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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Braves beat writer Justin Toscano, our collection of columnists and podcast manager Jay Black are here to break down what is really going on in Braves Country.

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    AJC Braves Report podcast: The Braves are NL East champions again

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 34:07


    The comeback is complete. For the fifth straight season, the Braves are champions of the National League East. In this special edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black take you inside the victorious locker room as Atlanta celebrates another division championship. You'll hear from some of the players and manager Brian Snitker's about finally finishing off the Mets and overcoming a 10.5 game deficit. Our crew will also discuss the possible opponents in the NLDS and how the Braves will handle their five days off. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast -         Five observations on win that clinched Braves' fifth straight NL East crown -         ‘This is special': Braves embrace latest NL East title, ready for another postseason run

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Braves pull off a special sweep against the Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 42:10


    It took a little longer than they planned, but the Braves have finally taken command of the N.L. East for the fifth straight season. In this edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and sports journalist Gabe Burns join Jay Black to discuss what appears to be the finishing touches of a historic division comeback. Our team will also dig into how Atlanta used its power and its bullpen to separate itself from New York. Plus, we will look at how this team bounced back from huge those huge deficits in June and August to knock the magic number down to one. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast -       Braves sweep Mets and are on verge of fifth straight NL East crown -       Braves start October by dominating Mets in ‘emotional' series -       ‘That's what we live for': Braves' Kenley Jansen gearing up for postseason run

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Braves keep pace with final Mets series looming

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 48:07


    It took six hours, but the Braves got the split against the Phillies they had to have. But do they have enough to overtake the Mets when they come to town this weekend? In this edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black break down the importance of Sunday's late-inning comeback in Philadelphia. Our crew will also look ahead to the regular-season series against the Mets and how Atlanta is loading up its pitching to make one final push. Plus, we will discuss Kyle Wright's historic 20-win season and whether Spencer Strider will be able to be a factor in the postseason after injuring his oblique. Also, make sure to listen and find out if you were the winner of our first Braves Report podcast ticket giveaway and more details on how to join us for our first live Braves Report at Truist Park on Thursday. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast -         Braves place Spencer Strider on injured list, ending his regular season -         Kyle Wright becomes Braves' first 20-game winner since 2003 in win over Phillies -         After another loss, struggling Braves looking for way out of their rut -         Amid ‘frustrating time,' Braves' Ronald Acuña trying to get healthy

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Spencer Strider's big day as Braves sweep Phillies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 42:00


    The Braves rookie fireballer did something that hasn't happened in more than 130 years and Atlanta swept Philadelphia. The only problem, the Braves couldn't gain any ground on the Mets. In this edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black size up the race for the National League East with 16 games to go. Plus, our crew will discuss Spencer Strider's historic 200-strikeout achievement, what Vaughn Grissom learned from Ozzie Albies before his latest injury, Ronald Acuna's hot streak and what to make of the slumping heart of the order. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast -         Five takeaways on the Braves' win over the Phillies to secure a sweep -         Braves starter Spencer Strider reaches 200-strikeout mark in Sunday's win -         Matt Olson finding line of diving into hitting mechanics and simplifying things -         Braves hope Ozzie Albies can return for playoffs -         Ronald Acuña leads Braves over Phillies; Ozzie Albies suffers another injury -         Top of the lineup struggles as Braves drop two of three to Giants  

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Can the Braves overcome the stunner in Seattle to get back into first place?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 46:49


    The Braves took first place in the National League East this weekend. But it lasted only a day. In this edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black will dig into what happened in that shocking ninth inning against the Mariners. You'll hear from manager Brian Snitker and closer Kenley Jansen. Plus, our crew will size up battle between the Braves and the Mets over the final three weeks of the season.  We will also break down the rule changes for 2023 and how some of the Braves feel about them. And hear some of the answers to your questions in our “Ask Justin” segment. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast -         Kenley Jansen blows save to lose wild game versus Mariners -         Braves' loss to Mariners snaps eight-game win streak -         Rookie impact: Braves' Michael Harris, Mariners' Julio Rodríguez share common respect -         First place! Braves beat Mariners, charge past the Mets -         Here's what the Braves think of MLB's 2023 rule changes -         Braves outfielder Michael Harris helping those affected by Jackson water crisis -         Spencer Strider regroups and dominates as Braves sweep Athletics

