Found November 08, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
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, 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...
1 Comment:

Where will McCann be in '14? Free-agent staying mum

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'...

How much should the Braves want Tim Hudson?

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...

2013 Offseason Primer: Atlanta Braves

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. Needs In the spring, the Braves...

Red Sox Target Veteran Starter Tim Hudson

(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, a source said of The Carmine Hose, "They really want him...

Tim Hudson has screw removed from ankle

getty images 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 Mark...

Report: Tim Hudson, Red Sox Show Mutual Interest on Free-Agent Market

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.’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...

Red Sox interested in Hudson

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer 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...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.