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Freddie Freeman shows off his power in 9-8 loss to Washington

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Freddie Freeman hit an absolute moonshot today and also added an RBI double during a positive offensive showing at Lake Buena Vista today. The Braves had themselves another good day at the...
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Game Thread 3/6: Braves vs Nationals

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Alex Wood makes his Spring Training debut as the Braves get their first Spring look at their NL East rivals We've reached Game 3 of Spring Training, and today's outing is full of intrigue (or at...
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Preparing for the end of the Mike Minor era

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — Mike Minor hasn't yet visited Dr. James Andrews, but it may be time to prepare for the end of his time with the Atlanta Braves. I am a Mike Minor supporter. The now 27-year-old left-hander...
  • New: 11 hr 22 min ago

Peter Moylan returns to Braves on minor league contract

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — Multiple reports indicate that old friend Peter Moylan will return to the Braves on a minor league contract. An old friend is reportedly returning to the Atlanta Braves organization, as relief...
  • 13 hr 32 min ago

Braves daily news digest 3/6: Mike Minor to get shoulder checked by Dr. James Andrews

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Mike Minor will have his ailing left shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews as soon as Monday. Braves News Minor to have shoulder checked by Dr. Andrews Mike Minor was scratched from...
  • 15 hr 22 min ago

Timely hitting with 2 outs gives Braves their first victory of Spring

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — A 2-out, 2 RBI single by Phil Gosselin put the Braves in front, and they never looked back afterwards. Hooray for exhibition victories! I'm sure the big guy in the photo is happy with today's...
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Game Thread 3/5: Braves at Tigers

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — The Braves continue their quest for the mythical Grapefruit League pennant as they travel to Lakeland to face the Tigers We've reached Game 2 of the Grapefruit League and after suffering an 8-2...
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Jim Johnson elicits positive response early in Spring Training

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — The Braves made a small investment in veteran reliever Jim Johnson this off-season, and the return has been positive in the early going. When the Atlanta Braves made a $1.6 million investment...
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Braves daily news digest 3/5: Minor's shoulder may cause him to miss start of season

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Just like last year, Mike Minor's Spring has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, as he's been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to shoulder tightness BRAVES NEWS Kimbrel,...
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Braves play exhibition game, score doesn't really matter

Talking Chop (harris.nye) — But if you care about the result it was 8-2 Mets The Atlanta Braves played their first Spring Training game on Wednesday afternoon and the final score sucked but doesn't really matter. The ...
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Mike Minor scratched from Spring Training start with shoulder tightness

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — The Atlanta Braves announced on Wednesday that left-hander Mike Minor has been scratched from an upcoming start with shoulder tightness. The Atlanta Braves already have a battle brewing for the...
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Game Thread 3/4: Braves vs Mets

Talking Chop (harris.nye) — Baseballllllllllll Happy baseball is back Braves fans! Yes, indeed our long national nightmare is finally over and baseball is back baby!!! Or as back as a game featuring some guy named Cedric...
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'Just say no' to Jose Peraza beginning 2015 with the Atlanta Braves

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — Jose Peraza may be the best option to begin the season as the starting second baseman for the Atlanta Braves, but they would be misguided to deploy him. The Atlanta Braves enter the 2015...
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State of the Braves: Gotta Have Haaaaaart

Talking Chop (Mark L Smith) — Where are they, and where are they going? (Editor's note: Please welcome Mark back to Talking Chop! As you can imagine, I am beyond excited to have his writing genius and not-always-so-genius...
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Braves daily news digest 3/4: Jose Peraza to get plenty of opportunities to impress

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Braves prospect has one big supporter in Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez but he will have to convince the front office that he is ready to start the season in the major leagues. Braves News ...
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PHOTO: Jason Grilli makes a young Braves fan's day

Talking Chop (Scott coleman) — Awwwwwwwww Here's something really cool to brighten up your Tuesday: Jason Grilli , who the Braves signed this offseason as a late-inning bullpen option, brought a young fan onto the field...
  • 3 days ago
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Atlanta Braves land 28th in Grantland preseason stock report

Talking Chop (Brad Rowland) — Much has been made of the rebuilding plan, but just how bad was the Atlanta Braves offseason when evaluating 2015? Grantland's Jonah Keri takes a look. The Atlanta Braves are not aiming for...
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Braves daily news digest 3/3: Tyrell Jenkins gets off to a great start in camp

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — It might be extremely early days and he probably won't make the Major League team, but Tyrell Jenkins is already turning heads in Braves camp. BRAVES NEWS Tyrell Jenkins comes out of Spring...
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Andrelton Simmons injury: Braves playing it safe with shortstop

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Andrelton Simmons looks to have fully recovered from the strained oblique muscle that limited his work during the first few days of camp. The Atlanta Braves continue to play it safe with...
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The Braves' Spring Training TV schedule is out

Talking Chop (Ian.Morris) — Ten games are scheduled to be televised live, with another four available live on MLB.TV. If you're a reasonable and sane human being, the fact that Spring Training and actual, real-life...
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