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While most Braves fans were plum tickled to hear that the team will have new Cobb County digs beginning in 2017, I was surprised by the number of metro Atlantans who aren’t happy about it. I understand that some people feel an attachment to The Ted after 17 years of chopping there, while others lament any move that makes downtown Atlanta less vibrant. I get it.
But in the coming weeks, I’m going to explain to you why you love this move (even if you don’t know it yet).
The new ballpark benefits you, the fan, in 3 important ways:
A more talented Braves team on the field
Shorter commute for many fans (no longer for most others)
Much nicer and more enjoyable fan experience
Today we’ll take a look at the first of those benefits: A more talented team.
The new ballpark and the surrounding development will put substantially more cash in the Braves’ war chest, which will allow the front office to put a more competitive team on the field.
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The Atlanta Braves lost their longest tenured starting pitcher to free agency on Monday, as injured ace Tim Hudson opted to leave Atlanta after spending the last nine seasons with the team and take a two-year, $23 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Hudson, now thirty-eight years old, is no stranger to the Bay Area, spending his first six seasons with the Oakland Athletics...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves released their 2014 spring training schedule today. The 34-game slate begins on Wednesday, February 26, with a home contest against the defending American League Central champion Detroit Tigers at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The Braves will open the road portion of their spring schedule on Thursday, February 27, when they...
As first reported by the Bay Area Sports Guy, the Giants are going to sign former Braves hurler Tim Hudson to a two year, $23 million contract. This is slightly higher than the FanGraphs Crowd’s expected price of $17 million over two years, but still in the same ballpark, essentially. And there are plenty of reasons to like this deal for the Giants.
Yes, Tim Hudson is heading...
The event Friday night was a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to learn more about the funding needed for childrens cancer research. My friend Kolbi took a few pictures (see the gallery below), and I had the opportunity to talk with Grainne Owen, the founder of Curing Kids Cancer, and Ashley and Craig Kimbrel about the cause.
Kimmie said he learned about Curing Kids Cancer when...
The Red Sox were reportedly very interested in signing Braves free agent Tim Hudson. First they lost out on Carlos Ruiz at catcher and now the 38-year-old Hudson signed a two-year, $23 million deal with the Giants instead.
I have to say, I'm a bit relieved. I just didn't see the need for the Sox to sign an aging pitcher. Hudson went 8-7 in 2013 with a 3.97 ERA. His...
Multiple outlets are reporting that the San Francisco Giants are very close to signing veteran right-handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson to a two-year, $23 million deal. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause. The deal could be finalized as earlier as late Monday night.
Pitching for the Atlanta Braves last season and the past nine years of his career, Hudson had a 8-7 W...
Former Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson will be in the San Francisco Giants starting rotation in 2014 and 2015.
The thirty-eight year old veteran just signed a two-year $23 million contract, and that makes this a good financial deal for San Francisco and gives a boost to GM Brian Sabean who is in the middle of a pretty important little project-- rebuilding the Giants' traditional...
After nearly a decade in Atlanta, Tim Hudson is returning to the Bay Area. The 38-year old right-hander has agreed to a two-year deal with the Giants that will pay him $23 million, and his signing was first reported by Bay Area Sports Guy.
In 2013, Hudson pitched to a 3.97 ERA over 131 1/3 innings and 21 starts. On July 24th, he broke his ankle in a grisly incident against the...
Tim Hudson leads all active major league pitchers with 205 career victories. Count on his next one coming in a Giants uniform.
The Giants wanted three attributes as they shopped for their rotation: experience, durability and the willingness to put pen to contract. They convinced Hudson to make a quick decision by offering him a second guaranteed year, and the two parties agreed...
Well, this is exciting news! The San Francisco Giants have signed former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson to a two year contract that will pay the right-hander $23 million. With less proven commodities like Ricky Nolasco and Ubaldo Jimenez seeking four to six year contracts for at least as much as Hudson, this has to be considered a steal.
Some people may be worried that...
The Giants took one more step towards building a better starting rotation on Monday, signing right-hander Tim Hudson to a two year deal worth $23 million.
First reported by Bay Area Sports Guy, San Francisco had been reaching out to Hudson after the Atlanta Braves reportedly offered him a significantly smaller contract than what he’d been making for the previous nine seasons...
The San Francisco Giants’ deal with Tim Hudson goes beyond the numbers. Sure, the career ERA of 3.44, WHIP of 1.233, and K/9 of 6.1 looks nice. Yeah the 205 wins is awesome. And only having an ERA above 4.00 twice in 15 seasons? Love it. Heck, we’re even smiling at Baseball-Reference’s weird “all-time rank” formula, which has Hudson as the 74th best pitcher in MLB history...
Photo from Over the MonsterConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterAccording to Over the Monster, Tim Hudson is close to signing with the San Francisco Giants. This makes Hudson the 2nd Red Sox target to sign elsewhere today, assuming this deal goes through, after Carlos Ruiz signed a 3 year, $26 million contract with the Phillies earlier today (read more here). Tim Hudson...