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
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