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The Daily Chop: Honoring Aaron and Niekro, Snider signing, Bench options, and more

The Braves have suffered through the passings of both Hank Aaron and Phil Niekro this offseason.

MLB: JAN 24 Hank Aaron Tributes Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Braves honored the memories of two baseball legends on Tuesday, commemorating the passings of both Hank Aaron and Phil Niekro. Aaron and Niekro were pillars of the organization and represented the Braves both on and off the field, serving as leaders in the community up until they passed away this offseason. Spring camp certainly begins with heavy hearts for all those who had the pleasure of knowing these two great men.

Braves News

Braves sign Travis Snider (yes, Travis Snider) to minor league deal, per report

Among the biggest potential points of pride for the Braves scouting department in 2021, Snider may rank at the top. He hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2015, so any production from him this season would certainly beat the odds.

Sizing up the competition for spots on Braves’ bench

Which bench options have the best chance of making the Opening Day roster?

Travis d’Arnaud returns but Braves are looking for someone to emerge behind him

The current state of the Braves’ catching position, including a look ahead to the players in the pipeline.

MLB News

The day Hank Aaron faced Satchel Paige

An incredible re-telling of the circumstances that brought Satchel Paige to the Braves in 1968.

Harper: Phillies making ‘win-now’ moves

The Phillies have always been in “win-now” mode, but never seem to execute it very well.

Kazmir seeks comeback with Giants (source)

Braves legend Scott Kazmir makes a return with the Giants.

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