    AJC Braves Report podcast: The Braves inch closer to the Mets as the final month begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 41:01


    There's one month to go in the 2022 regular season and the Braves have one game to make up for their fifth straight division title. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC sports journalist Gabe Burns fills in for beat reporter Justin Toscano. He joins Jay Black to discuss what Atlanta must do to reel in the Mets in the season's final month and explain why the Braves should go all-out to win the division and avoid the new wild-card series. Our crew will also discuss the record-setting pitching performance by Spencer Strider and what it means if Kyle Wright wins 20 games. Plus, is there a reason to worry about Kenley Jansen's struggles and Ronald Acuna's knee? Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page. Check out these AJC stories mentioned in this podcast Braves sweep Marlins, pull closer to Mets for NL East lead Spencer Strider sets Atlanta Braves record with 16 strikeouts Ozzie Albies, Ian Anderson play for Gwinnett Stripers Braves add Jesse Chavez, Orlando Arcia as roster expands Kyle Wright notches MLB-leading 17th win as Braves beat Rockies Braves outfielder Michael Harris wins second NL Rookie of the Month award

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Bullpen struggles in St. Louis and Dansby Swanson discusses staying in Atlanta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 42:32


    The Braves still have one of the best bullpens in the National League, but they did not have it in St. Louis. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss why a good week could have been a great one for the Braves. Plus, you'll hear some exclusive audio from Dansby Swanson on leadership and his contract situation.  Our team will dig into the growth of the Braves' rotation, how it stacks up in the postseason and how the new playoff format will affect Atlanta in the season's final month. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.   AJC stories mentioned in this show Braves closer Kenley Jansen blows save in costly, painful loss to Cardinals Braves pitcher Jackson Stephens diagnosed with mild concussion Spencer Strider, Braves offense steamroll Cardinals for fourth straight victory ‘It's fun': Before games, Braves players share a love of crossword puzzles

    Braves handle Mets and Astros, Harris gets his extension & Ozuna gets arrested

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 54:13


    Despite taking series from two of the best teams in the game and locking up their best prospect for eight more years, the news is not all good for the Braves. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano, features reporter Gabe Burns and Jay Black dig into how Atlanta handled the Mets and Astros. Our team will also discuss the Marcell Ozuna situation, the fan reaction and what options the team has. Plus, you'll hear about how the Braves continue to lock up their stars to apparent team-friendly deals after the Michael Harris extension and we will have an update on the rehab of Mike Soroka. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Vaughn Grissom arrives just in time for another big Mets series

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 42:39


    The Braves may have found another gem of a rookie in Vaughn Grissom, but will that be enough of a spark to turn things around against New York this week? In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss the stellar start for another 21-year-old rookie. Plus, you'll hear from Kirby Yates on what it took for him to get back to the big leagues after almost two years away with injuries. Our team will also preview the Mets' visit and why Atlanta is struggling to take series against other playoff contenders. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: What happened to the Braves in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:21


    The Braves had high hopes when they opened their five-game series against the Mets. They left New York with a 6.5 game deficit in the N.L. East. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black dig into what went wrong at Citi Field. Our crew will discuss what the Braves must do to recover and how this changes the landscape in the National League. Plus, you'll also hear what Ian Anderson had to say about his demotion and the lessons Kyle Wright learned from getting sent down to AAA. We will also answer your questions in our Ask Justin segment. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: How did the Braves do at the trade deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 41:53


    Once again, Atlanta adds four players before the deadline, but will it be enough? In this edition of The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano dig into the moves the Braves made, including how president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos was able to land Angles closer Raisel Iglesias with a couple minutes to spare. Our team will also look at how Atlanta's deadline decisions stack up with the other contenders in the National League. Plus, we dive into how Austin Riley's extension came together and why it's much more than Atlanta offered earlier this year. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Red hot Austin Riley and what to expect at the trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 40:58


    Last year Alex Anthopoulos orchestrated a trade deadline that led to a world championship. But what can he do for an encore? In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black look at who Anthopoulos could be looking at before Tuesday's deadline and how he will have to navigate it without a lot of prospects to move. Plus, our team also digs into Austin Riley's record-setting month and we preview the big five game series in New York later this week. Justin also answers several of your great questions. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    Live on Twitter Spaces: Trade deadline preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 41:00


