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The Daily Chop: Schuerholz documentary, Mock draft, Freeman extension, and more

The Braves will air the 1995 World Series this week, along with a six-part documentary series featuring former GM John Schuerholz.

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Atlanta Braves unveil the first episode of ‘The Architect: John Schuerholz’

In conjunction with the airing of the 1995 World Series on Fox Sports Southeast this week, the Braves will be sharing a six-part documentary series featuring John Schuerholz on the team YouTube channel. The videos will be released each afternoon during World Series week.

Mock Draft: All 29 first-round picks

Check out the latest mock draft from MLB Pipeline, which has the Braves selecting RHP Carmen Mlodzinski from the University of South Carolina.

Braves extension candidates: Freddie Freeman

Shawn dives into what a Freddie Freeman extension may look like, assuming the Braves are interested in locking up their first baseman long-term. The track record for aging first basemen on lucrative deals is cause for concern, but Freeman is a mainstay in Atlanta. His value may decline toward the end of a lengthy extension, but he greatly increases the odds of an Atlanta championship over the next 2-3 years, which makes Freeman a worthy investment in Shawn’s estimation.

Art of the curve: Phils hurlers break down pitch

Phillies pitchers share the grips and arm motions that are used to make their curveballs most effective.

Rangers work out at Globe Life Field

Ordinarily, an informal team workout in late-April would be as benign as players putting on their uniforms or the grounds crew chalking the base lines, but these are not ordinary times. It is noteworthy that the Rangers gathered for a team workout at their brand new stadium, as it gives some hope that players will be allowed to gather in crowds large enough for games to be played in the semi-near future.

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