Legendary HOF Atlanta Brave knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – On Sunday, baseball lost another legend as Hall of Famer, and Braves great Phil Niekro passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 81. Niekro, inducted into Cooperstown in 1997 was the master of a long lost craft, the knuckleball. In 24 seasons (including…Continue Reading

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Two-time All-Star Charlie Morton inks deal with Atlanta

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today signed RHP Charlie Morton to a one-year contract worth $15 million. The Braves 40-man roster stands at 39. Morton, 37, spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay, and went 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA (20 ER/38.0 IP) in nine games, all starts in 2020. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound native…Continue Reading

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Pitcher Charlie Morton signed for one year, $15 million

BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from Alex Anthopoulos, it’s the desire to be aggressive when it comes to improving his clubs in the offseason. Two Novembers ago, he signed Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann and last year it was Will Smith who he added…Continue Reading


Freeman up for 2020 MVP

By KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Monday night, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced the 2020 finalists for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and Manager of the Year in both the NL and AL. The Braves had one representative as All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman was among the three announced…Continue Reading