November 2012

Braves non- tender Moylan, JJ; ship Hanson to Angels

The Braves didn’t offer contracts to Moylan and Jurrjens today.  Moylan, if healthy, could be back on a minor league deal.  Happy to see Hanson go.  Hope Walden can bolster the bullpen.

Braves sign BJ Upton

The Braves signed CF BJ Upton to a franchise record five- year 75 million deal today.  Hope he improves the offense. Bye bye Bourn :( Unfortunately, he appears to be an Uggla clone. Lots of power, low batting average and tons of strikeouts.  When will Wren ever learn?  Hope we sign Victorino or Swisher next. Wouldn’t mind having Reed Johnson back for the bench.

Braves sign Gerald Laird as backup catcher

The Braves signed C Gerald Laird to a two- year deal.  Hopefully he’ll add something to the lineup with B Mac out.  Still waiting for that big bat, Wren…