John Hart should deal both Uptons brothers, B.J. and Justin. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Hart should deal both Uptons, Gattis

2:46 pm Nov. 10, 2014

Baseball’s general meetings opened today in Phoenix and already sparks are flying off Twitter feeds that the team is seeking to trade catcher Evan Gattis. That should come as no surprise to anybody in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves v Seattle Mariners

Poll: Who’s most to blame for Braves’ fall?

9:19 am Aug. 7, 2014

The Braves are back home after an eight-game road trip. There will be no parade today.

They lost all eight games — swept in consecutive series in Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle. It’s the first

So what's the chance B.J. Upton provides stability for Braves at leadoff? (AP photo)

Braves’ tryouts at leadoff are dizzying

12:36 pm Jun. 25, 2014

When Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez tabbed B.J. Upton as the Braves’ next future ex-leadoff hitter — sorry, just an assumption — it continued an ugly trend that began in 2006.

The Braves have struggled to find

After losing a weekend series to last-place Arizona, the Braves have dropped into a three-way tie for first place.

Braves are golden…or doomed (you decide)

9:13 am Jun. 9, 2014

Good morning.

The Braves have lost three of their last four series (eight of 12 games) to drop into a three-way tie for first place in the National League East with Washington and Miami, neither of

The Braves' B.J. Upton is reaching base more and striking out less. Honest. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

Holiday 6-pack: Will Nats close on Braves?

12:01 pm May. 26, 2014

Good morning. This is the day to celebrate our true heroes. Memorial Day began as a day to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War but now serves to recognize all Americans who

B.J. Upton argued with umpire after one of his strikeouts in San Francisco. (Bay Area News Group photo)

B.J. Upton has become a head case

1:15 pm May. 19, 2014

The biggest problem with B.J. Upton may no longer be that he can’t hit — it’s that he has lost all perspective.

Upton is hitting a sparkling .203 with a league-leading 56 strikeouts in 143 at-bats