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Introducing the Talking Chop Podcast

Talking Chop (CarlosCollazo) — If our articles annoyed and bored you... well, we're about to compound that problem by getting right into your ears. Happy Saturday everyone. Along with the Talking Chop staff, I'm extremely...
  • 7 days ago
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MLB Weekly Wrap: Bye bye, Andruw.

Talking Chop (Kyle Parmley) — Andruw Jones has officially retired, ending my pipe dream of seeing him in the Major Leagues again. Andruw Jones is hanging 'em up. This after he told us that he was going to try to latch on...
  • 8 days ago
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Which three Braves would you save?

Talking Chop (Scott Coleman) — Do you go for the highest upside or the safer bets? We have reached the homestretch for the offseason with opening day officially two months away. With it being a slower news day around the...
  • 8 days ago
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Atlanta Braves news and links: Eddie Perez receives endorsement from Bobby Cox

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Eddie Perez is continuing to lead the Venezuelan representatives in the Caribbean Series, and he's receiving glowing praise from the legendary manager himself, Bobby Cox. BRAVES NEWS Bobby Cox...
  • 9 days ago
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If the Braves are actually tanking, then now's probably the best time to do so.

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Even though it's hard to say that the Braves are tanking and the team itself has denied it, if they are pulling a tank job then now is probably the best time to do so -- before baseball does...
  • 10 days ago
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Braves news and links: The many phases of team building

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — The Braves rebuild has been in the news a lot of late as has the subject of tanking and whether or not it is good for baseball. Braves News Braves' bold rebuilding plan moves into next...
  • 10 days ago
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Atlanta Braves news and links: More questions than answers when it comes to Hector Olivera

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — Hector Olivera and his viability as a legit major leaguer is still one of the biggest wildcards when it comes to the grand process that is the Braves' current rebuild. BRAVES NEWS There are...
  • 11 days ago
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Braves have strong interest in Cuban prospect Lazarito Armenteros, per report

Talking Chop (Eric Cole) — The Braves were thought to be out of the international free agent market until the next signing period. That isn't stopping them from making waves Lazarito Armenteros is a 16 year old Cuban...
  • 11 days ago
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Braves Execs meet with potential draft picks Puk, Reed

Talking Chop (Eric Cole) — The Braves continued to do their due diligence as they met with AJ Puk and Buddy Reed from the University of Florida. Both players are in play with the 3rd overall pick. The intrigue for Braves...
  • 11 days ago
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Mike Foltynewicz could begin season on DL

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz continues to recover from the blood clot that ended his 2015 season and could begin this season on the disabled list. Mike Foltynewicz continues to recover...
  • 12 days ago
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Braves News and Links: Dansby Swanson, rebuild accelerated and more

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — We talk Dansby Swanson, the rebuild overall and preview the bullpen in today's Atlanta Braves news roundup. Braves News Dansby Swanson could be in Atlanta "soon" Dansby Swanson will go to...
  • 12 days ago
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The Pick Five Simulation Results

Talking Chop (Ivan the Great) — Clearly, I failed baseball game theory. But so did lots of other people! Getting through an offseason is hard. There's just all that time there, sitting there, oppressive in its lack of baseball...
  • 12 days ago
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Braves rewind: Whatever happened to…Jung-keun Bong?

Talking Chop (TonyAlmeyda) — Let's take a look back at Braves from years past. Starting this week, I'll be taking a look back at former Braves you may or may not remember. Today, we'll be looking at Jung-keun Bong. ...
  • 13 days ago
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Atlanta Braves news and links: Matt Wisler goes to Tom Glavine for advice on changeup

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — When you're an Atlanta Braves pitcher, it'd be wise to take advantage of the local legends who are still around. That's what Matt Wisler is doing as he's currently taking advice from the legendary...
  • 13 days ago
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Gordon Beckham wants to be Braves' third baseman

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — Gordon Beckham is going to spring training with the hope of being the Braves' everyday third baseman When the Atlanta Braves signed Gordon Beckham the thought was that he'd likely be a...
  • 14 days ago
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Jace Peterson played with a torn tendon in his right thumb last season

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — After starting the 2015 season on an extremely positive note, Jace Peterson's production took a bit of a dip as the season wore on. It's kind of hard to keep your production levels up when you're...
  • 14 days ago
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MLB Weekly Wrap: Nationals not feeling the love

Talking Chop (Kyle Parmley) — Everyone and their brother has opted against signing with Washington this offseason. Yoenis Cespedes , Jason Heyward , Justin Upton , Wei-Yin Chen , Mike Leake , Ben Zobrist , Darren...
  • 15 days ago
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2016 Atlanta Braves FanFest guide and open thread

Talking Chop (Kris Willis) — The Atlanta Braves will host FanFest activities at Turner Field on Saturday. Here is everything you need to know. The Atlanta Braves will hold FanFest activities at Turner Field on Saturday,...
  • 15 days ago
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MLB Pipeline Released it's Top 100 List: Which Braves made it?

Talking Chop (Garrett Spain) — The Braves went into this week with 6 Top 100 prospects, but after the release of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 they have dropped down to 5. 4 of the 5 have been acquired since the draft last year, and...
  • 15 days ago
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Atlanta Braves news and links: Braves project to have bottom-five payroll in baseball

Talking Chop (Demetrius Bell) — As expected for 2016, the Braves payroll is going to be pretty low -- among the lowest in baseball, to be exact. Meanwhile, Eddie Perez is busy taking teams to the Caribbean Series! BRAVES NEWS ...
  • 16 days ago
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