Clint Manry

Clint Manry

Resides near Huntsville, AL. Also writes about baseball stuff at Call to the Pen & Braves TomaBlog.
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Braves’ prospect rewind: Drew Waters has made up some ground

We’re back with a new year and a new player to breakdown, as we continue our offseason series covering Braves’ prospects currently ranked on FanGraphs’ THE BOARD. NOTE: Starting with this week’s piece, I’ve included SportsTalkATL’s latest rankings using Chase’s most recent prospect list, published after last season’s Trade Deadline, to offer multiple perspectives (though

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Braves: Prospects that need a bounce-back season in 2020

With this month being quite a popular time for the publishing of various prospect rankings around the industry — including MLB Pipeline’s numerous top-10 lists, Jim Bowden’s top-50 list at The Athletic (subscription required), and FanGraphs’ THE BOARD updating for the Braves coming early next week — it’s a great time to start talking Braves’ prospects as

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Braves: Now is not the time to get cheap

I tried to do it. I spent most of the night attempting to write up a few decent low-cost options for the Braves in case Liberty Media and GM Alex Anthopoulos decide it’s not worth it to spend big on what’s left of an almost barren free-agent market (outfielders like Nick Castellanos or Marcell Ozuna),

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Braves: Comparing Marcell Ozuna and Nicholas Castellanos

Now that third baseman Josh Donaldson is headed north to the Twins — with a 4-year, $92 million contract in hand — mock trade proposals have begun to come out in droves, as we all attempt to predict what will happen next. Braves’ GM Alex Anthopoulos has already alluded to the fact that he’s certainly

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Braves: Friday gave us another reason to appreciate last year’s Acuna/Albies extensions

The flurry of moves to end the week — regarding the deadline for teams to exchange salaries for arbitration-eligible players, in which most players and teams agreed upon — created enough chaos that it’s understandable if you missed the real takeaway from Friday. #Braves agreed to terms with: Grant Dayton ($655,000)Luke Jackson ($1.825 million)Mike Foltynewicz

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Braves: A look at the players set to receive arbitration offers this week

Another due date is fast approaching as the deadline to exchange salary figures with arbitration-eligible players is this coming Friday. The Braves, who recently non-tendered three eligible players back in early December — utility player Charlie Culberson, catcher John Ryan Murphy and outfielder Rafael Ortega — still have seven players left to negotiate salaries with

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Braves: Current contract extension candidates

Last April, the Braves made waves by extending outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and second baseman Ozzie Albies, locking up two vital pieces of the team’s core with consecutive team-friendly deals: Acuna: 8 years, $100 million Albies: 7 years, $35 million  Both extensions came with a couple of option years apiece, meaning they could remain in

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Potential prospects the Braves could trade this offseason

The 2019 Winter Meetings are behind us, and several top free agents have been signed. In fact, going by FanGraphs’ 2020 Top 50 list, eight of the top 10 free agents this year have signed with a team — including outfielder J.D. Martinez, who decided NOT to exercise his opt-out and Madison Bumgarner, who agreed

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2019 Braves’ prospect rewind: Ian Anderson’s ascent to the top

The 2019 season was an incredible year for numerous Braves’ prospects. From top to bottom, several players within the organization’s farm system boosted their stock and created excitement regarding their path to the major leagues. In this offseason series, we’ll take a look at the Braves’ prospects that flourished in 2019 and are set up

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Braves: What we learned from this week’s Winter Meetings

  The Braves left San Diego Thursday without any new additions to the 2020 major league roster, though this week certainly provided it’s fair share of rumors, giving us all a bit more clarity as to what the team’s next move could be, as well as what it should be. In terms of the league

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