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TalkingChop Mar 18, 2020
Talking Chop Roundtable: Who gets the third base job?

Talking Chop Roundtable: Who gets the third base job?

Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Will it be Austin Riley or Johan Camargo at third base on Opening Day? The abrupt ending of the Grapefruit League season and the postponement of Opening Day due to the coronavirus outbreak may answer one of the pertinent questions for the Atlanta Braves in terms of their rotation. However, one question remains and that is which direction will they go in regards to third base? Both Austin Riley and Johan Camargo had good showings in the abbreviated spring. Both bring their own unique skill sets to the table but who will the Braves ultimately go...
Tomahawk Take Mar 16, 2020

3 Reasons Austin Riley Must Start at 3B for Atlanta Braves in 2020

The Atlanta Braves claim they have a decision to make at third base to start the 2020 season. I say the decision should already be made. With the Atlanta Braves season currently in baseball purgatory, the hotly contested battle to win the starting hot corner job in Cobb County has evidently come to an end. […] 3 Reasons Austin Riley Must Start at 3B for Atlanta Braves in 2020 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Mar 16, 2020
The Braves case for third base, starring Austin Riley and Johan Camargo

The Braves case for third base, starring Austin Riley and Johan Camargo

USA Today Images MLB is on a temporary hold, so why not stir up the discussion on who could or, dare we say should, be the Atlanta Braves Opening Day third baseman. The departure of Josh Donaldson to the Minnesota Twins this offseason has left a hole in both the Atlanta Braves lineup and at the hot corner. Instead of making a big splash in free agency or trade market, the Braves seemed content rolling with in-house options to fill the void. Enter spring training 2020 and both realistic candidates — Austin Riley and Johan Camargo — were off to solid starts, making this decision quite...
Tomahawk Take Mar 11, 2020

NL East Position by Position Preview: Third Base

One of the biggest question marks for the Atlanta Braves this spring is who will play third base this season. How exactly will it shape out? For the Atlanta Braves, it is a good problem to have. There are two worthy candidates to be the Opening Day third basemen: Johan Camargo and Austin Riley. Neither has […] NL East Position by Position Preview: Third Base - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Mar 9, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Could Austin Riley be overtaking Johan Camargo at third?

There seems to be a lot more momentum lately for Austin Riley starting the season as the third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Perhaps it’s that spring training optimism taking over, but it’s starting to feel like there is more momentum for Austin Riley winning the third base job for the Atlanta Braves over Johan […] Atlanta Braves: Could Austin Riley be overtaking Johan Camargo at third? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 9, 2020
Braves Roster Watch: Third base battle, rotation spots and more

Braves Roster Watch: Third base battle, rotation spots and more

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Is Austin Riley now the favorite for the third base job? We are now halfway through the Grapefruit League schedule and the Opening Day roster for the Atlanta Braves is starting to take shape. The Braves made their first roster cuts of the spring this past Friday but there are still a few questions that need to be answered. Lineup C - Travis d’Arnaud1B - Freddie Freeman2B - Ozzie AlbiesSS - Dansby Swanson3B -LF - Marcell OzunaCF - Ender InciarteRF - Ronald Acuña Jr. Changes: - NONE One question that has been answered involved the health of Freddie Freeman....
TalkingChop Mar 6, 2020
Braves pick up 7-5 spring training win over Red Sox

Braves pick up 7-5 spring training win over Red Sox

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Austin Riley smashed another homer as the Braves eventually surged past the Red Sox in North Port. The Braves got some time to shine during spring training on a marquee nationally televised game and they duly delivered when it came to both on-field production and entertainment value. The game eventually ended with the Braves knocking off the Red Sox Kyle Wright got the ball to start today’s game and he basically picked up where he left off on what’s been a very good spring for him so far. He got through the first two innings without giving up a hit,...
TalkingChop Mar 4, 2020
The Daily Chop: Chris Martin debuts, Austin Riley’s homer and more

The Daily Chop: Chris Martin debuts, Austin Riley’s homer and more

Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports Martin struck out the side in his 2020 spring debut. Chris Martin made his spring debut for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday appearing on the mound for the first time since straining an oblique while warming up in last season’s division series. Martin looked sharp striking out the side in his sixth inning debut against the Rays. Brian Snitker discussed Martin’s debut after the game with MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. “It was good to just get him back out there,” Snitker said. “He’s got the strike zone and stuff, too. For the first time out, that was...
TalkingChop Mar 3, 2020
Austin Riley homers, bullpen falters late in Braves 5-2 spring training loss to Rays

Austin Riley homers, bullpen falters late in Braves 5-2 spring training loss to Rays

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The important thing is that they tried their best. Austin Riley smashed a two run shot to give the Braves the lead late, but a full on meltdown by the bullpen in the 8th inning proved costly as the Braves fell by the score of 5-2 to the Rays. Felix Hernandez got the start for the Braves. It was an uneven effort for the veteran righty, but overall the results were pretty good. King Felix went four innings and allowed one earned run on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Darren O’Day would relieve him in the 5th inning with the Braves down 1-0. The...
Tomahawk Take Mar 2, 2020

Braves: Johan Camargo remains favorite in third base battle with Austin Riley

Through the first week of spring training games for the Atlanta Braves, the third base battle is becoming a fun one to watch with two good options at the moment. It’s only been a weeks worth of spring training games for the Atlanta Braves, but we’ve got a pretty good indication of how the third […] Braves: Johan Camargo remains favorite in third base battle with Austin Riley - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 2, 2020
The Daily Chop: Third base competition, Freddie Freeman update, Kyle Wright and more

The Daily Chop: Third base competition, Freddie Freeman update, Kyle Wright and more

Photo by Mark Brown/ What happens if Austin Riley beats out Johan Camargo for the Opening Day job at third base? Brian Snitker through a bit of a curve ball into the ongoing third base competition between Austin Riley and Johan Camargo on Sunday. While the Braves should be reluctant to not give Riley every day at-bats whether that is in the majors or at Triple-A, Camargo’s defensive versatility has always cast him as effective bench player. However, while speaking about the competition on Sunday, Snitker told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman that he things both players would be best served...

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