Braves News: Aaron Judge almost a Brave?, Braves Thanksgiving, more
Hello everyone! Hopefully all of you Atlanta Braves fans out there had yourselves a Happy Thanksgiving however you chose to celebrate it. Personally, I am still not yet full recovered from the food coma that I got put in early yesterday afternoon. There are worse problems to have.
The free agent market could/should start moving here soon with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the Winter Meetings coming up in early December. One player whose fate will help set the tone (and some prices) of free agency is Aaron Judge. It is fair to say that it is highly unlikely that the Braves would even consider signing Judge, but it is easy to forget that he could have very easily been picked in the draft by the Braves (and probably should have been). A man can dream.
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We helped celebrate Thanksgiving with some Braves flair with a list of things that Atlanta Braves should be thankful for. The present and future for the Atlanta Braves is exceedingly bright thanks to bright spots throughout the organization. Five straight division titles including a World Series win would probably be enough to be thankful for, but this squad is set to be competitive for a long while.
Finally, we also put together a Thanksgiving open thread in the place of our weekly Q&A. Apologies for that, but I have family and friends I like to see, too. The primary goal is to have a place for Braves fans who need an escape to come hang out and talk amongst yourselves, but we would also love to get ideas for content that you want to read in the coming month or two. The more specific, the better.
Thanksgiving was fortunately quiet on baseball news in general, not just with the Braves. One team that is causing a bit of a stir is the New York Yankees. They do seem to be very keen to bring back Aaron Judge, of course, but they are also looking at a lot of the top free agents on the market including most of the top free agent pitchers and outfield alternatives in case Judge finds work elsewhere.