Talking Chop: for Atlanta Braves fans

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The official home for audio programming from Talking Chop, SB Nation's community for fans of the Atlanta Braves.

Episode Date
Episode 259: The 2020 season ends with a Game 7 loss
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to recap a maddening Game 7 loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 258: Win or go home
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss a Game 6 loss and look ahead to Game 7 of the NLCS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2020
Episode 257: A two-run lead wasn’t enough
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss Atlanta's Game 5 loss to the Dodgers and Saturday's looming Game 6 matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2020
Episode 256: The Bryse Wilson Game
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to breakdown a Game 5 win and a 3-1 lead for the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Episode 255: A Game 3 to (hopefully) forget
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss a disastrous Game 3 for the Atlanta Braves before pivoting to Game 4 and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 254: A 2-0 lead is a 2-0 lead
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss a Game 2 win for the Braves, even if things got more than a little bit tense in the bottom of the 9th inning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Episode 253: The 9th inning was kind in Game 1
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the Atlanta Braves getting a Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in exciting fashion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 252: Diving into the Dodgers and the NLCS
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to preview the NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2020
Episode 251: On to the NLCS
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to discuss Atlanta's Game 3 (and series) win over the Marlins to reach the NLCS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Episode 250: A 2-0 NLDS lead appears
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to break down a Game 2 win over the Marlins, led by Ian Anderson and Travis d'Arnaud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Episode 249: Breaking down a comeback Game 1 win
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to discuss Ronald Acuna, Travis d'Arnaud, Atlanta's bullpen and the Braves picking up a come-from-behind win in Game 1 against the Marlins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Episode 248: Previewing Braves-Marlins
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman and Eric Cole to preview Atlanta's Wild Card NLDS match-up against the Miami Marlins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Episode 247: The 19-year drought is no more
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to commemorate a series victory and the end of a 19-year drought. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Episode 246: Recapping a marathon Game 1 win (RE-PUBLISHED)
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to recap Wednesday's Game 1 between the Braves and Reds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Episode 246: Recapping a marathon Game 1 win
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to recap Wednesday's Game 1 between the Braves and Reds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Episode 245: Previewing Braves-Reds
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman and Eric Cole to preview Atlanta's Wild Card series battle against the Cincinnati Reds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 244: Wrapping up the regular season
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman and Eric Cole to put a bow on the 2020 season, including Atlanta's third straight division title and Freddie Freeman's full-season MVP case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 243: Freddie Freeman... NL MVP?
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to discuss the latest with the Atlanta Braves, from a dominant position in the NL East to the MVP case of Freddie Freeman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 242: Two weeks to go
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to break down a busy week, headlined by the return of Ozzie Albies, the brilliance of Ian Anderson and a 29-run explosion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2020
Episode 241: Surveying the landscape with Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South
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Brad Rowland is joined by Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South to take stock of Atlanta's situation as the stretch run nears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Episode 240: Home runs and more home runs
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to discuss a home run barrage, a positive week and a wild Friday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2020
Episode 239: The trade deadline passes with a whimper
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to wrap up a quiet 2020 trade deadline for the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 238: Ian Anderson enthusiasm and Trade Deadline preview
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to preview the upcoming trade deadline and react to Ian Anderson’s debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Episode 237: To Pache, or not to Pache?
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Brad Rowland is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to discuss the handling of Cristian Pache, FanGraphs' trade value rankings and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
An interview with former Braves outfielder Lane Adams
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Talking Chop's Gaurav Vedek interviews former Braves outfielder Lane Adams. Note: This interview was originally conducted on video and can be viewed here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
An interview with Braves prospect Michael Harris
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Talking Chop's Gaurav Vedek interviews 2019 draft pick Michael Harris. Note: This interview was originally conducted on video and can be viewed here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 236: Bouncing back after a skid
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss an up-and-down week for the Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
An interview with Braves prospect Mahki Backstrom
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Talking Chop's Gaurav Vedek interviews 2019 draft pick Mahki Backstrom. Note: This interview was originally conducted on video and can be viewed here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
Episode 235: Doubleheaders are fun
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss a glorious Sunday, lineup decisions, third base and all the latest news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 234: No Soroka, no Albies, but at least we have Markakis
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Eric Cole is joined by Grant McAuley (680 The Fan, From The Diamond) to discuss injuries for Mike Soroka and Ozzie Albies, the return of Nick Markakis and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Episode 233: Brutal news for Mike Soroka
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Brad Rowland checks in with an emergency episode to react to Mike Soroka's injury and its impact on the Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Episode 232: Starting August with a bang
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss Atlanta's winning streak, Mike Foltynewicz's status, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 231: Welcome back, Nick Markakis
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to react to the news that Nick Markakis is opting (back) in to the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 230: Farewell, Mike Foltynewicz
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to react to the news that Mike Foltynewicz was designated for assignment on Monday evening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 229: One series in the books
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to wrap up the opening series, discuss the expanded playoffs and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 228: It's prediction time
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman to deliver final predictions for the 2020 season, from the NL East to team MVP and Atlanta's projected record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 227: Nearing the opener
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss the latest with Yasiel Puig, Freddie Freeman, the 30-man roster and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 226: Hello, Yasiel
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to react to the (reported) news that Yasiel Puig will be joining the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Episode 225: 12 days to go
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the latest on Cole Hamels, Atlanta's starting rotation, the 2021 MLB schedule and (much) more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 224: Markakis opts out and MLB schedule release
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to react to the news that Nick Markakis will not play in 2020, as well as the MLB's schedule release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Episode 223: Major Braves news on the holiday
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to react to major news on July 4, from four Braves players testing positive for COVID-19 to Felix Hernandez choosing to opt out of the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2020
Episode 222: Dissecting Atlanta's 60-man player pool
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to discuss the unveiling of Atlanta's 60-man player pool and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Episode 221: Welcome back, baseball
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman to discuss the return of MLB, how the 2020 season will be different and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 220: Emergency 'Baseball is Back' Reaction
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Brad Rowland hosts a (quick) solo reaction episode after official word that the 2020 MLB season is... happening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
Episode 219: The never-ending cycle
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the latest on MLB's never-ending negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Road to Atlanta - Episode 28 - Recapping the 2020 Braves Draft and being mad at Rob Manfred
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In this episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and Eric start off by voicing our deep displeasure with the state of the negotiations regarding the fate of the 2020 baseball season. Rob Manfred is essentially trying to extort legal guarantees that no sane human would agree to under normal circumstances and, well, we don't like it. We also miss baseball. After those rants, we turn our attention to the 2020 Draft which wrapped up last week and we break down each of the new Braves including Jared Shuster, Jesse Franklin, Spencer Strider, Bryce Elder, as well as the undrafted free agents the Braves have signed so far. It was fun to talk about actual baseball things and less fun to talk about the exceedingly rich trying to get exceedingly richer. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Road to Atlanta - Episode 27 - Breaking down the Braves' 2020 1st Round draft pick Jared Shuster
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In this episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and Eric, just an hour after the pick or so, sit down to talk about what we know and think of the Braves' newest draft pick, Jared Shuster, as well as try to make sense of how the first round unfolded. We talk draft strategy, names of guys that we thought were also in play at the 25th pick, and some thoughts on what we think could happen with the Braves' picks on day two. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Episode 218: Baseball standstill and MLB Draft primer
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Brad Rowland is joined by Eric Cole to weigh in on MLB's (stalled) negotiations and look ahead to this week's 2020 MLB Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Road to Atlanta - Episode 26 - Braves MLB Draft Previewcast with Matt Powers
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In this episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and Eric turn their attentions away from the current state of the Braves' minor league system and towards the upcoming MLB Draft. This draft is going to be a weird one with drastic reduction in the number of rounds and is poised to be an outlier in baseball history, so the goings-on are going to be fascinating to see unfold. We go over some of the changes to the draft format, talk about the potential consequences of those changes, and share our thoughts on who the Braves could be taking both in the first round as well as in later rounds...or at least who we would like to see picked. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2020
Road to Atlanta - Episode 25 - Breaking Down the minor league cuts and changes with Matt Powers
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In this episode, the show returns after a long hiatus. We were wanting to do a show that previewed each minor league roster leading up to the season, but sadly Mother Nature had other plans and we haven’t had much to talk about on the minor league side. However, things have changed and Matt and Eric got together to talk about the state of minor league baseball, or lack thereof, in 2020, the Braves’ decision to extend payment to minor leaguers for the month of June, the team’s subsequent decision to then cut a whole bunch of minor leaguers, what we see happening going forward. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Episode 217: Vote for baseball
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Brad Rowland is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the latest on MLB's negotiations, hypothetical expansion protections and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Episode 216: MLB Draft primer with Carlos Collazo
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Brad Rowland is joined by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to glance at the 2020 MLB Draft, from the impact of the five-round format to some players the Braves could target. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Episode 215: Inching toward baseball?
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Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) is joined by Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) to discuss the latest on baseball's reopening and a reduced 2020 draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Episode 214: Plans and more plans
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Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) is joined by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman to discuss the potential of baseball's reopening, a reported date for the 2020 MLB Draft, the 1995 World Series re-broadcast and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Episode 213: Searching for baseball in Arizona
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Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the potential of baseball in Arizona, Atlanta's positive step to pay employees through May and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2020
Episode 212: Favorite Braves moments
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Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) is joined by Eric Cole (@leprekhan) to discuss the latest in the baseball world and some of their favorite moments in Atlanta Braves history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 211: Social distancing and the new MLB/MLBPA agreement
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Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) is joined by Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) to discuss the strange world of social distancing, how we’re dealing with everything and a breakdown of the reported agreement between MLB and the MLBPA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
Episode 210: A profoundly odd time
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss the odd period of life we find ourselves in, with thoughts on how it might impact the Braves and a look what's to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 209: Position player preview and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to preview Atlanta's position players for the 2020 season and catch up on all the latest news with the Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
Episode 208: Rotation preview and more
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to preview the starting rotation and catch up on all the latest news from Spring Training and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 207: Bullpen preview and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to preview the bullpen and catch up on all the latest news with the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 206: Cole Hamels, mid-February tidbits and more
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss Cole Hamels, lists galore, MLB weirdness and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 205: Spring Training is coming
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to check in on the Braves before Spring Training arrives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Road to Atlanta - Episode 24 - Quick post-script on the Talking Chop Top 30 Prospect List
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Matt and Eric are joined by the newest member of the Talking Chop masthead to jump into the fray on the minor league side in Doc Herbert (co-host of the Platinum Sombrero podcast....make sure you subscribe to that podcast for even more Braves minor league goodness). Rather than going through a complete rundown of the who is on the Talking Chop Top 30 (which is pretty easy to find and read for oneself), consider this podcast a shorter companion piece where we talk about the difficulties in compiling our individual lists, the surprises that came out in the final product, and what changes we expect we may be making by midseason. Hope you enjoy it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2020
Episode 204: Hello, Marcell Ozuna
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole in emergency fashion to break down the signing of Marcell Ozuna. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 203: Waving goodbye to Josh Donaldson
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to react to the news that Josh Donaldson is heading to Minnesota, with thoughts on the next steps for the Braves and (much) more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 202: Playing the waiting game
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to kick off 2020 and catch up on the latest with Josh Donaldson and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Episode 201: All-Decade team with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard at the end of the 2010's to discuss the All-Decade team for the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 23 - Offseason Braves MiLB mailbag time!
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This week we dive deep into some listener questions, and the subject of draft strategy was of particular interest. Whether a review of prior drafting tactics, recent draftees, or future targets the discussion was quite interesting as Eric, Matt and Garrett host the day. Ian Anderson was a major topic of discussion as well, as the viability of his arsenal was called up for debate. So give us a listen as we take on another mailbag show on Road To Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
Episode 200: Winters Meetings wrap and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the Winter Meetings, the return of Charlie Culberson and the latest buzz surrounding the Atlanta Braves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 22 - Getting caught up with the offseason, Rule 5 draft, and other MiLB shenanigans
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We are BACK, welcome to the return of the Road To Atlanta podcast. We had to go a man down with Gaurav out this week, but our fearless host Eric Cole rallied the troops and Matt and Garrett joined him for a discussion of the minor leagues. With the recent Rule 5 draft there was plenty of things to talk about, with 40 man roster additions and a couple of minor league selections going down for the Braves. We also said goodbye to a few long time Braves prospects who may be leaving us in free agency and where they may find themselves in the coming season. The biggest news in the minor league circuit was the proposed contraction of 42 minor league teams, and we had a lengthy discussion about our concerns, minor league salaries, and the impact this could have on minor leagues players for the future. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 199: Hello, Cole Hamels
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After more than a week of relative silence from the Atlanta Braves, the Talking Chop Podcast came together for a nice, quiet mailbag episode on Sunday. Within 24 hours, chaos returned and, on Wednesday, the Braves made another big splash in committing an eight-figure salary to Cole Hamels for the 2020 season. With that as the backdrop, Episode 199 is here Breaking down the decision to sign Hamels to a lucrative, but short contract How does the veteran left-hander compare to other options and what can fans expect for 2020? What about the payroll now? What happens to Josh Donaldson? Catching up on Atlanta’s non-tender and release decisions from Monday, headlined by the choice to part ways with Charlie Culberson Much, much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 198: Post-Thanksgiving mailbag and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the upcoming non-tender deadline and dive into the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 197: Hello, Travis D'Arnaud (and Chris Martin)
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to react to the signings of Chris Martin and Travis D'Arnaud, with a look at the rest of the off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 196: Hello, Will Smith....an emergency podcast with Eric and Scott
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Eric Cole and Scott Coleman convene (without Brad) in emergency fashion to break down the signing of Will Smith. We first run down Josh Donaldson declining his qualifying offer because we are horrific teases, but then we dig down in our first impressions of the signing of reliever Will Smith and what that could mean for the roster, free agency, and payroll going forward in the near-term. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
Episode 195: Rotation review and more
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to break down the latest news and review the 2019 starting rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 194: The November news barrage
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss Atlanta's decisions with contract options and the other news of the day in early November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Episode 193: Bullpen review and more
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to break down the latest news and review the 2019 bullpen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 192: Welcome to the off-season
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to kick off the off-season in style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 191: Reacting to a full-fledged disaster
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss the horror that was Game 5 of the NLDS. 

