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Talking Chop Podcast Episode 81: Breaking down the rotation and more

Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing hops aboard for this week’s show.

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Good morning! Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by brutal weather in Braves Country but the Talking Chop podcast is here to, hopefully, provide an escape in the form of sports on this day of national remembrance. Episode 81 features a visit from Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing and The Comeback and topics include the following:

  • The Braves are suddenly hot after winning four of five games. This is... fun?
  • Dansby Swanson’s performance since returning from Gwinnett and how that informs his future
  • Ozzie Albies has been tremendous
  • What does Joe make of the reported front office turmoil and how does that affect Brian Snitker’s status as the team’s manager?
  • Julio Teheran is a very weird pitcher to evaluate
  • ... and so is Mike Foltynewicz, albeit in very different ways
  • What will the 2018 rotation look like on Opening Day?
  • The bullpen has been kind of a mess and we break down the pitfalls
  • Joe’s feelings on Freddie Freeman’s wrist
  • Should/will Nick Markakis appear in the Opening Day lineup?
  • Much, much more

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