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Tomahawk Take Dec 2, 2021

Braves Should keep Both William Contreras and Shea Langeliers

One position that has been volatile in Atlanta Braves’ recent history is none other than the catcher position. With the recent addition of Manny Piña from the Milwaukee Brewers, the Atlanta Braves have four interesting names that they could utilize behind the plate this upcoming season or seasons to come. Two of these catchers, William […] Braves Should keep Both William Contreras and Shea Langeliers - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Tomahawk Take Nov 30, 2021

Braves: Pirates Could be Good Trade Fit for William Contreras

With the depth the Atlanta Braves have created at the catcher position many have speculated they could trade prospect William Contreras.  The Atlanta Braves certainly don’t have to trade William Contreras, but if healthy, they seem pretty set at the position for the next couple of years with Travis d’Arnaud, Manny Pina, and Shea Langeliers. […] Braves: Pirates Could be Good Trade Fit for William Contreras - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Nov 22, 2021
Battery Power: What does adding Manny Piña mean for Braves’ prized catching prospects?

Battery Power: What does adding Manny Piña mean for Braves’ prized catching prospects?

Photo by Jeff Curry/ Plus, discussing the players the Braves didn’t protect from Rule 5 draft Noted early shopper Alex Anthopoulos was at it again, signing Manny Piña in a move that adds depth for the world champion Braves at catcher. But what does adding the veteran on a two-year deal mean for prized prospects William Contreras and Shea Langeliers? Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney look to answer that question and discuss the players the Braves didn’t protect from the Rule 5 draft ahead of last Friday’s deadline. Subscribe to the Talking Chop YouTube channel and...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 16, 2021
The Cubs should trade for William Contreras

The Cubs should trade for William Contreras

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Yes, because he’s Willson’s brother, but also because he’s good... and likely now available. News item: Manny Pina has signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Atlanta Braves that includes a $4 million club option for 2024.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) November 15, 2021 Manny Piña will back up Travis d’Arnaud with the Braves. Piña is a fine defensive catcher and those two will make a good tandem in Atlanta. That probably puts William Contreras, who backed up d’Arnaud in 2021, on the trade block. Willson’s brother...
TalkingChop Nov 15, 2021
Daily Hammer Podcast: Breaking down the Manny Piña signing

Daily Hammer Podcast: Breaking down the Manny Piña signing

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Shawn Coleman and Scott Coleman break down Pina’s new deal and what the future may hold for William Contreras and Shea Langeliers The Braves made their first addition of the offseason on Monday evening by signing veteran catcher Manny Piña to a two-year deal worth $8 million. Talking Chop’s Shawn Coleman and Scott Coleman discussed the addition of Piña, his impact on the roster for 2022 and what the future may hold for two of the Braves’ top catching prospects. Podcast highlights include: General thoughts on what Piña will bring to...
TalkingChop Nov 15, 2021
2021 Braves player review: Jonathan Lucroy

2021 Braves player review: Jonathan Lucroy

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy made a two-game cameo appearance for the Braves in 2021 After Travis d’Arnaud suffered a thumb injury that kept him out of action for nearly three months, the Atlanta Braves were forced to piece together the catcher position. The same day d’Arnaud was placed on the Injured List, his backup Alex Jackson, also hit the IL with a strained hamstring. The Braves relied on rookie William Contreras for a long stretch while shuffling veteran options in and out of the mix. One of those veterans was Jonathan Lucroy, who...

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