with the Phillies and Astros are reportedly among...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Braves are still interested in veteran left-hander J.A. Happ, who’s garnered intrigue from at least a third of major league baseball. Happ, 36, is arguably the best free-agent starter available after the Nationals signed Patrick Corbin. His most recent employer, the Yankees, along with the Phillies and Astros are reportedly among...
Braves winter meetings mailbag: Day 1
 We’re at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for the 2018 winter meetings, the latest step in a crucial offseason for the Braves. Over the next few days, we’ll be answering fan questions submitted on Twitter relative to the Braves’ plans. They aren’t expected to be overly active this week, but they&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

We’re at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for the 2018 winter meetings, the latest step in a crucial offseason for the Braves. Over the next few days, we’ll be answering fan questions submitted on Twitter relative to the Braves’ plans. They aren’t expected to be overly active this week, but they&rsquo...
Braves entertaining calls on major league talent
 Trade conversations and speculation usually center on the Braves’ minor league crop, but their general manager confirmed Monday that the team has received calls on their major league players – and won’t rule out a deal involving them. Speaking with the media at the winter meetings in Las Vegas, Alex Anthopoulos revealed...

Posted: 5 days ago

Trade conversations and speculation usually center on the Braves’ minor league crop, but their general manager confirmed Monday that the team has received calls on their major league players – and won’t rule out a deal involving them. Speaking with the media at the winter meetings in Las Vegas, Alex Anthopoulos revealed...
Orioles claim Rio Ruiz from Braves
 The Orioles claimed infielder Rio Ruiz off waivers from the Braves. It reduced the Braves’ 40-man roster  to 39. Ruiz, 24, appeared in 72 games for the Braves across three seasons. He hit .189/.282/.302 with four homers and 21 RBIs, receiving the bulk of his work (53 games) in 2017. But Ruiz wasn’t able to carve out a consistent...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Orioles claimed infielder Rio Ruiz off waivers from the Braves. It reduced the Braves’ 40-man roster to 39. Ruiz, 24, appeared in 72 games for the Braves across three seasons. He hit .189/.282/.302 with four homers and 21 RBIs, receiving the bulk of his work (53 games) in 2017. But Ruiz wasn’t able to carve out a consistent...
2018 winter meetings: Braves still seek outfield, pitching help
 The Braves contingent travels to Las Vegas with a shortened shopping list after reeling in catcher Brian McCann and third baseman Josh Donaldson. Their go-get-it mentality still leaves three primary concerns: Corner outfield, rotation and bullpen. That doesn’t mean, however, any will be addressed at the annual Winter Meetings, which...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Braves contingent travels to Las Vegas with a shortened shopping list after reeling in catcher Brian McCann and third baseman Josh Donaldson. Their go-get-it mentality still leaves three primary concerns: Corner outfield, rotation and bullpen. That doesn’t mean, however, any will be addressed at the annual Winter Meetings, which...
Braves hire Rick Kranitz as new pitching coach
 The Braves  announced Rick Kranitz as their new pitching coach Thursday. Kranitz, 60, emerged during a lengthy process in which the Braves invested weeks on interviews. He became unexpectedly available when the Phillies decided to let him go in favor of assistant pitching coach Chris Young, who was promoted to the top position. The Braves...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Braves announced Rick Kranitz as their new pitching coach Thursday. Kranitz, 60, emerged during a lengthy process in which the Braves invested weeks on interviews. He became unexpectedly available when the Phillies decided to let him go in favor of assistant pitching coach Chris Young, who was promoted to the top position. The Braves...
Acuna could hit leadoff or cleanup, with Donaldson batting second
 The Braves plan to use Ronald Acuna, Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman atop their lineup, though Acuna's role isn't set in stone.   Such a trio would immediately be among the league's best, capped off by Donaldson, who hit No. 2 during his MVP season in 2015 with Toronto. The Braves signed the slugger to a one-year, $23 million...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Braves plan to use Ronald Acuna, Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman atop their lineup, though Acuna's role isn't set in stone.   Such a trio would immediately be among the league's best, capped off by Donaldson, who hit No. 2 during his MVP season in 2015 with Toronto. The Braves signed the slugger to a one-year, $23 million...