The Braves acquired Adam Duvall last July, and quickly found that he was not the answer to their need for a right-handed outfield option to spell Ender Inciarte against lefties. Now, despite his immense struggles a season ago, Duvall is being considered an Opening Day starter if the Braves go with their current roster. It remains to be seen whether the club actually stands by that claim or if they are simply posturing before making an acquisition, but given the track record of GM Alex Anthopoulos it does seem unlikely that any leaks would come without a motive.
Braves president Mike Plant joins the Ashley Webster podcast to discuss the business of the organization, including the fiscal ramifications of The Battery.
With Manny Machado and Bryce Harper set to receive monster contracts in the coming weeks (or days?), David Adler and Matt Kelly of MLB.com look at the largest contracts in MLB history.
Speaking of big contracts, here come the ‘stupid money’ Phillies with a big bag of cash for Bryce Harper, allegedly.