Found November 02, 2012 on
Alright, the hotstove is starting and it's just as expected.
According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Atlanta Braves are "intrigued" by Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is suspected to go into free agency this offseason and the first fish seems to be biting. With Chipper Jones' retirement and Michael Bourn most likely to sign with another team, the Braves are looking fill the hole with the hottest player on the market.
Hamilton, 31, can talk to teams about offers starting at midnight. The Rangers have given a qualifying offer to Hamilton. The offer is slightly below the $13.75 million that Hamilton received in 2012. He is expected to decline it by Nov. 9. The Rangers would get a compensatory pick in next year's MLB draft. Hamilton could be entering free-agency after playing four seasons with the Texas Rangers.
Hamilton batted .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBI in 2012. Although his numbers have decreased since his MVP 2010 season, Hamilton w...
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The Atlanta Braves are intrigued in free agent outfielder
Josh Hamilton, and they’ve been discussing if they’re a fit for the slugger,
reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
Is Josh Hamilton a fit for
If you're asking, you're not
alone. The Braves have been asking themselves the same question, according to
In the aftermath of "The Drop" in Oakland and subsequent 0-for-4 performance in the AL wild-card game, it was hard to find anyone who wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton. Never mind that he played an enormous role in back-to-back trips to the World Series and won an AL MVP award for the Rangers.
The mercurial Hamilton became the face of the Rangers' pitiful September collapse...
The number has landed, and it is high.
Free agent Josh Hamilton is reportedly looking for a seven-year deal worth about $175 million overall -- or $25 million a season, according to Baseball Prospectus writer John Perrotto.
From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB
— John Perrotto (@jperrotto...
Four Braves were nominated for the Rawlings Gold Glove award this year - Freddie Freeman and our entire outfield. All the good Braves fans wanted Prado to win because we see his efforts every day and think he deserves all the awards in existence. And if you watched every game, you can't deny how many plays Freddie saved, whether or not he was officially statistically credited...
Brian McCann, who grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Ga., was always expected to replace Chipper Jones as the face of the Braves franchise. But Jones has retired, and it is no longer a given that McCann will be around long term himself. Although the Braves picked up McCann's $12 million option for 2013 rather than buy the catcher out for $500,000, no one really knows...
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. Brian McCann hasnt let shoulder surgery keep him from perfecting his skills.
That will have to wait until his shoulder is healthy.
McCann considers himself the best Madden player in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, so hes had plenty of time with the controls the past couple of weeks.
"As soon as (his three-month son, Colt) is asleep, the Madden...
While teammate Josh Hamilton received a qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers, Mike Napoli did not. A qualifying offer would have been around $13.3 million. The Rangers made the decision that they didn't feel Napoli was worth that. This does not mean he won't return to Texas. It simply means, the Rangers will try to sign him for less.
According to Mac Engel...
Pascual Perez was known as I-285 Perez after getting lost on his way to Fulton County Stadium for a scheduled start
Former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Pascual Perez was found murdered in his Dominican Republic home Wednesday night after a robbery attempt.
The 55-year old Perez, who was known in his Atlanta days as I-285 Perez after missing a start his first year in Atlanta due...
In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves re-acquired outfielder Jordan Schafer on Thursday by claiming him off waivers from the Houston Astros.
Schafer, who hit 211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games for the Astros last season, spent 6 years in the Braves' organization before getting dealt to Houston in July 2011.
He was part of the trade that brought center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael...
The Texas Rangers have expressed “serious interest” in
designated hitter David Ortiz, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
The Texas Rangers also have expressed serious interest in Ortiz,
major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement
for their own free agent, Josh Hamilton.
Ortiz was previously said to be nearing a two-year...
If Michael Bourn was two years younger he would most likely be an Atlanta Brave the next five years
The Atlanta Braves made center fielder Michael Bourn a qualifying offer prior to Friday’s deadline. Should the Braves not re-sign Bourn, they will receive a pick in next year’s draft.
Based on the new collective bargaining agreement, Bourn had to be offered a contract that averaged...