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Talking Chop Podcast Episode 199: Hello, Cole Hamels

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After more than a week of relative silence from the Atlanta Braves, the Talking Chop Podcast came together for a nice, quiet mailbag episode on Sunday. Within 24 hours, chaos returned and, on Wednesday, the Braves made another big splash in committing an eight-figure salary to Cole Hamels for the 2020 season.

With that as the backdrop, Episode 199 is here and the show is co-hosted by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman.

Topics include the following:

  • Breaking down the decision to sign Hamels to a lucrative, but short contract
  • How does the veteran left-hander compare to other options and what can fans expect for 2020?
  • What about the payroll now? What happens to Josh Donaldson?
  • Catching up on Atlanta’s non-tender and release decisions from Monday, headlined by the choice to part ways with Charlie Culberson
  • Much, much more

Please check out the podcast via Apple Podcasts (where we strongly encourage you to leave a five-star review and rating), Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, or you can find us at our MegaPhone page for all the latest.

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