Braves News: Braves best pitcher in 2023?, site rebrand, more

Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game One
Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game One / Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/GettyImages

Well hello fans of the Atlanta Braves professional baseball club. Lets just get this out of the way now: you may have noticed that the website has a new look and a new name. Here is our announcement about the change in case you missed it. We are really excited about it and hope you are, too, although we know there is going to be a bit of an adjustment period. There are still a couple kinks we are working through on the technical end, so please just bear with us.

In more Braves-specific content, yesterday we also took a look at which Braves pitcher could have the best year in 2023. Atlanta has four guys that are legitimate candidates, although two names in particular featured prominently in our roundtable on the subject

More Braves News

We have to do some catch up on the news earlier this week as well given that we could post anything for the first half of the day yesterday. First things first, the Hall of Fame results were announced and while Scott Rolen did get elected to Cooperstown, Andruw Jones fell short yet again. Andruw Jones (and former Brave Billy Wagner for that matter) are trending in the right direction for induction at the very least.

We also had ZiPS projections for the Braves come out earlier this week. We did a pretty detailed breakdown of Szym's projections, but the short version is that the Braves are loaded and are projected to be very good next season (although the guy projected to have the best year is a little bit surprising).

Finally, we got a bit of an update on the Braves broadcast booth. Chip Caray left for a job with the Cardinals and it looks like there are already a couple of candidates to replace him in the booth being bantered about including Ben Ingram and Tom Hart. It also sounds like that we shouldn't expect a high profile/expensive hire given Bally Sports' financial woes.

MLB News

The Houston Astros still don't have a general manager after Houston's ownership essentially forced out James Click despite the team's success. Here is a look at the current candidates for the position which includes Braves scouting director Dana Brown who appears to be a leading candidate.

We also had a minor deal happen as the Tigers reportedly agreed to terms with Cesar Hernandez. Hernandez didn't have the best year at the plate in 2022 especially when it comes to power, but he has shown some pop in the past and can play some defense. Not too shabby for minor league deal with an invite to spring training.