    The trade deadline is in a week, so what will the Braves need to defend their title? On Tuesday morning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Justin Toscano, Gabe Burns and Jay Black hosted a special half-hour preview on Twitter Spaces to break down what could happen this week and to answer your questions. If you missed it, you can listen to it here or on the AJC's Braves Report podcast feed. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Is this the week the Braves pass the Mets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 42:17


    The Braves trailed the Mets by 10.5 games on June 1. But with an easier schedule this week, Atlanta could finally get back on top of the NL. East. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC sports journalists Gabe Burns and Tim Tucker join Jay Black to discuss another series win, how Atlanta's outfield changes without Adam Duvall and what could happen this week. Plus, our team will also look back at the large Braves contingent at the All-Star game, how Atlanta made out in the draft, and how another string of sellouts could help at the trade deadline. Follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    AJC Braves Report podcast: Where Atlanta stands at the All-Star break

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:20


    The Braves have more wins at the All-Star break than any Atlanta team in almost 20 years. But what will this team need to pass the Mets in the second half? In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black explain how this team has met its considerable expectations, and our crew will pick the team's award winners for the first half. You'll also hear from Austin Riley on making his first All-Star team and Robinson Cano on how he's trying to prove he still has something left. Plus, Justin will answer your many good questions. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” For more podcasts from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, please visit our podcast page.

    Braves get ready for the Mets and send a big group to the All-Star Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 39:45


    The Braves will have quite a group heading to the MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles next week, but before that, first place is on the line in the N.L. East. In this edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black look at what went right in the first two legs of this homestand and preview the big series with the Mets. You'll also hear from Ronald Acuna, Dansby Swanson, Travis d'Arnaud and William Contreras about their all-star selections. Plus, Justin answers your mailbag questions, including a look at what the Braves might need at the trade deadline. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Braves get in position at halfway mark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 41:52


    It took a historic month of June, but the Braves are back within striking distance as the season reaches the halfway point on Monday. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss how Atlanta got back in the race, is the good play sustainable and the role the Braves two rookies have played in the turn around. Plus, you'll hear from Braves reliever Will Smith on what he's watching from a batter during every pitch, we get an update on closer Kenley Jansen's status and Justin answers many of your questions. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Despite the ending, Braves look good against the contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 39:40


    The Braves had a winning homestand against two of the best in the N.L. West. But some “bad luck” against the Dodgers kept it from being a terrific week. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano, features reporter Gabe Burns and Jay Black dig into what went wrong in the series finale against Los Angeles and why Atlanta proved it can still play with anyone. You'll also hear what Clayton Kershaw told the AJC about his feelings on Freddie Freeman's homecoming. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Special edition: Freddie Freeman's emotional return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 35:00


    Freddie Freeman, the Braves and their fans knew this date would be very weird. It turned out to be weirder and much more emotional than probably anyone expected. In this special edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano, features writer Gabe Burns and Jay Black break down a game that will be remembered for a while. Our team will discuss Freeman's emotional press conference, what his legacy in Atlanta will be, the response from the fans and how these two teams stack up in another NLCS rematch. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode.   You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.” 

    Braves get ready for some serious competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 41:35


    The Braves spent June beating up on a bunch of last place teams, but this week we find how they stack against a couple of potential playoff teams. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black look at what's different about this team after its 14-game winning streak, how Atlanta will change because of the injury to Ozzie Albies and what to watch for against the Giants and Dodgers. Plus, our team will dig into how the Braves scouting department discovered Michael Harris and answer your mailbag questions in our Ask Justin segment. Please follow the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    AJC Braves Report podcast: What's behind the Braves big winning streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 41:06


    It's taken a couple of months, but the defending World Series champions have finally hit their stride. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC sports reporter Gabe Burns fills in for beat reporter Justin Toscano to discuss Atlanta's 11-game winning streak with Jay Black. Our crew will break down why the Braves have finally gotten hot and ripped off their longest winning streak in nine years. They will also dig into the impacts Ronald Acuna and Michael Harris are making, how this run is affecting the NL East race and why Atlanta can still do even more damage this week. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    The Braves finally sweep somebody

