A very happy Thanksgiving to all our readers. We hope you eat yourself silly, travel safely, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. The Atlanta Braves didn’t make any significant moves yesterday, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have interesting options, nor does it mean they’re quiet behind the scenes.
For example, rumor went around this week that the Braves at least kicked former Seattle Mariner Mitch Haniger in the hoops. Haniger was a popular trade target among Braves fans a few years back, but injuries have really messed him up in recent seasons. Here’s a look at why the Braves might be considering Haniger.
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Elsewhere on the site we had the second installment of our Tomahawk Take Awards where we drew attention to the pitching team. In another close vote, Max Fried took home the crown of our Braves Cy Young award, with Spencer Strider nearly ending the excitement. Having two boys (plus Kyle Wright, who’s no slouch either) of the quality of Fried and Strider is a luxury the Braves are fortunate (and lucky) to have.
Finally, we continued our season recaps with Kenley Jansen who, despite a few stumbling blocks here and there, was a really solid slice of the Braves’ beloved bullpen in 2022. was he perfect Absolutely not, but he was largely excellent and gave the Braves some great performances when they needed him most.
The Angels caused a stir late Tuesday night when they acquired Hunter Renfroe from the Brewers. That move, coupled with their generally high level of activity earlier this offseason, is leading Fansided’s Robert Murray to believe the Angels will be going all out this season. They should.
Jacob deGrom is justifiably one of baseball’s most desirable pitchers. While his recent injury woes are a concern, if he’s healthy there probably isn’t a more dominant pitcher in the game right now. The Mets appear to have a backup plan if/when he signs elsewhere this offseason, as it sounds like they’ll want to add Carlos Rodon to the fold if deGrom ends up elsewhere.
In sadder news, Bryce Harper officially went under the knife and underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday, despite being on the Phillies roster. The original timeline for his return as her DH is around the All-Star break. Seriously, Bryce… take your time. Take the whole season off if you must. We don’t mind.
Aaron Judge’s market continues to heat up as teams look to compete for his services. Judge is well known for visiting with the Giants this week and to help recruit the slugger the Giants turned to Warriors star Steph Curry for help.