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Oct 10, 2019
Episode 190: NLDS Game 4 Recap
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to break down Game 4 and look ahead to an elimination game on Wednesday. 

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Oct 08, 2019
Episode 189: NLDS Game 3 Recap
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman and Eric Cole to break down Game 3 of the NLDS.

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Oct 07, 2019
Episode 188: NLDS Game 2 Recap
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to break down Game 2 of the NLDS between the Braves and Cardinals. 

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Oct 05, 2019
Episode 187: NLDS Game 1 Recap
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to react to Thursday's frustrating Game 1 in Atlanta. 

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Oct 04, 2019
Episode 186: NLDS Preview and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman AND Eric Cole to preview the NLDS and much more. 

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Sep 30, 2019
Episode 185: Waving the NL East flag with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the NL East title, Freddie Freeman's injury, Mike Foltynewicz's rebound and much more. 

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Sep 23, 2019
Episode 184: Two weeks left with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss injuries to Charlie Culberson and Johan Camargo, the return of Nick Markakis, Max Fried's recent struggles and much more. 

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Sep 16, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 21 - Wrapping up the 2019 Braves minor league season
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In this week’s episode, with Gaurav and Garrett unavailable, Matt and Eric have to go it alone to mourn the end of the minor league season together. It wasn’t all bad feelings though as we discussed the Stripers’ playoff run, September callups (or lack thereof), and what we are looking forward to with the upcoming AFL season since it is starting quite soon. After that, we took listener questions about minor league contraction, Touki Toussaint, and the state of the Braves minor league system in our minds versus previous years. Enjoy!

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Sep 13, 2019
Episode 183: Making a September run with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the expanded roster and reflect on an important (and successful) week in September. 

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Sep 09, 2019
Episode 182: Labor Day optimism with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to kick off September with general optimism about the Atlanta Braves. 

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Sep 02, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 20 - Talking Arizona Fall League rosters and listener mailbag questions
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, Garrett and Eric first talk about their recent visits to Rome and which prospects impressed them the most. Spoilers: Michael Harris, Greg Cullen, and Bryce Ball featured prominently in that discussion. After that, everyone talked about their initial impressions of the Braves' representatives in the Arizona Fall League coming up this fall which includes some outfield prospects we are continually intrigued by. After that, we take lots of listener questions from topics such as the future of right field in Atlanta, Nolan Kingham's ceiling, and how the performance of some of the guys in the lower levels of the minors effects the tradeability of guys like Drew Waters and Cristian Pache (it doesn't). Enjoy!

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Aug 30, 2019
Episode 181: Catching up with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of FOX Sports South to discuss Atlanta's winning streak, injury updates, the bullpen and what the roster might look like in October.