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 39:20


    It's taken a couple of months, but the Braves have their first legit winning streak of the season. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss the reasons behind Atlanta's five-game winning streak and its four-game sweep in Colorado. Our team will also dig into why the offense is heating up, a big week for two Braves rookies and a preview of Atlanta's series against the Athletics. Plus, we will answer your Braves and non-Braves-related questions in the Ask Justin segment. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Can Michael Harris provide a spark for the Braves?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 42:25


    With the Braves top prospect now in Atlanta, what should be expected of Michael Harris? In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss what Atlanta is getting from its latest homegrown outfielder. Plus, our team also digs into where the Braves stand two months into the season, why they must take advantage of the next couple of weeks and what are the expectations for Spencer Strider's first start. Justin also will answer your serious and not so serious mailbag questions. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    The Braves can't keep a streak going

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 41:16


    The Braves have finally won a series on the road; now they just need to win three straight games. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss why Atlanta's offense just can't quite get it going. Our team will also look at another incredible performance by William Contreras and what his role will be, how Spencer Strider will be used with more bullpen injuries and what to expect this week against the Phillies. Plus, Justin will answer some of your excellent mailbag questions. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Braves throw away another series

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 41:03


    The Braves were all set to lock up what might be the first morning game in recorded team history -- until their defense let them down. In this episode of the Braves Report podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black are joined by reporters Gabe Burns and Tim Tucker to break down a strange series with the Padres. Our team discusses Sunday's unique start time, the unique viewing experience for Braves fans and when Ronald Acuna will return to the lineup. Plus, you'll hear from Tyler Matzek explaining why he's off to a slow start. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    The Braves have their best week yet

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 39:57


    The Braves finally had a winning week, and it comes against a couple of N.L. contenders. In this episode of the Braves Report podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black dig into what went right for Atlanta against the Brewers and what sort of went right against the Mets. Our team will also discuss how Ronald Acuna's return is affecting the entire team and why Max Fried is getting closer to ace status. Plus, Charlie Morton and Adam Duvall explain the adjustments they are making to bounce back from their slow starts. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Acuna returns as the Braves get ready for the Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 38:39


    The Braves' superstar is finding his way back into the order just in time for the first series with the first-place Mets. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report Podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Tosacno and Jay Black dig into the headlines of a busy baseball week. Our team looks at what it took for Ronald Acuna to recover from his ACL injury, some insightful analysis from Atlanta's most expensive pitcher on why he's struggling, how the Braves stack up against the Mets and some answers to your mailbag questions. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Why the Braves are just a little off

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 36:12


    The Braves are 7-10 through 17 games which is the same record they had in 2021. That worked out, but why is Atlanta off to another sluggish start? In this episode of the Braves Report podcast from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black discuss the reasons Atlanta hasn't won a series yet and why the Braves aren't worried Plus, our team digs into Kyle Wright's hot start, answers some of your mailbag questions and hitting coach Kevin Seitzer provides some insight on how he will help those struggling in the order, Subscribe to the Braves Report wherever you get your podcasts, including on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    After a San Diego split, the Braves get ready for the Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 41:16


    The Braves haven't won a series yet and now they get an NLCS rematch against the Dodgers. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black breakdown Atlanta's trip to San Diego and preview the important games ahead in Los Angeles. Our team will discuss how the young guys have stabilized the Braves pitching issues, the hot starts by the Braves best hitters, the problems in the outfield and more. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Braves get their rings and begin their title defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 41:54


    The Braves spent opening weekend enjoying the spoils of their 2021 World Championship. Now they start to defend it. In this episode of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black dig into what we've learned after the season's first series, including the impressive pitching performances by Kyle Wright and Spencer Strider. Our crew also previews the NL East as Atlanta takes on its first divisional opponent this week and answers your mailbag questions. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Opening Day Live on Twitter Spaces

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 34:28


    The World Champions return home tonight for Opening Day against the Reds. For this special occasion the AJC Braves Report Podcast team of Justin Toscano, Gabe Burns and Jay Black did a live show on Twitter Spaces to get you ready for tonight. In this episode, the crew takes questions from Braves fans about everything from the rotation to the Ronald Acuna situation, to leadership in the clubhouse and some predictions for the season. Please subscribe to the Braves Report podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Who will make the Braves opening day roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 38:55


