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Battery Power Podcast Episode 437: Previewing the Braves 2024 infield and more

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The Atlanta Braves have won six division titles and, for the last several years, the team’s infield is a major part of that success. In Episode 437 of the Battery Power Podcast, Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman focus heavily on the 2024 infield in preview fashion.

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Spring Training games are underway as of Saturday, Feb. 24, and the action only ramps up from here The MLB jersey situation is a disaster right...

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Stephen Tolbert

Recap: Spencer Strider looks sharp, Michael Harris homers in Braves 6-5 win over the Rays

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Braves had a couple of their regulars look strong, get a win in their opening spring training game.

Michael Harris II did his best Ronald Acu?a Jr impersonation Saturday afternoon, hitting a leadoff homer on the first pitch of the game, while Spencer Strider looked sharp in the Braves 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday afternoon.

The game wasn't televised, so no official video on Harris’ homer but there were some fans down in Port Charlotte who...

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Braves announce starter for home opener against Red Sox

The Braves are set to square off against the Rays in today’s Grapefruit League opener, and Spencer Strider will toe the rubber for Atlanta. On Sunday, the Braves will travel back to North Port and host the Red Sox at CoolToday Park.

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Stephen Tolbert

Braves vs Rays spring training game thread

Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Spencer Strider takes the ball for the first game of spring.

The Atlanta Braves kick off Spring Training 2024 on Saturday afternoon as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.

RHP Spencer Strider gets the first start of spring for Atlanta, probably only throwing an inning or so to get things going. The Rays are starting RHP Nathan Wiles.

Braves lineup:

There's Braves baseball today ...

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Live from Braves Spring Training: Ronald Acuña Jr. wants to be a Brave for life

Braves Spring Training is in full swing as the club takes on the Rays today in the Grapefruit League opener with Spencer Strider on the mound and, surprisingly, Marcell Ozuna on first base.

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The Chris Sale trade caught everyone by surprise, including Chris Sale

The Chris Sale-for-Vaughn Grissom trade between the Braves and Red Sox caught many in baseball by surprise, including Sale himself. 

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Kris Willis

This Day in Braves History: Commissioner voids contract between Atlanta and Tom Seaver

Braves Franchise History

1966 - The Braves sign Tom Seaver out of USC, but the deal will later be voided and Seaver will be selected by the Mets in a special draft.

2016 - The Braves announce that John Schuerholz and Andruw Jones will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.

MLB History

1896 - The National League adopts some rule changes in the National Agreement that divides the minor leagues into six classifications based on population. The league also empowers umpires with...

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Kaitlyn Monnin

Braves News: Spencer Strider to start Grapefruit League opener, rotation talk, and more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Friday

After what seemed to be an incredibly long offseason, the Atlanta Braves play a baseball game today! The Grapefruit League will get underway as Spencer Strider faces the Tampa Bay Rays lineup. First pitch is set for 1:05 ET in Port Charlotte.

Happy Saturday.

The #Braves play a baseball game today. Spencer Strider is on the mound against Tampa Bay. pic.twitter.com/SuLYTlqTxj

— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley)...

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Ian Anderson progressing well as he aims for Summer return

It’s almost remarkable to think Ian Anderson is just 25 years old because of everything he’s experienced with the Braves at such a young age. Anderson made his MLB debut with nobody in the stands in 2020, something only a few players in the history of the game can claim.

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Kris Willis Grant McAuley

Battery Power TV: It’s ‘World Series or bust” as Atlanta Braves open Spring Training

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The Atlanta Braves opened Spring Training with one goal, winning the World Series. In fact, it’s World Series or bust.

As that phrase echoed around the early days of camp, the team appeared focused on doing the work to turn that goal into a reality. How does newcomer Chris Sale fit into that equation?

Elsewhere, Atlanta does not have many position battles to speak of in camp this year, but the competition for the fifth starter’s spot...

