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    Weiss quit the Rockies stating an "unhealthy" relationship with GM. Hence, they want to interview Eddie.
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    A really good article from MLBTR on the Braves off season and probable needs and how they are addressed. Starting pitchers, both FAs and trade possibilities are named. Same with catchers. Talk about IF and OF is also included.

    A good read.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/1...-braves-7.html
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    Braves prospects headed to AFL. Albies was supposed to go but injury is preventing him from going.

    Dustin Peterson, a 21-year-old outfielder who hit .281 with 49 extra-base hits (11 homers) and 84 RBIs before Wednesday.
    Other Braves prospects headed to the AFL include infielder Travis Demeritte, catcher Kade Scivicque and pitchers Chris Ellis, Akeel Morris, Evan Phillips and Brad Roney.
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    Qualifying offer set at 17.2 mil.

    Braves have their top pick protected at #5. So, they won't lose that by signing a FA with QO.
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    FA catchers that might get a little thought by Braves

    Catchers
    Alex Avila (30)
    Drew Butera (34)
    Jason Castro (30)
    A.J. Ellis (36)
    Ryan Hanigan (36) — $3.75MM club option with an $800K buyout
    Nick Hundley (33)
    Chris Iannetta (34) — $4.25MM club option
    Jonathan Lucroy (31) — $5.25MM club option with a $25K buyout
    Jeff Mathis (34)
    Dioner Navarro (33)
    A.J. Pierzynski (40)
    Wilson Ramos (29)
    Carlos Ruiz (38) — $4.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia (32)
    Geovany Soto (34)
    Kurt Suzuki (33)
    Matt Wieters (31)


    FA starting pitchers --- there are probably only 5 or 6 on this list that will get a thought from the Braves(Latos, Cashner, Niese, Holland, Hellickson, and maybe a 2nd time for Jaime Garcia)


    Starting Pitchers
    Henderson Alvarez (27)
    Brett Anderson (29)
    Clay Buchholz (32) — $13.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Andrew Cashner (30)
    Jhoulys Chacin (29)
    Bartolo Colon (43)
    Jorge De La Rosa (36)
    R.A. Dickey (42)
    Felix Doubront (29)
    Doug Fister (33)
    Jaime Garcia (30) — $12MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Gio Gonzalez (31) — $12MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Jason Hammel (34) — $10MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Jeremy Hellickson (30)
    Rich Hill (37)
    Derek Holland (30) — $11MM club option with a $1MM buyout
    Scott Kazmir (33) — can opt out of remaining two years, $32MM on current contract
    Mat Latos (29)
    Colby Lewis (37)
    Kris Medlen (31) — $10MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Charlie Morton (33) — $9.5MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Jon Niese (30) — $10MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Bud Norris (32)
    Ivan Nova (30)
    Jake Peavy (36)
    CC Sabathia (36) — $25MM vesting option with a $5MM buyout
    James Shields (35) — can opt out of remaining two years, $44MM on current contract
    Alfredo Simon (36)
    Jacob Turner (26)
    Edinson Volquez (33) — $10MM mutual option with a $3MM buyout
    Jered Weaver (34)
    C.J. Wilson (36)
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    Don't see anyone on either list that jumps out at me. I know we want to upgrade at SP and in the market for a better catcher, I say pass on those guys. Maybe we'll look at trades for one or both. I am happy with Flowers/Recker combo though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evad View Post
    Don't see anyone on either list that jumps out at me. I know we want to upgrade at SP and in the market for a better catcher, I say pass on those guys. Maybe we'll look at trades for one or both. I am happy with Flowers/Recker combo though.

    I just wish they both threw to 2nd a lot better. They both hit pretty well.
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    Braves outright 3 from 40 man roster.

    From MLBTR

    The Braves have outrighted reliever Joel De La Cruz, catcher Blake Lalli and first baseman Brandon Snyder off their 40-man roster, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. Each of the three can and very likely will become minor league free agents this offseason.
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    Details of the Jim Johnson deal, announced 2 weeks ago, are revealed.


