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TalkingChop 14 hours ago
Is it too late for the Braves to improve?

Is it too late for the Braves to improve?

Can the Braves still improve for next season as Spring Training gets underway? At the beginning of the offseason Braves fans had some high expectations. These were increased even more when Josh Donaldson was signed rather quickly to a one-year, $23 million dollar contract. Since then, not much has happened outside of a couple minor moves involving a short-term deal with former Brave Brian McCann and the return of Nick Markakis for another season. This has left some of the fanbase in an uproar which has only been made worse by other teams in the NL East spending big and vastly improving...
Charlie Culberson reports to Braves camp

Charlie Culberson reports to Braves camp

Charlie Culberson reported early for Braves camp Monday, leaving Nick Markakis as the last veteran to arrive.
TalkingChop Feb 15, 2019
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Outfield

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Outfield

A familiar group returns for another run in 2019. The Atlanta Braves’ outfield will have a similar look as Ronald Acuna Jr, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis return for the 2019 season. The only real question mark as far as the roster goes is whether or not Adam Duvall can bounce back and provide the team with some depth off the bench. The team is also bringing top prospects Cristian Pache and Drew Waters to camp so this will be a position group worth paying attention to for the next several weeks. Locks Ronald Acuña Jr. came into 2018 with a world of expectations and lived up to every...
TalkingChop Feb 13, 2019
Alex Anthopoulos and Terry McGuirk pressed on payroll, offseason moves in Q&A

Alex Anthopoulos and Terry McGuirk pressed on payroll, offseason moves in Q&A

The Athletic’s David O’Brien and Jeff Schultz pressed the Braves’ front office for answers about the team’s payroll and moves this offseason. Assuming you haven’t had your head buried in the sand for the last few months, you may have noticed that since the Braves brought in Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann early on in the offseason, the Braves have done much. Signing Nick Markakis to a one-year deal didn’t move the needle much at all for fans (for many, it was actually disheartening) and the Braves have done little else. To say that fans have noticed is a bit of an...
TalkingChop Feb 13, 2019
The Braves are betting on their young talent to keep them on top in the NL East

The Braves are betting on their young talent to keep them on top in the NL East

The rest of the division’s competitors have all made big additions to their squad. The Braves are hoping that the kids will be able to keep them at bay. We’re only a few days away from Braves pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training and by the looks of things, there won’t be too much need for name tags since there’s going to be plenty of familiar faces once the rest of the team starts reporting. Brian McCann, Josh Donaldson and Nick Markakis have been the only big acquisitions of the offseason for the Braves so far. The Braves aren’t alone when it comes to their lack...
Tomahawk Take Jan 29, 2019

Atlanta Braves: Could Austin Riley be the Backup Plan for Nick Markakis?

We take a look at the possibility of the Atlanta Braves moving top prospects Austin Riley from third base to the outfield this season. According to David O’Brien of the Athletic (subscription required), the Atlanta Braves will take a look at Austin Riley in the outfield this spring. With the Braves signing Josh Donaldson this offseason to […] Atlanta Braves: Could Austin Riley be the Backup Plan for Nick Markakis? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Jan 28, 2019

Atlanta Braves: 2 Moves That Must be Made Before Opening Day

The Atlanta Braves appear to be set for the upcoming season, but there are still two moves they need to make before Opening Day. After signing Nick Markakis last week, you could argue that the Atlanta Braves filled their only obvious hole in the lineup. I think the front office, and maybe the coaching staff […] Atlanta Braves: 2 Moves That Must be Made Before Opening Day - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jan 28, 2019

Atlanta Braves Nick Markakis puts pay cut in perspective

One could imagine that taking a $7 million pay cut after an All Star season would rankle anyone. Anyone, that is, aside from Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis. Nick Markakis could not have had a better season prior to hitting free agency. The Atlanta Braves outfielder produced a solid .297/.336/.440 batting line, hitting 14 homers […] Atlanta Braves Nick Markakis puts pay cut in perspective - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 26, 2019
Braves News: Atlanta’s next move, new uniforms and more

Braves News: Atlanta’s next move, new uniforms and more

Atlanta Braves News Braves have been checking in on Manny Machado, per report Not sure to what degree but a report suggests that the Braves have been keeping in touch with Manny Machado’s camp. The report suggests that Atlanta hasn’t been one of the most aggressive teams in their pursuit but have been monitoring the situation. After Markakis deal, what’s next? MLB.com’s Mark Bowman answers questions in his weekly mailbag including what the Braves’ next move might be after signing Nick Markakis. Nike will produce Braves uniforms starting in 2020 Nike will replace Majestic...
TalkingChop Jan 25, 2019
Braves have been checking in on Manny Machado, per report

Braves have been checking in on Manny Machado, per report

While some have been distraught over the Braves lack of action up until now, it looks like the Braves may be lurking on at least one of the big names left on the free agent market. For those of you that have been despondent about the Braves pivoting to Nick Markakis to fill their corner outfield vacancy, we understand. Markakis’ second half last year was pretty rough and his production overall in his time in Atlanta has been fairly meh. However, as several of us have stated publicly before, there are plenty of fruitful paths this offseason that signing Markakis to such a cheap deal allows...
Tomahawk Take Jan 25, 2019

What would the current lineup look like for the 2019 Atlanta Braves?

So Nick Markakis is back.  How does his presence make the Braves lineup line up for 2019? With the latest re-acquisition of Nick Markakis, the Atlanta Braves filled a need in right field. This decision has been been fairly controversial and has stirred up conflicting opinions within the fan base. First, let’s remind you of […] What would the current lineup look like for the 2019 Atlanta Braves? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jan 25, 2019
Braves News: Bullpen preview, more Markakis reaction, Austin Riley and more

Braves News: Bullpen preview, more Markakis reaction, Austin Riley and more

Atlanta Braves News Around the Horn: O’Day looks to lead ‘pen MLB.com’s Mark Bowman takes a closer look at the Braves’ bullpen and how it stands currently with the addition of Darren O’Day who came over as part of the Kevin Gausman trade last season but didn’t pitch due to injury. Atlanta is hoping O’Day can provide a lift to a bullpen that has a lot of options. Braves have ‘Bringer of Rain,’ so third-base prospect Riley gets an outfield glove The Athletic’s David O’Brien on the acquisition of Josh Donaldson and what that means long term for third base prospect Austin...
Braves profits still not flowing to payroll. That could matter eventually.

Braves profits still not flowing to payroll. That could matter eventually.

On the same day the Braves re-signed Nick Markakis to a bargain deal, a move that isn’t likely to improve their outfield, experts confirmed they still have several of the top prospects in baseball. Both bits of news show the parallel tracks that Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos navigates.
Tomahawk Take Jan 24, 2019

After Markakis, what’s next for the Braves?

MOST Atlanta Braves fans were left unimpressed and flat-out disappointed by the resigning of Nick Markakis and felt like the front office settled. But something else has to be brewing, right? One of the things that Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos said after signing Markakis to a 1-year, 4 million dollar deal was the […] After Markakis, what’s next for the Braves? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nick Markakis doesn’t mind pay cut to rejoin Braves

Nick Markakis doesn’t mind pay cut to rejoin Braves

Nick Markakis rejoined the Braves on a one-year deal worth $6 million guaranteed, and truth be told, he never wanted to be anywhere else.

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