11:53 PM EST, Fri February 15, 2019
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2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview

Everything you need to know about the Braves as they prepare to open camp.
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News and notes as Braves’ Pitchers and Catchers report

News and notes as Braves’ Pitchers and Catchers report

Good news on Soroka and more news and notes from the opening of spring camp. Pitchers and catchers reported on Friday for the Atlanta Braves as they prepare open their final spring camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. The opening of camp is always met with optimism and today was no different. Perhaps the best news today came in regards to rookie right-hander Mike Soroka. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that Soroka has already completed six pain-free bullpen sessions and he will be on a normal schedule as he competes for a rotation spot. Soroka was limited to just five starts...
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Friday night open thread

Friday night open thread

Happy Friday everybody!
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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...
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Braves News: Pitchers and catchers report, infielder preview and more

Braves News: Pitchers and catchers report, infielder preview and more

Atlanta Braves News Talking Chop Podcast Episode 152: Pitchers, catchers and front office interviews The Talking Chop Podcast is now part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. That doesn’t mean much now but we will have some surprises coming down the line a bit later. If you have subscribed to us through iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play then you shouldn’t notice any changes in how podcast episodes are delivered. If you listened to us on Soundcloud, then you will need to update your feed. Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Infielders Our spring training preview continues with a closer...
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Atlanta Braves Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

This schedule will be updated as soon as the MLB.tv schedule is added. Pitchers and catchers report today for the Atlanta Braves with position players scheduled to follow on February 20. The first full squad workout will take place on February 21 and the Grapefruit League schedule will get underway two days later on February 23. Below is the Braves’ entire spring training schedule as well as broadcast information. We will update this with streaming options as soon as they become available. As always, Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast will carry a few games throughout the spring...
Feb 14, 2019
Thursday night open thread

Thursday night open thread

Happy Thursday everyone!
Feb 13, 2019
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Tyler Flowers is back but he will have a new running mate in 2019. The catcher position has quietly been an area of strength for the Atlanta Braves over the last two seasons. The combination of Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki has provided a lot of value for a low cost. Atlanta ranked at the top of the league in fWAR for catchers in 2017 per FanGraphs and were in the top 10in 2018. However, the position will have a new look in 2019. Flowers elected to stick with the Braves agreeing to a one-year extension last August that also includes a club option for 2020. Suzuki on the other hand went...
Feb 13, 2019
Braves News: Bullpen preview, Touki Toussaint and impact rookie and more

Braves News: Bullpen preview, Touki Toussaint and impact rookie and more

Atlanta Braves News Spring Training Preview: Bullpen Our spring training preview continued on Tuesday with a closer look at a number of Atlanta’s bullpen options. The Braves may still be looking for an upgrade to add to the pen, but they have a number of internal guys and this will be one area to keep an eye on throughout the spring. Touki Toussaint among MLB Pipeline’s 20 impact rookies for 2019 Touki Toussaint lands at No. 3 on the National League side of MLB Pipeline’s 20 impact rookies for the 2019 season. Victor Robles and Peter Alonso came in at 1 and 2 on the list. Here is...
Feb 12, 2019
Tuesday open thread

Tuesday open thread

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Feb 12, 2019
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Bullpen

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Bullpen

Who will be a part of the Braves’ 2019 bullpen? One of the roster parts that will see the most competition at Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves will once again be the bullpen. The Braves may very well add to this mix at some point, but they already possess a number of internal options. Bullpen Locks The Braves avoided arbitration with Arodys Vizcaino earlier this offseason, agreeing on a one-year, $4.8 million deal for the 2019 season. Vizcaino pitched decently when available in 2018 but was hampered by a sore shoulder for much of the second half. He appeared in 39 games and...
Feb 11, 2019
Monday open thread

Monday open thread

Happy Monday everyone!
Feb 11, 2019
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

Who will nail down the final spot in the Braves’ rotation? Pitchers and catchers will report later this week to Disney’s Wild World of Sports complex as the Atlanta Braves prepare to embark on the 2019 season. While the major focus has been what didn’t happen during the offseason, the Braves have an interesting mix of players who will return this season. Much of the intrigue of the spring will center on the pitching staff. Over the next week we will be breaking down the spring roster and will highlight some of the decisions the team will have to make as things currently stand....
Feb 11, 2019
Braves News: Opening Day roster, Mailbag and more

Braves News: Opening Day roster, Mailbag and more

Will Luiz Gohara earn a spot on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster? Atlanta Braves News Here’s Braves’ projected Opening Day roster MLB.com’s Mark Bowman makes his guess for what Atlanta’s Opening Day roster will look like. Honestly, there isn’t a lot of intrigue on the position player side although there are a few questions that will need to be answered with the pitching staff. Braves Mailbag: Playing the waiting game This week’s mailbag (unsurprisingly?) focuses on the Braves’ recent inactivity and whether or not they will make another move before the start of the season....
Feb 10, 2019
Braves Mailbag: Playing the waiting game

Braves Mailbag: Playing the waiting game

Are the Braves finished? Is the offseason really over? Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a week and real live game are just around the corner. This week’s mailbag mostly centers on the offseason and how slow and deliberate Atlanta has played things. Thanks to everyone that sent in questions and we will do this again soon. Barring the first week of free agency, Braves have taken a wait-and-see attitude. I get the impression that they’re content the team can win the division again given current construction of both theirs and opponent’s rosters. However, if a...

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