    TODAY: Johnson’s contract is worth $10MM in guaranteed money, The Associated Press reports. He will be paid $4.5MM in 2017 and 2018, with a $1MM signing bonus. The righty can earn up to $1.75MM in performance bonuses each season based on games finished. Johnson earns $250K for finishing 30 games, and then another $250K for hitting each of the 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60-game thresholds.
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    Arby eligible Braves with service time and projected salary. From MLBTR



    • Josh Collmenter (5.110) – $2.2MM
    • Anthony Recker (4.000) – $1.0MM
    • Arodys Vizcaino (3.168) – $1.6MM
    • Paco Rodriguez (3.120) – $900K
    • Chris Withrow (3.111) – $1.2MM
    • Ender Inciarte (2.157) – $2.8MM
    • Ian Krol (2.147) – $1.0MM
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    Minor moves by Braves



    • The Braves re-signed catcher Blake Lalli after recently outrighting him. Lalli, 33, received a brief MLB cameo for the first time in quite a while, but hasn’t spend much time in the majors and figures to remain in the upper minors next year. He carries a .265/.316/.376 batting line over parts of five seasons at Triple-A.
    • Meanwhile, the Braves outrighted 26-year-old lefties Matt Marksberryand Andrew McKirahan as well as shortstop Daniel Castro. Marksberry has made 35 appearances over the last two seasons, posting a composite 5.06 ERA, though he was effective in 42 2/2 frames in the upper minors last year, carrying a 2.32 ERA with 8.2 K/9 against 3.6 BB/9. McKirahan spent the year recovering from Tommy John surgery. As for Castro, 23, the last two years have come with a fair amount of major league opportunities, but his bat hasn’t been up to the task. Over 239 total plate appearances, he has hit just .217/.250/.265.
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    Marksberry in serious condition in Fla hospital. This after being outrighted yesterday.

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    #Braves Marksberry went in for procedure, non-baseball, and had reaction from severe dehydration. HIPA rules restrict team from saying more


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    It is serious. Just don't know about the report of him being on life support; someone I trust said didn't think that was the case.
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    Braves sign LHRP

    The Braves signed well-traveled left-handed reliever Sam Freeman to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Freeman, 29, adds potential depth to a bullpen that figures to be a Braves strength in 2017. He had a 2.74 ERA in 88 2/3 innings during 111 major league appearances over a three-season stretch through 2015 with the Cardinals and Rangers before spending most of 2016 in Triple-A and posting a 12.91 ERA in his only seven big-league appearances for the Brewers.
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    Braves re-sign DeLaCruz er MLBTR


    The Braves have re-signed right-hander Joel De La Cruz to a minor league contract after outrighting him last week, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.
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    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    #Braves Freddie Freeman is the first baseman on The Sporting News' NL All-Star team. #Cubs Rizzo was only other to receive votes.
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    Position change for Bethancourt

    Earlier this month, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reported that the Padres were mulling a role change for catcher Christian Bethancourt that would allow him to catch, play third base and also pitch. Today, Lin reports that Bethancourt has been up to 97 mph in while facing live hitters and is planning to pitch in the Panama Winter League as the next step in the process (Twitterlinks).
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    Mallex released by Mexican League team


    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    #Braves OF Mallex Smith, batting .109, got released after 2 1/2 weeks with Mexican winter league team http://www.ajc.com/sports/baseball/m...a0UiJ5DTA7tiN/
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    Spring Training is going to be big for Mallex. It will tell where he will start the season. I was hoping he would play well in the Mexican League so we could look to deal Markakis. At this point, I don't think we can trade Markakis. I like him, but thought that maybe we would have a crowded OF...
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    Weber gone, Folty cleared to return to normal off work, Wisler to return after short stint in Dominican League

    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    Braves pitcher Ryan Weber claimed on waivers by Mariners http://on-ajc.com/2eeJ6Zt



    http:/er-blood-clot-scare-braves-foler-blood-clot-scare-braves-folty-relieved-for-return-to-normal/


    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    #Braves Folty relieved to have normal offseason after worrying about career a year ago. DOB blog. @SturgillSimpson http://atlantabraves.blog.ajc.com/20...urn-to-normal/


    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    #Braves Wisler will return home soon, team just wanted him to get some innings with a few starts in Dominican.


    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    In 2 starts in Dominican winter league, #Braves Wisler has allowed 5 hits, 1 BB w/ 12 K in 9 scoreless inn.
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    Special help for the Braves young throwers


    David O'Brien ‏@DOBrienAJC
    #Braves are bringing back veteran pitching coaches Dom Chiti and Dave Wallace, Chiti as director of pitching, Wallace as a special asst.
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