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TalkingChop Dec 6, 2019
The Daily Chop: Braves head into Winter Meetings seeking Power Bat

The Daily Chop: Braves head into Winter Meetings seeking Power Bat

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/MLB Photos via Will the Braves bring back the “Bringer of Rain”? The Atlanta Braves have been one of the most active teams this offseason remaking their bullpen with the addition of Will Smith and adding to their rotation earlier this week with the addition of Cole Hamels. However, there is still work to be done as the team is still in need of a third baseman and a power option to plug into the middle of its lineup. As MLB.com’s Mark Bowman wrote on Thursday, the No. 1 option for the Braves would be to re-sign Josh Donaldson. However, that may not be as...
TalkingChop Nov 27, 2019
The Daily Chop: Non-tender deadline, free agency rumors and more

The Daily Chop: Non-tender deadline, free agency rumors and more

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves have spent the early part of the offseason adding pieces to its bullpen for the 2020 season. The additions of Will Smith along with the return of Chris Martin and Darren O’Day give Atlanta’s pen much more depth at a significant financial cost. As things stand currently, approximately 40% of the team’s current payroll is going to relief pitchers which is a considerable amount. That has led to speculation that the team might look to move or even non-tender reliever Shane Greene who will be due a raise through arbitration later this...
Tomahawk Take Nov 24, 2019

The Braves next move should be to subtract so they can add

After spending big to take care of the bullpen, the Atlanta Braves should turn their attention towards setting up for a big offseason. The Atlanta Braves have already shown this offseason that they’re not afraid to go out and spend money on the right guys. Bringing in bullpen arms like Will Smith and Chris Martin […] The Braves next move should be to subtract so they can add - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 21, 2019
Introducing the new Will Smith ‘Fresh Prince of Peachtree’ shirt from Breaking T

Introducing the new Will Smith ‘Fresh Prince of Peachtree’ shirt from Breaking T

BreakingT The Atlanta Braves have been busy this offseason remaking their bullpen for the 2020 season. The big ticket acquisition was the signing of free agent closer Will Smith to anchor the team’s pen for the next three seasons. Smith is returning to his hometown and Breaking T has put together a new T-shirt to celebrate his return with the brand new Will Smith “The Fresh Prince of Peachtree” T-Shirt. BreakingT Fresh Prince of Peachtree T-shirt for $28 The shirt is our latest addition to the Atlanta Collection at Breaking T. It is an officially...
TalkingChop Nov 20, 2019
The Braves spending money on relievers would indicate they are finally going for it

The Braves spending money on relievers would indicate they are finally going for it

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The Braves are going for it. Or that is at least the general feeling if the first few weeks of the offseason are any indication. Holes remain at third base, the rotation and behind the plate. But after signing Will Smith (and losing a draft pick in the process) for 3 years and $40 million and Chris Martin for 2 years and $14 million, it has become apparent the front office is ready to take the training wheels off. You don’t spend $40 million on Will Smith, Mark Melancon, Chris Martin and Shane Greene (assuming he is tendered a contract in arbitration) to open...
Tomahawk Take Nov 20, 2019

Atlanta Braves signing of Chris Martin pushes bullpen to elite levels

In a week that’s already seen the Atlanta Braves go out and the land the big fish in former San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith, Alex Anthopoulos pulled the trigger again to bolster the bullpen by bringing back a familiar face in Chris Martin. The Atlanta Braves originally acquired Chris Martin at the trade deadline […] Atlanta Braves signing of Chris Martin pushes bullpen to elite levels - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 20, 2019
The Daily Chop: Braves continue to stockpile bullpen arms