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Aug 27, 2019
Episode 180: Series wins, injuries and a high-profile removal
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss Atlanta’s injury issues, bullpen encouragement, Ronald Acuña, Brian Snitker, beating the Dodgers and much more.

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Aug 19, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 19 - Talking Bryce Ball and other Braves prospects and answering listener mailbag questions
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we start off by welcoming Gaurav back into the fold (fear not, Garrett will be back soon as well) and first talk about the recent promotions of Bryce Ball and Michael Harris to Rome. In short, Ball's promotion was overdue and Harris' promotion was a pleasant surprise although we aren't expecting huge things this year (his time will come). After that, Matt talks about his recent trips to see Gwinnett in action to see how Ian Anderson, Tucker Davidson, Cristian Pache, and Drew Waters are looking in Triple-A. We then answered listener questions about the Braves' current shortstop problem, the depth of the minor league system in the coming years, Freddy Tarnok's development, and what we expect for the Braves' outfield in the near future. Enjoy!

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Aug 16, 2019
Episode 179: Solid results, woeful bullpen
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the disastrous bullpen, Atlanta's solid overall results, Dallas Keuchel, Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson, Ronald Acuña and more.

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Aug 12, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 18 - Promotions, promotions everywhere plus the return of Garrett
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we had a shorter episode than usual as we had Matt on location watching a minor league game and we didn't want to tempt the audio/connection gods too much (apologies in advance if the audio isn't quite as good as usual). First things first, our own Garrett Spain re-joined the podcast to give us a hand (he is going to be back on frequently in the future) to talk some prospects. The big news of the week we discussed was the promotions of several of the Braves' top prospects including Cristian Pache, Drew Waters, Ian Anderson, and Tucker Davidson. After that, we talked a bit about some of the Braves minor leaguers who have been among the top performers recently. Enjoy! We promise next week will be a longer episode.

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Aug 09, 2019
Episode 178: Clearing the post-deadline smoke
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to put a cap on the busy week, including on-field results, starting pitching questions, bullpen debuts, Dansby Swanson, Tyler Flowers and much more. 

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Aug 05, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 17 - Braves trade deadline post mortem and listener mailbag
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After being off a week, this week's episode focuses on reflecting on the prospects that were sent elsewhere including talk about Joey Wentz, Travis Demeritte, and Kolby Allard. After that, we talk about what we are expecting through the end of the season for guys like Drew Waters, Cristian Pache, Ian Anderson, and the like. Eric rants a bit about Luiz Gohara and people being designated for assignment as though it was this shocking thing. Finally, we take listener questions about the most difficult promotions for pitchers to adjust to, Greyson Jenista's recent hot streak, and much more. Enjoy!

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Aug 02, 2019
Episode 177: Wrapping up a busy trade deadline
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman in pseudo-emergency fashion to break down a busy, bullpen-heavy trade deadline for the Atlanta Braves.

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Aug 01, 2019
Episode 176: Injury fallout and deadline look-ahead
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the fallout from recent injuries, look ahead to the trade deadline and much more. 

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Jul 29, 2019
Episode 175: The deadline is coming
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the upcoming trade deadline, the return of Ender Inciarte and much more. 

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Jul 23, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 16 - Talking Bryce Ball, Joey Wentz, Alex Jackson, plus more mailbag questions!
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In this week's episode, we first tackled a few guys who have looked really strong of late including Bryce Ball's torrid run down in rookie ball, Tristan Beck's strong return from injury, Joey Wentz ratcheting up his strikeout numbers, and Alex Jackson tearing the cover off the ball. We are more excited about some of those performances than others. After that, we took a bunch of listener questions and answered them including discussion of Ian Anderson, the Braves' proficiency in developing hitters, as well as our favorite MiLB parks. We hope you enjoy this one.

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Jul 19, 2019
Episode 174: Breaking out the brooms in San Diego
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss MLB All-Star festivities, Atlanta's sweep in San Diego, Dallas Keuchel, Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman, Matthew Boyd, prospects and more. 

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Jul 15, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 15 - Recapping the Talking Chop Top 30 Braves Prospects List
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In this week's episode, we focused solely on the prospect rankings we rolled out this past week over on Talking Chop. From discussing our unanimous top prospect Cristian Pache and how he had separated himself from the pack to discussing why some guys (looking at you, Luiz Gohara) didn't make the list at all, Matt and Eric go in depth into how the list was formulated, some of the harder calls that had to be made, and whether or not there were any surprises once we actually got the list finalized. We also took a few questions from folks over on Twitter to answer to make sure we didn't forget anything super important. Thanks again to everyone for reading the site this week and enjoy!

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Jul 13, 2019
Episode 173 - Recapping the Braves' first half and other fun with Eric Cole and Scott Coleman
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In this week's episode of the Talking Chop podcast, you will notice a decided lack of Ozzie Albies trade proposals and references to Michigan sports and the curse of Atlanta sports. That is because Brad is on location in Vegas covering the NBA Summer League. As a result, you are stuck with Eric handling main host duties. My condolences. Fortunately, Scott was able to join me to cover a whole lot of ground in Brad's absence.

Enclosed in said podcast you will find topics covered including:

- Recapping the Braves' awesome first half of the season

- Our MVPs and LVPs for the Braves from the first half of the season

- Discussing the injured and rehabbing Braves including Anthony Swarzak, Dansby Swanson, and Ender Inciarte

- Looking back at the games from the last week or so

- Recovering from a crazy 9th inning in Sunday's game versus the Marlins

- An early look at trade deadline targets

- Much, much more

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Jul 07, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 14 - Futures Game, Injury Updates, and Teasing our Top 30 prospects list
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we first look at the Futures Game selections for the Braves. The virtues of Ian Anderson and Cristian Pache are talked about quite a bit as well as cases made for Drew Waters and Kyle Muller because, well, we are greedy and would have loved to see some more Braves. Then, we talk about the status of some injured prospects including Freddy Tarnok, Tristan Beck, Corbin Clouse, CJ Alexander, and Victor Vodnik while mourning the retirement of all-around good dude Derian Cruz. After all of that, each of us talk about a couple of guys that are trending up on our personal rankings as well as some that are trending downward as a little bit of a teaser for our Top 30 Braves Prospects List that will be rolling out on Talking Chop during the All-Star break. Enjoy!

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Jul 06, 2019
Episode 172: Welcome to July
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss All-Star selections, strong bullpen performance (before Sunday), the rest conundrum and much more. 

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Jul 01, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 13 - Early impressions of the 2019 Braves draft class and discussing our biggest prospect misses
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In this weeks episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and Eric first do a quick recap of how some of the guys are doing down in short season ball and as well as how some of the higher draft picks for the Braves are doing including Shea Langeliers and Braden Shewmake. We then discuss the draft signings overall as well as the guys who have not signed yet before we get into the meat of the episode which was discussing the guys we have missed the most on. From old favorites like Tommy La Stella and Jordan Schaefer to more recent misses, we talk about the guys that exceeded our expectations and guys that broke our hearts. Enjoy!

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Jun 28, 2019
Episode 171: Things are going well in Atlanta
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Brad is joined by TC managing editor Kris Willis to discuss another productive, the greatness of Freddie Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz's struggles and much more. 
Jun 24, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 12 - Listener mailbag with lots of Braves rookie/short-season ball talk
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we take a step back and take some listener questions as we wait for short-season ball to get fully underway. We discussed plenty of the Braves top prospects including what the near-term futures are for Drew Waters and Cristian Pache, how the 2018 draft class is doing, updating our outlook on Kolby Allard, and discussing some guys whose outlook has diminished this season (if only temporarily). 

