Batter Up: How will Snitker manage a shorter season?


Coming off a disappointing first-round ouster in last year's postseason, the Atlanta Braves goal for 2020 was to right the wrongs of the 2019 campaign.

By fortifying the bullpen, signing Cole Hamels to add to the rotation, and trying to use Marcel Ozuna to fill the clean-up role, Atlanta satisfied some needs while also putting a significant spotlight on their homegrown talent to pick up the slack for the rest of the workload.

The Batter Up! Podcast has divergent views on how the Braves will handle the season, however short it may be.

Joe Patrick believes the bullpens will be called into service earlier and more often this season, giving Atlanta the edge given their offseason commitment to bolstering that unit.

Will Palaszczuk believes the Braves will rely more on the homegrown pitchers as opposed to guys only under control for this season.

Caleb Johnson feels surprised on the reports from Dave O'Brien of The Athletic that Austin Riley seems entrenched at third base, with Johan Camargo filling more of a super-utility role.

To hear the entirety of the latest episode of Batter Up!, click here, or subscribe to the podcast via the app or wherever you get your podcasts.