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TalkingChop Nov 12, 2018
Looking back on Alex Anthopoulos’s first year as Braves GM

Looking back on Alex Anthopoulos’s first year as Braves GM

Let’s take a look back on Anthopoulos’s first season running the Braves. The Braves hired Alex Anthopoulos one year ago today. Time flies when the team goes from 72-90 and in the midst of an international spending scandal to 90-72 and National League East champions. To be fair, Anthopoulos does not deserve all the credit for the Braves’ sudden turnaround. Ronald Acuña, Ozzie Albies and Johan Camargo were signed by Frank Wren’s front office. Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte, Sean Newcomb and Dansby Swanson were acquired during John Coppolella’s tenure. Anthopoulos said from the...
TalkingChop Nov 6, 2018
2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ozzie Albies

2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Ozzie Albies

The Braves’ young second baseman had a very solid sophomore season. There were many question marks surrounding the Braves’ young second baseman coming into his second professional, and first full, MLB season. He quickly left little to doubt in the opening weeks of 2018. As April rolled around, Albies hit the ground running and piled up 9 home runs, 22 extra base hits and 34 total hits on the month, leading Braves Country into an early frenzy about the possibility of him winning an MVP award. Albies didn’t quite manage to replicate his April production (158 wRC+) afterwards, but...
TalkingChop Oct 27, 2018
Braves News: Anthopoulos happy with internal third base options

Braves News: Anthopoulos happy with internal third base options

Atlanta Braves News Braves happy with growth of third basemen Camargo, Riley Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos was pleased with the growth shown by Johan Camargo and top prospect Austin Riley at third base in 2018. NL Gold Glove awards will likely be puzzling once again The Braves have five finalists for NL Gold Glove Awards but Ozzie Albies, Johan Camargo and Dansby Swanson all had strong cases but were ultimately left out. 2018 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews We are over halfway through our player-by-player look back at the 2018 season for the Atlanta Braves. On Friday we took a closer...
TalkingChop Oct 26, 2018
2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo

2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Johan Camargo

Johan’s emergence was one of 2018’s great storylines in Atlanta. Of all the things the Braves accomplished in 2018, I’m not sure there was a bigger (and more pleasant) surprise than Johan Camargo. Camargo, who was never much of a prospect coming through the minor league ranks, debuted in 2017 with much fanfare, although there were some fairly obvious concerns. His batting average on balls in play was an unrepeatable .364, he wasn’t walking enough (just 4.7% in 250+ plate appearances) and there was concern he wouldn’t hit for enough power if given a full season at third...
TalkingChop Oct 26, 2018
Braves News: Five Atlanta players headline Gold Glove nominees

Braves News: Five Atlanta players headline Gold Glove nominees

There was some quality defense played in Atlanta last season. Braves News The Braves Gold Glove finalists have been announced The Braves had five gold glove nominees and folks were still upset that players like Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies were not nominated. This just goes to show how good the Atlanta defense was in 2018. Tyler Flowers 2018 player review Tyler Flowers played relatively well when not battling injury which sadly was not a large part of his season. He did re-sign with the Braves which probably was the highlight of his 2018 campaign. Jose Ramirez 2018 player review This...
Braves happy with growth of third basemen Camargo, Riley

Braves happy with growth of third basemen Camargo, Riley

On Sept. 28, Johan Camargo launched his final homer of the season in Philadelphia. His tally, 19, far surpassed what anyone could’ve expected, even if Camargo arrived at spring training looking rather brawny.

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