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Braves news, rumors and links from Day 2 of the Winter Meetings


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There was a little bit of movement on the Hot Stove as baseball's Winter Meetings resumed Tuesday in Las Vegas. A former MVP found a new multi-year contract as the National League East continues to be the busiest division this offseason.


The Atlanta Braves may be in a bit of a holding pattern as they assess the market and the fits for both free agent signings and possible trades. On the wish list are a top starting pitcher, a corner outfielder and bullpen reinforcements. Those were the three top priorities for Alex Anthopoulos as the week began and they remain midway through the meetings.


I wrote about the thinking behind Atlanta's willingness to engage in trade talks centered around major league pieces in potential deals. Anthopoulos has some interesting decisions to make and will likely continue to field calls from clubs with interest in some of Atlanta's budding young stars. Read that here.


Here are the other news, notes and links from Day 2 of the Winter Meetings:


As Anthopoulos sizes up the market, his next offseason acquisition could come after the new year.

Braves sticking to plan despite outside moves - Mark Bowman, MLB.com


Braves reportedly have interest in A.J. Pollock. Plus more on Anthopoulos' method behind the madness, or simply avoiding the winter meetings madness altogether.

Anthopoulos knows value of patience - David O'Brien, The Athletic


Young Gabe is answering your Braves questions about JT Realmuto, Yasiel Puig, Adam Duvall and prospects/untouchables in his latest mail bag.

Braves Winter Meetings mail bag: Day 2 - Gabe Burns, AJC.com


Cory McCartney and Kelsey Wingert discuss the Phillies' acquisition of Andrew McCutchen, who agreed to a three-year deal with Atlanta's division rival.

Watch: Taking Stock of Winter Meetings: Day 2 - Fox Sports