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TalkingChop Nov 30, 2022
Battery Power TV: Mark DeRosa joins show, believes Swanson in ‘perfect spot’ in talks with Braves

Battery Power TV: Mark DeRosa joins show, believes Swanson in ‘perfect spot’ in talks with Braves

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Plus, the ceiling for Austin Riley and why Atlanta fans are in an enviable position  Mark DeRosa, MLB Network analyst and Team USA manager for the World Baseball Classic joins the show. He tells Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney why Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves are a perfect fit, and where the National League East champs could turn if they can’t keep the shortstop. Plus, DeRosa discusses the influence of Bobby Cox and others as he prepares for his pro coaching debut in the WBC and the Braves he’d ideally put on the United...
TalkingChop Nov 27, 2022
Atlanta Braves 2022 Minor League Player Review: Jesse Franklin V

Atlanta Braves 2022 Minor League Player Review: Jesse Franklin V

Image Credit: Mills Fitzner One of the more promising power hitters in the Braves’ farm system had his 2022 season cut short. Many of the Atlanta Braves’ top power-hitting prospects have graduated to the major leagues in recent years. Between Austin Riley, William Contreras, and Michael Harris II, the Braves have added a lot of offensive firepower to their roster, but it is fair to say that this particular well hasn’t exactly been replenished of late. It hasn’t helped that the guy who is left with arguably the most raw power in the system, Jesse Franklin V, had...
TalkingChop Nov 18, 2022
Daily Hammer Podcast: Awards Week Recap, Liberty Media Plans

Daily Hammer Podcast: Awards Week Recap, Liberty Media Plans

Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda/ While no roster moves were made, Thursday was once again an interesting news day for the Braves. The MLB Awards season has finally come and gone, with many deserving and first-time winners among the best from the 2022 season. Though Michael Harris II was the only Brave to win an award, many Braves were among the top vote getters among the major awards this week. Plus, Thursday brought news of present and potentially future plans for the Braves from Liberty Media. Shawn Coleman looks at an exciting week away from the diamond: -Austin Riley...
TalkingChop Nov 17, 2022
Paul Goldschmidt wins MVP Award, Austin Riley finishes sixth

Paul Goldschmidt wins MVP Award, Austin Riley finishes sixth

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Dansby Swanson and Michael Harris also received votes. BBWAA Awards week wrapped up Thursday with the announcement of the 2022 MVP Awards. Paul Goldschmidt took home the award for the National League, but a trio of Atlanta Braves players received votes. Goldschmidt received 22 of the 30 first-place votes. Manny Machado received seven first-place votes and finished second. Goldschmidt’s teammate Nolan Arenado got the other first-place vote and came in third. Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Mookie Betts rounded out the top...
TalkingChop Nov 17, 2022
MVP Award / Hot Stove open thread

MVP Award / Hot Stove open thread

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ BBWAA awards week will wrap up Thursday night with the announcement of the MVP Awards for the American and National Leagues. The announcement will take place at 6 p.m. ET live on MLB Network. The Braves don’t have a finalist for the award, but Austin Riley is expected to receive some down ballot votes. We made our picks for the award earlier today, but let us know what you think in the comments below. MVP Award Announcement Time: 6 p.m. ETTV: MLB Network Here are the notable headlines around Major League Baseball for Thursday: Liberty...
Tomahawk Take Nov 12, 2022

How well will the Atlanta Braves long-term deals age?

2022 was a season of extensions for the Atlanta Braves. Key contributors like Austin Riley, Matt Olson, Spencer Strider, and Michael Harris II received paydays, joining the likes of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies in a group of players who will be Braves for the foreseeable future. Atlanta Braves fans understand better than anyone […] How well will the Atlanta Braves long-term deals age? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Nov 10, 2022
Braves come up short in Silver Slugger Award voting

Braves come up short in Silver Slugger Award voting

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta had five finalists, but came up empty among the winners. Awards season continued for Major League Baseball Thursday night with the announcement of the Louisville Silver Slugger Awards. The Atlanta Braves had five finalists for the awards in Matt Olson, Dansby Swanson, Travis d’Arnaud, Austin Riley and Michael Harris, but were shutout when the winners were announced. Paul Goldschmidt took home the honor at first base while Trea Turner got the nod at shortstop. Nolan Arenado beat Riley out at third base and J.T. Realmuto took home the...

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