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The Braves Opening Day Roster is All but Set – BY KEVIN MCALPIN

The Braves Opening Day Roster is All but Set – BY KEVIN MCALPIN

MARCH 28, 2021 – 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As we reach the final couple games of Grapefruit League play, the Braves Opening Day roster is all but set after a flurry of moves over the weekend. Veterans Jason Kipnis and Jake Lamb’s bids for spots came to an end after slow springs, while Pablo…read more »

These two Braves pitchers need to stay ready, we’ll need you

These two Braves pitchers need to stay ready, we’ll need you

March 24, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Stay ready, we’re going to need you. That was the message sent by Brian Snitker and the Front Office to a pair of Braves pitchers on Wednesday morning as the club optioned Kyle Wright and Jacob Webb to the alternate site in Gwinnett…read more »

Two newcomers in the bullpen are impressing Brian Snitker

Two newcomers in the bullpen are impressing Brian Snitker

March 23, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As we reach the final few days of Spring Training 2021, two newcomers in the bullpen have really impressed Brian Snitker and the rest of the coaching staff. They’re names that Braves fans have watched from afar, but have really put together a…read more »

When it comes to rotation depth, a year can make a difference!

When it comes to rotation depth, a year can make a difference!

BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to rotation depth, it’s amazing the difference a year can make. This time last spring, the Braves were evaluating options like Felix Hernandez and Sean Newcomb for roles in the starting staff. This year, it’s youngsters like Ian Anderson, Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson…read more »

When it comes to Spring Training, statistics can be deceiving

When it comes to Spring Training, statistics can be deceiving

March 15, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680THEFAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to Spring Training, often times statistics can be deceiving. Some players put up monster numbers, make clubs, and it never translates to the regular season. Others scuffle in March and put up MVP type numbers when it really counts. The latter was…read more »

With the Braves success breeds confidence

With the Braves success breeds confidence

March 12, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – It may sound like a cliché, but success breeds confidence. And there are more than a few players in the Braves clubhouse that would agree with that sentiment. Take AJ Minter for example. In 2019, Minter appeared in just 36 games out of…read more »

Mike Soroka could start before Spring Training ends

Mike Soroka could start before Spring Training ends

March 9, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves continue to evaluate options for the rotation, Mike Soroka continues to progress to the point he could make a start before the end of Spring Training. Based on that timeline, return to the rotation for Soroka could come earlier than…read more »

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