Braves News: Acuna needs a hattitude adjustment
BRAVES NEWS Let Ronald Acuna be Ronald AcunaI leading with this rather than the rundown of a meaningless exhibition game because it is almost unfathomable that an organization fresh off its fourth consecutive losing season is putting even the slightest amount of effort into policing how its players (and quite possibly its best player going forward) wear their hats. Ronald Acuna represents maybe the greatest beacon of hope for the majority of the fan base, and rather than continuing to market him as an exciting up-and-comer for an otherwise middling team, the Braves are using their time in Florida to help him get his hat on straight. Acuna could literally wear a straw hat and overalls to play center field and not embarrass the organization as much as its own front office did earlier in the offseason. Build a winner, stop cheating, then worry about hats if you want, but leave Ronald Acuna alone. Braves get first Spring win with 2-1 stifling of NatsThe Braves picked up their first win of the spring on Monday Shae Simmons Jersey, besting the Nationals 2-1. The pitching staff performed well, led by Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino, and the offense pushed across two runs behind a strong day from Kurt Suzuki. Ozzie Albies also added two hits, while Ronald Acuna picked up his first hit and scored a run in the second inning.Inciarte shows off elite accuracy in spring debutBraves center fielder and two-time Gold Glove Award winner Ender Inciarte put his defensive skills on display Monday Hector Olivera Jersey, when he made his spring debut against the Nationals. Inciarte is praised for his abilities as an all-around defender, but his accuracy when throwing to bases has always been a calling card for the 27-year-old. Inciarte strong and accurate arm seemed to be in midseason form on Monday, as he recorded an outfield assist while making his Grapefruit League season debut during the Braves’ 2-1 win over the Nationals at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Inciarte throw from center field retired Andrew Stevensonattempting to go from first to third base on Matt Reynolds’ second-inning single.Inciarte is tied with Boston Jackie Bradley Jr. for the second-most outfield assists (19) made by a center fielder since the start of 2016. Cincinnati Billy Hamilton is in the lead with 22 assists.MLB NEWSProjected 2018 lineups, rotations for all 30 MLB teamsTake a look at the projected lineups for each MLB team as the first full week of Spring Training is underway.Healthy amount of hitting talent still availableSome possible landing spots are suggested for the top remaining bats on the free agent market http://www.bravesteamfanstore/Phil-Niekro-Jersey . While the Braves are not listed for any of the players, they could potentially add a bat, though their price range is unknown at this point.