A rumor has been circulating on Twitter that Travis Schlenk attempted to acquire Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers. Huge update by H. I. pic.twitter.com/XNn3CZLRzk — Juanjo Dorado (@JDoradoNBA) August 19, 2021 For starters, once again, this is just a rumor. I don’t put too much stock into this, and I can’t verify the source.
Atlanta Braves baseball will be back in 2020, but it may be a while before we get to see one of their up and coming relievers. Jeremy Walker was placed on the 45-Day IL, which took the place of the 60-day IL due to the shortened season, because of a right shoulder impingement he sustained
The Braves finalized their draft class by selecting Texas Longhorns right-hander Bryce Elder 156th, officially taking a college prospect with every selection they made in the shortened draft. Elder served as Texas’ top starter the last two seasons, posting elite production. He is a very polished prospect and Jim Callis believes he has one of
The Braves have gone college prospect heavy in the shortened 2020 MLB Draft due to COVID-19. With their fourth-round pick, they took Clemson right-handed pitcher Spencer Strider 126th overall. Strider is a draft-eligible sophomore, as he missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John Surgery. However, he did return this season and his velocity
With the 97th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Braves opted to select another college player. The team did not have a selection in the second round but added University of Michigan outfielder Jesse Franklin in the third. Franklin was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school, and had a terrific
The Braves reverted to their traditional route of going with pitching in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft, selecting Wake Forest pitcher Jared Shuster 25th overall. Shuster, a left-handed pitcher, has been regarded as a high riser in the draft process. However, he posted an abysmal 6.79 ERA during his college career, splitting
The Hawks have a promising young core, but the win column suggests that changes might have to happen to take the next step towards being contenders. Trae Young is untouchable. John Collins should be as well unless they are not prepared to pay him what he is worth, which I believe would be a foolish
The Hawks’ season is likely over due to the coronavirus, but they may be able to capitalize on this tragedy more than others this offseason. As the young core of Trae Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, and De’Andre Hunter grows, decisions will soon be made. Will they hand John Collins a max extension?
While nothing is official yet, word around baseball is that when things resume, MLB rosters will expand to 30 players, and there will be a universal DH. That leaves teams with some adjustments to make, particularly in the National League. While the Braves are in fantastic shape compared to most of the NL teams, they
Luckily, the Braves are in an excellent position to fill the DH role that will exist in 2020 — if there is indeed a season — compared to most of their counterparts. They have a duo of former All-Star outfielders who form a formidable platoon option with their lefty-righty splits, and an up and coming