Hudson & McCann for Floyd & Doumit

The offseason isn’t over, but I’ll be surprised if you see any more major moves by the Braves. FW says as much. Factoring in the anticipated arbitration raises, the Braves payroll will rise around $5 million. We know the franchise is $20-to-$25 million richer from the national TV contracts. We hoped that money would go…

McCann ain’t coming back

Unless the owners have some elaborate collusion scheme in the works, B-Mac is gone. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some are estimating McCann will receive a 6-year, $100 million contract, which would make the Cards feel pretty good about the 5-year, $75 million deal they gave Yadier Molina last winter. Good for McCann…

The Braves new back-up backstop won’t make anyone forget David Ross

UPDATE: It’s a two-year deal. So Laird deserves two years but Ross doesn’t? Financial terms not yet disclosed, but at best the Braves save $2 mil over two years. Penny saved, Braves fucking foolish! According to Bowman, the Braves are near an agreement with Gerald Laird, late of the Tigers. He’s a career .244/.303/.359 hitter…