With Hanson gone, it’s unlikely the Braves will deal Teheran or Delgado. So they appear set to import another free agent to fill the void in LF — ideally, a … Continue Reading FW poised to land Victorino?
According to Heyman, the Braves dealt Hanson to the Orange County LA Angels for a relief pitcher named Jordan Walden. I know nothing about Walden, but he had 32 saves … Continue Reading Hanson to Angels for reliever
The Phillies were the first to express interest in B.J. Upton.But their best offer was five years for $55 million.#Braves — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 29, 2012 Now we know … Continue Reading Did FW spend more than he had to for Upton?
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 … Continue Reading B.J. and beyond
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 ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick on Wednesday. More on this … Continue Reading Upton a Brave
Before German Jimenez and Julio Franco, there was Zolio Versalles. Like the others, he was signed out of the Mexican League. Unlike Franco, he had nothing left. Which is surprising, … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #12 Zolio Versalles
At $1.73M/game, it will take the Dodgers around 6 or 7 games to make what the Braves get for an entire season’s TV money. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 26, … Continue Reading What’s the over/under on Jay Hey wearing Dodger blue?
The LA Times reports the Dodgers will receive $240 to $280 million per year for local broadcasting rights. According to DOB, the Braves take in roughly $20-to-$25 million annually from … Continue Reading Braves TV deal worse than we thought
That’s the question facing the Braves. Once Upton signs the Rockies will expect to get more for their talented center fielder. Same goes for the Twins and Denard Span. I’m … Continue Reading Overpay for Upton or Fowler?
Hard to imagine why the Braves and Orioles felt the need to swap Steve Sisco and Jesse Garcia, two players destined to be minor league journeymen. You may have forgotten … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #13 Jesse Garcia
Guarantees always backfired when made by a member of the pre-’91 Braves. Chuck Tanner once promised a parade down Peachtree. When he was fired, maybe. After he was acquired from … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #14 Ernie Whitt
Pat Rockett, a San Antonio high school sports legend and standout wide receiver, was heavily recruited by the Texas Longhorns. Unfortunately, he decided to pursue baseball instead. Bummer. Had he … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #15 Pat Rockett
Jeff Passan reports : In their search for a top-of-the-rotation starter, the Royals have dangled outfielder Wil Myers, the consensus 2012 minor league player of the year, two sources told Yahoo! … Continue Reading More evidence Wil Myers is available
Via the Chicago Tribune, circa 1990: For weeks it had seemed a foregone conclusion that Larry Himes would be named the general manager of the Atlanta Braves soon after the … Continue Reading I’m thankful Stan Kasten called Jerry Reinsdorf in 1990
When your game is built on speed and you manage but one SB in 58 games, it’s time to look for another line of work. Fortunately for Omar Moreno, the … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #16 Omar Moreno
The 20 worst A-Braves players: #17 Brad Komminsk
B.J. Upton hit 17 of his 28 homers in 2012 during two stretches of 7 games in August and 25 games in September — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) November 17, 2012
Jeffrey Loria is a worthy villain, no doubt, but the 145 remaining Marlins fans should direct their venom towards Bud Selig. Unfortunately, the media continues to give the commissioner a … Continue Reading The Used Car Salesman shirks culpability in selling Miami $645 million lemon
There’s a reason Bob Uecker is self-deprecating. He really, really sucked — especially as an Atlanta Brave. Uecker played his first and last major league games with the franchise, debuting … Continue Reading The 20 worst A-Braves players: #18 Bob Uecker