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9/29/2014 | Playoff aspirations not reached in disappointing season

Instead of defending a division crown like their predecessors once did on an annual basis, the Braves endured one of the most disappointing seasons in Atlanta history. This marked just the third time since 1990 that they did not post a winning record.

9/29/2014 | Braves look toward busy offseason to get back in gear

When the Braves began locking up a number of their young players this past winter, there was reason to wonder if this upcoming offseason would be rather quiet. Many months and disappointments later, there is now reason to believe it will be anything but quiet in Atlanta.

9/28/2014 | Freeman sets Braves season record for innings played

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman played in a Major League-best 1,448 2/3 innings in the field this year, breaking the franchise record (1,447 1/3 innings) Andruw Jones set in 1999.

9/28/2014 | Braves close out rough September with win in Philly

Though they will always remember September as the month that doomed their disappointing season, the Braves at least gained the satisfaction of concluding with Sunday afternoon's 2-1 win over the Phillies and Cole Hamels, who had fueled the miserable stretch experienced in Atlanta.

9/28/2014 | B.J. Upton's season ends with club strikeout record

When the Braves gave B.J. Upton a franchise-record five-year contract two years ago, they certainly were not anticipating the possibility that he would end his career in Atlanta with a franchise record that no player has ever strived to set.

9/28/2014 | Harang interested in returning to Braves in '15

As Aaron Harang bid adieu to Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez before Sunday afternoon's regular season finale against the Phillies, he expressed his gratitude and said that he would be interested in pitching for Atlanta again next year.

9/28/2014 | Kimbrel's unique stance mocked by Phillies fans

As Craig Kimbrel navigated his way through a stressful ninth inning during Saturday night's 4-2 win over the Phillies, he was unaware of the fact that a group of fans behind the plate at Citizens Bank Park were mimicking his unique pre-delivery stance.

9/27/2014 | Review confirms call as Utley ruled out at plate

Chase Utley was thrown out at home by Justin Upton, and a crew chief review to see whether Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt blocked the plate confirmed the call.

9/27/2014 | Prospect Bethancourt shows signs of fatigue

Christian Bethancourt has displayed his rocket arm while stepping in for Evan Gattis, but an increase in passed balls has hinted at both a weakness behind the plate and his struggle to make it through a full season.

9/27/2014 | Wood scratched for Braves' season finale

Instead of making his scheduled start in Sunday's regular season finale, Alex Wood will head into the offseason hopeful that there is no reason for him to be concerned about the left elbow discomfort he experienced after Tuesday night's start against the Pirates.

9/27/2014 | Hamels takes on stable of relievers in season finale

Cole Hamels closes out a superb season as he aims for his 10th win, while the Braves call on James Russell and a group of relievers for the last game of the year on Sunday.

9/27/2014 | Uptons lead Braves with homers, outfield assists

The Upton brothers came through for Atlanta, becoming the first siblings to go deep and record an outfield assist in the same game in the Braves' 4-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.

9/26/2014 | J-Up reaches 100-RBI plateau for first time

Though it took at least a few weeks longer than he had hoped, Justin Upton still had reason to be satisfied when he secured the first 100-RBI season of his career during Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

9/26/2014 | Santana unable to hold lead as Braves fall in Philly

Ervin Santana was cruising until the sixth, when the Phillies scored three times to tie the game before pulling ahead in the seventh en route to a 5-4 win over the Braves on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

9/26/2014 | Perez to manage in Venezuelan Winter League

After a four-year absence, Braves bullpen coach Eddie Perez is preparing to return to his home country to utilize some of the managerial skills he has learned while working for Fredi Gonzalez and Hall of Famer Bobby Cox.

9/26/2014 | Harang, Burnett looking to finish season strong

In the penultimate game of 2014 for the Braves and Phillies, Aaron Harang and A.J. Burnett will square off in a matchup of veteran hurlers on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

9/25/2014 | Braves take tough defeat to close out home slate

When the Braves reconvene for the start of Spring Training next year, they will likely look a little different from the roster construction standpoint. But really all they want is a chance to start anew and distance themselves from this year's miseries, which were extended during Thursday night's 10-1 loss to the Pirates.

9/25/2014 | Fredi recognizes job uncertainty comes with territory

As the Braves have endured a horrific September, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has repeatedly acknowledged that the struggles have given the club at least some reason to question whether he will maintain his position.

9/25/2014 | Williams looks to finish strong in opener vs. Braves

Phillies righty Jerome Williams and Braves right-hander Ervin Santana pitch one final time this season when Philadelphia opens a three-games series Friday against Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park.

9/24/2014 | Fitting end to Teheran's All-Star season

After earning his first All-Star selection this year, Julio Teheran hit a rough patch during the early days of August. But when the Braves right-hander completed his second full season by helping the Braves notch Wednesday night's 6-2 win over the Pirates, he had every reason to be satisfied with what he accomplished in 2014.

9/24/2014 | Teheran pitches in at plate, J-Up homers in win

While some might continue to question the effort the Braves have shown of late, there was no disputing the enhanced energy that was felt as they enjoyed what could be considered an offensive outburst in Wednesday night's 6-2 win over the Pirates. Justin Upton halted his September miseries with a two-run homer and Julio Teheran managed to help himself in what was his final start of the year.

9/24/2014 | Schuerholz likes Hart, but GM search ongoing

Braves president John Schuerholz has made it very apparent that he would like his good friend John Hart to serve as the club's general manager on a full-time basis. But Hart has not yet provided any indication that he has altered his preference to continue handling the role on an interim basis.

9/23/2014 | Pirates 'aim higher,' face Braves with Central in mind

The Pirates are heading to the postseason for the second consecutive season. When and where they do so, however, will be figured out between Wednesday and Sunday. The first pair of those five games will be the remainder of a four-game series against the floundering Braves, who send ace Julio Teheran vs. Jeff Locke.

9/23/2014 | Braves' support for Wood ends early in loss to Bucs

Given the meager amount of support he and Atlanta's other starting pitchers have received lately, Alex Wood had reason to be thrilled when the Braves scored one run in each of Tuesday night's first two innings. But that proved to be the end of the contributions for Wood, who allowed the Pirates to rally and clinch a postseason berth with a 3-2 victory.

9/23/2014 | Venters to have third surgery with different doctor

When it was time for Braves left-handed reliever Jonny Venters to undergo his third Tommy John surgery last week, he opted to use Dr. Neal ElAttrache, instead of Dr. James Andrews, the noted surgeon who had performed the first two procedures on Venters' left elbow.

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