With @JoeyBats19 joining the first-place @Braves tonight, GM Alex Anthopoulos joined @MadDogUnleashed to discuss Bautista's potential impact and more. #HighHeat pic.twitter.com/awyLnCS2Xe— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 4, 2018
Not gonna lie here. I'm not a huge fan at all of this move. The Atlanta Braves are currently kicking ass after sweeping the New York Mets on the road and are back home finally after a long road trip which sees them in 1st place in the NL East. The clubhouse chemistry is great right now with young studs (Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuña Jr., Mike Sorotka, etc.) mixed in with the vets (Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis, Kurt Suzuki, etc.) and all of a sudden you want to throw in Joey Bats to the mix?
It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me but then again I'm not the Braves GM who has a personal history with Joey Bag of Donuts in Toronto. Maybe the "over-the-hill outfielder converting to thirdbase coming off a horrific season in which nobody wanted to touch him this offseason" player will suddenly revert to his prime of 10 years ago. Yeah that sounds perfectly logical right?
Today was suppose to be the home debut of one young Ronald Acuña Jr but now we get the addition of Joey Bag of K's in the lineup and hitting 5th. Let's see how it all pays off and if the Braves can keep the good juju going tonight at SunTrust Park.
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