On Thursday, all the speculations finally came to an end as Major League Baseball announced the winners of the MVP Awards, and for the Atlanta Braves, they found themselves once again tied to a piece of history as outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. earned the National League honor, alongside Shohei Ohtani, who won the American League MVP. And for the first time in MLB history, both players won the honors unanimously.
“We witnessed something special,” Sandra Golden said on Friday as she and guest host Rob Tribble shared their reactions to the news of Acuna Jr. winning the award, which both agreed that he was well deserving of.
However, while the news Acuna Jr.’s award winning day was another win for the Braves’ organization, it was not the first or last on Thursday as earlier in the day, MLB announced that the 2025 All-Star game would be awarded to Atlanta.
The news of the summer classic being played at Truist Park was more than welcoming to Golden, in particularly due to the fact that the fact that Atlanta was originally scheduled to host the game back in 2021, however MLB decided to move the it in protest to a voting bill, “I’m just really glad we got this back,” Golden said of the announcement. The Braves then ended their news heavy day with the announcement of a trade in which they sent five players to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for left-handed reliever, Aaron bummer.
“The most important number in this Rob, is that the roster now sits at 37 players,” Golden added about the move that sent Michale Soroka, Jared Shuster, Braden Shewmake, Nicky Lopez and Riley Gowens to the White sox. “I think you save about 10 million, nine million, something like that as well,” Tribble stated, questioning if the Braves could make another move with the money freed up in Salary.