Braves News: Braves add Kevin Pillar, Coppolella interview, more
While we eagerly wait for the start of spring training, the Atlanta Braves continue to remain vigilant in trying to improve the roster where they can. Its a bit late in the game to make any big moves at this point, but they are still trying.
It wasn’t that long ago when Kevin Pillar was considered one of the better defensive outfielders in the league who also had some pop and speed, although he was far from a perfect offensive player. While his best days appear to be behind him, he still shows glimpses of being a useful player and the Braves signed him to a minor league deal yesterday as yet another outfield depth option.
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One of the more interesting pieces of news about the Braves lately was that former general manager John Coppolella had his lifetime ban from baseball lifted seemingly out of nowhere. Coppy gave an interview to The Athletic yesterday where he talked about his time during his ban, how his ban was ultimately lifted, and his thoughts on his future in baseball.
We also had a piece go up yesterday where we took a look at a key game between the Mets and the Braves. No, not from last year, but instead during the 1999 NLCS where an instant classic of a playoff game between two very good teams ended in a somewhat anticlimactic way (but also very on brand for the lolMets).
The Minnesota Twins defied all odds when they were able to bring back Carlos Correa this offseason (with some help from Correa’s very iffy medicals). Now, it looks like they are trying to bring in some starting pitching help and they appear to be at least somewhat willing to trade Luis Arraez in their search for pitchers with some team control.
The Mets continued their offseason long mission to sign as many players as possible as they signed Tommy Pham to a one year deal. One hopes that the Mets don’t have a fantasy football league running in the clubhouse…although I admit that that would be hilarious.