Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens is a 12-year Army veteran turned sportswriter turned high-school English teacher. I've spent time covering sports for multiple daily newspapers in Georgia and also had a two-year stint with Bleacher Report covering baseball and college football before ultimately deciding to move into the classroom to teach English and Journalism.
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Braves miss big on Marcus Stroman

Details have emerged that Marcus Stroman has been traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets. While reports recently suggested the Mets were looking at this possibility, most thought it would be hard without involving a third team and Noah Syndergaard. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Mets didn’t exactly give up the treasure trove

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Braves: Donaldson still a better option than Riley

Here’s an unpopular opinion — the Braves should re-sign Josh Donaldson for 2020 and leave Austin Riley in left field. Most Braves’ fans will be ready for next season when Riley can move to third base. He’s the third baseman of the future, leaving many excited about what he, Ronald Acuña Jr., Dansby Swanson, and

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Braves should no longer target Zack Wheeler

With the MLB Trade Deadline fast approaching, the Braves are looking for starters and relievers on the trading block. One of those starters is Zack Wheeler, whom the Braves had shown interest in. However, Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day IL with right-shoulder fatigue according to Tim Healey, which would allow him a maximum

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Braves: Starting Pitching a Bigger Need Than the Bullpen

With the MLB Trade Deadline now less than a month away, playoff teams are positioning themselves to make a run at players that will improve their roster. The Braves are no different with starting pitching and the bullpen being the main focuses. However, one of those is proving to be much more essential than the

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Which losses will hurt the Falcons the most

Change is inevitable. In the NFL, change is commonplace. The average career lasts 2.5 years for a player. The Falcons are no different as they saw many players leave via free agency and many more that were released. With players like Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett looking for reworked contracts and extensions for others like

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Falcons: Dan Quinn is tied to Vic Beasley’s hip

Vic Beasley was given a gift by the Falcons when they exercised his fifth-year option (worth $12.8 million). This even though he has performed well below the expectations of the No. 8 pick in the 2015 draft. With the promise that Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn will be hands-on with Beasley, one could say the two

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Braves following other teams’ lead in extending Acuña

The Braves made their smartest move of the year after it was reported that Ronald Acuña Jr. and the team were finalizing an eight-year, $100-million extension. The deal includes two club option years, which will keep Acuña in a Braves’ uniform until 2029. No matter the moves the team makes this season, this is the

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Injuries aside, Braves in better spot in 2019

Going into the 2018 season, if you asked any Braves’ fan what their outlook was on the season, they would have said the team was still a year away from contending. One year and a division championship later, Braves’ fans are no longer tempering their expectations. Now, they expect to win another division title and

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Braves Don’t Need Craig Kimbrel

When the rumor was first reported that Craig Kimbrel and the Braves were looking at a possible one-year pact, fans started to have hope. Hope that they would get one of the game’s best closers back in a Braves’ uniform. While it would look good on paper, the Braves should not bring Kimbrel into the

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