Happy Sunday! The Talking Chop Podcast is here a day early for one reason and one reason alone.
It. Is. Opening. Day.
Well, Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves is technically a few hours away but Episode 58 of the podcast arrives in time to preview the festivities in full. Old pal Carlos Collazo joins the show for this episode and topics include the following:
- The final 25-man roster is here and we debate the merits of including three catchers and “only” seven relievers
- Is this the worst bench in baseball?
- Rio Ruiz’s impressive Spring Training and what it means for the immediate future
- Baseball America broke down Atlanta’s minor league starting rotations and we react
- The idea of moving position players, by trade or position change, before the time is needed
- Predictions! Who will Atlanta’s best position player and pitcher be? What will be the biggest surprise? The biggest disappointment? How will the Braves finish when compared to the rest of the NL East?
- A quick NCAA Tournament Final preview because Carlos is a North Carolina alum
- Much, much more