Found November 08, 2013 on
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As the Atlanta Braves head into the offseason, it looks as though one of their primary goals is going to be finding a team to take on Dan Uggla and some of his $26 million contract over the next few years. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves GM Frank Wren is going to explore the possibility of offloading Uggla during the GM meetings next week, as well as finding a starting pitcher, which may well be necessary to replace Tim Hudson.
Whether Wren’s two goals will be possible remains to be seen: Uggla is certainly a difficult sell, with the 33-year-old coming off the worst season of his career by pretty much any measure: his 83 OPS+ was comfortably a career low, as was his .303 wOBA, which ranked in the bottom 20 qualifying players in all of baseball – not what the Braves wanted for $13 million. Uggla has never really hit for average, with a career .246 mark and .287 his career high, but 2013′s .179 was still shockingly low. All the second baseman really did well was continue...
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Rob Richards stood in the crowd that had gathered along the third baseline at Coolray Field. He was wearing a Brian McCann jersey from one of the catcher's All-Star Game appearances as an Atlanta Braves.
Richards and his family made the 2 12-hour drive from Augusta to attend McCann's annual celebrity softball game to benefit the Rally Foundation'...
What’s the right price for another year of Tim Hudson’s services? He made $9 million in 2013, which was a reasonable-but-not-lavish salary for a starting pitcher of his pedigree. But now he’s a starting pitcher who will turn 39 in July and who’s coming off a broken ankle. He's also a free agent.
The Atlanta Braves could fill out their rotation with younger and cheaper...
Another year, another batch of disappointment at the end for Atlanta. The Braves led the NL East nearly wire to wire, overcoming the heavily-favored Washington Nationals to win their first division title since 2005. But the club faltered in the Postseason, losing to the Dodgers in four games in the NLDS and ending their season early once again.
In the spring, the Braves...
(USA TODAY Sports)Here's an unexpected twist: the Red Sox are actively pursuing 38-year old veteran righty Tim Hudson. Hudson (who made $9 million in 2013) went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA, before suffering a broken ankle in July. The Braves did not make a qualifying offer to Hudson. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, a source said of The Carmine Hose, "They really want him...
Tim Hudson had a screw removed from his right ankle on Thursday.
Currently a free agent the 38-year-old right hander has already been receiving interest from multiple teams.
#Braves Hudson got surgical screw removed from ankle yesterday, should be cleared to run in couple of weeks. Recovery going as planned.
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) November 8, 2013
Tim Hudson wants a ring, and the Red Sox have won three World Series titles in 10 years. Think about it.
It appears that Hudson and the Red Sox might be considering such. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox are among several teams to check in on Hudson, and Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that the interest is mutual.
This isn’t the first time that the Red...
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The Red Sox are reportedly interested in veteran right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson, according to Yahoo Sports. According to Yahoo, there is a mutual interest and that Hudson reportedly "wants a ring." On the flipside of that, Hudson is 38 and was carted off Citi Field with a brutal ankle injury...