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Chris Sale discusses trade from Red Sox to Braves in new interview

When the former Red Sox hurler was traded to the Braves in December, it was the last thing many, including Sale, were expecting.

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It has been a wild week of translucent pants, expansion, Spring Training and Ronald Acuña, Jr.

What can’t Ronald Acuña, Jr. do? That’s the question for 2024. | Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This week has seen lots of balls in play as Spring Training is in full swing and full view; continued hints of long-overdue expansion; and Ronald Acuña, Jr. giving us even more reasons to smile.

Every time I have said to myself, “Well, I’ve seen it all ...” MLB goes and proves me wrong as we’ve seen more than we ever expected to see this week as...

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Braves announce starters for Grapefruit League opener, including one surprise

The Braves will open the Grapefruit League season on Saturday against the Rays, and the club announced that Spencer Strider will toe the rubber. Michael Harris II and Jarred Kelenic will make the trip as we get our first glimpse at the former No.

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Kris Willis

Spencer Strider will start Braves’ Grapefruit League opener Saturday

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Atlanta will begin the Grapefruit League season Saturday against the Rays.

Brian Snitker announced Friday that Spencer Strider will start for the Atlanta Braves Saturday when they begin the Grapefruit League season against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Additionally, Marcell Ozuna will see action at first base.

Strider will start tomorrow in Port Charlotte. Ozuna will be at first base....

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Kris Willis

Braves Mailbag: Bench spots, Six-man rotation and more

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This week’s mailbag features questions on Jarred Kelenic’s ceiling, the Braves’ bench and whether or not they should utilize a six-man rotation.

The Grapefruit League season gets underway tomorrow and this is the last day that we will be without Atlanta Braves baseball for many months. A big thank you to everyone who submitted questions for this week’s mailbag. We will do it again soon.

Since Randal Grichuk signed for only $2 million, did the...

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Kris Willis

2024 MLB Season Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It is World Series or bust for Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2024.

It might sound familiar, but the Los Angeles Dodgers enter 2024 coming off of consecutive losses in the Division Series after amassing 100 wins in the regular season. The feeling is a bit different for the Dodgers this time around, though, after handing out over a billion dollars in free agency alone. The Dodgers added Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow...

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Cassidy Mcmahon

This Day in Braves History: Atlanta signs Edward Salcedo

Photo by Ed Wolfstein/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty ImagesBraves Franchise History

2010 - The Braves reached an agreement with 18-year old Dominican shortstop Edward Salcedo to a reported $1.6 million deal. Salcedo will spend six seasons in the minors and will never reach the major leagues.

2012 - Mike Minor tells the Braves that he wants to be traded if he is not in the team’s starting rotation.

MLB History

1934 - Casey Stengel signs a two-year deal to manage the Dodgers replacing...

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Stephen Tolbert

PTBNL Episode 71: First spring training game is here, lineup discussion, rotation talk, Top 100, shortstop, Kelenic, and more


Stephen is back with guys host Shawn Coleman on the latest episode of The Podcast to be Named Later

Stephen is joined by guest host Shawn Coleman to talk about all things Braves’ baseball. In this episode the guys discuss the recently released MLB Top 100, the new uniform controversy, possible lineups, and the club’s strong pitching depth. The guys also talked about the clean bill of health so far, long term answers at shortstop, and possible outfield moves...

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Kaitlyn Monnin

Braves News: Ronald Acuña Jr. named MLB Network’s top player, Bryce Elder, and more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday

MLB Network wrapped up its Top 100 Players list on Wednesday night, and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. came in at No. 1. The Braves had a large presence in the rankings, with nine players cracking the Top 100.

The @Braves field 9 players in the #Top100RightNow, the most of any team! pic.twitter.com/NYm9rXGkx7

— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 22, 2024

Acuña joined teammates...

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Watch: Ronald Acuña Jr. faces Max Fried in live BP at Braves Spring Training

Braves Spring Training is well underway, and I had the pleasure of traveling down to North Port for a few days to take in the environment at CoolToday Park.

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