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Atlanta Braves Minor League system is still loaded

Many of the most prominent baseball publications recently released their top 100 prospect lists and the Atlanta Braves were a prominent fixture in all of them. Much like the previous seasons, the Atlanta Braves are well represented on prospect rankings, which have been released over the past few weeks. Baseball America (subscription required) came out […] Atlanta Braves Minor League system is still loaded - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Was the Marcell Ozuna signing the final move

The Marcell Ozuna signing should make level-headed Braves fans ecstatic. I know most people wanted to hang on to Josh Donaldson but going potentially five years without any certainty that there will be a DH in the National League soon could have been a grave mistake, and it is a risk the Braves can’t afford to take. Given the financial restrictions placed on them by Liberty Media, one false move could cut Atlanta’s championship window in half. By signing Ozuna to a one-year deal, the...

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Monday open thread

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Enjoy your evening everyone!

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2020 a make or break season for Kyle Wright

This time last year, Kyle Wright was everyone’s breakout candidate in Spring Training, and due to some injuries, he even had an opportunity to hold down a rotation spot early. Unfortunately, Wright did not perform well, and things got worrisome back down in AAA Gwinnett. In five April starts, he gave up 22 earned runs in 20.1 innings, and his stock was starting to undergo a free fall. The Braves’ bullpen problems at the big leagues did not help his development, either. He was repeatedly...

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How does Ian Anderson stack up to former elite pitching prospects?

At $2.5 million under his reported slot value, New York native Ian Anderson signed with the Braves for $4 million in the 2016 MLB Draft. After being taken third overall, the savings the team earned with Anderson allowed them enough flexibility to obtain even more elite talent in the draft, as they later selected Joey Wentz and Kyle Muller immediately after, as well as guys like Bryse Wilson, Jeremy Walker and Tucker Davidson later on (yes, that was an unbelievable draft). But Anderson was...

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Kobe Bryant and power of sports to break our hearts and bring us together

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Kobe Bryant’s passing on Sunday was a reminder of the power that sports can have over all of us.

Very few things in life are fair and, on Sunday, Kobe Bryant’s death reminded us in no uncertain terms that sports are no exception.

Yes, I am fully aware that this is a Braves blog and this is neither a basketball site, nor a site for the Los Angeles market. However, when it was reported that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna,...

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Maybe Atlanta Braves and MLB won’t have robo-ump disaster this Spring?

The Atlanta Braves have a number of pitchers and hitters who really need to get themselves dialed in quickly to have chances to win roster spots. MLB experimentation was threatening this. The initial news we heard last week was eye-opening:  that the Atlanta Braves and their 29 sister clubs were going to be subjected to […] Maybe Atlanta Braves and MLB won’t have robo-ump disaster this Spring? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Braves land six prospects on Baseball Prospectus Top 101 list

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It is officially prospect season as many outlets continue to release their preseason lists ahead of spring training. Baseball Prospectus dropped its Top 101 list Monday morning which included six Atlanta Braves prospects.

Cristian Pache - No. 22

Ian Anderson - No. 38

Drew Waters - No. 42

Kyle Muller - No. 60

Shea Langeliers - No. 77

Kyle Wright - No. 89

That is pretty much the same five to six prospects that we have seen on other...

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The Daily Chop: Third base options, Draft pick compensation and more

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What are the Braves’ options if Johan Camargo or Austin Riley don’t work out at third?

Following the addition of Marcell Ozuna, the Atlanta Braves appear set to enter spring training with Johan Camargo or Austin Riley at third base. While another significant move before spring camp doesn’t appear likely, the Braves would likely have some in season options should Camargo/Riley not work out.

That was the subject that...

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Marlins sign veteran OF Matt Joyce

The Marlins have agreed to terms with free-agent corner outfielder Matt Joyce, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. He is represented by ACES. The terms of the deal remain unclear. Joyce, 35, has had a series of up-and-down performances the past few seasons. A productive hitter for the Rays from 2010-14, Joyce was traded to the Angels prior to the 2015 season. He endured a miserable season in Anaheim before an offensive rebirth with the Pirates the following year. He continued that strong...

