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The Daily Chop: Remembering Don Sutton, offseason to-do list and more

Major League Baseball loses another legend.

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Former pitching star Don Sutton, who was inducted Photo credit should read STEVEN R. SCHAEFER/AFP via Getty Images

It has become an all too familiar thing over the last few months, but Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves lost another family member with the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton. Sutton was one of the game’s best pitchers accumulating 324 wins and a 3.26 ERA to go along with 3,574 strikeouts. Braves fans will better remember him as a broadcaster as he teamed with Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren and Joe Simpson during the early nineties and throughout Atlanta’s run of dominance. Sutton later moved to the radio side, but his health had limited his appearances over the last couple of seasons.

Our condolences to the Sutton family, he will be missed.

More Braves News’s Matt Kelly took a closer look at the Hall of Fame career of Sutton who pitched for 23 seasons. Sutton started 756 games in his career which ranks third on the all-time list trailing only Cy Young and Nolan Ryan.

Sutton was a beloved member of the Braves family after joining the club as a broadcaster. Players such as Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman took to Twitter Tuesday to express how much Sutton meant to them.

The Athletic’s David O’Brien runs down where everything stands currently for the Braves including the arbitration situation with Mike Soroka and Dansby Swanson, and their pursuit of a left fielder through free agency.

The Braves signed Yasiel Puig once before a positive Covid test negated the deal. Would they have interest again? We took a closer look at what Puig brings to the table.

MLB News

The New York Mets fired GM Jared Porter Tuesday morning just hours after an ESPN report revealed that he had sent inappropriate text messages to a female reporter. New Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the decision on Twitter. Mets President of Baseball Operations Sandy Alderson told reporters that the team will wait until next offseason to hire a new GM.

After missing on several high profile free agents this offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have locked down a pair of relievers. First up was Tyler Chatwood, who agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal late Monday night. The Blue Jays then reportedly struck a deal with former Padres reliever Kirby Yates Tuesday evening according to a report by Ken Rosenthal.

The Blue Jays weren’t finished as they pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason by reportedly agreeing to a deal with free agent outfielder George Springer. The deal is reportedly pending a physical and will reportedly be a six-year pact that is worth $150 million.

The Red Sox are reportedly asking for a younger corner outfielder and a minor league pitcher in exchange for outfielder Andrew Benintendi.

Former Braves Anibal Sanchez and Julio Teheran participated in a double showcase Tuesday in Miami throwing for a reported 24 teams. Both were sitting in the 87-91 mph range per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman while Teheran was working with a “new arm slot.”

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