    With just a few Grapefruit League games left, the Braves are close to naming their opening day roster. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano and Jay Black break down the apparent 28-man roster. Our crew discusses Atlanta's strengths and weaknesses before they take the field on Thursday.  Plus, we open the Braves Report mailbag for the first time to answer your questions and give some bold predictions for the 2022 season. Subscribe to the Braves Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    How will the Braves fill the holes in their rotation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 35:31


    The Braves don't have a lot of position battles this spring, but there are opportunities available in the back of their rotation. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, beat reporter Justin Toscano, features writer Gabe Burns and Jay Black size up the young starters who are out in front in the starting pitching competition. Plus, our crew also digs into what Freddie Freeman told Gabe at Dodgers camp in Arizona, how Ronald Acuna is doing and a review of the Atlanta's top prospect. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    How the Braves are reloading to defend their title

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 37:16


    The first full week of Braves spring training turned out to be even more eventful than expected. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Braves Report podcast, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and podcast manager Jay Black break down all of Atlanta's moves, headlined by the signing of Kenley Jansen. Plus, our crew looks at what Freddie Freeman had to say on his first day as a Dodger and how his relationship with the Braves fell apart. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    Freddie Freeman is out, Matt Olson is in for the Braves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 38:46


    It is the end of an era for the Braves, but possibly the start of another World Series run. In this episode of the Braves Report podcast from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC beat reporter Justin Toscano and columnist Mark Bradley join Jay Black to dig into the deal for Freddie Freeman's replacement. Our crew discusses if the Braves made the right move letting Freeman walk, how Matt Olson will fit in and what moves Alex Anthopoulos could make next. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    The lockout is over and the Braves are back

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 41:08


    The 99-day nightmare for baseball fans is over. In this edition of the Braves Report podcast from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution new Braves beat reporter Justin Toscano joins the show for the first time, with Jay Black to breakdown the new CBA. Our team discusses how it will change the game, is the new playoff structure a good idea, and is this a fair deal. Plus, we also dig into where the Freddie Freeman situations stands and what moves the team could make before spring training begins. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play the Braves Report podcast.”

    The Braves Report is back but baseball is not

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 34:08


    The Braves Report podcast from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is back but baseball still has a long way to go. In this episode, AJC columnist Mark Bradley and sports business journalist Tim Tucker join Jay Black to discuss why this lockout could be a while, why the players might be winning the publicity campaign and the chances baseball will be able to survive. Plus, our team discusses the chances that Freddie Freeman returns and who will make up Atlanta's outfield. Listen to our podcast for free and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts

    The lockout is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 41:03


    MLB owners have locked out the players and the potential for a long, dark winter has arrived for baseball fans. In this episode of the Braves Report Podcast from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Braves beat reporter Gabe Burns and Jay Black look at why neither side seems ready to budge on money issues, how and expanded post-season would look and the small moves Atlanta has already made. Listen to our podcast for free and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts

    Braves off-season priorities and award winners

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:15


    The World Series hangover will remain for a while, but the Braves have already started working on how they will defend their 2021 title. In this edition of the Braves Report Podcast from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, beat reporter Gabe Burns and Jay Black discuss where the Freddie Freeman negotiations stand, what to do about the outfield and who should be the award winners for 2021. Listen to our podcast for free and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts

    Braves World Series roundup with Gabe Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:00


    Braves fans, has it sunk in yet that the 2021 World Series trophy is in Atlanta? After a day to reflect and soak in what has happened, Braves beat reporter Gabe Burns joins Jay Black to look back at a history-making World Series. Our crew discusses where this ranks in Atlanta sports history, what other teams may learn from what the Braves have accomplished and our first glimpse at the off-season. Listen to our podcast for free and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts

    Special Edition: Braves win the World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 16:37


    The narrative ends and the Braves win it all. It's a special edition of the AJC Braves Report podcast after the Braves win their second championship since moving to Atlanta. Jay Black digs through all the sounds and the celebration from Houston to encapsulate an incredible game and an incredible season. Listen to our podcast for free and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts

    The grand letdown sends the Braves back to Houston

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 26:27


    Evidently it wasn't quite destiny after all. Adam Duvall's grand slam is not enough to give the Braves their first World Championship since 1995. AJC Columnist Mark Bradley joins Jay Black to discuss Atlanta's disappointing loss in Game 5 of the World Series. Our team looks at how Atlanta let Houston off the hook, did the momentum of this series shift to the Astros and what to expect from Max Fried in Game 6.

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