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Kobe Bryant and power of sports to break our hearts and bring us together That is the power of sports. While it doesn't do it often and it is often defined by fan bases and teams going at each other, there are moments in sports history that impact fans of all stripes and creeds. We will remember them until we die and we will tell our kids and grandkids about them.

Braves: How does Ian Anderson stack up to former elite pitching prospects? At $2.5 million under his reported slot value, New York native Ian Anderson signed with the Braves for $4 million in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Maybe Atlanta Braves and MLB won't have robo-ump disaster this Spring? Reports suggested widespread electronic umpire use in Spring MLB games this year. Not so fast, says the umpires union. The may help some Atlanta Braves.

Braves land six prospects on Baseball Prospectus Top 101 list It is officially prospect season as many outlets continue to release their preseason lists ahead of spring training. Baseball Prospectus dropped its Top 101 list Monday morning which included six Atlanta Braves prospects. Cristian Pache - No. 22. Ian Anderson - No.

The Daily Chop: Third base options, Draft pick compensation and more What are the Braves’ options if Johan Camargo or Austin Riley don’t work out at third?

Marlins sign veteran OF Matt Joyce At the least, he figures to give manager Don Mattingly a deeper, more balanced bench as the Marlins continue to improve around the margins in hopes of being more competitive in 2020.

Braves: Five prospects make it on MLB Pipeline's top-100 list There really isn't much need for more confirmation as to just how talented the current Braves' prospect class is. We have been aware of the organization's crop of young players for quite some time now. However, that doesn't mean it isn't nice to relish in it every now and again.

How Atlanta Braves might fill their hole at third base With Josh Donaldson off to the Minnesota Twins on a four-year deal, the Atlanta Braves had a huge hole in the middle of their lineup, prompting the short-term investment in Marcell Ozuna on a one-year, $18 million deal.

The Atlanta Braves Royal Rumble January is upon us, which means we are nearing one of the most important Sundays in sports and entertainment history, a day that has virtually become a national holiday for many Americans. It's a day where we will gather our closest friends and enjoy one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar.

MLB teams that gained or lost draft picks via qualifying offer free agents That leaves us with seven QO players who will be playing on new teams in 2020, and as such, the draft compensation attached to those seven players has also now been allotted.

The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman 100 percent, Chop Fest highlights and more Get caught up on all of the news from Saturday’s Chop Fest at Truist Park.

Road to Atlanta Podcast: Top 30 Prospect List Postscript Road to Atlanta is our podcast where we discuss all things minor leagues and prospects for our beloved Atlanta Braves. We have relaunched the podcast and it can be found in the same stream with the Talking Chop podcast, so if you subscribe to it…you have easy access to R2A as well.

Fantasy Baseball Impact: Ronald Acuna not moving off leadoff spot Ronald Acuna will not be moved off the leadoff spot for the Atlanta Braves, which is great news for him to have a big season again this year. After offerin…

Chop Fest 2020: Austin Riley, Ender Inciarte and more Anthopoulos added that Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Junior would see the bulk of playing time in the outfield leaving Ender Inciarte, Nick Markakis and Adam Duvall in a competition for the final spot. Anthopoulos said that the final say would be Snitker's and that they would see where they were at the end of spring training.

Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson answer fan questions at Chop Fest Another big highlight of Chop Fest was a Q&A session featuring Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson. This was a great session that touched on a variety of topics including their thoughts on the Astros sign-stealing scandal. They also discussed Josh Donaldson's departure and the addition of Marcell Ozuna and plenty more.

2020 Chop Fest news, player interviews and more The Atlanta Braves held their annual Chop Fest event at Truist Park on Saturday. Among those speaking included GM Alex Anthopoulos who delivered his annual "State of the Braves" Q&A session along…

Alex Anthopoulos on state of the Braves, the offseason and more One of the big highlights of Chop Fest was Alex Anthopoulos taking the stage and discussing the offseason and the upcoming 2020 season for the Atlanta Braves. Anthopoulos touched on a number of topics including seeing Josh Donaldson leave for Minnesota and pivoting to Marcell Ozuna.

Braves have 5 prospects among MLB Pipeline's preseason Top 100 Cristian Pache and Drew Waters are at the head of this class and we could see both of them in Atlanta at some point in 2020. Pache has been well regarded among prospect analysts since before last season while Waters has made a huge jump on preseason lists this year.

Johan Camargo determined to seize second chance at 3B for Atlanta Braves - ATLANTA - Johan Camargo has a second chance to be the Atlanta Braves' starting third baseman. Camargo's renewed motivation to make the most of this opportunity comes after hard lessons learned in a demotion to the minors last season.

Cole Hamels on bringing experience and leadership to Braves' pitching staff The Atlanta Braves brought in veteran starter Cole Hamels in hopes that he can soak up some innings and provide some veteran leadership for their young pitching staff. Hamels talked about being veteran mentor, his decision to join the Braves and his outlook for the 2020 season with 680 The Fan's Kevin McAlpin at Chop Fest.

Travis d'Arnaud on joining Braves, pitch framing and more D’Arnaud is excited for his opportunity in Atlanta.

Freddie Freeman feeling 100 percent following elbow surgery Freeman is feeling 100 percent heading into the spring.

Braves report: Doctor doesn't know how Freddie Freeman was playing in the NLDS From the way he performed at the end of the year and into the playoffs, we knew Freddie Freeman wasn't feeling like his typical self. He missed some time in September with an elbow injury and returned a shell of the man who was amid a career-year, leading to a 4-20 mark with 1 RBI in Atlanta's series loss to Saint Louis in five games.

Marlins: Would the Atlanta Braves pursue Caleb Smith? Will a team within the National League East make a run at trying to add Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith to their starting rotation? Here we go again. Another t…

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