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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 »

Mitsubishi Electric Golf Classic: FANS ARE BACK!

Mitsubishi Electric Golf Classic: FANS ARE BACK!

Monte Ortel, the Executive Director of the Mitsubishi Classic has big news: TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE! Golf fans, be sure to listen and find out how you can get those tickets, what is in store for players and fans at this year’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic, and who we can expect to see playing.read more »

Freddie Freeman back in North Port for Spring Training

Freddie Freeman back in North Port for Spring Training

March 2, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN ATLANTA – After an eventful offseason (to say the least), Freddie Freeman joined his teammates in North Port yesterday, spending the last two mornings getting back into the swing of things. Tuesday morning, Freeman met with the media at length to discuss his expanded family,…read more »

The Braves have a month to evaluate Soroka

The Braves have a month to evaluate Soroka

Feb. 28, 2021 BY  KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Spring Training games are officially underway, the Braves still have over a month to determine if Mike Soroka will be healthy enough to open the season, or if he will need to miss a couple weeks as he recovers from his Achilles surgery.…read more »

Snit extended as Braves skipper through 2023

Snit extended as Braves skipper through 2023

Feb. 26, 2021 – BY KEVIN CALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When the Braves parted ways with Fredi Gonzalez in 2016, it seemed like Brian Snitker was viewed as more of a placeholder than anything. The former third base coach was “promoted” to manager at Triple-A following the 2013 season. At the time, it…read more »

Chipper Jones rejoins the Braves as an assistant hitting coach

Chipper Jones rejoins the Braves as an assistant hitting coach

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the constants surrounding the Braves over the last few years has been the coaching staff. Whether it’s Ron Washington working with the infielders, Eric Young Sr. assisting in the positioning of the outfielders, or Rick Kranitz taking a relatively young and…read more »

Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves inch closer to their first Grapefruit League game of the new year, the team that takes the field on Sunday is likely not a finished product. A few questions still remain when it comes to rounding out the roster. Who…read more »

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