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BRAVES NEWS

Keith Law ranks Braves’ farm system No. 1 in baseball

The Atlanta Braves have the best farm system in all of baseball for the second straight year according to ESPN.com’s Keith Law. Law ranked 10 Braves prospects in his Top 100 with four in the Top 50 including No. 1 overall prospect Ronald Acuna.

Keith Law explains more on Kolby Allard, Kyle Wright

Law held a conference call with media members on Thursday to discuss his 2018 Top 100 prospects. Here he explained the thought process on Kolby Allard being omitted from the list.

Ronald Acuna, Mike Soroka headline Braves spring training non-roster invitees

The Braves announced 21 non-roster invitees for spring training on Friday including nine members of Talking Chop’s Top 30 prospects. Headlining the group is of course No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna but also includes pitchers Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard and Kyle Wright.

Ronald Acuna and the significance of being baseball’s top prospect

A closer look at Ronald Acuna and the other Braves players who have been ranked as Baseball America’s No. 1 prospect.

2018 Braves Positional Preview: Infield

Grant McAuley continues his 2018 preview with a closer look at the Braves’ infield situation heading into spring training. Freddie Freeman is set at first base while Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson appear set up the middle, there is a huge question mark at third.

Braves Chop Fest

Chop Fest 2018: Player appearances, schedule and more

Here is the full list of player appearances and the event schedule for this weekend’s Chop Fest festivities at The Battery and Sun Trust Park. If you are going to be in attendance, be sure and tweet us your best pictures or videos.

Braves Podcasts

Chopcast, Ep. 353: Chipper Jones elected as first-ballot Hall of Famer

Former Braves star Chipper Jones was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame with more than 97 percent of the vote on the 2018 ballot. The co-author of Jones’ book, Carroll Rogers Walton, joins Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney to discuss his legacy and more.

Chopcast, Ep. 354: Tim Hudson and Joe Simpson set to enter Braves Hall of Fame

Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson joins the show to discuss his induction into the Braves Hall of Fame alongside former pitcher Tim Hudson. Cory McCartney and Zach Dillard discuss their career highlights and memorable stories.

MLB NEWS

The Brewers got much better, and the Marlins finished ruining one of baseball’s best outfields

SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee takes a closer look at the big trade that landed Christian Yelich in Milwaukee.

Why the MLBPA is suspicious about the Marlins’ and Pirates’ revenue-sharing practices

The Marlins and the Pirates have been cutting costs and the MLBPA is reportedly concerned and considering filing a grievance with the league.