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The Daily Chop: Atlanta attendance, Free agent pitchers, Player turnarounds, and more

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The Braves expect to raise attendance for the second homestand, which begins Friday.

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Aside from play actually beginning in April, as it should, the biggest development from the standpoint of baseball returning to normal has been the fans. Even allowing highly-restricted capacity has been a marked improvement from a season ago, but now it appears that the Braves will look to increase capacity to 50% for their upcoming homestand.

Braves News

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Predicting that Freddie Freeman will hit well seems like low-hanging fruit, especially when he is less than 25 games removed from his MVP season. It’s probably safe to say that he’ll be fine.

MLB News

Trout exits game early after HBP on elbow

Let this man be healthy, please. Baseball needs to see just how ridiculously talented Mike Trout is, which means playing a full season.

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