Braves Transactions: Meet the Vets

April 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

4/6/17 - Signed 1B Ryan Howard to a minor league contract (worth $750K if called up). 4/9/17 - Signed RHP Jason Motte to a minor league contract. I think we all expected Ryan Howard to find some kind of home, but even we Braves observers were surprised when it was with Atlanta's AAA affiliate. After…

AJ Pierzynski re-signed

November 22, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

11/11/15 - Atlanta signs free agent C A.J. Pierzynski to a 1 year, $2,000,000 deal, plus a $1,000,000 signing bonus, plus incentives. Hey look, a move we all kind of saw coming! The incentives are pretty significant, so let's sum them up with this - while it's a gradual buildup to this number, if…

The Nick Markakis signing

December 15, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Last month the Atlanta Braves traded talented young right fielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals, creating an opening in the outfield. I wrote at the time that the deal was a sound business move, even if it was one that saddened me a little. That trade led to speculation about who would play…

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