After that, there were a LOT of questions pertaining to the 2019 draft class and the short-season ball rosters including guys we have our eyes on, who we think could have the longest MLB career, and lots of stuff in-between. Enjoy!
Jun 21, 2019
Episode 170: Stay hot, Braves
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss an awesome week for the Atlanta Braves, including high-powered offense and memorable moments against Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 
Jun 17, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 11 - 2019 Braves Organizational All-Stars with Matt, Gaurav, and Eric
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we take a step back from all of the draft talk (we did that a lot in recent weeks and it is a sore subject for some of us....*cough* *cough* Matt *cough) and instead dive back into creating our midseason Braves' minor league All-Star rosters. This thought exercise helps us get a good handle on the top prospects in the system before we start incorporating the 2019 draftees into the mix ahead of our Top 30 Braves prospects list which will be coming out during the MLB All-Star break. It also highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the system....plus it is just fun to talk about prospects and making Dream Teams with them. Enjoy! 
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 169: A streaky stretch, Julio Teheran and more
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to catch up on the latest with the Atlanta Braves, from Dallas Keuchel to Nick Markakis, Julio Teheran and a sweep over the Miami Marlins. 
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 168: Welcome, Dallas Keuchel
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman in emergency fashion to break down the signing of Dallas Keuchel. 
Jun 07, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 10 - Complete 2019 Braves Draft Review with Eric, Matt, and Gaurav
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In this week's episode, we touch quickly on the recent promotions of William Contreras and Greyson Jenista to Double-A which look a bit puzzling on the face of it but make a certain amount of sense in others. After that, it is all draft talk as we talk first in generalities about what we thought about the draft which wasn't exactly a glowing endorsement, but we at least understood the strategy (we think) and there are some definite benefits. After that, we look at the picks themselves from the high profile ones in Shea Langeliers and Braden Shewmake as well as the day two and three picks that could really make some noise for the Braves in the future. Enjoy!
Jun 06, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 9 - Highlighting Braves MiLB top performers and last minute MLB draft thoughts
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and Eric first take a look at some of the top performers in the Braves' farm system including the usual names like Trey Harris and Cristian Pache as well as giving some deserved air time to guys like Tucker Davidson who have been playing well and who might not see the limelight as much as they should.

After that and some injury updates, we take our final dive before the draft where we talk about the most likely candidates to be taken with the 9th overall pick (well, the most likely at THIS moment in time anyways), who we like and don't like, and then we talk about some names for later on in the draft. Enjoy!
May 31, 2019
Episode 167: Memorial Day extravaganza with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the week that was, Austin Riley's early success, the upcoming MLB Draft and much more. 
May 27, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 8 - 2019 MLB Draft Preview with Baseball America's Carlos Collazo
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, it is all draft talk as Talking Chop alum and Baseball America's current draft guru Carlos Collazo comes on the show. We explore the currently thinking about the draft including the Braves' options with the 9th overall pick to start the show. After that we talk about specific guys who are trending up and down including Hunter Bishop, Josh Jung, Daniel Espino, and others as we all try to make sense of what is going to go down in a couple of weeks.

As an added bonus, Matt shows his love for Daniel Espino in his feud with Carlos while Gaurav and Carlos feud over characterizations from The Office....so basically it was just like old times. Enjoy!
May 24, 2019
Episode 166: Successful homestand, Riley’s debut and more
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss Austin Riley's debut, Freddie Freeman's brilliance, Atlanta's recent performance and much more. 
May 19, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 7 - Braves prospect mailbag extravaganza with the fellas
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we take a week off from having guests on the show (fear not, Baseball America's Carlos Collazo will be on next week to talk draft stuffs) and took a bunch of questions from listeners on a wide array of topics. We discuss Austin Riley's call-up, several different angles on Drew Waters/Cristian Pache, the command issues we are seeing out of Kyle Wright and Ian Anderson, and a whole lot more. Plus, Matt has us revisit the offseason to talk about the "almost trade" for J.T. Realmuto because Matt is a sadist that enjoys pain and suffering. Enjoy!
May 17, 2019
Episode 165: The Austin Riley decision and more
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to discuss Austin Riley's breakout, the house of horrors in Los Angeles, starting pitching and much more. 
May 13, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 6 - Talking Braves prospects and the 2019 Draft with MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we had a really special guest. First, the three of us give you the usual update as to what is going on in the farm system with some of the top performers from the last week or so. Brace yourselves...there is a good bit of Austin Riley in the first segment as well as tidbits on members of the Mississippi rotation, Drew Waters and Cristian Pache, and Trey Harris who has been absolutely raking for Rome.

After that, we were fortunate enough to be able to bring Jim Callis from MLB Pipeline on to the show despite his busy schedule (and my pestering him constantly....sorry Jim). Jim talks to us a bit about some of the big position player prospects in the Braves system, gives a ton of insight into the state of power numbers in the minors (in particular in Triple-A) due to the baseballs being used, and then takes a dive with us into what we can expect to see from the 2019 MLB Draft from the Braves at least as an early glance. Jim was an absolute joy to record with and gave us a ton of insight. Enjoy!
May 10, 2019
Episode 164: A timely sweep before a tough stretch
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to discuss Atlanta's weekend sweep, an up-and-down series prior to that, the schedule in the near future and much more. 
May 06, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 5 - Quick Recap of the Braves MiLB action followed by a deep dive into the IFA market with Ben Badler
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we first do a quick recap of what we have seen in the minor leagues over the last couple of weeks including some newsworthy promotions, injuries, and top performances including Austin Riley smashing baseballs into orbit, a dark horse pitching prospect playing out of his mind, and more.

After that, we were joined by Baseball America's Ben Badler to update us on the state of the Braves and the international free agent market. We get a lot of questions about the players the Braves lost, what the Braves are currently doing to rebuild their international operations, etc. Ben covers all of that in more in a deep dive of an interview that you won't want to miss. 

While you are at it, please make sure to subscribe to Baseball America. We love that whole team of folks over there and it is an incredible value for the service and information they provide. Supporting folks like them is important to us, you should do the same.

