The Reds have Joey Votto, but not much else. David Schoenfield kicks off his pre-spring training rankings with a look at MLB's likely bottom-feeders.
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The Braves no longer will contest the fate of the Hank Aaron statue that now sits at the main entrance to Turner Field and instead are planning a new Aaron statue at SunTrust Park.
Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones and four-time Pro Bowler Hines Ward are among eight who will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame this month.
Schoenfield: Braves come in at No. 29
Of the rebuilding teams on the bottom of this list, the Braves are probably a year or two ahead of the others thanks to a farm system that Keith Law ranked No. 1. This is clearly still a transition year. Schoenfield: Ranking the teams (25-30)
Dansby Swanson No. 13 prospect in 2016
Arizona could later rue trading away six years of a potential shortstop who can hit, run and be an above-average defender. Swanson leads a whopping group of seven Braves prospects on Keith Law's list. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)
The Atlanta Braves have signed former New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
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Reliever Carlos Torres has agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Torres opted out after being removed from the 40-man roster by the New York Mets when they needed a spot for the signing of Antonio Bastardo.
Keith Law ranks the MLB farm systems heading into the 2016 season, with the rebuilding Braves (including offseason acquisition Dansby Swanson) leaping to No. 1 and the Angels falling to last.
Law: 2016 ranking of MLB farm systems
The Braves jumped into the No. 1 spot despite not having even a top-five farm system last year, according to Keith Law's rankings, while last year's best farm system (Cubs) slipped a couple of spots. Rankings (Insider)
World Series and Super Bowl contender
Deion Sanders is the only athlete ever to play in both. The NFL Hall of Famer reached the Fall Classic in 1992 with the Braves. He then won a ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX and again the next year with the Cowboys. Dual MLB-NFL players
Report: Braves targeting 'Lazarito'
Atlanta is making a "strong push" to land Cuban outfield prospect Lazaro Robersy Armenteros Arango, sources tell MLB.com. Armenteros is expected to sign with a major league team next week. MLB rumors roundup
A big year for Braves fans
If you liked the Atlanta Braves dynasty of the 1990s, then you loved the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2014. The group, which featured pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux and manager Bobby Cox, is among the best of all time. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes
Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz said Monday he hopes to be cleared this week to throw off a mound as he continues his recovery from life-threatening blood clots in his right shoulder.
Braves deserve praise for Miller trade
Lauded at the time of the deal, Atlanta's trade of Shelby Miller for Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson, among others, still ranks among the best moves this winter. And it'll look even better for the Braves if Swanson develops into a star. Schoenfield: Top 5 offseason moves
Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was finally able to take swings on back-to-back days this week for the first time this offseason.
Several teams figure to make a run at Bryce Harper when he hits free agency, and the list could include the Braves, Cards, Jays, Astros and Dodgers.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he did not mean to give the impression during his comments at last week's owners meetings that NL clubs want to adopt the designated hitter.
'I didn't know Mama was so strong'
It's National Hug Day, so we rounded up 10 of the game's most memorable embraces. Our list wouldn't be complete without this sweet moment shared between Hank Aaron and his mother Estella after he passed Babe Ruth as baseball's Home Run King. Baseball's best hugs
Continuing the SweetSpot series on bullpens, David Schoenfield ranks the best bullpens of the 2010s.
Atlanta is a possibility for Cespedes
If the Braves first trade their current right fielder Nick Markakis, Jim Bowden thinks they could be a potential fit for Yoenis Cespedes. Fits for free agents (Insider)
Braves' defense is still plenty good
Even after the trade of SS Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta's defense remains among the best in the game, according to Buster Olney. The additions of OF Ender Inciarte and C Tyler Flowers are a big reason why. Top 10 defenses (Insider)