free agents

B.J. and beyond

November 28, 2012 // 12 Comments

The good, the bad and what this means for 2013. Jim Bowden likes the move. That’s worrisome. Upton whiffs. A lot. But so did Michael Bourn. Upton is not Bourn’s [...]

Upton a Brave

November 28, 2012 // 9 Comments

Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton has agreed to a five-year deal worth about $75 million with the Atlanta Braves, pending a physical, a baseball source told [...]

Braves vs. Phils

November 15, 2012 // 4 Comments

I’m not liking the Braves’ chances. The way the negotiating stars are aligning, B.J. Upton is moving into the vortex of a Braves-Phillies competition for a center [...]

Braves targeting B.J.

November 14, 2012 // 2 Comments

According to Bowman, they hoped to sign Justin’s older brother and Torii Hunter, who went to Detroit instead. B.J. Upton is still available and no free agent has more [...]

No to Nick Swisher

November 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Braves are among six teams pursuing Nick Swisher at a starting price of three years and $11-to-$13 million per, reports Jon Heyman. I wouldn’t pay that, and I [...]

Evil Empire eyes Ross

November 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Disquieting news, via Ken Rosenthal: The Yankees, who want to re-sign Russell Martin, long have had interest in another free-agent catcher, David Ross. Signing the best [...]

FA’s to avoid

October 17, 2012 // 6 Comments

Nick Swisher is overrated — a below average defender who feasts on bad pitching. He has only 25 hits in 150 postseason AB’s, good for a .167 BA and .584 OPS. And [...]
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