Found October 15, 2013 on Fangraphs:
Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market....

Braves rumors: Atlanta hopes to re-sign Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson’s season ended prematurely, as the veteran starter was lost over the summer to a grisly ankle injury. Not only was his season ended early, but he’s also facing an expiring contract. While he hasn’t declared his intentions, the Atlanta Braves have interest in re-signing the right-hander, according to Mark Bowman of Frank Wren has provided strong indication...

Braves Showing Hudson Love

According to Dave O’Brien at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, general manager Frank Wren says the Braves are planning on showing starting pitcher Tim Hudson some love. Hudson broke his ankle in late July against the Mets, which has put his future in question.  He accumulated an 8-7 record with a 3.93 ERA in 2013 before missing the rest of the season. The 38-year old Hudson,...

Braves face free-agent decisions on McCann, Hudson

ATLANTA -- Braves general manager Frank Wren and his staff will discuss looming decisions on two free agents, catcher Brian McCann and pitcher Tim Hudson, in organizational meetings which being Tuesday in Orlando. Two more players to be discussed are Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, who lost starting jobs this season. Wren said Monday he still feels the disappointment of Atlanta's...

Braves make coaching moves

On Monday the Atlanta Braved announced that third base coach Brian Snitker had been named the new manager of the clubs Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves. Taking on Snitker’s job as the third base coach will be Doug Dascenzo who had been a roving minor league outfield/base running coach. Snitker had held the position since 2006 when Bobby Cox was still the manager of the Braves...

Atlanta Braves: Who Will Go and Who Will Stay in 2014?

The Atlanta Braves once again did their best impression of the GEICO commercial where the fisherman dangles the dollar bill before the desperate young lady, "Oooo ooo ooo almost got it!" Oh so close once again, but not even a cigar to show for it this time. Inevitably, change comes in baseball, year after year. But this year, some major components of the Braves machine may be

Braves Notes: Brandon Beachy, J.R. Graham look toward spring training return

With another early October exit putting a damper on an otherwise solid 2013 season, the Atlanta Braves journey into the off season tracking the progress of a pair of beleaguered hurlers. Brandon Beachy, whose absence warranted the Game 4 start of Freddy Garcia is expected to be ready for spring training after undergoing his second elbow surgery in the last two years in September...

Rumors: Brian McCann could get $100 million but not from Braves

No Major League team would want to lose a star player, especially behind the plate. However, the Atlanta Braves are very likely to do so. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that an unnamed general manager told ESPN New York that free agent catcher Brian McCann could land a six-year, $100-million (or more) contract. However, Marchand also indicates that an American League team...

Atlanta Braves dig up pitching, sign two Miners

Eliminated from the playoffs doesn't mean anytime off. The independent leagues are becoming a solid resource for MLB franchises to solidify their farm teams until spring training starts. The sting of Juan Uribe's game-winning blast will wear off soon enough, in the meantime, the Braves picked up two solid pitchers from the independent Southern Illinois Miners, according...

The Braves thank the fans

The team usually does some sort of end-of-season wrapup video. All the ones in recent memory have a twinge of sadness about them, since we didn't win our last game and other teams are still playing baseball. Here's 2013's video... I just returned from the beach. I was so exhausted that I prayed for a "break" last Wednesday, and I didn't expect such an immediate...

Braves hire Dascenzo third-base coach for 2014

Doug Dascenzo has been hired as the Atlanta Braves' third-base coach. The 49-year-old replaces Brian Snitker, who becomes named manager of the Braves' Triple-A Gwinnett farm team. Snitker, Atlanta's third-base coach for seven seasons, returns to the minor leagues after serving as Triple-A Richmond manager in 2006 and four seasons as manager at Double-A Greenville and...

Braves expect Brandon Beachy to be ready for spring training

The Atlanta Braves are expecting pitcher Brandon Beachy to be ready for the start of spring training after the right hander had to undergo a procedure to cleanup his elbow last month. Beachy, 27, underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2012 and missed the first half of the 2013 season. He returned to pitch in five games compiling a 2-1 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.03 WHIP before landing...

Report: Brian McCann Could Receive Six-Year, $100 Million Deal, According to One MLB GM

Brian McCann may be joining a very elite club in Major League Baseball in the next year. Before the 2011 season, the Twins signed Joe Mauer to an eight-year, $184 million extension, and a year later the Giants took a nod from Minnesota and inked Buster Posey to a nine-year, $167 million deal. Now, McCann could be headed to the $100-million crew after raking in $12 million in 2013...
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