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TalkingChop Jan 12, 2021
The Daily Chop: Targets, Free agent profiles, League schedule, and more

The Daily Chop: Targets, Free agent profiles, League schedule, and more

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Do they Braves have a specific focus for where they will find a middle-of-the-order bat? The Braves entered the offseason with question marks, but mostly related to their pitching staff. They answered those questions by inking Drew Smyly and Charlie Morton in November, continuing a recent trend of setting the market by signing their targets very early in the offseason. One major vacancy that remains is that of Marcell Ozuna, whose place behind Freddie Freeman will need to be addressed heading into 2021. Little can be surmised from the rumor...
TalkingChop Jan 11, 2021
The Daily Chop: LeMahieu, TC Podcast, Pederson, and more

The Daily Chop: LeMahieu, TC Podcast, Pederson, and more

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Finally, we have something that resembles a Braves rumor. We have a rumor! Well, something resembling a rumor at least. The Braves have been silent, with nothing linking them to free agents since the signing of Charlie Morton in late-November. On Sunday, Tim Brown reported that the Braves had “reached out” to LeMahieu earlier in the offseason. The 32-year-old infielder would fit as a third baseman in Atlanta, but given his exorbitant price tag of five years, $100 million the Braves seemed an unlikely fit. That is still likely the...
TalkingChop Jan 5, 2021
The Daily Chop: Absolute Silence, TC Prospects 25-30, Single-Season Greats, and more

The Daily Chop: Absolute Silence, TC Prospects 25-30, Single-Season Greats, and more

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Braves have gone completely silent since the signing of Charlie Morton before Thanksgiving. The entire league has been very quiet, aside from the Padres, for the majority of this offseason. Teams have been hesitant to spend, which has depressed the free agent and trade markets alike. The Braves are no exception. Regardless of the root cause, Atlanta has done virtually nothing since the signing of Charlie Morton six weeks ago. In fact, the Braves have not been connected to a free agent or trade target in that time. The club still has...
TalkingChop Jan 2, 2021
Braves Roster Outlook: An unfinished product

Braves Roster Outlook: An unfinished product

Photo by Rich Schultz/ The Braves solidified their rotation but there is still work left to be done. The Atlanta Braves acted quickly this offseason in solidifying their starting rotation with the addition Tof free agents Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly on a pair of one-year deals. While the rotation appears to be in good shape, there is still work to be done with the rest of the roster. Below we will take a closer look at where things currently stand coming out of the holidays. The Braves currently have 38 players on their 40-man roster and those are the only players I...
TalkingChop Jan 2, 2021
The Daily Chop: Early Power Rankings, Mailbag and more

The Daily Chop: Early Power Rankings, Mailbag and more

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Let’s get 2021 started The MLB offseason remains quiet for the most part but things should once again begin to pick up over the next month. The Atlanta Braves wasted no time in shoring up their rotation with the early acquisitions of Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly. They are still in the market for a big bat for the lineup, an outfielder and a back up catcher. Despite those needs, Atlanta ranks fourth in MLB.com’s first power rankings of 2021 trailing only the Dodgers, Padres and Yankees. Braves News Our first mailbag of 2021 discusses what...
TalkingChop Dec 29, 2020
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 269: Offseason catch-up with Gabe Burns

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 269: Offseason catch-up with Gabe Burns

Photo by G Fiume/ Good evening! The Atlanta Braves have been quiet for a while but, before the calendar flips to 2021, the Talking Chop Podcast is back to break the silence with what is (maybe) the final show of the calendar year. Episode 269 features a visit from Gabe Burns of the AJC, who covers the team at a high level on a daily basis. Topics include the following: How Gabe’s coverage has changed over the months since the pandemic began Atlanta’s additions of Drew Smyly and Charlie Morton to the rotation Why haven’t the Braves done the “all-in” move yet?...
Tomahawk Take Dec 29, 2020

Did the Braves Move Too Quickly on Starting Pitching?

With the starting pitchers being traded, we wonder if the Atlanta Braves might have jumped the gun on the starting pitching market this offseason. There was a lot of excitement for the Atlanta Braves in the early going of this offseason when they signed Drew Smyly and Charlie Morton for a combined $26 million. And […] Did the Braves Move Too Quickly on Starting Pitching? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Dec 28, 2020
Braves need bounce back season from Will Smith in 2021

Braves need bounce back season from Will Smith in 2021

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports How big of a role will Will Smith play in the Braves’ bullpen in 2021? Most of the focus of the Atlanta Braves’ offseason thus far has revolved around the starting rotation and the team’s pursuit of Marcell Ozuna or another power bat to slot into the lineup. Alex Anthopoulos was aggressive early in the offseason securing starters Drew Smyly and Charlie Morton on one year deals. The market for hitters is expected to start moving eventually as only a handful have signed so far. Another area of potential focus for the Braves could be in...
TalkingChop Dec 16, 2020
The Daily Chop: Rotation, Mock Draft, Bryant, and more

The Daily Chop: Rotation, Mock Draft, Bryant, and more

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Are the Braves finished adding to their starting rotation? The Braves made two significant additions to their starting rotation in November, as Drew Smyly and Charlie Morton each signed one-year deals with Atlanta. Those two veterans will ideally cover a lot of innings for a young Braves rotation in 2020, but is Atlanta done adding starters this offseason? In addition to Smyly and Morton, the Braves return Max Fried, Ian Anderson, and hopefully Mike Soroka sometime in April. Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright could also be rotation...
Tomahawk Take Dec 15, 2020

Braves: Mike Soroka and Max Fried are Indeed Super

Not that we really doubted it, but the Atlanta Braves officially found out on Tuesday that they have a couple of super players atop their starting rotation. News has been slim lately for the Atlanta Braves since the signing of Charlie Morton, but on Tuesday we found out that their two top pitchers will get […] Braves: Mike Soroka and Max Fried are Indeed Super - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

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