Fred Owens

I grew up in Illinois listening to baseball when the leagues only had 8 teams. My dad and mom died Cub fans always believing that next year would be it. I was a Cub fan until I realized I didn't believe Cub ownership wanted to win. I loved the way the Milwaukee Braves played when Red Schoendienst was at 2nd, Joe Adcock at 1st, Eddie Mathews at 3rd and and Hank Aaron in the outfield but I didn't say that out loud. I joined the Air Force in 1968 and spent 28 years there, mostly overseas without baseball. I returned in 1991 I started following the Atlanta Braves on TBS; I've been with them ever since. My oldest son is a Rangers fan while my youngest is a Braves guy like me. I'm an old school guy I guess, I see no need for a designated pinch hitter and would prefer the All Star game to be about the All Star Game. I do think replay is needed on line calls and at the bases since the technology makes such things a snap; not balls and strikes. I also think Bug $elig is a joke, blackouts are a form of censorship and we have too many teams. More on those another day. Go Braves!

Atlanta Braves depends to a great extent om more consistency from closer Raisel Iglesias.

Atlanta Braves 40-man roster is short on players with minor league options

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider topped Eno Sarris' list of the league's best starters.

Atlanta Braves’ Spencer Strider tops list of MLB's 150 best starters

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Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves signed righty Jorge Juan to a Minor League deal.

Atlanta Braves continue to build pitching depth with another Minor League arm

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Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answered questions  before the start of the Winter Meetings

Atlanta Braves direction as the Winter Meetings begin isn’t a secret

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Are the Atlanta Braves and Eduardo Rodriguez a match?

Former Tigers southpaw may be destined for a move from Mo-Town to A-Town

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Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kyle Wright was surprised when he heard he'd been traded.

The Atlanta Braves trade of Kyle Wright wasn't about the money honey

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The Atlanta Braves and Shota Imanaga are a great fit.

Why the Atlanta Braves feel like a great fit for left-hander Shota Imanaga

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Atlanta Braves pitcher AJ Smith-Shawver made Major League debut in 2023; he'll be looking for a spot in the rotation in 2024.

The Atlanta Braves top five prospects entering 2024

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Atlanta Braves right Drue Hackenberg comes in at 9 on this 2024 top-ten prospects list.

A way too early 2024 Atlanta Braves top-ten prospect list: Part one

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The Atlanta Braves may use Reynaldo Lopez as a swingman.

Atlanta Braves newest reliever, Reynaldo Lopez, could become their newest starter

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The Atlanta Braves had high hopes for righty Mike Soroka, but injuries kept him from reaching them. Now, he gets a new start with a new team.

Atlanta Braves fall clean up prepares them for a holiday shopping spree

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Max Kepler could bring Gold Glove defense to left field for the Atlanta Braves.

The Atlanta Braves don’t have to break the bank to improve left field

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The Atlanta Braves are unlikely to pick up left fielder Eddie Rosario's option for 2024,

Filling the left field gap in the Atlanta Braves roster

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Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos will be a very busy man over the next month.

Benchmarks to watch for as the Atlanta Braves offseason kicks into gear

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Former Atlanta Braves second baseman Jace Peterson got a World Series at-bat Sunday, thanks to Tommy Pham.

Former Atlanta Braves player gets a World Series at-bat thanks to Tommy Pham

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The Atlanta Braves have starter Max Fried under team control for one more season. If they can't extend him, how do they replace him?

How to spend $200M if the Atlanta Braves don't extend their ace, Max Fried

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