Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

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Wendy Adams
March 18, 2019 - 3:21 pm
The 92.9 The Game "Spring Training Show" with former Braves outfielder Brian Jordan, beat reporter Joe Patrick and Andy Bunker sat down for an exclusive interview with Dansby Swanson. The Braves shortstop battled through a wrist injury last season and finally underwent surgery for it in November...
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The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
March 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
Atlanta Braves Insider Joe Patrick joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas Monday and discussed the mentality of the team so far this spring. "The mentality of this team is quite interesting," Patrick explained. "They are unanimously considered the underdog, and Brian Snitker enjoys that aspect of it...
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Brian Snitker
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The Bunker Mentality
March 17, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Brian Snitker has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since 1977 (41 years) including three different stints as a coach for the Braves before becoming interim manager in 2016. "Snit," as he is more commonly known, was given a couple of one-year "prove it" contracts after taking over the team...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb
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Joe Patrick
March 07, 2019 - 8:33 am
Today, we’re taking stock of how the Atlanta Braves pitching battle by looking at how three players are trending — up and down — compared to their squad standing entering spring training in February. Let’s get to it. THREE UP Kyle Wright Off the back of his second outstanding outing of spring...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hits a single during the fourth inning of a game
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Joe Patrick
March 06, 2019 - 9:20 am
What do Dansby Swanson, Luiz Gohara, Mike Soroka, Mike Foltynewicz and Kevin Gausman all have in common. In the last week or so, they’ve all been shelved for various health reasons. Which of these injuries impact the Braves Opening Day roster? Let’s sort them out. Dansby Swanson Swanson returned to...
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper works out during batting practice
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Joe Patrick
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, $330 million contract the likes of which the league has never seen — is a disruptor. It sets a new...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz
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Joe Patrick
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 among others that produced fortuitous underlying stats last season, and it only serves to reason that...
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Atlanta Braves pitchers, from left, A. J Minter, Kolby Allard, Mike Soroka, and Max Fried run sprints
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Joe Patrick
February 26, 2019 - 3:03 pm
One of the names floating around the Braves’ presumably vacant fifth (and potentially sixth) spot in the starting rotation was the hard throwing right-hander Mike Soroka. But now it appears he’s out of contention to make the Opening Day roster after being shut down with shoulder soreness. Soroka, a...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. makes a catch at the wall
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Joe Patrick
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 is prone to running hot-and-cold at the plate (an issue that extends to Atlanta’s lineup in general)...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman reacts after hitting a solo home run
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Joe Patrick
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 rightfully so — the breakout of players like Ozzie Albies and Johan Camargo last year were just as important...
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