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The Daily Chop: Rotation Ranks, Greene Paxton, and more

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Wednesday felt like an exceedingly slow day after the wild trade that came to fruition on Tuesday.

Divisional Series - Atlanta Braves v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The craziness that ensued Tuesday night, with Mookie Betts heading to Los Angeles, felt like a breaking point in the offseason. So much had been written about Betts, Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, etc. that it seemed improbable that a deal would ever be completed. Now that Betts has been moved, will other blockbuster deals follow? With just less than a month remaining before Spring Training games begin, the clock is ticking, but a deal for another superstar certainly seems more realistic now given that a major domino has finally fallen.

Braves News

How do the NL East rotations stack up?

The Braves get high praise for their young rotation, which includes a bevy of high-ceiling arms that have been augmented with the veteran presence of former World Series MVP Cole Hamels.

Braves win arbitration hearing with Shane Greene, will pay $6.25M

An arbitrator sided with the Braves in the case of Shane Greene on Wednesday, ruling that the right-hander would be paid $6.25 million in 2020 rather than the $6.75 million for which he filed.

Austin Riley and the slider

Ivan steamrolls the belief that sliders were the only enemy for Austin Riley in 2020.

MLB News

The biggest upgrades made by already great teams

A former Brave makes a surprisingly early appearance on this list, ahead of newly-minted Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts.

Paxton out 3-4 months after spinal surgery

James Paxton is among the most gifted pitchers in baseball, but his battles with injury have thus far derailed a promising career.

Is Bryant the next MVP to be traded?

Will Kris Bryant have a new address by Opening Day?