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Feb 14, 2019
Braves News: Transparency from the front office?

Braves News: Transparency from the front office?

The Braves have been quiet since November, and angst is growing within the fan base. Did the club executives do enough to calm the masses on Wednesday? BRAVES NEWS Alex Anthopoulos and Terry McGuirk pressed on payroll, offseason moves in Q&A Jeff Schultz and David O’Brien of The Athletic sat down with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos and President Terry McGuirk to discuss team payroll and offseason moves, or lack thereof, on Wednesday. With the club being almost perfectly silent since November, fans are understandably restless with the amount of talent being imported to the NL East by...
Feb 12, 2019
Braves News: Pitcher Previews, Soroka, and more

Braves News: Pitcher Previews, Soroka, and more

Braves pitchers and catchers report to camp in three days, so stay informed with our Spring Training Preview series this week. BRAVES NEWS Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation Follow along this week as our own Kris Willis previews each Braves position group heading into the 2019 season. In his first installment, Kris dives into the important questions surrounding the Atlanta starting rotation, including the pressing issue of who will man the fifth spot in the rotation. Stay tuned for more previews this week as players begin to report for Spring Training. An interview...
Feb 7, 2019
Braves News: Atlanta the favorites in NL East?

Braves News: Atlanta the favorites in NL East?

The Braves won the division in 2018, but with other NL East teams being active this winter, should they be considered the favorites at the moment? BRAVES NEWS The NL East is trying to catch the Braves; should they be favored? Gabe Burns of the AJC looks at the competitiveness that we should from the Braves as constructed, with a roster that returns nearly all of its major contributors from last season with the addition of Josh Donaldson to augment the lineup. There are obvious opportunities for upgrades, but the cost at which those upgrades could be made is unclear. For now, Gabe feels that...
Feb 5, 2019
Braves News: Prospects, Analysis Primer, TC Podcast

Braves News: Prospects, Analysis Primer, TC Podcast

Braves pitchers and catchers report in ten days, and that is pretty much the only thing going on right now. BRAVES NEWS Atlanta Braves come in at No. 3 in Keith Law’s list of the best Minor League Systems After placing nine players in Keith Law’s Top 100, released last week, the Braves can now boast the third-ranked farm system in baseball according to Law. The system, despite graduating Ronald Acuna, Jr. a year ago, ranks behind only the Padres and Rays. Talking Chop Baseball Analysis Primer: Introduction Talking Chop Baseball Analysis Primer: Comments Post Talking Chop Baseball...
Jan 31, 2019
Braves News: More love for Atlanta farm system

Braves News: More love for Atlanta farm system

The Braves got another glowing review of their farm system on Wednesday as Keith Law released his Top-100 prospects. BRAVES NEWS Braves land four prospects in Keith Law’s Top 50 list The Braves placed five prospects in the 51-100 group of players released in Keith Law’s Top 100 on Tuesday, then placed four more in the 1-50 group that was released on Wednesday. Here are those players and their ranks: No. 22 - Kyle Wright - RHP No. 26 - Touki Toussaint - RHP No. 30 - Ian Anderson - RHP No. 45 - Cristian Pache - OF Who could field best prospects-only team? Keeping with the talk of prospect...
Jan 29, 2019
Braves News: Atlanta announces Spring Training non-roster invitees

Braves News: Atlanta announces Spring Training non-roster invitees

The Braves have an intriguing crop of young talents that will be joining the big club in major league camp this spring. BRAVES NEWS Anderson, Alexander, Pache, and Waters among 20 non-roster invitees to Spring Training The Braves announced on Monday that they would have an impressive collection of top prospects in camp this spring. With players like Austin Riley, Ian Anderson, William Contreras, Kyle Muller and others, this spring should be an exciting one for all nine innings of each game. The quantity of top prospects joining the major league team is especially exciting because it signals...
Jan 26, 2019
MLB Pipeline places eight Braves among Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline places eight Braves among Top 100 Prospects

Despite prominent graduations in 2018 the Braves continue to produce high-end prospect talent, as evidenced by another strong showing in the MLB Pipeline Top 100. Since the outset of their rebuild, which began in 2015, the Braves have been a mainstay atop organizational rankings with regards to farm system strength. The Atlanta farm system has been featured heavily already among various baseball publications this offseason, and was once again on Saturday night with the unveiling of the MLB Pipeline Top 100 list. Here are the players who made the cut for Atlanta: 24. Mike Soroka 30. Kyle...
Jan 24, 2019
Braves News: Atlanta once again featured prominently in Top-100 Prospect lists

Braves News: Atlanta once again featured prominently in Top-100 Prospect lists

With Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus releasing their Top-100 Prospects on Wednesday, it marked yet another year of Atlanta being featured prominently. BRAVES NEWS Baseball America lists 8 Braves among Top 100 prospects for 2019 The Braves were well-represented among the Top 100 prospects for Baseball America, with Austin Riley leading the way at 22. After Riley, the list features five consecutive right-handed pitchers followed by two outfielders. Inside you will find the exact listing of each Braves prospect. Braves land 8 prospects in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 list Once again...
Jan 22, 2019
Braves News: Albies looks to refine approach in 2019

Braves News: Albies looks to refine approach in 2019

After a season that saw him produce mixed results, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies will look to bring a more patient approach to the plate in 2019. BRAVES NEWS Albies aims to turn patience into production To begin the 2018 season, Ozzie Albies was the Braves’ best power hitter, much to the surprise of those who followed his minor league career. But as the season wore on, Albies wore down, and his power diminished while his aggressive approach limited his walk total. In an interview with Braves beat writer Mark Bowman, Albies says that he hopes to carry a more patient approach into the...
Jan 17, 2019
Braves News: Roundtable, prospect lists, interviews, and more

Braves News: Roundtable, prospect lists, interviews, and more

Another day of silence for the Braves, but not for Talking Chop. We have content regarding the offseason, an interview with Patrick Weigel, and the latest installment in the TC prospect list. BRAVES NEWS Talking Chop Roundtable: Thoughts on the Braves’ offseason so far The Talking Chop staff all shared their thoughts on the proceedings of the offseason, with the general consensus being that we still have to wait and see what moves are to come, but with obvious excitement about the acquisition of Josh Donaldson. 2019 Atlanta Braves Pre-season Top 30 Prospect List: 13-18 Check out the...

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