clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Daily Chop: BA Top 100, Gardner, Pitchers, and more

New, 106 comments

The Braves did nothing, but players changed teams on Monday. It’s not much, but it’s a start.

MLB: Game One-New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

We continue to wait, impatiently, as the Braves slow-play yet another offseason. The club still has a glaring vacancy in the middle of the order and could use some fortification in the bullpen, but there is still time to address those needs. Alex Anthopoulos has shown that he always has a plan, but payroll restrictions have yet to be discussed publicly this offseason. The signing of Drew Smyly, as many have pointed out, points to very little resistance on pushing the payroll upward, but to what extent remains to be seen.

The Padres continue to set the trade market ablaze, which naturally captures the imaginations of Braves fans who wish to see the front office be more aggressive in improving the major league roster for the near-term. Whether or not Atlanta finally cashes in on some of their prospect capital will be an interesting storyline to monitor over the next several weeks.

Braves News

Ian Anderson, Cristian Pache crack Top 10 of Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects List

The Braves placed three prospects in the top 35 of the BA Top 100 Prospects List.

Braves potential free agent target: Brett Gardner

Could Brett Gardner be helpful to a team with World Series aspirations in 2021?

5 best pitching displays in Braves history

These performances stand out amongst all those in Braves history.

MLB News

NY Mets GM acknowledges sending unsolicited, explicit images while working for Cubs

Every year the Mets run unopposed in the race for the biggest clown show in baseball. This year had the look of an alternative route, as the club has made significant personnel additions, but this story gives the club a violent shove back into the reality that they’ve known for almost the entirety of their existence. The victim of these disgusting acts should not be overlooked, obviously, as she battled a difficult road before finally coming forward. Jared Porter appears likely to lose his job given the nature of this story, but again, it’s the Mets we’re talking about so who knows. This story is pretty shocking, even in an era that has seen similar stories come to light. Hopefully the continued efforts by these victims will one day eliminate the culture that creates these hostile and vile work conditions.

Musgrove to SD in 3-team trade (sources)

The Padres keep adding pitchers. Joe Musgrove will certainly help them.

Lester, Nats agree to 1-year deal (source)

The Nationals add a veteran left-hander to their rotation.

Springer could be nearing decision

Is George Springer ready to sign?

These are baseball’s 10 best RHP prospects

One Braves prospect makes a strong showing on this list from MLB Pipeline.