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TalkingChop Mar 29, 2017
2017 Season Predictions: Who will be the Atlanta Braves position player MVP?

2017 Season Predictions: Who will be the Atlanta Braves position player MVP?

Predictions time! Our 2017 season preview series continues with another roundtable discussion. Today’s topic is who will be the Atlanta Braves position player MVP? Which Atlanta Braves Position Player will be the team’s MVP? (Scott Coleman): It’s the easy answer, and I’ll say Freddie Freeman. Freddie went nuts during the final four months of last season and should continue to terrorize opposing pitchers. A full season of Freeman and Matt Kemp batting 3-4 should be fun. And the Braves’ lineup should be pretty decent if Ender and Dansby do a good job getting on base in front of...

Carter Capps makes first major league appearance since 2015

On Aug. 2, 2015, Carter Capps climbed the mound in the top of the eighth at Marlins Park, struck out Will Venable, watched Yangervis Solarte reach on an infield single and, with his 13th pitch, walked Matt Kemp. At that point, he was lifted from the game with right elbow stiffness. A few weeks...

In 'season of development,' Padres' position players worth watching

With all due respect to James Shields, Matt Kemp and other veteran departures, the Padres seem to have struck a livelier, more buoyant tone this spring. Largely because of altered roster composition, an atmospheric shift was bound to happen. Daily workouts and Cactus League games now feature the...
TalkingChop Mar 24, 2017
Braves don’t fare well in FanGraphs’ corner outfield rankings

Braves don’t fare well in FanGraphs’ corner outfield rankings

Braves fans won’t like these rankings. FanGraphs’ position by position preview of the 2017 MLB season continued on Thursday with things shifting to the corner outfield spots. Despite having two well-known veteran options, the Atlanta Braves did not fare well in the rankings. First up is left field where the Braves come in at No. 29 in FanGraphs rankings. Matt Kemp is expected to see the bulk of the playing time. Kemp put up good numbers for the Braves after his arrival from San Diego but his low OBP combined with suspect defense will never make him very appealing to the advanced...
Tomahawk Take Mar 22, 2017

How Matt Kemp Can Actually Improve for the Atlanta Braves

Good Kemp or Bad Kemp?  There does seem to be a renewed effort and focus coming from the Braves’ left fielder as we start winding down the Spring campaign. When Matt Kemp arrived last year the Atlanta Braves, in an honest moment, would probably tell you they weren’t really sure what kind of player they […] How Matt Kemp Can Actually Improve for the Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Mar 20, 2017

Matt Kemp goes 0-for-3 in loss - Matt Kemp (OF) Atlanta Braves

Matt Kemp went 0-for-3 on Monday and is hitting .231 with no homers in 39 at-bats this spring.
TalkingChop Mar 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Freddie Freeman returned to the Braves lineup on Wednesday, just in time to watch R.A. Dickey get lit up by the Tigers. BRAVES NEWS Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6 The Braves fell to the Tigers on Wednesday behind a rough outing from R.A. Dickey, who lasted 4.1 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits. The offense got contributions from Matt Kemp, who doubled in two in the first, and Kurt Suzuki, who followed with a two-run homer. Braves' bullpen competition heating up among trio Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that competition is rising between three viable candidates...
TalkingChop Mar 15, 2017
Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6

Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6

The knuckler wasn’t knuckling effectively and the Braves lost despite a two-run double from Matt Kemp and a homer from Kurt Suzuki. Even in Spring Training, when the opposing starter fails to go an inning, you expect to have a good game. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened for the Braves this afternoon against the Tigers, as R.A. Dickey struggled again and the Braves fell by an 8-6 score. Despite the sad ending, the game started out well for the Braves, who jumped all over Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann. Brandon Phillips singled with one out, and moved to second on a single from...
Tomahawk Take Mar 9, 2017

Matt Kemp – the best power-hitting outfielder in the NL

Baseball writers and many Braves fans seem to forget that Matt Kemp hit more home runs than any other outfielder in the National League last year. So let me remind them. Matt Kemp hit more home runs than any other outfielder in the National League last year. Matt Kemp is the best power-hitting outfielder in […] Matt Kemp – the best power-hitting outfielder in the NL - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ATL All Day Feb 28, 2017

Atlanta Braves: Week One Spring Training Recap

The Atlanta Braves have officially gotten their season underway going 1-2 in the early going this Spring Training. The biggest story early in the Braves’ spring training camp was Matt Kemp listening to the front office and coaches and coming into camp in much better shape than he has been in seasons past. Kemp is […] Atlanta Braves: Week One Spring Training Recap - ATL All Day - ATL All Day - An Atlanta Sports Site - Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia State Panthers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and More

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