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“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

April 12, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the takeaways from the 2020 Atlanta Braves season was that the Braves, for one season, joined the modern analytics baseball lineup. With the rule changes of 2020 including the universal DH, the Braves altered their lineup to get their best hitters the most at bats…read more »

Around Here He’s Just Snit – BY MATT CHERNOFF

Around Here He’s Just Snit – BY MATT CHERNOFF

April 8, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Braves manager Brian Snitker has done one of the most improbable things any coach or manager can ever do. He’s become a lovable sports figure without winning a championship. As a manager or a coach in professional sports it’s so hard to become beloved without winning the…read more »

Let Cristian Pache Grow at the Plate – BY DAN MATHEWS

Let Cristian Pache Grow at the Plate – BY DAN MATHEWS

April 1, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Cristian Pache can hit Major League pitching. I saw it with my own eyes last October in Arlington against the Dodgers.  The batting average totals were not great in those 22 at-bats. He hit .182, with a homer and four RBI. It was how he looked in…read more »

Braves High Expectations to Open Season – By BUCK BELUE

Braves High Expectations to Open Season – By BUCK BELUE

March 29, 2021 – BY BUCK BELUE 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The Braves opening day roster is set and it’s now “Go Time.” This is such an exciting time of the year, with baseball season getting underway. Especially in Braves Country, where our team is gunning for a 4th consecutive N.L. East Division title…read more »

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 »

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