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The Braves love B.J. Upton.
And physically, whats not to love? He runs like the wind, swiping bases with ease. His power can be intimidating.His glove swallows fly balls destined for the gaps.And even though he just turned 28, Upton is an experienced postseason performer, having already played for Tampa Bay in the 2008 World Series and AL Division Series in two other years.
The Braves have some cash and need a center fielder and right-handed power.
Upton needs a new home.
The perfect fit, right?Thats what the Braves would like to know.
Frank Wren, like other general managers with money to spend, is just beginning his offseason shopping spree. With Chipper Jones (13 million) and Derek Lowe (10 million) off the books, the Braves can pursue some of the best available players, and Upton certainly checks some of the Braves boxes.
But this is just the beginning of baseballs Spending Season.
Like Christmas shoppers, Wren and his cohorts are starting to look around.Theyre examining the...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tuesday afternoon, the Twitter hot stove ignited with news that free agent outfielder B.J. Upton had signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.Except...it wasn't true. Thankfully, "Bossman Junior" was on the case!And that fake Twitter account would've gotten away with it too...if it wasn't for those meddling kid! Of course we should all believe Upton until,...
While Upton is the center of the Braves attention, he may be in the center of the Phillies' field next year. Photo: AP
Slow news day today as we still wait for the dominoes to fall in the center field market, however, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reported today that while B.J. Upton is the Braves top target, the Phillies are considered to be the favorite for the right handed center...
The Atlanta Braves are pursuing multiple options to fill
their void in center field, both through trade and the open market, but outfielder
B.J. Upton continues to be the team’s “top free agent choice,” according to
Carrol Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Braves are pursuing multiple options at center field,
both through free agency and the trade...
Even at 27, David Price still loves his Teddy Bear. When the Rays’ pitcher –– and American League Cy Young award winner –– returned home for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, his mother stumbled upon Price’s childhood toy. Despite collecting a Cy Young award and three All-Star nods, Price wasn’t afraid to show his love for his teddy bear. He posted the text exchange with...
With Brian McCann out with a shoulder injury, could Christian Bethancourt win a job with the big club?
The Atlanta Braves have added catcher Christian Bethancourt and pitchers Zeke Spruill, David Hale, Aaron Northcraft and Cory Rasmus to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the December 6 Rule 5 draft.
Tuesday is the deadline for major league teams to solidify their 40-man rosters...
Free agent reliever Joel Peralta has finalized a $6 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Peralta gets $3 million in each of the next two seasons. The Rays have $2.5 million annual options for 2015-17.
The 36-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.63 ERA in 76 appearances last season. He was second in the AL in appearances in 2012 and his 147 appearances...
One of Tampa Bay’s key components out of the bullpen will be returning for two years. Reliever Joel Peralta has agreed to re-sign with the Rays on Tuesday.
The two- year deal is for $6 million with options through 2017.
“He has been an integral part of our late-inning success and has proven that he can get big outs in the American League East,” said executive VP Andrew...
Born: February 8, 1985
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2001 (Cubs)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
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The Case for James Shields By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.comAuthor’s Note: I originally wrote this article near the trade deadline (late July 2012) as I felt very strongly that the Angels wanted to acquire Shields for the division run. However, this event did not come to pass for, probably, the following two reasons: 1) The Rays, rightfully, felt that they were still in contention...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Free agent reliever Joel Peralta has finalized a 6 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Peralta gets 3 million in each of the next two seasons. The Rays have 2.5 million annual options for 2015-17.
The 36-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.63 ERA in 76 appearances last season. He was second in the AL in appearances in 2012...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 25, 1986
Drafted: 2nd round, 63rd overall, 2004 (Royals)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: Southern Door HS, Brussels, WI
Agent: Rob Martin, Icon Sports Management
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Cordier was considered to have three potential...
Seriously, we need to vote our fingers off for Eric O'Flaherty. As often as possible, with as many different email addresses as necessary, we need to ensure his win. He is wonderful and deserves ~all~ the awards.
Well, except the ones the other Braves are up for too. Like, how could you not vote for Meds? Simba? Freddie? JHey's gold glove performance?
Vote Braves! Vote now!