Braves News: Chip Caray gets a new job, Hector Olivera trade retrospective, more
While the Atlanta Braves didn’t make any moves yesterday, it was still a pretty consequential day for Braves fans that watching the Braves on TV with any amount of regularity.
Chip Caray has been a mainstay on Braves broadcasts for years and it is fair to say that he has been….a polarizing figure to say the least. Some fans love him for his family’s legacy, folksy charm, and there are times when he just nails a call. Then there are others that point out his constant mistakes on broadcasts or the fact that he seems to hate the modern game of baseball. Nevertheless, he is no longer going to be broadcasting Braves games as he is moving on to call games for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Elsewhere on the site, we took a look back at the disaster that was the Hector Olivera trade. It sure seemed like a risky deal/overpay by the Braves at the time the deal was done. Now with the benefit of hindsight, it looks far, far worse.
We also continued our countdown of the top managers in Braves franchise history with the Braves’ current skipper, Brian Snitker at #4. Despite a relatively short tenure at the helm of the Braves, Snit has been a member of the Braves’ organization for a long, long time. He may end up not having the “managerial counting stats” that those above him on the list, his impact on the Braves has been far more than he will be given credit for.
The Angels have been in a state of flux for a little while now after Arte Moreno announced that he was looking to sell the team. A lot of Angels fans and observers welcomed that bit of news and the Angels, despite lofty payrolls and having two of the best players on planet Earth in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, have not been able to field a competitive team. However, Moreno has seemingly backtracked on his plans and is now not going to sell the team which makes us wonder what changed his mind?
We also had a trade yesterday as the Twins traded with the Royals for outfielder Michael Taylor. Taylor is an excellent defensive outfielder and while his offensive numbers often leave something to be desired, the cost of a couple lower level prospects seems like a perfectly reasonable price to pay.