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Braves news

Braves “expected” to name Brian Snitker as manager

The Braves’ search for a new manager may be nearing an end. Multiple outlets are reporting that Brian Snitker will be named as the team’s full-time manager. Monday began with Snitker’s hire a “gut feeling” among beat writers and progressed to the point where national writers were confirming that he was indeed the frontrunner.

An announcement appears imminent and could come as soon as Tuesday.

Talking Chop podcast Episode 35: 2016 Major League Recap

Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to recap the entire 2016 Major League season, as well as to chat about the managerial situation.

MLB News

Nationals take 2-1 lead over Dodgers with 8-3 win

The Nationals used a four-run third to knock out LA starter Kenta Maeda and went on to defeat the Dodgers 8-3. Washington now leads 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

Indians sweep Red Sox to advance to ALCS

Coco Crisp homered to help lead the Indians to a 4-3 win and a sweep of the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS.