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Frank Wren calls it his "new hit list."
When Wren, the Atlanta Braves' general manager, arrived at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Sunday afternoon, his plan for this week's Winter Meetings was already outlined. There were clear targets on his mind. By the time he and his staff met Monday morning, the hit list was finalized: Atlanta needs a left fielder, and there's never a better time to hone in on available (or potentially available) players than at baseball's annual frenzy of free agent pickups, trades and executive bartering.
"I think this morning, more than anything, we strategized as to who we liked the most to fill out our club," Wren said on a Monday radio interview in Nashville.
With the signing of free agent center fielder B.J. Upton the highest-paid Braves player in team history, no less Wren addressed his franchise's biggest question mark entering the offseason. Would the team re-sign speedy leadoff hitter Michael Bour...
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When Chipper Jones came on the scene in 1993, the Atlanta Braves were beginning one of the best runs in the history of Major League Baseball. The Braves had won the past 2 division titles, the first 2 of a storied run of 14-straight division titles. Chipper Jones was part of 12 of them. With the likes of Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux, McGriff, and Justice, Chipper joined a roster of some...
The Atlanta Braves rebounded from their disastrous 2011 finish to claim one of the wild card spots in 2012. Under the new rules they played a one game playoff and went on their way. All things told, it was a successful season for the Braves. The Cardinals did them in again just like they did last year, but the whole exercise of patience (unlike their friends from Boston) worked out...
NASHVILLE Filling a stated need for a veteran corner infielder, the Diamondbacks signed Eric Hinske to a one-year contract Tuesday noon.
Hinske, 35, fits about all of general manager Kevin Towers criteria he is a left-handed bat with pop who can play first base and third base and also is versatile enough to take a turn in outfield. He also is considered a quality clubhouse presence...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Phillies are among the teams interested in former Phillies centerfielder Michael Bourn. Bourn was traded by the Phillies prior to the 2008 season to the Houston Astros as part of the package to acquire Brad Lidge. Lidge went on to have his "perfect...
A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Eric Hinske has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement had not been finalized.
A veteran of 11 major league seasons, Hinske spent the last three years with the Atlanta Braves. He hit .197 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 132 at-bats...
"Now batting 4th for your Philadelphia Phillies...number 32, Josh Hamilton?" (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) As another free agent option bites the dust, the pickings at center field are getting slimmer by the day. Early last week, NL East divison rival the Atlanta Braves signed B.J Upton, viewed as the "cream...
You already know about this, because you're a normal person in 2012. I just thought I should reiterate, because I'm a blogger and it is my self-appointed job to regurgitate news that you already know and pretend like you need to hear it from me to make myself feel important.
We all wanted to continue the Pagan worship that we enjoyed last season-- but at a reasonable cost...
With no baseball action to distract us from the countless rumors circling the internet, the MLB winter meetings are like the trade deadline on steroids. It’s just baseball’s best and brightest minds talking shop all day long and us baseball nerds fanatics just soak it all in. Of course, every move that is made, whether it’s major or minor, has an impact on the fantasy universe...