This edition of the Atlanta Braves podcast gets into the big news from last week: the departure of a leader and the beginning of a new era.
Atlanta Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos is a wizard.
At that line, I am reminded of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) at the moment Harry returns to Hogwarts amid a joyous reception from his followers. At that point, the call goes out on their radio “Lightning has struck! I repeat, lightning has struck!” to announce the event.
That has the same kind of feeling over the past week since Matt Olson became a member of the Atlanta Braves.
Look: you cannot truly replace a player like Freddie Freeman. Unfortunately, there comes a time — for every player — in which you have to do so.
Clearly, that date came a lot earlier than most of us had anticipated. Clearly as well, Anthopoulos made the tough call that brought his Braves the best of all possible replacements.
This podcast discusses all of that, plus what we all thought would be a wrap on the major acquisitions for this team (particularly now that games have started).
Yeah… that’s another lightning bolt for another discussion next time. But nobody… nobody… had better utter a sound about the Braves failing to spend money. Not this year.
So let’s get to it… here’s how you can get to this week’s podcast:
- First off, here’s the direct download link so that you can grab it and go with it wherever and whenever you wish.
- Next option: most major podcast sites carry us, so please: feel free to subscribe on your favorite and… well, if you already had done so, you’d have had this a couple of days early!
- Finally… just listen to it right here:
UPDATE: the corrections have been made… all links above are now current as well. As you were…
As for next week? Well, we already know of one shocker signing that occurred. Perhaps the even bigger shockers, though, are the things that Alex Anthopoulos tried to engage in, but wasn’t successful with.
But that’s a topic for next time. Meanwhile… let’s enjoy some Spring baseball with our still-forming 2022 Atlanta Braves.