Clint Manry

Clint Manry

Resides near Huntsville, AL. Also writes about baseball stuff at Call to the Pen & Braves TomaBlog.
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Joctober continues as Braves take 2-1 lead in NLDS

For a game that began a lot like Game 1 back on Friday, the Braves once again found a way to come through. Starter Ian Anderson took the bump on Monday and did his best to match the work done by both Charlie Morton and Max Fried in the two games prior. Matching his counterpart

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Braves: Three key takeaways from the MLB postseason so far

The MLB playoffs are in full swing as we’ve already completed both the American and National League Wild Card rounds. With the two ALDS series set to begin tonight, now is a good time to discuss a few takeaways from the 2021 postseason so far, and how what we’ve learned could impact the Braves upcoming

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Braves: Charlie Morton brings valuable experience to the NLDS

Roughly this time last year, the Braves were forced to prove their worthiness by defeating the Reds in the NL Wild Card game. Max Fried started that contest, pitching extremely well on his way to seven scoreless innings and five strikeouts. In fact, Fried was so sharp in that play-in game (and for all of

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Braves: Examining fan attendance from the 2021 regular season

As the MLB postseason began on Tuesday night, with a classic Yankees-Red Sox clash in the AL Wild Card game, perhaps its a good time to count our blessings. With COVID-19 reportedly on the decline overall, baseball normalcy mostly returned in 2021, and for much of the regular season, fans were allowed back into stadiums.

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Braves: 2021 draftee Andrew Hoffmann wins minor league Pitcher of the Month

The 2021 MLB Draft is already paying dividends for the Braves organization. On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball announced its Player and Pitcher of the Month awards for September, naming right-handed pitcher Andrew Hoffmann. Missed this the other day but congratulations to @Braves draftee Andrew Hoffmann (@hoffdaddy27) for picking up his first professional strikeout on August

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Braves: Evaluating another successful Stripers season

Along with the Braves, Triple-A Gwinnett concluded its 2021 regular season this past Sunday, nearly getting no-hit by Jacksonville (the Marlins Triple-A affiliate). The Stripers season finale yesterday went a lot like the team’s last few months — pretty poorly. But all-in-all, the team once again turned in a solid season, finishing 71-58 overall (and

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2022 MLB Free Agent Grades: The B-Team

Recently I started releasing my grades for MLB’s 2022 free agent class, beginning this two-part series with my A-Team, headlined by guys like Freddie Freeman, Max Scherzer, and Nolan Arenado. Since it comprised of top players in all of the sport, that list featured just 28 players. Today’s B Team, though, is, of course, much

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Braves: Five things we’ve learned from the 2021 regular season

As I’m beginning this post, the Braves have just beaten the Mets in the season finale, in which the outcome is completely irrelevant. Whether Atlanta won or lost on Sunday, the team has already punched its ticket to what should be an exciting NLDS next week versus Milwaukee, which seemed like a rather unrealistic outcome

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2022 MLB Free Agent Grades: The A-Team

We still have several weeks before all eligible players are officially listed as free agents, but with the 2021 MLB regular season now over, it’s time to begin looking at the upcoming class. Jeff Passan at ESPN has already published his annual post regarding the upcoming pool of players, which as always, is extremely detailed.

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Joctober is finally on the Braves side

He may never break Derek Jeter’s record for most career postseason hits (200), but there’s a reason many in the baseball world call him Joctober. A .272 AVG and nine home runs in 170 PA that span 64 total games in the playoffs, Pederson has a ways to go before reaching the level of MLB’s postseason

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