Anyways, enjoy the show!
May 03, 2019
Episode 163: Wild bookends and a mess in between
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole of Talking Chop to discuss a wild and crazy week for the Braves, with big-time highs and maddening lows. 
Apr 29, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 4 - Discussing Braves MiLB Top Performers, Pitch Counts, and some predictions
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, we cover an array of topics. First, we took at look at some of the top performers from down in the minor leagues including top prospects like Drew Waters and Cristian Pache as well as lesser known guys like Riley Delgado, Justin Dean, Trey Harris, and Rafael Ortega (with a minor tangent about the baseball being used in Triple-A). Then, we discuss how the Braves are currently managing pitchers' innings thus far in the 2019 season and we wrap things up with finishing up mailbag questions from last week and making some predictions for the weekend since we recorded this episode on Friday and needed to switch time slots with the Talking Chop podcast (which you should go listen to immediately if you have done so already. Enjoy!
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 162: An unsightly sweep and a Friday washout (with Scott Coleman)
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to discuss a brutal week for the Braves, the fallout from the Arodys Vizcaino injury and much more.
Apr 20, 2019
Episode 161: Another extension and another winning week
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole of Talking Chop to discuss the Ozzie Albies extension, a positive week, the ongoing Tiger Woods movement and much more.
Apr 15, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 3 - Ozzie Albies' extension, top Braves MiLB performers so far, and mailbag time!
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt and I go it alone for this one as we talk about our thoughts on Ozzie Albies extension as well as what our expectations were of him before he reached the majors and what he could be going forward. Then we went over some of the guys that have really shown out in the early part of the minor league season for the Braves in 2019 which we will likely go back and laugh at at the end of the season. Finally, we answer some of your questions about Braves prospects (we promise, we saved the questions we didn't answer and will answer them in a different podcast). Enjoy!
Apr 12, 2019
Episode 160: That's more like it (with Scott Coleman)
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to discuss an uptick from the Atlanta Braves and Tiger Woods madness. 
Apr 08, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 2 - Running down Braves Minor League Roster and our initial 2019 MLB Draft thoughts
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In this week's episode of Road to Atlanta, Matt, Gaurav, and Eric talk a bit about the opening of the minor league season and the rosters that were released this week (spoilers: we were mostly correct last week) and the talk about the guys we like right now as draft prospects for the Braves with the 9th overall pick. It is likely we will look back on this and laugh at ourselves a lot, but this is where our current thinking lies. Enjoy!
Apr 05, 2019
Episode 159: Ronald Acuña signed an extension
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop for an emergency reaction to the Ronald Acuña contract extension. 
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 158: An opening weekend to forget with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole of Talking Chop to recap the (disastrous) opening weekend, discuss the bullpen and much more. 
Apr 01, 2019
Road to Atlanta - Episode 1 (kinda) - Previewing the 2019 Braves MiLB Rosters....also, WE'RE BACK!
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That's right everyone, Road to Atlanta makes it's triumphant return to the land of podcasting as Gaurav, Matt, and Eric run down their thoughts on what to expect from the Braves' minor league rosters to start the 2019 season. We are so happy to be back and look forward to sharing our thoughts and guests with you each week. Enjoy!
Mar 29, 2019
Episode 157: Season predictions and more with Eric Cole and Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to catch up on the latest roster news and offer "formal" predictions for the 2019 season. 
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 156: Rotation preview and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to discuss an interesting lead-off option, the latest injury news and the 2019 starting rotation options for the Atlanta Braves. 
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 155: Position player preview and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole of Talking Chop to discuss Atlanta's Opening Day starter and closer by committee, before previewing the team's position players from top to bottom. 
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 154: Bullpen preview, Bryce Harper and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman of Talking Chop to discuss Bryce Harper signing in Philly, an interesting roster projection, Spring Training injuries and Atlanta's 2019 bullpen. 
Mar 08, 2019
Episode 153: Hope Springs Eternal with Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South to discuss Atlanta's offense, tales from Spring Training, Johan Camargo's role, the NL East and more. 
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 152: Pitchers, catchers and front office interviews with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) to celebrate the arrival of pitchers and catchers to Spring Training and break down the already infamous interview with Atlanta's front office. 
Feb 15, 2019
Episode 151: Prospect lists, Craig Kimbrel and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss prospect lists, the potential of a Craig Kimbrel return and much more.
Feb 05, 2019
Episode 150: The Nick Markakis emergency extravaganza with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to react to the news of Nick Markakis re-signing with the Braves.
Jan 23, 2019
Episode 149: The mildly warm stove with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss AJ Pollock, Sonny Gray, scouting shake-ups, Vegas over/unders and much more.
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 148: Kicking off 2019 with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss Adam Duvall scenarios, prospect lists and the latest "rumblings" as 2019 arrives.
Jan 08, 2019
Episode 147: Holiday mailbag with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to wrap up 2018 by opening the mailbag.
Dec 28, 2018
Episode 146: All Is Calm with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to recap a quiet Winter Meetings, catch up on the latest with J.T. Realmuto, answer mailbag questions and much more.
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 145: Visiting with JJ Cooper of Baseball America
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Special guest host Eric Cole is joined by Baseball America's JJ Cooper to discuss Atlanta's farm system, decisions for the future and much more.
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 144: Welcome to December with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the non-tender deadline, the shakeup in Atlanta's broadcast booth, players like Dallas Keuchel and Mitch Haniger, the future of Julio Teheran and more.
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 143: Hello, Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann
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Brad is joined (in emergency fashion!) by TC's Eric Cole and Scott Coleman to break down the additions of Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann.
Nov 27, 2018
Episode 142: Lineup review, biggest need and more with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to review the 2018 lineup, look ahead to 2019 through projections, check up on the news and much more.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 141: GM Meetings, news roundup and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the GM meetings, the latest news, awards and the hot stove.
Nov 11, 2018
Episode 140: Free agency opens, rotation review and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the 2018 rotation, recap the news and look ahead to the Hot Stove.
Nov 04, 2018
Episode 139: Gold glove nominees, bullpen review and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the Gold Glove nominees, look back on the 2018 bullpen and peek into the future with regard to free agency and potential trades.
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 138: Untouchable prospects, potential targets and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the staff shake-up, two potential acquisition targets, the notion of untouchable prospects and much more.
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 137: Payroll projections, coaching limbo and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss upcoming decisions on the coaching staff, projections for 2019 payroll, Anibal Sanchez, Nick Markakis, Kurt Suzuki and more.
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 136: Game 4 recap with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to break down Game 4, look back at the series and praise the Braves for a job well done.
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 135: Game 3 recap with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to dissect the Game 3 win, including heroics from Ronald Acuña and Freddie Freeman, interesting decisions and subtle optimism toward Game 4 on Monday.
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 134: Game 2 recap with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC’s Eric Cole to comb through the Game 2 loss to the Dodgers and look ahead to Sunday in Atlanta.
Oct 06, 2018
Episode 133: Game 1 recap with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman to break down what transpired during a Game 1 loss to the Dodgers.
Oct 05, 2018
Episode 132: Previewing the NLDS with Eric Cole and Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC’s Eric Cole and TC's Scott Coleman to preview the NLDS, with thoughts on the Dodgers, Atlanta's roster management, Vegas odds, predictions and much more.
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 131: Raising the NL East banner with Scott Coleman and Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by TC’s Scott Coleman and Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to celebrate the Braves clinching the NL East, dissect the upcoming playoff roster and much more.
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 130: Johan Camargo, building the bench and more with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of FOX Sports South to discuss Johan Camargo's contributions, the stretch run, Ender Inciarte's resurgence, the potential playoff bench and much more.
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 129: Navigating the roller coaster with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss weird results, Johan Camargo's surge, bizarre managing, the work of Mike Foltynewicz, Julio Teheran's return to relevance and much more.
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 128: Welcome to September with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole on this Labor Day weekend show to discuss roster expansion, Sean Newcomb, Nick Markakis, Tyler Flowers and much more.
Sep 03, 2018
Episode 127: Kevin Gausman, roster expansion and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the Kevin Gausman experience, Ozzie Albies' struggles, potential roster expansion, a winning week and much more.
Aug 26, 2018
Episode 126: Ronald Acuña, a disastrous weekend and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss an ugly weekend at SunTrust Park, the brilliance of Ronald Acuña, the playoff race, Kolby Allard, bullpen hypotheticals and much more.
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 125: Touki Toussaint, the catcher rotation and more with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad is joined by TC's Gaurav Vedak to discuss Touki Toussaint's upcoming debut, Dansby Swanson, the catching tandem, intriguing prospects, Ryan Flaherty and more.
Aug 13, 2018
Episode 124: An August hot streak, Julio Teheran and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss Julio Teheran, a recent hot streak, evaluating players in a big-picture sense, prospect promotions and much more.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 123: Kevin Gausman, Adam Duvall and a post-deadline extravaganza with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to break down the trade deadline from the perspective of the Atlanta Braves.
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 122: Catching up on a short week with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to discuss a short week of results, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, trade winds, the concept of an "ace" and much more.
