Braves always round down when it comes to payroll

We assumed the trade of Tommy Hanson meant the Braves had around $14 million to spend for LF and the bench. Not surprisingly, that number shrunk over the weekend. According to DOB, "indications are that have a total of about $10 million or slightly more to spend on those positions." Oh, but Terry McGuirk tells... Continue Reading →

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In praise of JJ

There was little reaction to the non-tendering of Jair Jurrjens, save for some crowing from the statistically obsessed who always discounted his contributions. JJ deserves better than that. When the Braves acquired him for Edgar Renteria, I was more optimistic than most (some preferred Nate Robertson, whose career ended in 2010). JJ's fifth start as a... Continue Reading →

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