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What can Atlanta Braves fans expect from Cole Hamels in 2020?

Cole Hamels is one of the major acquisitions made by the Atlanta Braves this offseason. What can fans expect from him during the 2020 campaign? The Atlanta Braves front office had the task of replacing two spots in the starting rotation this offseason after the 2019 season came to a close. Dallas Keuchel and Julio […] What can Atlanta Braves fans expect from Cole Hamels in 2020? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 16, 2020
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 206: Cole Hamels, mid-February tidbits and more

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 206: Cole Hamels, mid-February tidbits and more

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Pitchers and catchers have reported and Spring Training is almost in full swing for the Atlanta Braves. With that as the backdrop, the Talking Chop Podcast is back for Episode 206 and TC’s own Eric Cole joins the fun on this particular show. Topics include the following: The entire baseball world is buzzing about the Astros and the commissioner’s office Cole Hamels is going to get a late start in 2020 and we discuss the fallout Josh Tomlin is back! Eric’s thoughts on a bevy of lists, from MLB’s Top 100 to assorted prospect groupings A few season-long...
Tomahawk Take Feb 16, 2020

Atlanta Braves: With Hamels injury, is Newcomb a lock for the starting rotation?

Atlanta Braves fans should be excited about what Sean Newco mb could bring to the table. After a bullpen rebirth, he’s getting another chance at the starting rotation in 2020. The Atlanta Braves acquired Sean Newcomb in November 2015 in the trade that sent Andrelton Simmons to the Angels. We also acquired Chris Ellis in the […] Atlanta Braves: With Hamels injury, is Newcomb a lock for the starting rotation? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 14, 2020

Atlanta Braves: how southpaw Cole Hamels fooled us all

Cole Hamels signed a lucrative 1-year, $18M deal with the Atlanta Braves in the offseason and now will likely begin the season on the injured list. Did the Atlanta Braves look over Cole Hamels medicals before they signed him this offseason? I mean, did he take a physical before he signed or did the Braves just […] Atlanta Braves: how southpaw Cole Hamels fooled us all - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 14, 2020
The Daily Chop: Spring updates, Mike Soroka’s focus and more

The Daily Chop: Spring updates, Mike Soroka’s focus and more

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Mike Soroka came to camp hoping to improve his fastball. Thursday was a less eventful day for the Atlanta Braves as they held their first official workout with pitchers and catchers. The team announced on Wednesday that veteran starter Cole Hamels would miss the first three weeks of camp which will cause him to not be ready for the start of the season. There was some good news on the injury front as reliever Jacob Webb is in camp and throwing without any restrictions. The team was forced to shut Webb down during the second half of the 2019 season due to...
Tomahawk Take Feb 13, 2020

Braves: Cole Hamels injury opens door for a King Felix comeback

With Cole Hamels likely starting the season on the injured list, it opens up the door for Felix Hernandez to try and make a comeback with the Atlanta Braves. Let me be clear from the beginning here, my rooting interests are very clear, I want nothing more than to see Felix Hernandez revive his career […] Braves: Cole Hamels injury opens door for a King Felix comeback - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 13, 2020
The Daily Chop: Camp begins, Hamels injured, Fangraphs Top 100, and more

The Daily Chop: Camp begins, Hamels injured, Fangraphs Top 100, and more

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The Braves began camp with news of an injury to a key member of the starting rotation. Pitchers and catchers reported to Braves camp on Wednesday, starting the long stretch of meaningless stretching and exhibitions that will occur over the next six weeks. The snow in metro Atlanta over the weekend hardly signaled the start of a new baseball season for Braves fans, but seeing baseball players wearing baseball uniforms on a baseball field hopefully helped to bridge that gap. Unfortunately the opening day of camp was overshadowed by injury news involving...
TalkingChop Feb 12, 2020
Cole Hamels dealing shoulder discomfort, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Cole Hamels dealing shoulder discomfort, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Well, the Cole Hamels era in Atlanta is not off to a great start. Normally, the day that pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training is filled with excitement and optimism. It means that baseball is right around the corner and most teams and their fans have their eyes set on the best possible scenarios for their team and on seeing how the team (and specifically its new additions) looks. Paramount to this goal is staying healthy during spring training. Organizations have long complained that spring training is too long and one of the reasons for those...
Tomahawk Take Feb 12, 2020

That didn’t take long: Atlanta Braves already have 1st spring injury

It might be nothing, but when you’re a 36-year-old pitcher, there isn’t much that can be considered ‘nothing’ as the Atlanta Braves may have to weigh options. There’s at least one pitcher who won’t make his reporting date today.  New Atlanta Braves lefty starter Cole Hamels is seeing a Dallas doctor about a workout injury. […] That didn’t take long: Atlanta Braves already have 1st spring injury - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Feb 12, 2020

Atlanta Braves News: Cole Hamels experiences shoulder discomfort during workout

As Atlanta Braves pitchers and catcher report for spring training, one of their veteran arms could miss time with an injury. News broke early Wednesday morning that Atlanta Braves pitcher Cole Hamels aggravated his shoulder while doing a medicine ball workout. The team is hoping it’s nothing serious and they will re-evaluate him in three […] Atlanta Braves News: Cole Hamels experiences shoulder discomfort during workout - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Feb 11, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon says he knew he didn’t want to come back

Former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon told ESPN that he knew he didn’t want to return, even in the midst of the 2019 season, for a variety of reasons As camps in Florida and Arizona get underway, a new season dawns – and with it, familiar faces in new places. Cole Hamels now dons an […] Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon says he knew he didn’t want to come back - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 11, 2020
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Will the Braves have another young pitcher take a step forward in 2020? For each of the past several offseasons, we have heard a stated goal by the Atlanta Braves’ front office to add a top of the rotation arm. That happens to be a stated goal by many teams and isn’t an easy task to check off the to-do list. The Braves were never going to be an option for Gerrit Cole and fallback options like Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler and others did well in a surprisingly robust market. Atlanta’s lone rotation addition was veteran Cole Hamels, who was looking for an...
Cubbies Crib Feb 10, 2020

Chicago Cubs: A few potential fits for the final spot in the rotation

With uncertainty around who will fill out the Chicago Cubs starting rotation, we take a look at a few potential options for final spot on the staff. When Cole Hamels signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Atlanta Braves this offseason, the Cubs ended up with a hole to fill in the final spot […] Chicago Cubs: A few potential fits for the final spot in the rotation - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Feb 5, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Kyle Wright ready to breakout in 2020

We take a look at Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright and why he could break out in the starting rotation in 2020. Maybe one of the biggest questions for the Atlanta Braves going into the 2020 season is the starting rotation. Mike Soroka and Cole Hamels are the only two we feel pretty sure […] Atlanta Braves: Kyle Wright ready to breakout in 2020 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 29, 2020
Leveraging Logic: Trading for Kris Bryant

Leveraging Logic: Trading for Kris Bryant

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Beyond the player himself, many factors make Kris Bryant an obvious focus for Atlanta. Without question, this offseason has been a success for the Atlanta Braves. Once the 2019 season concluded, the Braves had needs in the bullpen, behind the plate, in the rotation, in the middle of their order, and at third base. Before the Winter Meetings began, the Braves had found answers for the first three needs, and satisfying answers at that with such signings as Will Smith, Travis D’arnaud, Chris Martin, and Cole Hamels. The Braves clearly showed they were motivated...

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