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Andrelton Simmons: The Hitter

Talking Chop (Ian.Morris) — We all know that Simba's a wizard with the glove, but what sort of hitter is he, and what's causing him to be so unproductive at the dish? Before I launch into any sort of analysis of Andrelton...
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Braves daily news digest 12/18: Are the Braves in on Jake Peavy?

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — In a blast from the past, the Braves are reportedly interested in Jake Peavy. Ah, memories of 2008. BRAVES NEWS Braves Are Among 3 Teams Interested In Jake Peavy The Braves ' next free agent...
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Braves acquire Aaron Kurcz from Red Sox for Anthony Varvaro

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — After being DFA'd earlier this week, there were rumblings that Varvaro could leave via trade. The trade has now happened. Earlier this week, the Braves announced that they were going to be...
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Braves daily news digest 12/17: Atlanta names minor league coaching staffs

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — The Atlanta Braves announced their minor league coaching staffs on Tuesday and other MLB news from around the internet. Braves News Braves announce Minor League Coaching Staffs The Atlanta...
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Braves daily news digest 12/16: Markakis' neck surgery date is set

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — After signing Nick Markakis to a 4-year deal, the Braves knew that neck surgery was a possibility. Now, it's going to become a reality. BRAVES NEWS Nick Markakis Will Have Neck Surgery Tomorrow...
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Anthony Varvaro DFA'd by Braves, trade possible

Talking Chop (Scott coleman) — One of the club's better relievers is on his way out, and it would seem he could be traded soon. The Braves have designated Anthony Varvaro for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster...
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Should the Braves trade Craig Kimbrel? Part 8,736

Talking Chop (Scott coleman) — An old discussion has been brought up again by a national writer . Is now the time to deal the All-Star closer? The idea of the Braves trading Craig Kimbrel is not a new one to this blog....
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Braves daily news digest 12/15: John Hart recognizes Braves aren't '27 Yankees

Talking Chop (Jane Hammond) — Come into this post for the best baseball-related picture of a dog you'll ever see. Braves news Hart: ‘It’s not like I’m breaking up the ’27 Yankees’ Braves President of Baseball Ops and...
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Weekend Digest: 2014 Winter Meetings Roundup

Talking Chop (TonyAlmeyda) — MLB news from the past week. TRADES Dodgers-Padres Padres get: OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz Dodgers get: C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland, SP Zach Eflin (minors) Arguably the biggest...
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Braves daily news digest 12/12: Atlanta loses J.R. Graham in Rule 5 Draft

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — The final day of the Winter Meetings is the annual Rule 5 draft and saw the Atlanta Braves lose one pitcher but pick up another. Braves news: Rule 5 Draft: Braves lose J.R. Graham to Twins...
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Evan Gattis staying at catcher is the right move for the Braves

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — If he stays, Evan Gattis with his catcher's gear on in 2015 would be a welcome sight for the Braves, both on the field and in the trade market. For those of you in the extensive Atlanta Braves...
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Braves daily news digest 12/11: Could Evan Gattis stay here as a catcher?

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Assuming he isn't traded, Fredi Gonzalez believes that if Evan Gattis is still around, he'll be a catcher primarily. BRAVES NEWS Fredi: "As Of Right Now, Gattis Is The Starting Catcher" So...
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New renderings of SunTrust Park

Talking Chop (Jane Hammond) — View this gallery here.
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Braves daily news digest 12/10: Fredi Gonzalez discusses Atlanta's offseason

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Our daily roundup of Braves news is highlighted by the AJC's Q&A session with manager Fredi Gonzalez. Braves news Q&A: Fredi on Braves' offseason moves, future, etc The AJC's David O'Brien...
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Braves sign infielder Alberto Callaspo

Talking Chop (Ian.Morris) — The Braves are said to have a deal in place with the switch-hitting utility man. During a radio appearance on MLB Network today, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez dropped the news that Atlanta has...
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Braves daily news digest 12/9: Winter Meetings continue on

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — What's the new word concerning Evan Gattis and Justin Upton? Find out below! BRAVES NEWS Braves Add Cuban OF To Major League Roster Yesterday evening, this news came right out of the blue;...
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Winter Meetings rumor roundup: Braves discussing Gattis, Upton with Rangers

Talking Chop (Scott coleman) — A recap from day one in San Diego. The Braves were pretty busy on Monday as the 2014 Winter Meetings kicked off. The club  reportedly signed Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano to a deal , though we...
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Braves sign Cuban OF Dian Toscano to Major League deal

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — After missing out on Yasmany Tomas, the Braves have still managed to sign an outfielder from Cuba. A much lesser-known one, at that. The Braves have added another outfielder to their Major...
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Braves prospect interviews: A conversation with Wes Parsons

Talking Chop (Andrew Sisson) — A chat with one of the Braves' top pitching prospects. Continuing on with our prospect conversations, we were lucky enough to talk with the one of the top pitching prospects in the system in Wes...
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Braves daily news digest 12/8: Winter Meetings edition

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — The Winter Meetings get underway on Monday and the Atlanta Braves figure to be one of the more active teams in the league. Braves News As Winter Meetings begin, Braves could be busy Major...
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