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Pitcher Charlie Morton signed for one year, $15 million

Pitcher Charlie Morton signed for one year, $15 million

BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from Alex Anthopoulos, it’s the desire to be aggressive when it comes to improving his clubs in the offseason. Two Novembers ago, he signed Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann and last year it was Will Smith who he added…More

Jeff Lovejoy: The importance of business processes

Jeff Lovejoy: The importance of business processes

Today Jeff’s focus is on the importance of having processes established throughout any business. Processes increase efficiency, consistency, and awareness (who’s responsible for what). Once processes are in place and the team training on them, the owner’s time is less consumed putting out fires or answering “who does what” kinds of questions. We say systematize…More

Republican Burgess Owens unseats Utah congressman McAdams

Republican Burgess Owens unseats Utah congressman McAdams

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah narrowly lost his bid to win re-election against former NFL player Burgess Owens, allowing Republicans to regain control of all four congressional seats in the conservative state. McAdams conceded in an online news conference Monday afternoon shortly before The Associated Press determined Owens…More

Braves Sign LHP Drew Smyly to 1-year, $11 million deal

Braves Sign LHP Drew Smyly to 1-year, $11 million deal

Seven-year veteran inks one-year deal with Atlanta ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today signed LHP Drew Smyly to a one-year contract worth $11 million. Smyly, 31, spent last season with the San Francisco Giants and went 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA (10 ER/26.1 IP) in seven appearances, five starts. The southpaw struck out 42 hitters…More

Gark Stokan on Peach Bowl & College FB Playoff

Gark Stokan on Peach Bowl & College FB Playoff

Everything in 2020 is “upside down” in the college football world, and when it comes to dealing with the upcoming 2020 Peach Bowl College Football Playoff, NOTHING is off the table. Gary Stokan, CEO and President of the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, explains what it’s going to take to pull off this year’s Peach Bowl Game!More

Freddie Freeman Named 2020 NL MVP!

Freddie Freeman Named 2020 NL MVP!

BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the 2020 BBWAA awards week came to a close, it did so with a bang for Freddie Freeman, who was named as the National League’s Most Valuable Player. In his 11th Big League season, Freeman led the National League in doubles (23), Runs (51), Extra-Base Hits…More

A Masters unlike any other — and one we didn’t need

A Masters unlike any other — and one we didn’t need

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Strolling through Amen Corner, unencumbered by ropes or patrons or all the usual trappings of a Masters, you’re struck by the silence. There are no raucous roars. Not even a few soothing chirps. The birds certainly recognize this is no time to be playing a tournament at Augusta National. We won’t…More

More details emerge on White Sox manager La Russa’s arrest

More details emerge on White Sox manager La Russa’s arrest

By The Associated Press – Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa blew out a tire on the grey Lexus he was driving in a collision with a curb that left the vehicle smoking when he was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges in February, according to an affidavit filed by the Arizona Department of Public…More

White Sox manager Tony La Russa charged with DUI again

White Sox manager Tony La Russa charged with DUI again

By The Associated Press Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa has been charged with driving under the influence again. According to the Maricopa County Justice Courts website, the arrest occurred in February, but the case was filed on Oct. 28, one day before La Russa’s hiring was announced by the White Sox. There is…More

Max Fried Wins His First Gold Glove

Max Fried Wins His First Gold Glove

By KEVIN MCLPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – While most of the country had their sights set on the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, Rawlings was busy announcing the winners of the Gold Glove Awards for the recently concluded season. The Braves had three finalists with Dansby Swanson (SS), Ronald Acuna Jr (CF) and…More

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