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Chipper Jones retired last year, Bobby Cox the season before that.
The lessons here -- and this is where the other local team needs to pay attention -- are athletes don't make the call and you make the decision based on what you see, not on what you hear.
The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving up four minor leaguers in the deal, including top pitching prospect Randall Delgado. The other minor leagues headed to Arizona are right-hander Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. Prado can become a free agent after this season.
Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history, Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels and Brian Wilson became a free agent on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history Friday and Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
The Braves traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden on Friday, clearing a spot in the Atlanta rotation for Julio Teheran, Randal Delgado or another young starter.
Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.
Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $75.25 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday night.
Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves boosted their rotation and added a right-handed bat to their bench Monday night by acquiring lefty Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs.
Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will miss the start of his farewell season.
While other NL contenders beefed up for the playoffs, the Atlanta Braves seemed to keep missing out on players who could've boosted their hopes.
Braves general manager Frank Wren said Saturday the team is still gathering information on allegations that pitching coach Roger McDowell made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend.
"There really isn't a gray area when it comes to obliques," Wren told Braves.com. "Obliques are going to be a couple weeks at minimum. If you're really lucky, you can get a player back right after the DL stint. This early in the season we're not going to turn a two-to-three week [thing] into a six-to-eight week by tearing that oblique area."
"We got a bump with the Daytona 500 falling the weekend we opened. Then attendance fell off, as you would expect with the first games so early," Atlanta general manager Frank Wren said. "Crowds always pick up with the start of spring break in March, especially here at Disney."