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  • • Braves remain patient as Meetings end
    As the Braves exited this year's Winter Meetings without adding to the flurry of significant moves being made within the National League East, they remained committed to avoiding overpay risk associated with doing a deal just to do a deal....
  • • 'Long-term picture' influencing Atlanta's decisions
    Having seen their talented young core prove to be advanced enough to win the National League East in 2018, the Braves understand signing Michael Brantley or paying the prospect price necessary to obtain one of the Tribe's starters may help counteract what their division rivals might gain from their additions in '19....
  • • Snitker: New additions, youth will boost Braves
    As Braves manager Brian Snitker savored the memories from his team's unexpected postseason run this year, he also envisioned what has occurred over the past few weeks, as the Mets, Phillies and Nationals have all improved their bid to win the 2019 National League East title....
  • • Anthopoulos: 'We're going to have to be patient'
    When the Phillies reached an agreement with Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos erased an outfield target from his wish list and saw next year's National League East race become even more intriguing....
  • • Report: At least 14 teams interested in J.T. Realmuto
    One of the biggest names on the MLB trade market is J.T. Realmuto. Should the Miami Marlins decide to deal their catcher, they’ll have plenty of options. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported that “the Marlins have interest from no fewer than 14 teams for star catcher.” Excluding the Washington Nationals, this includes all of their National League ...
  • • MLBTR Poll: Early NL East Moves
    The National League East always seemed likely to be a place of great intrigue this winter and beyond, but things have been quite a bit more raucous than might have been anticipated. Four potential east coast powerhouses are presently engaged in an offseason arms race that could lead to a riveting regular season. While there’s…...
  • • Inbox: Do East moves put pressure on Braves?
    Does the increased player movement in the National League East make the Braves more active or passive in their search for replacements? -- @RandalEtheredge...
  • • Cardinals Acquire Paul Goldschmidt
    The offseason’s latest blockbuster trade doesn’t involve the exceptionally active Mariners nor any of the five teams in the hyper-aggressive National League East: both the Cardinals and Diamondbacks have announced that first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been traded from Arizona to St. Louis in exchange for right-hander Luke Weaver, catc...
  • • Diamondbacks trade Paul Goldschmidt to Cardinals
    The offseason’s latest blockbuster trade doesn’t involve the exceptionally active Mariners nor any of the five teams in the hyper-aggressive National League East: both the Cardinals and Diamondbacks have announced that first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been traded from Arizona to St. Louis in exchange for right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson K...
  • • With big deal done, what do Mets do next?
    The Mets are going to try to win now. The National League East is a wide-open, four-team race, and New York wants to be atop it at the end of the season. The club has made some big moves recently, but there's still one remaining question: Now what?...
  • • NL East Rumors: Fish, Realmuto, Braves, Keuchel, Phils, M’s
    A few National League East-themed rumblings… The Braves reunited with catcher Brian McCann in free agency Wednesday, giving them a decent behind-the-plate tandem with him and Tyler Flowers. Atlanta’s not necessarily out of the sweepstakes for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, though, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported this week (sub...
  • • Report: Dallas Keuchel high on Braves' 'wish list'
    Could Dallas Keuchel be heading to the Atlanta Braves? The free-agent left-hander is “high on their wish list,” Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes. Keuchel rejected a qualifying offer from the Astros in favor of reaching the open market, but because the Braves received revenue sharing and didn’t exceed the competitive balance tax in 2018, they...
  • • 7 takeaways from Donaldson's deal with Braves
    Monday sparked, at last, the first bit big free-agency business this offseason, with the Atlanta Braves -- the defending National League East champions -- snatching up one of the biggest names on the market. They signed 2015 American League MVP Award winner Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract, filling a hole at third base and fortify...
  • • Phillies: Ready to be 'little bit stupid' in spending
    Phillies owner John Middleton said he is ready to spend big in free agency after coming off a 2018 season in which the team contended for the National League East title before a late swoon....
  • • Braves' division title nets Snitker NL MOY
    Brian Snitker, who used sound decisions and a positive environment en route to the Braves' unexpected run to a National League East title, was named the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, besting Bud Black of the Rockies and Craig Counsell of the Brewers....

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Top news - National League East

  • • Phillies' plan is working even better than expected
    The Philadelphia Phillies accomplished something over the weekend they hadn’t done since 2011 — they had the privilege of calling themselves a first-place team in the National League East. That 2011 season was the final of five consecutive division titles. Philly has been in the midst of a lengthy rebuild where they haven’t won more than 73 games i...
  • • Syndergaard placed on DL for strained ligament in finger
    The New York Mets announced Tuesday that ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been retroactively placed on the 10-Day Disabled List (back to May 26) for a strained ligament in his right finger. May 26 is the last date Syndergaard pitched. He allowed six hits and three runs in a no-decision start against the Milwaukee Brewers.For the season, Syndergaard...
  • • Nats win 5th straight behind Harper's 17th HR
    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado exchanged solo home runs in the first inning and showed off their impressive skill-sets. But ultimately, Harper collected three hits to lead the Nationals to their fifth consecutive victory, a 3-2 win over the Orioles, on Tuesday night at Camden Yards. The Nationals moved into a tie with the Braves for first in the Na...
  • • Nationals finally vault into first place in the NL East -- temporarily
    While the Nationals' hold on first place in the National League East lasted only a few minutes, Washington is playing well despite countless injuries....
  • • Phillies LF Rhys Hoskins has broken jaw, DL trip likely
    The Philadelphia Phillies will likely be without one of their best bats for a while. Rhys Hoskins — who hit a foul ball off of his own face on Monday — has a broken jaw. Manager Gabe Kapler has said that a DL trip is probable. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported that Hoskins further decisions will be made after Hoskins sees the team doctor in Philadel...
  • • Newcomb up first against rival Nationals
    The top spot in the National League East will be contested this weekend, when the Nationals visit SunTrust Park for a four-game series. Sean Newcomb will start the opener for the Braves, opposed by Tanner Roark, on Thursday at 7:35 p.m. ET....
  • • Mets GM roasted for comments on team's recent struggles
    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t doing much to allay concerns about the team’s struggles of late.Speaking with reporters on Thursday before a game against the Chicago Cubs, Alderson spoke on the Mets’ current 8-8 stretch. He did so by bringing up the team’s 11-1 start to the season and implying that 8-8 was actually fine given eve...
  • • Folty among NL East All-Star sleeper picks
    The All-Star Game is for stars, but some under-the-radar candidates from the National League East could earn their first berths this summer....
  • • Nimmo among NL East All-Star sleeper picks
    The All-Star Game is for stars, but some under-the-radar candidates from the National League East could earn their first berths this summer....
  • • 5 All-Star dark horses from the NL East
    The All-Star Game is for stars, but some under-the-radar candidates from the National League East could earn their first berths this summer....
  • • Surprising starts reflected in NL All-Star voting
    The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots....
  • • Surprising Braves set pace in NL balloting
    The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots....
  • • Posey, Crawford among early NL ballot leaders
    The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots....
  • • Kemp, Bellinger need boost in All-Star voting
    The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots....
  • • Yadier among leaders in NL ballot update
    The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots....

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