Chad Bragg

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Evan Gattis: Secret Agent

Dude is nasty.

At long last, the Atlanta Braves remove cursed locker from clubhouse

Perhaps finally accepting that no amount of good could overcome all the bad mojo that seemingly has afflicted players who have occupied it, the …

Predicting the Worst Team in Each MLB Division in 2013

Opening Day is a time of hope and optimism around Major League Baseball.<p>In an era of parity, it's not hard to envision at least 20 cities believing a postseason trip is within reason.<p>Last year, despite being projected to be the worst teams in their respective divisions, Baltimore and Oakland rose …

Baseball

MLB's Best All-Around Stadiums

Baseball fans have it pretty good. They get to enjoy the best sport there is, and they also get to enjoy the best stadiums the sports world has to offer.<p>The best part about baseball stadiums is that they’re all unique. No two stadiums look alike, and no two stadiums feel alike. Major League …

Are the 2013 Yankees the Worst Penny-for-Penny Roster in MLB History?

The New York Yankees' payroll is also going to be a topic of conversation because of how much money is spent to put a product on the field. However, this season is different due to all the money being invested for what is clearly an inferior product.<p>According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), …

Baseball

Ranking Yu Darvish and the Most Heartbreaking Lost Perfect Games Ever

Tuesday night, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was on the verge of perfection with two outs in the ninth inning before giving up a hit.<p>Darvish threw an absolute masterpiece in dispatching 26 Houston Astros hitters in a row at Minute Maid Park. He was just minutes away from putting his name in the …

MLB ticket prices up 2.7 percent

CHICAGO -- Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2.7 percent to $27.73 this year for non-premium seats, the steepest rise since a 5 …

A.J. Burnett has rosin bag explode on him during Opening Day start (Animated)

Pittsburgh Pirates ace <b>A.J. Burnett</b> had a pretty rough first game of the season on Monday. His pitching performance was actually quite solid — he …

Yankees' payroll hits $230 million

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees set a record for baseball's highest opening-day payroll at $230.4 million, almost 10 times what the Houston Astros …

MLB Opening Day 2013: Best Performances from Monday's Action

Major League Baseball's Opening Day in 2013 featured a full slate of games on Monday, and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw put on a show.<p>Kershaw wasn't the only player who impressed in the first game of the year, either.<p>The MLB season is long and arduous, and what happens on Opening Day …

Meet The 2013 MLB Fan Cave Dwellers

16 Comical Fantasy Baseball Team Names You've Never Heard

The MLB season is upon us and with it also comes the beginning of a new fantasy baseball season.<p>Your draft may have gone off with a hiccup; however, after looking at your fictional lineup, you realize it lacks something.<p>You need a spark. A lyric. A punch. A creative musing.<p>You need a team name and …

Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg pace Nationals in season opener

WASHINGTON -- For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats, and even some "M-V-P!" chants. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during …

Washington Nationals Claim Top Spot, Other Teams Surprise in First Week's Top 10

Week 1 of the 2013 Major League Baseball season is here, and with new faces in new places, the top 10 has seen somewhat of a drastic change from a year ago. The Nationals look to be the team to beat out of the gate, but other teams like the Reds and Braves aren't far behind. With six months of …

Angels get past Reds in 13 on Chris Iannetta's single

CINCINNATI -- In a game so long that everything became blurred, catcher Chris Iannetta had one thing clearly in mind when he dug in for his final …

Clayton Kershaw homers, tosses shutout to lead Dodgers past Giants

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then another Dodgers left-hander with a great curveball …

Happy Opening Day | 04/01/2013 | MLB.com

Homer, "The Natural", wishes Braves fans a Happy Opening Day

J. Upton's solo homer | 04/01/2013 | MLB.com

4/1/13: Justin Upton belts a long solo home run to left-center field, his first homer as a Brave, extending the lead to 5-3 in the fifth

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Braves blast 3 homers off Cole Hamels, beat Phillies

ATLANTA -- The Braves brought their home-run bats north from spring training to spoil Cole Hamels' first opening day start.<p>Freddie Freeman drove in …

Buying or Selling 10 MLB Names Who Surprised at Spring Training

At one point or another, we've all fallen for it.<p>More often than not, spring training statistics are not an indicator that regular-season success lies around the corner.<p>We know this, yet we have all ignored what we saw with our own two eyes, convincing ourselves that "Player X" is going to have a …

Baseball

Atlanta Braves: Game-by-Game Predictions for the Month of April

With Opening Day just a weekend away, it's now time to dive headfirst into Atlanta's schedule for the month of April.<p>It's difficult to prognosticate regular season baseball a month in advance, especially with the probable pitchers largely unknown. An educated guess is all this writer can …

Spring Training Report Cards for MLB's Top 30 Offseason Acquisitions

Spring training has come to an end, and the 2013 MLB season is set to kick off this Sunday with the season in full swing on Monday.<p>While spring training results are not always a great indicator of success for the upcoming season, it certainly doesn't hurt to get off to a strong start. If nothing …

Ranking the 12 Best Opening Day Pitching Performances of All Time

Fans have waited exactly 153 days since Major League Baseball players have taken the field for a meaningful game of baseball. Now, the smell of popcorn, pretzels and pine tar is just two days away as Opening Day lingers on the horizon.<p>Opening Day traditionally offers a fresh start for starting …

An Early Look at Top 6 Midseason Position Player Trade Deadline Candidates

I’ve recently taken a look at some starting pitchers and relievers who could be available by midseason, assuming their team is out of contention or just has a lot of depth and is looking to upgrade in another area.<p>The names mentioned weren’t huge names, mostly because teams we assume will be bad …

Retelling Johan Santana's MLB Journey from Untouchable to Unfixable

Have we seen the last of Johan Santana?<p>It looks that way. The New York Mets revealed on Thursday that their star lefty has suffered a major shoulder injury for the second time in three years. The former ace will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his throwing arm on Tuesday, thus …

Major League Baseball

MLB Opening Day 2013: Schedule, TV Info and Matchup Predictions

Opening Day is always a special event around Major League Baseball. It signals the start of a new season, which means the warmer weather should be right around the corner. And in a season of 162 games over six months, the first one always means a little bit more.<p>The Texas Rangers and Houston …

MLB 2013: Opening Day Disabled List All-Stars

So another spring training is drawing to a close. That means Opening Day is just around the corner, and teams are in a frenzy trying to finalize their 25-man rosters before the March 31 deadline.<p>Managers and general managers are reviewing the performances of players who are on the cusp of a minor …