The Atlanta Braves had an off day in their spring training schedule yesterday, but they get back to it with a matchup tonight against the Red Sox at 6:05 PM. Hopefully the matchup doesn't end the same way it did in the Braves' first spring training game.
While we didn't have any games to talk about yesterday, we did get some news regarding the Braves TV broadcast as it was announced that all non-national TV Braves games will indeed air on Bally Sports South or Bally Sports Southeast and will include an expanded one hour pregame show for each game. It will be very interesting to see what happens once Bally Sports impending bankruptcy goes through and if these plans will change in the short or long term.
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Elsewhere on the site, we took a look at some of the remaining free agents in the bargain bin who could be fits for the Braves. The Braves don't have any obviously holes that they can't fill internally, but these guys could be cheap options to shore up their depth at multiple different positions.
The Red Sox had a scary situation yesterday after Justin Turner got hit in the face by a pitch and ended up having to go to the hospital. So far, it sounds like he just had to get a bunch of stitches and avoided any broken bones, but
The Mets' Jose Quintana had to leave a spring start with tightness in his side the other day and had to pull out of the World Baseball Classic. After having some scans done, it was revealed that Quintana had a stress fracture in one of his ribs. The Mets' roster is legitimately loaded, but it seems like their depth is getting tested early.
The new rules restricting shifts are going to change how games go down this coming season, but we don't really have a sense on how much things are going to change just yet. However, the early reports from camp are that hitters seem to be happy with the changes and are expecting some more offense in 2023. Baseball is a game of adjustments, so we will just have to see how things end up shaking out over the course of next season and beyond.