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 121: All-Star break, Ender Inciarte and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss trade buzz, the lead-off spot, All-Star festivities, Carter Stewart, prospect lists and more.
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 120: The halfway point with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the first half of the 2018 season, Max Fried, Mike Soroka's injury, the bullpen, Ronald Acuna and much more.
Jul 01, 2018
Episode 119: Dansby Swanson, pitching injuries and more with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of FOX Sports South to discuss Dansby Swanson, Ronald Acuna's timetable, Julio Teheran's weird season, Brian Snitker, Freddie Freeman and more.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 118: SunTrust Park fun, Luiz Gohara and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss Julio Teheran's Sunday masterpiece, Sean Newcomb, Brian Snitker's bullpen management, Ozzie Albies, young arms, All-Star considerations and much more.
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 117: Ender Inciarte, ‘financial flexibility’ and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss an unfortunate road trip, Atlanta's future schedule, the rest-of-season lineup, struggles of Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies, the uncertain rotation, time zones and much more.
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 116: Breaking down the 2018 MLB Draft with Eric Cole and Matt Powers
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole and Matt Powers to discuss the first two days of the 2018 MLB Draft from the perspective of the Atlanta Braves.
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 115: Mike Foltynewicz, early All-Star buzz and more with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to discuss a wild weekend, early All-Star thoughts, Freddie Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz, Dansby Swanson and much more.
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 114: Memorial Day check-in with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the week's action, Ronald Acuna's scary injury, a potential pursuit of Mike Moustakas, the minor league system and much more.
May 28, 2018
Episode 113: A wild Sunday and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to navigate an insane Sunday afternoon, discuss the third base situation, evaluate Sean Newcomb and much more.
May 20, 2018
Episode 112: Sean Newcomb, Jose Bautista and more
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Brad flies solo on Mother's Day with topics including Sean Newcomb's breakout, Nick Markakis impersonating Lou Gehrig, Austin Riley and much more.
May 13, 2018
Episode 111: An up-and-down week, Nick Markakis and more with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad is joined by TC's Gaurav Vedak to discuss the highs and lows of the week, the renaissance of Nick Markakis, Austin Riley, Touki Toussaint and much more.
May 07, 2018
Episode 110: Acuna arrives, early storylines and more with Eric Cole and Grant McAuley
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With Brad struggling in internet land, Eric Cole and Grant McCauley lead this week's show with topics including Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies, the Braves being tremendously fun and much more.
May 01, 2018
Episode 109: The 20-game mark with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South to catch up on the Braves after 20 games, including discussion surrounding Kurt Suzuki, Jose Bautista, Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna and more.
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 108: The Ronald Acuna debate and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss Ronald Acuna's plight, Dansby Swanson's early success, recent results and much more.
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 107: Evaluating a hot start with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to evaluate the early portion of the 2018 season, Preston Tucker's potential breakout, Ozzie Albies, the notion of Bryce Harper in Atlanta and (much) more.
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 106: Rotation preview, 2018 predictions and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to preview the rotation, make predictions about the 2018 season and discuss Ronald Acuña starting the season in Gwinnett.
Mar 20, 2018
Episode 105: Lineup preview, Luiz Gohara and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to preview the lineup, break down injuries and, of course, evaluate March Madness.
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 104: Bullpen preview and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to preview the bullpen, project where prospects will begin 2018 and much more.
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 103: Breaking down the roster with Ben Duronio
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Brad is joined by Ben Duronio (@bvduro) to discuss Ronald Acuna, the future of the middle infield, bullpen uncertainty and much more.
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 102: Hello, Orlando with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to kick off Spring Training, discuss Mike Moustakas and generally ramble about baseball.
Feb 16, 2018
Episode 101: February waiting game with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to catch up on the waiting game in free agency, preview the NL East and much more.
Feb 04, 2018
Episode 100: Chipper Jones, prospect lists and more with Carlos Collazo and Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America and TC's Eric Cole to commemorate our 100th episode with a discussion that includes Chipper Jones, top-100 lists, Ronald Acuna and plenty of reflection on the podcast to this point.
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 99: Cutting through the silence with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to discuss the dead silence of winter, Christian Yelich, Austin Riley and much more.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 98: Prospect rankings and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to break down the site's prospect rankings, Christian Yelich and much more.
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 97: Slamming the door on 2017 with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to wrap up 2017 and look ahead to 2018.
Dec 31, 2017
Episode 96: Farewell, Matt Kemp with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the Matt Kemp trade and all of the fallout.
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 95: Winter Meetings primer with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to preview the Winter Meetings, discuss Julio Teheran and much more.
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 94: Real, live baseball chatter with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss non-tenders, Atlanta's bullpen, the new regime, Chris Archer and much more.
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 93: Unwrapping the mess with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to break down the MLB sanctions, Coppy's lifetime ban, 40-man decisions and much more.
Nov 27, 2017
Episode 92: Before the hammer drops with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the GM hire, wrap up the AFL and recklessly speculate about upcoming sanctions.
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 91: The Alex Anthopoulos Experience with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole for an emergency podcast to discuss the hire of Alex Anthopoulos.
Nov 14, 2017
Episode 90: GM candidates, Ender Inciarte and more with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad is joined by TC's Gaurav Vedak to discuss GM candidates, the Arizona Fall League, Ender Inciarte and more.
Nov 13, 2017
Episode 89: Still waiting with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss the front office waiting game, the future at third base, Arizona Fall League, free agent theories and much more.
Nov 06, 2017
Episode 88: News roundup, World Series and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss GM candidates, roster moves, the madness in the World Series and much more.
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 87: The Holding Pattern with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss coaching changes, Arizona Fall League, Lane Adams and more.
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 86: Front office turmoil and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss the front office turmoil, John Hart's future, Brian Snitker's option and much more.
Oct 09, 2017
Episode 85: The John Coppolella bombshell with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to break down the wild day in Braves Country and what happens next in the aftermath of the John Coppolella resignation.
Oct 03, 2017
Episode 84: 72 wins and a podcast with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to wrap up the final week of the 2017 season, discuss Brian Snitker, answer your questions and much more.
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 83: One week to go with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to discuss Kurt Suzuki, Tyler Flowers, R.A. Dickey, Brian Snitker, Ozzie Albies and much more.
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 82: News, notes and a mid-September mailbag
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Brad flies solo to discuss the managerial situation, the future of the outfield, a fake trade and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 17, 2017
Episode 81: Breaking down the rotation and more with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to discuss the 2018 rotation, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, the struggling bullpen and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 80: Freddie Freeman, Max Fried and more with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad is joined by TC's own Gaurav Vedak to discuss Freddie Freeman's wrist, the (near) end of the Minor League season, Max Fried's first start and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 04, 2017
Episode 79: Leaning into September with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's own Scott Coleman to look ahead to September. Topics include Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, Dansby Swanson, September call-ups and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 78: Fawning over Ronald Acuña and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's own Eric Cole to shower love on Ronald Acuña while also discussing Tyler Flowers, Andrelton Simmons, Dansby Swanson and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 77: Brian Snitker, Ozzie Albies and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's own Scott Coleman to discuss Ozzie Albies' promotion, Brian Snitker's job status, the Sean Rodriguez trade and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 76: Jaime Garcia, Dansby Swanson and more with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South to wrap up the trade deadline, talk about Dansby Swanson and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 01, 2017
Episode 75: Pre-deadline mailbag
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Brad goes solo to discuss Jaime Garcia, Dansby Swanson, trade buzz, Jim Johnson and your listener questions. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 74: Prospect rankings, trade chatter and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to break down our site's official prospect rankings, evaluate the trade winds and reflect positively on a weekend sweep. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 17, 2017
Episode 73: Taking stock at the All-Star break with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to break down the first "half" of the season and look ahead to the stretch run. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 72: Ender Inciarte, Freddie Freeman debate and more with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Baseball America's Carlos Collazo to discuss Atlanta's hot streak, Ender Inciarte, Mike Foltynewicz and the great Freddie Freeman debate. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 03, 2017
Episode 71: The Freddie Freeman third base edition with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to break down Atlanta's strong play, Freddie Freeman playing third base, Johan Camargo and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 70: Brandon Phillips, Mike Soroka and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to discuss a number of topics, including Brandon Phillips' strong play, the greatness of Mike Soroka, the 2017 MLB Draft and much more.
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 69: Sean Newcomb, MLB Draft and more with Matt Powers
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Brad is joined by TC's Matt Powers to break down the MLB Draft to this point and additional topics include Sean Newcomb, Bartolo Colon, Matt Adams and more.
Jun 13, 2017
