Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos during the MLB annual spring training media day
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Joe Patrick
February 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
Another week goes by, and yet again the Braves front office is showing no inclination toward signing any of the numerous All-Star-caliber free agents still available on the market. With pitchers, catchers, and some position players having already reported to the Braves’ spring training camp at...
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 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Luiz Gohara
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Joe Patrick
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 activity in the free agent market, it’s still an incredibly exciting time for the franchise. The Braves are...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz
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Joe Patrick
February 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
With pitchers and catchers set to report to the Atlanta Braves’ spring training this weekend, it’s about that time to take a look at what manager Brian Snitker and new pitching coach Rick Krantiz will be working with in 2019. The Braves’ early season schedule means the team will likely need to...
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Atlanta Braves general manger Alex Anthopoulos
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Joe Patrick
February 11, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Let’s talk about windows. Not the kind you soberly look through on another dreary Atlanta day from your office — I’m talking about championship windows. I’m talking about the fleeting moments that any given team has at realistically winning a trophy. These days, windows drive sports media narrative...
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catcher J.T. Realmuto
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Joe Patrick
February 07, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Baseball fans across the country have waited weeks, if not months, for the free agency market to kick into gear, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ capture of the world’s most eligible catcher, J.T. Realmuto, may be the catalyst that sets the gears in motion. Of course, the biggest name that fans and...
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