The Daily Chop: Braves continue to stockpile bullpen arms

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta brings back Chris Martin on a two-year deal. The Atlanta Braves continued to bullpen arms in hopes of turning a weakness into a strength. The Braves added Chris Martin, Shane Greene and Mark Melancon at the trade deadline this past season. Both Greene and Melancon are under team control in 2020 and now Martin will be returning as well after he agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with the club Tuesday night. The Braves now have about a $40 million investment in Will Smith, Melancon, Martin and Greene. They also signed Darren O’Day to a $2.25...
Tomahawk Take Nov 19, 2019

Atlanta Braves Sign Chris Martin for two years, $14 million

The Atlanta Braves have fired off a second warning shot to the National League by welcoming Chris Martin back to the bullpen. The Atlanta Braves have kicked off the Hot Stove season off with a bang. On the same day they held a press conference to welcome home Will Smith, they announced they are bringing […] Atlanta Braves Sign Chris Martin for two years, $14 million - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Nov 19, 2019

Atlanta Braves fans need this Will Smith shirt

Hometown kid, Will Smith, is returning to Georgia to join the Atlanta Braves bullpen. You know what time it is – time for a new BreakingT shirt. Will Smith signed a three-year deal worth $40 million with the Atlanta Braves this week. While he wasn’t yet named the closer, Smith is coming off an impressive […] Atlanta Braves fans need this Will Smith shirt - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 19, 2019
Braves introduce newest reliever Will Smith at press conference

Braves introduce newest reliever Will Smith at press conference

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Watch the Braves’ press conference introducing the biggest addition of the offseason so far in reliever Will Smith Of the list of guys that were on the free agent market this offseason, lefty reliever Will Smith may have started the offseason as the one that most would have considered the least likely to end up in a Braves uniform. The team has shied away from giving expensive free agent deals to relievers in the past, the team has also been extremely reluctant to part with draft picks to sign any free agent, and Smith seemed to be a guy that was among...
Tomahawk Take Nov 19, 2019

Atlanta Braves Minors: Prospects who could debut in 2020

We saw a few Atlanta Braves prospects debut in 2019, let’s look at several that could reach the majors during the 2020 season. The Atlanta Braves have certainly gotten off to a busy start this offseason — the team recently signed free agent left-handed reliever Will Smith this past Friday — and there will surely be more […] Atlanta Braves Minors: Prospects who could debut in 2020 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 19, 2019

Atlanta Braves: RP Will Smith is signed, what’s next?

The Atlanta Braves have signed Will Smith and now will look to the starting market. Who is the best fit? Maddison Bumgarner and Zack Wheeler are candidates. The Atlanta Braves have won the NL East title in consecutive seasons, yet do not have anything to show for it. The team they beat out for the […] Atlanta Braves: RP Will Smith is signed, what’s next? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 19, 2019
Braves have reportedly shown some interest in Marcell Ozuna

Braves have reportedly shown some interest in Marcell Ozuna

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Could the Braves seek another outfielder this offseason? It is free agency time for Major League Baseball and rumor season comes along with that. We are still a few weeks away from the Baseball Winter Meetings, but we have already seen a bit more activity this offseason than we have in the last couple. The Atlanta Braves inked closer Will Smith to a three-year deal last week but still have several needs for the 2020 roster. It is not clear how high adding another outfielder to the mix would be on the priority list. Still, the Braves are reportedly one of several...
Tomahawk Take Nov 19, 2019

Braves: 4 more moves to complete a great offseason

We look at four more moves Alex Anthopoulos and the Atlanta Braves can make this offseason to put to a cap on a great winter. Alex Anthopoulos went full assassin and signed the best free agent reliever on the market in Will Smith setting the stage for a huge offseason for the Atlanta Braves. You […] Braves: 4 more moves to complete a great offseason - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Mercury News Nov 18, 2019
Giants mailbag: Will club pursue Gerrit Cole, who replaces Will Smith and what’s realistic in 2020?

Giants mailbag: Will club pursue Gerrit Cole, who replaces Will Smith and what’s realistic in 2020?

The Giants are expected to take a different approach into free agency than they had in Farhan Zaidi's first offseason with the club.

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