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  • 17 Jun
    If you really want to hear more of my takes on the Twins"Our
    friends over at Royals Review have a pretty doggone good podcast called “Royal
    Radio ,”
    and last night they asked me to spend a few minutes talking to them about the
    Twins, as a part of their season preview programming.We talked about Kyle
    Gibson, because Kyle Gibson, and Willians Astudillo, because Astudillo is
    awesome. We also talked a little bit about the roster as a whole, and the Twins
    chances of being decent this year.I also made fun of Cleveland’s (lack of)
    offense a few times, because why not?The first half of the episode is our
    conversation about the
    Twins ,
    and the second half is Royals programming, but the second half is way better to
    listen to, in my opinion.Anyway, if you for some really strange reason want to
    hear my stupid voice and my stupid opinions, click here to head on over for a
    listen. What started as a relatively quiet day turned sour for the Braves as
    both of their catchers were hurt on Saturday evening."WhiteFanposts Fanshots
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    Analysis PrimerBraves News: The Braves find themselves very thin at catcher,
    Alex Jackson promotedNew,3commentsWhat started as a relatively quiet day turned
    sour for the Braves as both of their catchers were hurt on Saturday
    evening.EDTShareTweetShareShareBraves News: The Braves find themselves very thin
    catcher ,
    Alex Jackson promotedReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsBraves NewsCatcher woes sink
    Braves in 4-2 loss to MarlinsThe Braves struggled to bring baserunners home
    (just 1-13 with runners in scoring position), the bullpen had issues with walks
    again, and both of the Braves’ starting catchers were hurt in a 4-2 loss to the
    Marlins on Saturday night. In short, it was not a great night for the home
    team...although there were still plenty of Tiger memes to be found.Brian McCann
    to head to the IL with hamstring strain, Alex Jackson promoted from Triple-AAs
    mentioned above, both Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann were hurt in last night’s
    game. McCann hurt his hamstring running the bases and could be out for a bit.
    Upon entering for the aforementioned McCann, Flowers was hit in his throwing
    hand with a 98 mph fastball and could miss the next couple of games. To try and
    shore things
    up ,
    the Braves are calling up Alex Jackson from Triple-A and he will likely make his
    major league debut.Updated look at candidates for the Atlanta Braves top 2019
    draft pickThe 2019 MLB Draft is creeping up on us and with the Braves holding a
    top 10 pick as well as another first rounder, we are working hard behind the
    scenes to see what players the Braves could/should target. Our own Matt Powers
    took a pass at the players you should at least start looking at in advance of
    the draft....expect this list to get thinned down and change as we get
    closer.Talking Chop joins MLB Network Radio to discuss the Braves’ Tiger Woods
    memeThe Tiger Woods Braves memes have taken over Twitter in hilarious fashion
    and its starting to get noticed by the national media. Long-time Talking Chop
    writer Scott Coleman (along with Gaurav Vedak) started this madness and Scott
    was interviewed by MLB Network Radio about it.Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap:
    Pache, Jenista Shine in WinsThe minor league season is in full swing mercifully
    and Friday night’s games saw some of the Braves’ better outfield prospects
    shine. Here is the full recap of the minor league game slate from Friday.MLB
    NewsThese 6 teams need Kimbrel the mostOur friends over at went around
    the league and highlighted the six teams that could use free agent reliever
    Craig Kimbrel the most. You’ll never guess who is the first team that Feinsand
    lists.Orioles sign Dan Straily to major-league contractThe Orioles were actually
    proactive about a shortcoming on their roster which is a welcome change as they
    signed Dan Straily to a major league contract. Straily has hopped around the
    league in his career where he was most recently seen as a member of the Marlins.
    Mike Trout is going absolutely nuts right nowMike Trout is insane at the game of
    baseball....we all know this. However, he is extra insane right now as he
    connected for his fourth home run in three game in the form of a grand slam that
    may or may not have landed yet.