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: Max Fried’s (shortened) 2020 season is much rarer than you may think 

With the score tied 2-2 in the top half of the 1st inning, during the Braves’ matchup with the Marlins this past Wednesday, all of Braves Country held their collective breaths as the Fox Sports South broadcast cut to a conversation inside the dugout between first baseman Freddie Freeman and that night’s starting pitcher, lefty

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Braves: Just how great has the bullpen been in 2020?

For some reason, despite it being one of the most consistent aspects of the team in 2020, we here at SportsTalkATL haven’t talked about the Braves’ bullpen much this season. And we definitely should, given it’s the best group of relievers the team has had in quite some time.  Even 2019’s relief core doesn’t compare,

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Braves: Brian Snitker deserves credit for team’s success in 2020

Despite clinching an NL East title for the third season in a row, which has featured a first-place standing for the majority of the 2020 campaign, I’m sure Braves’ manager Brian Snitker is relieved the regular season is just about over. For a season shortened by over 60%, there sure has been a lot of

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Braves: Looking back at trade deadline candidates and their performance since

Unlike regular seasons, MLB’s 2020 trade deadline came just a month after opening day, moving to August 31st due to the drastically shortened season schedule. Nevertheless, the particular issues that held back the Braves were obvious. From Day 1 and up to deadline day, the Braves ranked 26th in starting pitching WAR and 27th in third base WAR (via FanGraphs) — the

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Braves take over the second seed in the National League

Leaning on his sinker much more Tuesday evening versus the Marlins, 22-year-old Bryse Wilson guided the Braves to their third-straight NL East title, not to mention perhaps a career-best outing as he left after five innings having allowed just three hits and one walk to go along with seven strikeouts.  Clinched. #ForTheA — Atlanta Braves

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Braves: Max Fried despises hard contact, especially home runs

For those of you somehow unaware, Max Fried has been outstanding this season. Hell, he was terrific last season; but in many different ways, he’s much better in 2020. One of the reasons Fried is so good is because he wields an elite ability to generate weak contact from opposing batters — admittedly the objective of all pitchers. But

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Braves: Biggest disappointments of the 2020 season

On Saturday, we detailed several surprises from the 2020 season. However, the Braves have also had their fair share of disappointments (perhaps even a bit more of the latter). But what’s important is that the team is a lock for the playoffs this year, currently wielding the National League’s no. 3 seed after last night’s win

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Braves: Kyle Wright is solidifying a spot in the postseason rotation

Facing one of baseball’s best lineups so far this season in the Mets (entered Sunday tied with the Braves for fourth-most WAR, per FanGraphs), righty Kyle Wright threw the entire kitchen sink on his way to the second win of his career. It took parts of three seasons to finally get in the win column in the

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Braves: Biggest surprises of the 2020 season 

We’ve come a long way since that Wednesday morning on June 24th — the day MLB announced that the 2020 regular season would take place, proposing a shortened 60-game schedule largely featuring intra-division play as well as an interleague slate mixing AL and NL teams by their geographical divisions. After what seemed like an eternity of fighting

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