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Battery Power Podcast Episode 433: Hello, Chris Sale

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Just as the final hours of 2023 were unfolding, Alex Anthopoulos and the Atlanta Braves decided to end the calendar year with a bang. On Saturday afternoon, the Braves and Boston Red Sox agreed on a deal to send Chris Sale to Atlanta and Vaughn Grissom to Boston, fortifying Atlanta’s rotation in the process. Moments after the transaction was finalized, the Battery Power Podcast sprung into action in emergency form for Episode 433.

Scott Coleman and Brad Rowland co-host the show, covering the following topics:

  • Laying out the details of the deal, including an interesting financial structure around Sale and the presence of a potentially valuable club option in 2025
  • Who is Chris Sale as a pitcher right now? What kind of injury concerns are the Braves dealing with?
  • Farewell to Vaughn Grissom, who simply did not have a pathway to being the best version of himself given the Braves roster situation
  • Diving into broad takeaways of this deal, including the improvement of the rotation and what it might mean for 2024 and beyond
  • Much, much more

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