Episode 68: Julio Teheran, Adonis Garcia and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's Scott Coleman to discuss Julio Teheran's struggles, the Emilio Bonifacio era, Adonis Garcia's return and much more.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 67: Pitching woes and more with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by old pal Carlos Collazo to discuss Matt Kemp, Atlanta's sudden cold streak, starting pitching issues, Jim Johnson and much more.
May 29, 2017
Episode 66: Freddie Freeman, Matt Adams and more with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad is joined by Talking Chop's own Gaurav Vedak to discuss the Freddie Freeman injury, the Matt Adams trade, minor league story lines, Rio Ruiz and much more.
May 22, 2017
Episode 65: Tyler Flowers, bench bats and more with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing to discuss Atlanta's recent play, Tyler Flowers' strong performance, the absence of bench bats, pushing prospects quickly and (much) more.
May 15, 2017
Episode 64: Recent futility, pitching woes and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss a brutal week of results, the woes of the pitching staff, Brian Snitker's public tactics and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
May 08, 2017
Episode 63: Matt Kemp, Dansby's struggles and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss Atlanta's streaky nature, Dansby Swanson's struggles, Matt Kemp's hot bat and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
May 01, 2017
Episode 62: Major League struggles and Minor League hope with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss Atlanta's losing streak, Brian Snitker's managerial prowess, Freddie Freeman and a wide-ranging Minor League breakdown. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 61: SunTrust Park, Ender Inciarte and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss the opening of SunTrust Park, a four-game winning streak, Ender Inciarte's sudden power surge and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 60: Early season reactions with Cory McCartney and Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Cory McCartney and Zach Dillard of FOX Sports South to react to the first six games, take stock of where we are and discuss their new television venture, Chopcast Live. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 11, 2017
Episode 59: Six games in the books
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Brad flies solo from an undisclosed location. Topics include the 1-5 start, Bartolo Colon, Matt Kemp's injury, the Ryan Howard signing and (much) more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 58: Opening Day roster, predictions and more
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Brad is joined by old friend Carlos Collazo for a final podcast before Opening Day. Topics include the Opening Day roster, minor league rotations and comprehensive predictions in advance of the 2017 season. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 02, 2017
Episode 57: Rotation preview, position battles and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to break down the 2017 starting rotation, position battles on the bench and in the bullpen, Rio Ruiz's arrival timeline and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 27, 2017
Episode 56: Rotation unveiling, mailbag and more
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Brad goes solo to talk about the Braves unveiling the starting rotation, the return of Dansby Swanson and Julio Teheran and your mailbag questions. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 55: The Lineup Preview, NCAA Tournament talk and more
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Brad and Carlos preview the 2017 Atlanta Braves lineup, which is a nice way of saying they pour cold water on all of your offensive expectations for the team this season. They offer up a few thoughts on the NCAA Tournament (having recorded on Selection Sunday) and also get into a few mailbag questions. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 54: Bullpen Preview, Ronald Acuna and more
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to break down the 2017 bullpen options. Beyond that, topics include Dustin Peterson's injury, strong starts from Ronald Acuna and Max Fried, the potential platoon at third base and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 53: The Bench Preview
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Brad and Carlos begin the 2017 preview series by taking a look at the Braves bench group. Warning: this is the scariest position group of the team by far. It's not pretty. We also touch on the Fangraphs prospect list, talk Spring Training and take listener questions. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 26, 2017
Episode 52 (1 Year!): Spring Training talk, Baseball Prospectus' top 100 and the Mailbag
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It's one year of the Talking Chop Podcast! Brad and Carlos celebrate by doing the same thing they do every week: talk about the Braves. We touch on Sean Rodriguez' injury, Jim Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino in the bullpen, the backup first base spot, John Coppolella's Fox Sports South interview, take listener questions and more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 19, 2017
Episode 51: Breaking down the Brandon Phillips trade
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Brad and Carlos spend a majority of the show breaking down the Braves trade for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. We give our thoughts on Phillips as a player at this point in his career, the outlook for 2B now without Sean Rodriguez for a while and some possible ramifications for Ozzie Albies. We also touch on Baseball America's Top 100 list, which features eight different Braves prospects. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 50: A Candid Braves Conversation, with Kevin McAlpin
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Braves Radio Network and 680 The Fan reporter Kevin McAlpin joins the show! Kevin breaks down what it's like being a Braves reporter in the offseason, gives us his thoughts on the team's winter moves and talks about what he's looking forward to in Spring Training. Finally, there's talk of a tandem bike ride with Mark Bowman. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 49: Analyzing Top 100 prospect lists, with Scott Coleman
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Brad and Carlos are joined by Talking Chop's longest-tenured writer, and smartest person, Scott Coleman. The three start the podcast off with some chat about Braves legends Jeff Francoeur and Kris Medlen before diving into the Top 100 prospect lists from ESPN's Keith Law and MLB Pipeline. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jan 30, 2017
Episode 48: Kurt Suzuki, the Mallex Smith trade and prospect talk with Gaurav Vedak
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Brad and Carlos are joined by Gaurav Vedak, one of Talking Chop's own prospect savants. Topics include the Kurt Suzuki signing, Atlanta players in the World Baseball Classic and the Mallex Smith trade. Lastly we pester Gaurav about the Braves farm system and make him tell us who "his guy" is. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 47: Infield rumors, Freddie Freeman's status among first basemen and more
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Brad and Carlos discuss Freddie Freeman's status among other MLB first baseman, talk a little bit about Matt Wisler and then jump into all the infield rumors that hit this week. To round out the show we take a few listener questions. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 46: Ender Inciarte's extension, the biggest stories of 2016 and more
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Brad and Carlos get together on New Year's day to talk about Ender Inciarte's contract extension, the constant Matt Wieters rumors, Freddie Freeman and the biggest Braves stories of 2016. After all that we take a few listener questions.
Jan 02, 2017
Episode 45: Preseason Top-25 prospect list and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by prospect guru Eric Cole to discuss John Danks, Mike Foltynewicz, TC's top-25 prospect list and much more.
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 44: Bye Tyrell Jenkins, Nationals thoughts and prospect list observations
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Brad and Carlos give their thoughts on the Braves trading away Tyrell Jenkins, the Williams Perez release, what the Nationals are doing and how that impacts Atlanta, and then wrap things up with a pretty long discussion about Baseball America's top 10 Braves list.
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 43: Jaime Garcia, Chris Archer, Alex Jackson and more
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Brad and Carlos discuss the latest Atlanta Braves trades, revisit Chris Archer and Chris Sale rumors, talk about catching options and briefly touch on the new CBA. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 42: Sean Rodriguez, Ozzie Albies and more with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia (Awful Announcing, The Comeback) to discuss Sean Rodriguez, trade rumors, Ozzie Albies, CBA negotiations and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 41: Chris Sale, Fake Trades and more with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo to discuss trade rumors involving Chris Sale and Chris Archer, the pros and cons of Jason Castro, "untouchables" and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Nov 21, 2016
Episode 40: The Bartolo Colon Show and more with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by TC's own Scott Coleman to discuss the signings of Bartolo Colon and R.A Dickey, options at catcher and whether the Braves could still pull the trigger on a big trade. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Nov 14, 2016
Episode 39: Cubs vs. Braves, Jason Hammel, Ryan Weber and more
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Brad rolls solo to discuss the rebuild of the Cubs vs. the rebuild of the Braves, the free agent prospects of Jason Hammel, Ryan Weber's farewell, Kevin Maitan's near future and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 38: Gold Glove finalists, Arizona Fall League and more with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss Gold Glove finalists, Mallex Smith, Arizona Fall League, R.A. Dickey and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 37: Trade Candidates, "Off-Limits" Prospects and more with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo to create fake trade scenarios, evaluate "off-limits" prospects, talk about Brian McCann and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 36: Coaching Staff, 2017 Lineup and more
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Brad flies solo (from an airport) and topics include Brian Snitker, Ron Washington, pitching trades, 2017 lineup and much, much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Oct 16, 2016
Episode 35: 2016 Major League Recap with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to recap the entire 2016 Major League season, as well as to chat about the managerial situation. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 34: Turner Field send-off, Jim Johnson and more
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Brad rolls solo to discuss the end of the 2016 season and the farewell to Turner Field. In addition, Jim Johnson's contract extension and the managerial search are topics of conversation. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 33: 2016 Minor League Recap with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to recap the entire 2016 season from a Minor League perspective, with other topics including the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 26, 2016
Episode 32: John Coppolella, A.J. Pierzynski's retirement and Matt Kemp with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo to talk about #AskCoppy, A.J. Pierzynski's weird "retirement", Matt Kemp, Rio Ruiz and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 19, 2016
Episode 31: Ozzie Albies, Third Base and Ender Inciarte with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to talk about Ozzie Albies' injury, Dansby Swanson, the future at third base, Ender Inciarte and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 30: Tim Tebow and Labor Day mailbag
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Brad is on his own for Labor Day weekend and we dig deep into the mailbag. Oh, and Tim Tebow is a thing. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Sep 05, 2016
Episode 29: Freddie Freeman, Jeff Francoeur and 2017 rotation with Joe Lucia
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Brad is joined by Joe Lucia (Awful Announcing, The Comeback) to talk about Freddie Freeman, the Jeff Francoeur trade, Aaron Blair's struggles, the 2017 starting rotation and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 28: Dansby Swanson, Evan Longoria and LaGuardia Airport
