Braves News: Alex Anthopoulos interview, Correa’s new team, more

Nov 9, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answers questions from the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answers questions from the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports /
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It sure feels like the days are zooming by as Atlanta Braves fans wait eagerly for the start of spring training and the 2023 season. It was pretty quiet yesterday on the Braves front with the notable exception being that Alex Anthopoulos made a lengthy podcast appearance on David O’Brien’s podcast, 755 Is Real, where he talked about the Braves’ offseason and what is on his mind going into next season.

More Braves News

We have been doing a good bit of history content here of late and yesterday was no different as we continued our look at the top 10 managers in Braves franchise history with John Morrill who was one of the early, early managers of the team. You won’t find a more comprehensive look at the history of the managers of the Braves than this series as Fred has been killing it.

We also took a look at the 2005 “Baby Braves” and how they ended up winning the National League East. I know that it is going to be a bit of a shock to some of you out there, but Andruw Jones featured prominently during the 2005 season along with some future Hall of Famers.

MLB News

We don’t want to jinx it, but it appears as though that the Carlos Correa saga is finally coming to an end and it has a surprise twist ending. It had become clear that the Mets had some real issues with Correa’s medicals that made the length of his contract problematic. What we didn’t realize that those issues were so problematic that Correa pivoted back to the Twins and ended up coming to terms with Minnesota on a six year deal. While the deal has multiple vesting options that can increase the length and amount of the deal, it is unimpeachable that Correa lost out on a lot of money because of his medical history.

We had some more medical news yesterday as well as Trevor Story had UCL brace surgery on his elbow. Story had experienced some soreness while ramping up over the holidays. The brace procedure has a significantly shorter timetable for recovery than Tommy John, but the Red Sox still declined to make any predictions as to when Story could return during the 2023 season (if at all) until they get a sense of how his recovery is going.