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Ranking the top 10 MLB shortstops in 2023

This continues my series where I rank the top 10 players at each position, moving on to shortstop, where the Braves lost one of the top 10 players this offseason.

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Kris Willis

Kyle Wright looking to build off of breakout 2022 season

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Wright came into the 2022 season just looking to claim a rotation spot. In 2023, the Braves will be counting on him for even more.

Kyle Wright went to Spring Training in 2022 hoping to parlay a strong showing in the World Series into a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation. To that point, there had been plenty of ups and downs to Wright’s career, but after a full season at Triple A and a strong postseason run, the hope was that this was finally the...

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Matt Olson excited for ‘normal’ Spring Training after whirlwind 2022

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Olson is looking to build off of a solid debut season with Atlanta.

While the start of Spring Training for the 2022 season was frantic thanks to the owner’s lockout, just imagine all that and being Matt Olson. Within days of reporting to Athletics camp in Arizona, Olson was whisked away on a plane headed (metaphorically) to his hometown, Atlanta, to replace franchise legend Freddie Freeman at first base for a team coming off of...

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Which Braves prospects were invited to Spring Training?

Pitchers and catchers report in about a week, and the first game of the offseason is about two weeks away. Baseball is back! The Atlanta Braves ended the 2022 campaign short of their ultimate goal, but the club is returning the core of the roster and will have another legitimate shot at raising the Commissioner’s Trophy in 2023.

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Daily Hammer Podcast: The Braves Could Feature Some of the Best Brands in Baseball

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Spencer Strider and Michael Harris II could emerge as two of baseball’s best personalities this season.

When it comes to the Atlanta Braves, success should be no surprise. And last season, two of the biggest reasons for the success on the field were Spencer Strider and Michael Harris II. And while their play is the biggest reason why they have become so well-liked and well-known around the sport, they both seem to have the “it” factor. Both...

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This Day in MLB History: February 8

MLB History

1889 - Workers dismantle the fences at the Polo Grounds to cut a street through the property, leaving the New York Giants without a home for the upcoming season

1916 - The National League rejects a request from Brooklyn Robins owner Charles Ebbets who had wanted the league to impose a limit of 2,000 seats that clubs could sell for 25 cents each.

1940 - The St. Louis Browns purchase Elden Auker from the Boston Red Sox. Auker will become the ace of the Browns’ pitching...

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Braves News: Michael Harris II honored in hometown, Spencer Strider and more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Tuesday

Although it was a slow day for the Atlanta Braves, it was a huge day for outfielder Michael Harris II, who was honored by his former school district in McDonough, Georgia. Stockbridge High School held a celebration for the 2022 Rookie of the Year on Tuesday with an on-field ceremony and more. Students from his former elementary and middle schools were among those in attendance.

Pretty cool stuff for the...

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Bleacher Report proposes this trade between the Braves and Padres

I’m not always a huge fan of Bleacher Report’s trade hypotheticals, but this Braves trade with the Padres was interesting to me. Zach Rymer came up with

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Braves place 7 on MLB Network’s Top 10 Position Rankings

The Braves were well represented on the MLB Network’s Top 10 position rankings, with the second-most players selected (7) behind the Mets and Astros (8).

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Tuesday night open thread, 2/7/2023

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Pitchers and catchers are reporting soon

Tuesdays are for hauling spare mattresses and box springs back inside, after your wife told you that you should definitely take them on the porch over the weekend because she’s going to post on Craigslist that they’re free on the curb, and then no one picked them up, so you need to bring them inside to avoid a fine from the town, which recently banned curbside collection of mattresses and box...

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Who is the Braves top prospect? Keith Law has his answer.

In recent years, blockbuster trades and talented prospects graduating have decimated the Braves farm system. Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, and Joe Jimenez required more than a handful of the club’s top prospects, while Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider turned into two of the best rookie campaigns we have ever seen.

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Who is the Braves top prospect? Keith Law has his answer

In recent years, blockbuster trades and talented prospects graduating have decimated the Braves farm system. Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, and Joe Jimenez required more than a handful of the club’s top prospects, while Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider turned into two of the best rookie campaigns we have ever seen.

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Can Mike Soroka be a Comeback Player of the Year candidate for the Braves in 2023?

Mike Soroka‘s 2019 campaign seems like a lifetime ago, but the Canadian is poised to again toe the rubber of a major league mound in 2023. The Braves expect him to be fully healthy and compete for the final spot in the rotation in Spring Training.

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Spencer Strider ready to build off strong 2022 campaign

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Strider isn’t resting on his 2022 success and is poised to be even better in 2023.

Spencer Strider came out of nowhere for the Atlanta Braves in 2022 and exceeded all expectations, ultimately ending up as the runner-up in the NL Rookie of the Year campaign to teammate Michael Harris II. Strider’s season was amazing in most ways when you look at it top to bottom. He was supposed to begin the season in the Triple-A rotation, but turned enough...

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Predicting the 2023 stats of each Braves player — Spencer Strider

This continues my series where I attempt to predict the stats of each Braves player, moving on to Spencer Strider, one of my favorite players on the team.

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Predicting the Braves 2023 Opening Day roster (Pre-Spring Training)

Pitchers and catchers are reporting in less than a week. It almost doesn’t feel real, but we have finally made it. Baseball is back! And within a couple of weeks, we will have actual games taking place.

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Shawn Coleman

Braves News: Preseason Rankings, Keith Law’s top 20 and more

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Rankings on many fronts help ready the way toward Spring Training.

With MLB teams on the doorstep of Spring Training, many projections show that the Braves are among the best teams in baseball. The big reason for Atlanta’s positive outlook is due to how deep they are in every aspect of the game, along with the talent they are hoping will bounce back from many significant sources in 2023.

And yet, there are plenty question marks that...

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Kris Willis

This Day in Braves History: Dennis Martinez announces his retirement

Braves Franchise History

1942 - The Boston Braves acquire Ernie Lombardi from the Cincinnati Reds for cash. Lombardi will win the batting title in the upcoming season with a .330 average.

1995 - Cecil Upshaw passes away at the age of 52 due to a heart attack. Upshaw saved 27 games in 1969 for the Atlanta Braves who won the NL West crown.

1999 - Dennis Martinez announces his retirement bringing an end to a 23-year career. Martinez spent the 1998 season with the Braves appearing in 53 games...

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Ranking the top 10 second basemen in MLB

This continues my series where I come up with my own top 10 ranking for each position in baseball, moving on to the top 10 second basemen. If you missed any of the previous issues of this series, follow the links below.

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Sean Newcomb finds a new home in San Francisco

After a blistering start to his major-league career with the Braves, Sean Newcomb fell off a cliff and was eventually traded to the Cubs early last season in exchange for Jesse Chavez.

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