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The Braves name Max Fried as the starter for season opener

The Braves name Max Fried as the starter for season opener

March 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – While it was speculated all spring long, on Thursday morning the Braves made it official, announcing that 27 year old southpaw Max Fried would be the man on the mound for the season opener one week from today in Philadelphia. Fried, coming off a season that saw…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 »

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 »

Braves pitching steals the show Friday

Braves pitching steals the show Friday

March 5, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – On Friday, we likely got our first glimpse into what the Braves lineup will look like heading into the new year. Acuna, Albies, Freeman, Ozuna and d’Arnaud made up the top five in the Atlanta order as Brian Snitker got the reigning NL…read more »

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