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Atlanta Braves Josh Donaldson Heating up After Slow Start

CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 21: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates with Ozzie Albies #1 (L) and Matt Joyce #14 after hitting a three-run home run off Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at Progressive Field on April 21, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) When the Atlanta Braves signed Josh Donaldson this off-season the move was met with a mixture of both praise and criticism. Despite being a three-time All-Star, many asserted that the best days were behind Donaldson. Others lauded the move as adding a veteran, run-producing bat...

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Atlanta Braves Abundance of Pitching Prospects Mean Tough Decisions Await Alex Anthopoulos

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 23: Touki Toussaint #62 of the Atlanta Braves delivers a pitch against the New York Mets during the Grapefruit League spring training game at First Data Field on February 23, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) There has been a lot of talk the last couple of seasons over the deep, prospect-laden farm system of the Atlanta Braves. One year after being rated as the second-best farm system by MLB.com, the Braves again entered 2019 with high accolades for their bevy of young talent. Their third place ranked farm system...

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Max Fried Has Earned a Spot in the Atlanta Braves Rotation

DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 09: Starting pitcher Max Fried #54 of the Atlanta Braves throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 09, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The Atlanta Braves made news when they opened the season with youngsters Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson, and Max Fried all slated to begin in the starting rotation. Injuries to Kevin Gausman and Mike Foltynewicz allowed the team to delay some tough decisions about the roles of their pitching prospects this season. Gausman returned to the team late last week and Wilson...

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Atlanta Braves Bullpen Taking Shape Despite Early Struggles

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 01: Arodys Vizcaino #38 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs on April 01, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Conventional wisdom says that four games into the Major League Baseball season is far too soon to overreact to early performances. However, for the Atlanta Braves bullpen, the concerns reach back to last season. Despite winning the NL East, the bullpen was an obvious weak spot for the team in 2018. Most expected the front office to make some improvements this off-season, but the team...

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Get To Know Braves’ Rookie Reliever Wes Parsons

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 09: Wes Parsons #67 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) The wealth of highly touted pitching prospects in the Atlanta Braves system is well documented. Surprisingly, a relatively unknown Wes Parsons has been the talk of Spring Training. Braves manager, Brian Snitker confirmed Monday that Parsons had earned a spot on the opening roster working out of the bullpen. What a spring. Wes Parsons (a.k.a. Grapefruit Cy Young) made the @Braves‘ Opening Day roster. pic.twitter.com/WRL1800mgy — FOX Sports:...

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