The foolish spending continues; Braves will apparently pay Trevor Cahill, 3-12 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.608 WHIP last season, $5.5 mil this year. Add that to the $11 … Continue Reading Mel Jr., Uggla, Markakis, Cahill = 1/2 of #Braves payroll
In 2003, the Braves’ $106 million payroll was the third-highest in baseball, behind only the Yankees and Mets. In 2013, they ranked 16th, with $89 million committed to player salaries. In … Continue Reading What a difference 10 years make
The Braves and Diamondbacks had nearly identical payrolls in 2013. Arizona’s local TV contract is a little better — they receive $31 million annually for their broadcasting rights — but … Continue Reading Keeping up with the Arizonas
According to to Liberty Media’s quarterly filing with the SEC (h/t Willie Montanez), the Braves reported revenues of $251 million for FY 2013 (through 9/30) with a operating income — the difference … Continue Reading Braves more profitable in 2013, yet payroll stays the same
DOB reports: The Braves’ payroll is likely to rise to about $100 million in 2014, up from approximately $90 million in 2013. That’s right in the middle of the pack … Continue Reading What will Braves spend their $25 million on?
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 … Continue Reading Braves always round down when it comes to payroll
The new national TV contracts mean each team will receive an additional $27 million, starting next year. Alas, Liberty won’t be using that money to acquire new talent. According to … Continue Reading More revenue coming in, but Braves payroll to remain same
You’ve probably heard about those new regional TV contracts that have allowed teams like the Rangers and Angels to spend big this offseason. That got me optimistic, since the Braves, … Continue Reading Braves soon to be a small market club, thanks to Time Warner
GM Frank Wren told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM Radio that the Braves will increase their payroll in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ll pursue top free agent shortstops (all … Continue Reading Wren on the record: Payroll will increase
Probably not in 2012, as Ken Rosenthal reports the Braves are likely to raise payroll, although I’m guessing it will be a modest (think $5 million) increase, if any. It’ll … Continue Reading Could the Braves have the lowest payroll in the NL East?
According to MLBTradeRumors, raises for arbitration-eligible players Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, Eric O’Flaherty, Michael Bourn and Peter Moylan will add up to roughly $21 million against next year’s payroll. Combine … Continue Reading If the Braves are going to add, they’ll have to subtract
I just paid $54 for two upper box seats. The cheap seats, they used to call ’em. Three years ago, those seats were $12 apiece. The team raised the price … Continue Reading Holding Liberty accountable
Fredi commenting on Proctor post-game: “And you feel really comfortable with Scotty Proctor in that situation to handle those guys.” As for Proctor’s replacement, don’t count Kris Medlen anytime soon: … Continue Reading Storm clouds, and a stupid quote from Fredi
The Red Sox are about to acquire Adrian Gonzalez for a package of prospects. Jacoby Ellsbury is still with the Sox — for now. Buster Olney sez Boston has enough payroll flexibility to afford … Continue Reading Ellsbury just became more available
Of the six division leaders, only the Yankees have a payroll above $100 mil.