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That Balls Outta Here Mar 26, 2020

Phillies: OF Nick Williams, 5 Others Optioned to Triple-A

The Phillies optioned six players to Triple-A on Thursday, including their last remaining player from the 2015 Cole Hamels trade, OF Nick Williams. The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be playing Opening Day on Thursday opposite the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Instead, as the season continues to be on hold due to the COVID-19 […] Phillies: OF Nick Williams, 5 Others Optioned to Triple-A - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Mar 24, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ Fangraphs projections for 2020: the good and the bad

Reviewing Fangraphs projections of the Atlanta Braves compared to the rest of the league. What did they get right and what did they get wrong? The Atlanta Braves are looking for a third consecutive National League East title in 2020. They added a veteran arm in Cole Hamels and replaced Josh Donaldson‘s power bat with […] Atlanta Braves’ Fangraphs projections for 2020: the good and the bad - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Mar 24, 2020
The Daily Chop: Will Braves rotation benefit from extended absence?

The Daily Chop: Will Braves rotation benefit from extended absence?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The absence of baseball is miserable. The Braves added Cole Hamels to their rotation this offseason, hoping to fortify a youthful pitching staff. Hamels arrived at Spring Training in mid-February, when it was announced that the left-hander had sustained a shoulder injury while working out with a medicine ball. This placed doubt about when Hamels would make his season debut, with reports indicating that team physicians were targeting an early-May start date. This plan was slightly unsatisfying, but could have been significantly worse. Fast-forward to today,...
TalkingChop Mar 20, 2020
Talking Chop Roundtable: What will the Braves’ rotation look like on Opening Day?

Talking Chop Roundtable: What will the Braves’ rotation look like on Opening Day?

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Our post-spring training roundtable series continues today with a look at the Atlanta Braves rotation. Atlanta entered the spring looking for one starter but that quickly became two after Cole Hamels irritated his shoulder during an offseason workout. Veteran Felix Hernandez pitched well through the early part of the Grapefruit League schedule. Sean Newcomb and Kyle Wright were equally impressive as internal options. So what will this situation look like on Opening Day? What are your thoughts on the rotation battle? Who will be in the Opening Day...
Tomahawk Take Mar 11, 2020

Why the Cole Hamels injury could be a blessing for the Atlanta Braves.

It seems obvious that the Atlanta Braves will be without Cole Hamels for a while to start the 2020 season. Is that a good thing? Certainly not. Could it turn out to be a blessing for the Atlanta Braves? Absolutely. It was only a year ago when the Atlanta Braves started the season out with […] Why the Cole Hamels injury could be a blessing for the Atlanta Braves. - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 9, 2020
TC Podcast Ep. 209: Position player preview and more

TC Podcast Ep. 209: Position player preview and more

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ Happy Sunday, friends. The Atlanta Braves are still in Spring Training mode and the Talking Chop Podcast is here to document everything that is happening with the franchise. Episode 209 centers on a full-fledged position player preview for the 2020 season, but there are other topics in play. They include the following: The Braves trimmed the roster this week and we update the latest What’s up with Cole Hamels and his injury? How does that affect the rotation options like Sean Newcomb and Felix Hernandez? Going through the position players, ranging from the...
Tomahawk Take Mar 3, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Cole Hamels Could Miss First Month of the Season

The Atlanta Braves’ $18 million, free-agent pitcher has still not been cleared to pitch. He is in danger of missing the first month of the season. The Atlanta Braves needed a reliable, veteran presence in the rotation and they signed Cole Hamels to a one-year deal worth $18  million this offseason. Hamels looked to be […] Atlanta Braves: Cole Hamels Could Miss First Month of the Season - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 3, 2020
The Daily Chop: Roster Updates, Acuña, Freeman, and more

The Daily Chop: Roster Updates, Acuña, Freeman, and more

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports There were several notable soundbites out of Braves camp on Monday. The Braves provided updates on several of their pitchers on Monday, sharing the current status of relievers Jacob Webb, AJ Minter, and Chris Martin. The club also revealed potential rotation options, with specific mentions of Kyle Wright, Sean Newcomb, Felix Hernandez, Bryse Wilson, and Touki Toussaint. Atlanta has a wide range of options to fill the void created by Cole Hamels, who will likely miss all of April with shoulder soreness, according to reports on Monday. With so many options to...
TalkingChop Mar 2, 2020
Brian Snitker provides updates on 2020 debuts for several key arms

Brian Snitker provides updates on 2020 debuts for several key arms

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Jacob Webb, A.J. Minter and Chris Martin all appear to be trending in the right direction, while Cole Hamels remains in a holding pattern. As February has transitioned into March, the 2020 regular season is slowly coming into focus on the horizon. While Braves fans have had plenty of opportunities to see new faces and prized prospects making their cases for potential big league action in 2020, more familiar names are starting to be worked into the rotation to get prepared for their supporting and featured roles either in Gwinnett or...

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