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TalkingChop Nov 7, 2018
Braves News: Alex Anthopoulos speaks at GM meetings

Braves News: Alex Anthopoulos speaks at GM meetings

Alex Anthopoulos is happy with the Braves infield and more chatter from the GM meetings. Atlanta Braves News Anthopoulos talks Braves offseason at GM Meetings Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos spoke with reporters in San Diego on Tuesday about a variety of topics including the health of pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Mike Soroka. On Gohara, Anthopoulos indicated that he was working out at the Braves minor league complex in Orlando and had already lost a significant amount of weight. Anthopoulos also told reporters that Soroka, who missed the second half of the season with shoulder issues,...
TalkingChop Oct 31, 2018
Updated Braves 40-man Roster

Updated Braves 40-man Roster

Keep track of all the changes this offseason here. The Atlanta Braves made their first roster moves of the offseason on Wednesday. Below is an updated look at the current 40-man roster. Check back here for updates from now until spring training. Transactions The Braves 40-man roster now stands at 31 with four players (LHP Grant Dayton, LHP Luiz Gohara, RHP Darren O’Day and RHP Mike Soroka) on the 60-day disabled list.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 31, 2018
TalkingChop Oct 29, 2018
Braves discussed J.T. Realmuto trade before deadline, expected to pursue star catcher this winter

Braves discussed J.T. Realmuto trade before deadline, expected to pursue star catcher this winter

Expect to hear Realmuto’s name a bunch over the next few months. The Braves discussed a trade for J.T. Realmuto in July, and there were two prominent prospects involved in talks with Miami: Mike Soroka and Austin Riley. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reported Monday the two clubs spoke about Realmuto prior to the trade deadline but were unable to work out a deal. Here’s more from Bowman: “To get two years of Realmuto at a cost of approximately $15 million, the Braves would likely have to part ways with at least two of their top 10 prospects. Right-handed pitcher Mike Soroka and third baseman...
TalkingChop Oct 22, 2018
2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Max Fried

2018 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Max Fried

Max Fried saw time in the bullpen and as a starter for the Braves. What does his future hold? The Braves had an absolute slew of pitching prospects make their major league debuts in 2018. Some of them, such as Mike Soroka and Touki Toussaint, look like very viable candidates to make the starting rotation in 2019. However, one player who very much looks the part of a major leaguer but could end up as a starter or reliever was Max Fried. Fried is a tough player to project going forward for a number of reasons. After he was drafted by the Padres in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, Max...
TalkingChop Oct 21, 2018
TC Podcast Ep. 138: Untouchable prospects, potential targets and more

TC Podcast Ep. 138: Untouchable prospects, potential targets and more

TC’s Scott Coleman joins us. Greetings! The 2018 MLB season is technically ongoing, with the World Series set to begin on Tuesday evening. However, the Talking Chop Podcast is in full off-season mode and Scott Coleman joins us for Episode 138 this week. Topics include the following: Brian Snitker is back and, while no one should be surprised by his retention, we break down the particulars The Chuck Hernandez era is over Payroll stuff has been circulating and we address the latest Mike Soroka is on the road back to the mound and we check in Could the Braves target Patrick Corbin in the...
TalkingChop Oct 21, 2018
Braves News: 2018 look back, World Series match up set

Braves News: 2018 look back, World Series match up set

Atlanta Braves News 2018 Atlanta Braves Player Reviews Our player-by-player look back at the 2018 season continues with closeups on Brandon McCarthy and rookie Mike Soroka. MLB News Dodgers advance to World Series, defeat Brewers 5-1 in NLCS Game 7 Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers reach the World Series with a 5-1 win in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Milwaukee Brewers. Clayton Kershaw worked a scoreless ninth to preserve the win. The Dodgers will face the Boston Red Sox with Game 1 on Tuesday. Cody Bellinger named NLCS MVP Bellinger’s two-run second...

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