There have been rumors that the Braves have been planning to shake up the coaching staff since even before the season ended, and now we have a new name to talk about when it comes to potential replacements — former Braves shortstop and Rockies manager Walt Weiss. If you’re a cynic, you can now argue that the Braves could potentially have three in-house candidates (should Bo Porter and Ron Washington survive the shake-up) for the managerial job if the Braves choose to move on from Brian Snitker following the 2018 season.
Meanwhile, in investigation news, it is true that baseball’s investigation of the Braves is coming to a close. However, it appears that MLB still has one big name left to interview before they’re done, and that’s John Hart. That bit of news has added even more intrigue to what’s already been something like a train wreck that you can’t keep your eyes off of.
Talking Chop’s season review continued on yesterday, as Kris took a look back at how 2017 went for two of Atlanta’s most reliable relief options: Arodys Vizcaino and Sam Freeman.
For the second series in a row, the Yankees went down 2-0 after losing the first two games on the road. Once again, this didn’t deter New York as the series came to the Bronx. After they pounded the Astros in Game 3, the Yankees stole Game 4 6-4 after scoring two runs in the seventh inning and four runs in the eighth to steal Game 4. Just like that, the Yankees have turned this into a three-game series and are now in with a serious shot of taking out the two best teams in the AL in one postseason.
In the Senior Circuit, things did not change for the Cubs as the series moved to Chicago. The Cubs couldn’t figure out Yu Darvish and the rest of LA’s pitching staff, and the Dodgers took advantage of a shoddy pitching performance from the Cubs to win 6-1 and take a 3-0 lead. To sum this game up, Yu Darvish drew a walk on four pitches with the bases loaded. The game may not have been over at that point, but that’s a heck of a backbreaker.