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Sunday open thread

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

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Five prospects make it on MLB Pipeline’s top-100 list

There really isn’t much need for more confirmation as to just how talented the current Braves’ prospect class is. We have been aware of the organization’s crop of young players for quite some time now. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t nice to relish in it every now and again. If you were active on the internet Saturday, then your bragging has perhaps already begun. That’s right… FIVE Braves’ prospects made MLB Pipeline’s most recent top-100 list, released on Saturday...

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The Atlanta Braves Royal Rumble

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The Greatest Rumble in Baseball History

January is upon us, which means we are nearing one of the most important Sundays in sports and entertainment history, a day that has virtually become a national holiday for many Americans. It’s a day where we will gather our closest friends and enjoy one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar.

...yes, I am of course talking about WWE’s Royal Rumble.

Wrestling’s best will compete in an over the...

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The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman 100 percent, Chop Fest highlights and more

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Get caught up on all of the news from Saturday’s Chop Fest at Truist Park.

The Atlanta Braves held their annual Chop Fest fan event on Saturday at Truist Field. The event featured a Q&A session with general manager Alex Anthopoulos and interview and photo opportunities with dozens of players. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the event however, centered on the health of first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Freeman underwent...

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Road to Atlanta Podcast: Top 30 Prospect List Postscript

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Road to Atlanta is our podcast where we discuss all things minor leagues and prospects for our beloved Atlanta Braves. We have relaunched the podcast and it can be found in the same stream with the Talking Chop podcast, so if you subscribe to it...you have easy access to R2A as well. Episodes will go live (most of the time) every Thursday evening and will cover a wide range of topics including top performances from the...

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Chop Fest 2020: Austin Riley, Ender Inciarte and more

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Wrapping up our Chop Fest coverage.

The Braves’ annual Chop Fest event was another huge success as large crowd gathered despite some cold temperatures. While we are still a couple of weeks away from pitchers and catchers officially reporting to Spring Training, this event feels like the unofficial beginning of the 2020 season. There was plenty of good stuff to come out of the event including a variety of interviews and Q&A...

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Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson answer fan questions at Chop Fest

Another big highlight of Chop Fest was a Q&A session featuring Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson. This was a great session that touched on a variety of topics including their thoughts on the Astros sign-stealing scandal. They also discussed Josh Donaldson’s departure and the addition of Marcell Ozuna and plenty more. The entire interview check in at over 40 minutes and you can see it all by clicking here. Here are some highlights courtesy of Fox Sports: Braves:

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Braves have 5 prospects among MLB Pipeline’s preseason Top 100

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Braves’ outfield prospect Cristian Pache comes in at No. 13

MLB Pipeline unveiled its preseason Top 100 prospects list for 2020 Saturday afternoon on the MLB Network. The Atlanta Braves are once again well represented with five prospects included in the list.

13. Cristian Pache

26. Drew Waters

37. Ian Anderson

52. Kyle Wright

70. Shea Langeliers

Cristian Pache and Drew Waters are at the head of this class and we could see both...

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Alex Anthopoulos on state of the Braves, the offseason and more

Alex Anthopoulos discussed a variety of topics at today’s Chop Fest event.

One of the big highlights of Chop Fest was Alex Anthopoulos taking the stage and discussing the offseason and the upcoming 2020 season for the Atlanta Braves. Anthopoulos touched on a number of topics including seeing Josh Donaldson leave for Minnesota and pivoting to Marcell Ozuna. He also discussed Atlanta’s outfield picture after the addition of Ozuna and many more topics from the bullpen to the rotation.

You...

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2020 Chop Fest news, player interviews and more

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The Atlanta Braves held their annual Chop Fest event at Truist Park on Saturday. Among those speaking included GM Alex Anthopoulos who delivered his annual “State of the Braves” Q&A session along with dozens of player interviews and fan interactions. Keep an eye on this story stream for continual updates.

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