LISTEN: Anthopoulos on surprising Braves and plans going forward

Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who once held that post with the Blue Jays, catches up with Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez before Wednesday’s game at Rogers Centre. (Photo by David O’Brien/AJC)

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Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who once held that post with the Blue Jays, catches up with Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez before Wednesday’s game at Rogers Centre. (Photo by David O’Brien/AJC)

After three consecutive seasons with at least 90 losses during the team’s much-chronicled rebuilding project, the Braves have turned things around in their first season with Alex Anthopoulos as general manager, sitting in first place in the National League East and on pace for 95 wins.

Anthopoulos talked with the AJC’s David O’Brien on the “Truth, Lies and Sacrifice Flies” podcast about the team and whether plans have shifted due to its strong performance a year sooner than most thought the Braves would be a contender. Do they “go for it” now, stick to the original long-range plan and continue building for the future, or maybe both? Find out in this informative interview.