Well spring training is happening in earnest and we got some live BP videos today with some of the Braves’ stars on both sides of the ball.
Ronald Acuña Jr. vs. Max Fried ended a little differently in their second encounter. pic.twitter.com/Ng5GTWufh0— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) February 22, 2023
The Braves’ top two projected pitchers threw live BP and largely had success, save for one Ronald Acuna homer off of Max Fried on a pitch that Max says he rushed due to the pitch clock. Pitchers will certainly have to adjust to the pitch clock and can hopefully get used to it by the time the season starts. As spring training ramps up, it will be interesting to see how to teams and players get used to the new rules with the pitch clock and the shift limitations.
Sam took a look at Vaughn Grissom’s metrics.
Demetrius previewed the Giants’ season.
We put out a call for mailbag questions.
Lance McCullers will miss Opening Day, but has no structural damage.
Two Yankees had surgery on Wednesday.
Tanner Houck has talked extension with Boston.
MLB Trade Rumors may be improving their well-respected arbitration estimate model.