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Brad is stuck in LaGuardia Airport and rambling about the Atlanta Braves. Hide the women and children. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 21, 2016
Episode 27: Andruw Jones, John Schuerholz and Dansby Swanson with Carlos Collazo
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Brad is joined by Carlos Collazo of MLB.com to talk about the Braves Hall of Fame inductions of Andruw Jones and John Schuerholz, as well as the MLB debut of Dansby Swanson. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 18, 2016
Episode 26: Brian Snitker, 2017 position battles with Grant McAuley
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Brad is joined by Grant McAuley of 92.9 The Game to talk about Brian Snitker, options at catcher and third base, Freddie Freeman and much more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 14, 2016
Episode 25: Yasiel Puig, Prospect Rankings and Coppy's magic with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to talk about Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, prospect rankings, Ender Inciarte and the magic of John Coppolella. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 08, 2016
Episode 24: Wrapping up the trade deadline with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to break down the Matt Kemp/Hector Olivera deal and everything from the 2016 MLB trade deadline. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Aug 02, 2016
Episode 23: Chris Sale, Prospect Updates and more, with Carlos Collazo
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Brad welcomes Carlos back to the program with a grandiose episode. Topics include Chris Sale, Julio Teheran, prospect updates and the city of San Diego. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 22: Going solo to talk catchers, Hector Olivera and more
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Brad attempts to navigate a solo podcast for the first time. Topics include Hector Olivera, potential targets at catcher and September call-ups. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 17, 2016
Episode 21: 2016 First Half Review, with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Talking Chop's Scott Coleman to review the first half of the 2016 season for the Atlanta Braves. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 20: Ft. Bragg, Bud Norris and the International Signing Period, with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Talking Chop's Eric Cole to talk about the International Signing Period (Kevin Maitan!), the Bud Norris trade, Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies and, of course, the Ft. Bragg game. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jul 04, 2016
Episode 19: Nick Markakis, Kevin Maitan and pitching galore, with Zach Dillard
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Brad is joined by Zach Dillard of Fox Sports South to discuss Nick Markakis, the start of International signing period (hello, Kevin Maitan) and just about every pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 18: The Braves are scorching hot, with Eric Cole
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Brad is joined by Eric Cole to discuss the recent winning binge and how the newest additions to the Atlanta Braves farm system stack up against the incumbent talent. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jun 20, 2016
Episode 17: Reviewing the MLB Draft and more, with Scott Coleman
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Brad is joined by Scott Coleman to discuss what the Braves chose to do in the 2016 MLB Draft and how the revolving door of Atlanta's middle infielders continues to churn. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jun 13, 2016
Episode 16: MLB Draft preview and more, with Eric Cole
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In the first episode without Carlos, Eric Cole joins Brad, and the 2016 MLB Draft is prominently featured. We preview the festivities in full, and elsewhere, we talk about a rough week for young pitchers in the Braves organization. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Jun 06, 2016
Episode 15: Julio Teheran, Freddie Freeman, Statistics and a Podcast Update
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Carlos and Brad break all records for podcast longevity in what is Carlos' final show. Topics include Julio Teheran's trade value, Freddie Freeman's slump, Nick Markakis' general lack of power and a fairly detailed look at how the two go about evaluating and analyzing players. *Brad's story on Markakis: http://www.talkingchop.com/2016/5/31/11818154/nick-markakis-atlanta-braves-power-outage *Music: Arc North — Lux — Free Background Music https://soundcloud.com/freebmusic/arc-north-luxfree-background-music Free Background Music Website - www.freebackgroundmusic.co.uk YouTube - goo.gl/fFI0z8 SoundCloud - @freebmusic Facebook - goo.gl/2otgOU Twitter - twitter.com/FreeBMusic Google+ - goo.gl/TybZuK Arc North ► SoundCloud - @arcnorth ► Facebook - www.facebook.com/ArcNorth ► YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCqawukswZ0GUo4efsX9kLGw ► Twitter - twitter.com/ArcNorth ► E-mail - arcnorthofficial@gmail.com
Jun 01, 2016
Episode 14: Fredi Gonzalez is gone, with Eric and Ivan
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Carlos is joined by Eric Cole and Ivan the Great to discuss the firing of Fredi Gonzalez, the upcoming draft, the offensive success we've seen in recent days and also tackle some of your questions on Twitter. *Music: Arc North — Oceanside — Free Background Music https://soundcloud.com/freebmusic/arc-north-oceanside-free-background-music Free Background Music: Website - www.freebackgroundmusic.co.uk YouTube - goo.gl/fFI0z8 SoundCloud - @freebmusic Facebook - goo.gl/2otgOU Twitter - twitter.com/FreeBMusic Google+ - goo.gl/TybZuK Arc North: ► SoundCloud - @arcnorth ► Facebook - www.facebook.com/ArcNorth ► YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCqawukswZ0GUo4efsX9kLGw ► Twitter - twitter.com/ArcNorth ► E-mail - arcnorthofficial@gmail.com
May 23, 2016
Episode 13: Matt Wisler and Mike Foltynewicz find success
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Carlos and Brad come back after a week off to discuss the recent success of Matt Wisler and Mike Foltynewicz. The two touch on a multitude of other topics including Julio Teheran, Mallex Smith, Freddie Freeman, the outfield alignment in general and also answer a few of your questions from Twitter. *Brad's piece on Freddie Freeman: http://www.talkingchop.com/2016/5/13/11670460/freddie-freeman-atlanta-braves-slow-start-hot-streak *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
May 16, 2016
Episode 12: Promotions, demotions, the draft and minor league fun, with Eric Cole
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Carlos and Brad are joined by Eric Cole, who breaks down all the recent promotions and demotions we've had this week. We talk extensively about Jace Peterson before turning our eyes on the upcoming MLB Draft and then discuss the many different players off to a torrid start in the Atlanta farm system. *Be sure to follow Eric on twitter (@leprekhan)and check out his draft primer here: http://www.talkingchop.com/2016/5/2/11565164/primer-on-the-atlanta-braves-and-the-2016-mlb-draft-version-1-0 *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
May 03, 2016
Episode 11: Young pitchers on the horizon, with Grant McAuley
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Carlos and Brad are joined by 92.9 The Game Reporter Grant McAuley, who gives all sorts of insider information regarding the state of the Atlanta Braves. Big topics include Aaron Blair and Mike Foltynewicz — one of whom will be starting Sunday for the Braves — Bud Norris' struggles, the lack of power from the lineup and some of your questions from Twitter. *Be sure to check out Grant's weekly show, "Around the Big Leagues." You can find it on iTunes or visit his SoundCloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/gmcauley *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 23, 2016
Episode 10: The Braves may never lose again, with Scott Coleman
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Carlos and Brad are joined by Scott Coleman as the three break down Atlanta's series sweep of the Miami Marlins. The trio give their thoughts on Fredi Gonzalez, discuss the struggles of Eric Aybar, A.J. Pierzynski and Julio Teheran before answering your questions from Twitter. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 18, 2016
Episode 9: The regular season is here & the Braves may never win again
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Carlos and Brad talk about the first week of Major League play for the Braves... which wasn't that good. Among topics are the totally reliable statistics the team has compiled thus far, two players going down with injuries, and possibly the two only bright spots of the first week in Nick Markakis and Adonis Garcia. The good news is, we are finally talking about games that matter. Eventually, the Braves might also win one. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 8: Predicting Atlanta's finish in the NL East and bold player predictions
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Brad and Carlos reunite after a two week absence from doing the show together to talk about all the latest rumblings from Braves camp just ahead of Opening Day. With the start of the season so close, the two predict where the Braves finish (spoiler: they don't agree) and offer some bold predictions about individual player performances. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 31, 2016
Episode 7: Eric Cole and Garrett Spain break down Braves prospects in spring training
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Carlos is joined by Eric and Garrett to talk prospects, while Brad takes the week off. Topics include the Dansby Swanson and Ozhaino Albies situation, the John Gant bullpen rumors, Mallex Smith's offensive profile, Ronald Acuna and more. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 21, 2016
Episode 6: Roster cuts, Freddie Freeman, March Madness and Unwritten Rules, with Demetrius Bell
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Carlos and Brad are joined by Talking Chop manager Demetrius Bell for a plethora of topics including — but not limited to — the departure of Kyle Kendrick, Freddie Freeman's wrist, Hector Olivera's early (#SSS) success and Bryce Harper's comments about baseball's unwritten rules. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 14, 2016
Episode 5: Ozzie Albies, Mallex Smith and Lineup Construction, with Scott Coleman
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Carlos and Brad welcome Talking Chop veteran Scott Coleman to the podcast for the first time. The three discuss the first week of Spring Training, ponder the early efforts of Ozzie Albies and Mallex Smith, and debate the merits of lineup construction among many other things. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Mar 07, 2016
Episode 4: The dangers of Kyle Kendrick and the allure of Jeff Francouer
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Carlos and Brad talk about the news coming out of Spring Training with Kris Willis. The conversation then steers towards Kyle Kendrick, the starting rotation and the return of Jeff Francoeur. We also try and answer questions from the Talking Chop community. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/ *Link to Brad's piece on Kyle Kendrick: http://www.talkingchop.com/2016/2/25/11112850/kyle-kendrick-atlanta-braves-rotation-manny-banuelos-tyrell-jenkins
Feb 29, 2016
Episode 3: Spring Training and the Farm System, with Eric Cole
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Carlos and Brad discuss the farm system with Talking Chop prospect expert Eric Cole. Eric breaks down how he got involved in prospects and the minor leagues in general, as well as how he looks at and analyzes players in the system. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/ *link to Carlos' post on Ender Inciarte's platoon splits: http://www.talkingchop.com/2016/1/3/10705848/looking-at-ender-inciartes-platoon-splits
Feb 22, 2016
Episode 2: Prospects and Sabermetrics, with Ivan the Great
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Carlos and Brad welcome Ivan the Great onto the podcast for the first time. After talking about how pointless the Hank Aaron statue controversy seems, the discussion moves to the prospect rankings that were released this week, as well as Ivan's thoughts on analyzing players and the outlook of this year's team. *Music by longzijun: longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 15, 2016
Episode 1: Welcome to the Talking Chop Podcast
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Carlos Collazo and Brad Rowland kick off the Talking Chop podcast for the 2016 season. They discuss the Braves' offseason so far, give their grades for it and then wonder who's going to be in Atlanta's starting rotation on Opening Day. *Music by longzijun: https://longzijun.wordpress.com/music/
Feb 06, 2016