Joe Patrick

Joe Patrick

Columnist

Joe Patrick is an Atlanta-based sports journalist covering the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United. He is the managing editor of SB Nation’s Dirty South Soccer blog covering Atlanta United and regularly contributes to MLSsoccer.com’s coverage of the Five Stripes. He has also contributed to The Athletic. Joe is the founder, producer and co-host of the podcast Five Stripe Final.

Raised in Atlanta, Joe grew up indoctrinated in Atlanta sports via Blue Lot tailgates, fanatical fan sections, and Sunday morning burgers in The Gulch. 
 

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    Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper works out during batting practice
    © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    March 04, 2019 - 3:26 pm

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. And for the Atlanta Braves, the saying holds true regarding Bryce Harper’s move to the Philadelphia Phillies. The signing — a massive 13-year...

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz
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    February 28, 2019 - 4:47 pm

    If you’re reading this right now, you’re tuned into the Braves enough to know (or fear) that there might be some regression coming with it’s pitching staff this season. Mike Foltynewicz stands out...

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Touki Toussaint (62) delivers a pitch
    © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
    February 25, 2019 - 2:41 pm

    Spring training is officially underway for the reigning NL East champion Atlanta Braves as manager Brian Snitker will use the next month to evaluate some of his young talented prospects and tinker...

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    Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. makes a catch at the wall
    © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 11:49 pm

    Continuity is the theme of the Atlanta Braves outfield heading into 2019, but it’s also an area that could very well be upgraded during the season. Atlanta’s outfield is excellent defensively but...

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    Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman reacts after hitting a solo home run
    © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
    February 21, 2019 - 11:37 am

    The Braves’ surprising run to the NL East title last year was due in large part to the productivity of its infielders. While so much attention was laid on the bat of one Ronald Acuna — and...

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     Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Luiz Gohara
    © Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
    February 14, 2019 - 2:10 pm

    We continue or march toward Atlanta Braves Spring Training — pitchers and catchers report to the team’s training facilities Friday. Despite some recent grumblings about the Braves' lack of...

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    © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
    February 13, 2019 - 3:42 pm

    Following on from last year’s trend, many of baseball’s top available free agents are left unsigned as teams across the league begin packing the busses and prepare to head to their respective warm...

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