Here is the "Legends" Bracket!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Chicago Cubs recapsChicago Cubs minor leaguesChicago Cubs essaysChicago Cubs game threadsWrigley Field renovationsFull archiveLibrary Bleed Cubbie Blue Community GuidelinesCurrent time in ChicagoBCB Specials & Site InfoWinter 2019 music threadsCubs StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Cubs newsYahoo Cubs team pageYahoo Cubs reportYahoo Cubs depth chartYahoo Cubs transactionsYahoo Cubs photosOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ??LB essaysMarch Madness: Version Copa de la Diversi?n [b][url=http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-jimmy-wynn-jersey]Jimmy Wynn Jersey[/url][/b] , part 3 New,2commentsHere is the “Legends” Bracket!CDTShareTweetShareShareMarch Madness: Version Copa de la Diversi?n, part 3 MiLB Demonios de Des MoinesThere are some serious upsets brewing in the Western Region bracket for the first annual Bleed Cubbie Blue Copa de la Diversi?n bracket. If you haven’t voted yet you have until Sunday afternoon to make sure your voice is heard. Today however, we turn our attention to the Legends bracket. A lot of the logos in this year’s Copa de la Diversi?n are shout outs to Latinx legends or culture (or in one case [b][url=http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-francisco-liriano-]http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey[/url][/b] , literally a translation of the word “legends”) so I decided they needed a bracket all their own.Voting for this bracket will be open until Monday afternoon, make your picks and share with your friends! 1 v. 16 Mal de Ojo de Durham (Durham Bulls) v. Veleros de Columbus (Columbus Clippers)Mal de Ojo de Durham (Durham Bulls)MiLB Mal de OjoThis name directly translates to “evil eye” but is a pretty brilliant play on the Durham Bulls regular mascot. I also just love how the team explanation incorporates their mascot, success and the stadium into their choice for their Copa rebrand:Veleros de Columbus (Columbus Clippers)??iLB Veleros de ColumbusI’m not going to lie, if the Veleros had used their secondary mascot here they’d be ranked much higher. That skull and bat crossbones is AMAZING. But they didn’t. They directly translated their name “clippers” to “veleros.” At this point you all know how I feel about direct translations. Additionally [b][url=http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-charlie-morton-jersey]Charlie Morton Jersey[/url][/b] , while I get that they are from Columbus, the Christopher Columbus shoutouts feel a bit yikes in 2019. Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos discusses state of team’s bullpen"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Talking Chop User’s GuideTalking Chop PodcastAround the NL EastBaseball Analysis PrimerBraves to consider ‘internal and external’ options in regards to bullpenNew,112commentsBraves GM Alex Anthopoulos discusses state of team’s bullpenEDTShareTweetShareShareBraves to consider ‘internal and external’ options in regards to bullpenSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsAtlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos met with the media prior to Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and discussed the state of the team’s bullpen following the news that closer Arodys Vizcaino would be lost for the remainder of the season. Vizcaino underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday where doctors cleaned up his labrum and also removed scar tissue from the shoulder joint. Anthopoulos discussed the amount of turnover the team has had in the bullpen and indicated that the team would look at both internal and external options “There’s been a ton of turnover from the beginning of camp until now. We’re going to look to do what we can both internally and externally,” Anthopoulos said. “We’ll try to do some things there.”The situation in the bullpen has become more dire as the season has gone along. Sam Freeman was let go before the end of spring training. Darren O’Day made just one spring appearance and was then shut down due soreness in his forearm. A.J. Minter began the season on the injured list and has recently returned but hasn’t quite looked like himself in the early going. The team placed left-hander Jonny Venters on the injured list earlier this week after he struggled to start the season. Internal options could include one of Atlanta’s young starters. Anthopoulos discussed the need to keep guys like Touki Toussaint and others stretched out at the start of the season given the amount of injuries the team was dealing with in the rotation. Now with Kevin Gausman back and Mike Foltynewicz nearing a return [b][url=http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-andy-pettitte-jersey]http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey[/url][/b] , the team might consider transitioning a starter (or more) into a bullpen role. Anthopoulos said, “If we find we are in a position where we are comfortable with our starter depth, then maybe we can then consider putting one of those guys (young starters) in the bullpen.”External options include of course free agent Craig Kimbrel who remains available. Kimbrel’s asking price has reportedly dropped in recent days but it remains to be seen whether or not the Braves are willing to meet his asking price as well as forfeit their second round pick in the June Draft and the bonus slot money that is attached to the selection.
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