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TalkingChop Jan 20, 2020
The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman tops MLB Network list

The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman tops MLB Network list

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The MLB Network is rolling out its Top 10 Right Now position lists and the Atlanta Braves have been well represented in the early going. Freddie Freeman topped the list of first baseman finishing ahead of the Dodgers’ Max Muncy and New York’s Pete Alonso. Ronald Acuña Jr. finished fourth among the right fielders trailing only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich and Aaron Judge. Mike Trout and Juan Soto led the way among center and left fielders. The remainder of the list will roll out over the upcoming week. More MLB News The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates...
Tomahawk Take Jan 17, 2020

Will Atlanta Braves be too cheap to extend Freddie Freeman?

Tuesday night the Atlanta Braves lost out on their bid for the star third baseman’s services as J.D. went to Minnesota. What now? Former Atlanta Braves‘ third baseman, Josh Donaldson has signed a four-year $84 million deal with a team option for the fifth year. The buyout makes the deal worth a total of $92 […] Will Atlanta Braves be too cheap to extend Freddie Freeman? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 16, 2020
Starting Nine: With Donaldson going north, how will Braves protect Freeman in lineup?

Starting Nine: With Donaldson going north, how will Braves protect Freeman in lineup?

After Josh Donaldson was moved to cleanup, Freddie Freeman hit 38 percent above average with a .387 wOBA. | Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Plus, scandals could have teams calling for Ron Washington, Shane Greene’s impending arbitration hearing and the reality of the Truist Park name Within a 24-hour span, the Braves unveiled a new stadium name that was at once uninspired and expected and lost Josh Donaldson to the Twins. Now it’s time to pick up the pieces, get a swear jar for every time you refer to the it as SunTrust Park and figure out how this lineup is going to duplicate their...
Tomahawk Take Jan 15, 2020

Are Atlanta Braves still the favorites in the NL East?

The dust is still settling on the Atlanta Braves decision to apparently not match the Minnesota Twins offer to Josh Donaldson. As we have already discussed, that has left the Atlanta Braves with an enormous hole right in the middle of the lineup and without someone who can protect Freddie Freeman in the middle of […] Are Atlanta Braves still the favorites in the NL East? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 15, 2020
Braves missed big on a prime opportunity

Braves missed big on a prime opportunity

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/MLB Photos via After whiffing on Donaldson, the Braves are left with few good options and a gaping hole in their lineup. The Braves entered this offseason with a glaring need for a third baseman, preferably a power-hitting right-hander who could hit cleanup behind Freddie Freeman. There was a free agent available that checked these boxes, had already exhibited that he fit in well with the team, and wanted to sign with the Braves. His name is Josh Donaldson, and he’s now a member of the Minnesota Twins. At worst, whiffing on Donaldson is an indication that the...
Tomahawk Take Jan 13, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Why the shift can’t stop Freddie Freeman

We take a look at how the shift affects the shifty and most shifted-against Atlanta Braves’ superstar, Freddie Freeman. The Atlanta Braves have two players in the top 10 most shifted against players in 2019. Freddie Freeman is number one on that list. We take a look at how he continues to defeat the strategy […] Atlanta Braves: Why the shift can’t stop Freddie Freeman - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Jan 7, 2020

Will Freddie Freeman make the MLB Hall of Fame?

One thing is for sure, the Atlanta Braves will certainly retire Freddie Freeman’s number one day. Even if he were to forget how to play baseball tomorrow. But the question still remains, will Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves make the national baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York? Over the past couple of […] Will Freddie Freeman make the MLB Hall of Fame? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 6, 2020
The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman, 2020 predictions and more

The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman, 2020 predictions and more

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Sunday was a pretty slow news day for the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball in large. The wait continued for Josh Donaldson but rumors abound on Twitter and elsewhere that a resolution could be coming as soon as this week. We will all just have to wait and see if that happens. More Braves News For ESPN, Buster Olney continued his Top 10 positional rankings for 2020 with a look at first base where Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman tops the list. MLB.com’s Alyson Footer constructs a new set of power rankings for 2020. Atlanta checks in at No. 6 trailing the...
Tomahawk Take Jan 3, 2020

Atlanta Braves: 4 year offer for Josh Donaldson could affect Freddie Freeman extension

Freddie Freeman only has two years remaining on his eight-year deal. He’ll be 33 heading into free agency in 2022. How likely are the Braves to give him an extension and how will a potential Josh Donaldson signing affect their ability to keep Freeman a Brave? Freddie Freeman is the heart and soul of the […] Atlanta Braves: 4 year offer for Josh Donaldson could affect Freddie Freeman extension - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Dec 27, 2019
The Daily Chop: Best Home runs of the decade, Farm system rankings and more

The Daily Chop: Best Home runs of the decade, Farm system rankings and more

Photo by Scott Cunningham/ With just a few days remaining before 2019 comes to a close, MLB.com is continuing its look back at the big events of the decade. For the Atlanta Braves, Mark Bowman counts down the biggest home runs of the last 10 years. Jason Heyward’s home run on the first swing of his career tops the list, but Chipper Jones, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman all make appearances. MLB Pipeline also took a look at the best farm systems of the decade with the Braves coming in at No. 1 on the list. Atlanta’s farm system produced Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons,...
Tomahawk Take Dec 26, 2019

5 unmentioned players who could interest the Atlanta Braves

At this point, it is obvious that the main target for the Atlanta Braves is to bring back Josh Donaldson for the 2020 season and beyond. It is no secret that the Atlanta Braves need HAVE to have a player that can protect Freddie Freeman in the lineup and bat in the clean up spot. Could […] 5 unmentioned players who could interest the Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Dec 24, 2019
TC Podcast: The All-Decade Team with Zach Dillard

TC Podcast: The All-Decade Team with Zach Dillard

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The end of the decade is nearing and, in accordance with the rules of podcasting, the Talking Chop Podcast has a stand-alone show to commemorate the occasion. Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South joins the program to discuss the All-Decade team for Atlanta Braves. The good folks at FSS already released All-Decade selections but, in this audio space, we’ll hash out some of the nuances in play and litigate one particularly interesting position. Topics include the following: There are some no-brainers, from Craig Kimbrel to Freddie Freeman and Andrelton...

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