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TalkingChop Feb 13, 2018
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Infielders

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Infielders

There is a question mark at third base but otherwise the Braves infield looks to be in good shape. The Atlanta Braves infield situation seems to be in good shape except for a lingering question at third base. Johan Camargo appears to be the top candidate but the possibility remains that the Braves will look outside the organization for an answer. Freddie Freeman is back at first while Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson begin their first full season in the major leagues together up the middle. Even with the question mark at third base, there is a lot to like about Atlanta’s infield...
TalkingChop Feb 8, 2018
Braves have expressed “serious interest” in Eduardo Nunez, per report

Braves have expressed “serious interest” in Eduardo Nunez, per report

Nunez could represent an upgrade at third base, but there are lots of other teams in the mix The Braves’ depth chart is looking a bit thin at third base these days: Johan Camargo had an intriguing 2017 and just today, received a compelling 50 FV rating and a spot on Fangraphs’ “top graduated prospects” list but does not necessarily project as a regular; Rio Ruiz has held his own with the bat in the minors but has suffered some frightening launch angle difficulties against MLB pitching; Charlie Culberson has hit really, really poorly. Yes, Austin Riley just tore up the Arizona Fall...
TalkingChop Feb 5, 2018
Braves lose potential 3B option as Todd Frazier signs with Mets

Braves lose potential 3B option as Todd Frazier signs with Mets

The Braves are running out of options at third. Todd Frazier made sense for the Braves, but on Monday night he reportedly inked a two-year deal with the New York Mets worth $17 million. That’s a bargain for the Mets, and it sounds like playing close to his home in New Jersey was a big factor in negotiations. As we know, the Braves are currently set to go into the season with some sort of a platoon featuring Johan Camargo and Rio Ruiz. Frazier made sense for Atlanta since most figured he’d get a two-year deal at a reasonable price (he did) while not blocking Austin Riley long-term. Mike...

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