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Georgia Legend Jake Fromm Fighting For NFL Job – BY BUCK BELUE

Georgia Legend Jake Fromm Fighting For NFL Job – BY BUCK BELUE

August 3, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Right now, former UGA quarterback Jake Fromm is fighting for a NFL job, at the Bills training camp in Buffalo. Most of the media is wondering if he is going to make the cut. I got a few minutes with Jake Monday afternoon after practice. Fromm sounded…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 »

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 »

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 »

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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