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  1. Braves and Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EST

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    Gomes will likely be used as part of a left field platoon with Atlanta.

  2. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  3. John Hart on the Braves: “We may not be the prettiest girl at the dance, but we’re going to be a lot of fun to dance with”

    Jan 16, 2015, 8:50 AM EST

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    FanGraphs currently projects the Braves to have MLB’s second-worst record in 2015.

  4. Report: Braves are still shopping Evan Gattis

    Jan 14, 2015, 1:40 PM EST

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    American League teams seem the most interested.

  5. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EST

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    Ichiro Suzuki, Nate Schierholtz, Andy Dirks, and Will Venable top the Marlins’ list of fourth-outfielder candidates.

  6. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EST

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  7. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

  8. The Dodgers will pay the Padres $18 million toward Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015

    Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    This means the Padres will only have to pay Kemp $3 million next season.

  9. Padres planning to hang on to their recently-acquired outfielders

    Dec 21, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

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    Wil Myers was rumored to be a potential target for the Phillies in a trade involving Cole Hamels, but it turns out the Padres plan to hang on to him.

  10. Justin Upton open to signing a contract extension with the Padres before spring training

    Dec 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

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    If the Padres want to keep Justin Upton around beyond 2015, they’ll have to hammer out a contract extension before spring training begins.

  11. Wil Myers could play center field for the Padres

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    The Padres’ outfield should hit a lot of homers in 2015, but they may give back a lot of those runs on defense.

  12. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  13. So, Cole Hamels is next for the Padres, right?

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

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    File this under “wild speculation” but it makes all kinds of sense.

  14. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

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    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

  15. The Padres are “all over” Justin Upton

    Dec 15, 2014, 9:14 AM EST

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    Even with him and Matt Kemp, though, the Padres would still have a lot of holes.

  16. Braves president John Hart: “It’s not like I’m breaking up the ’27 Yankees”

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

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    A change in direction doesn’t bother Braves president John Hart.

  17. Mariners “appear unwilling” to go beyond three years for Melky Cabrera

    Dec 11, 2014, 6:59 PM EST

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    With a void in right field, many consider the Mariners a natural fit to sign free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. However, it’s far from a sure thing.

  18. The Giants have talked to the Braves about a trade for Justin Upton and Chris Johnson

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:53 PM EST

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    It’s a decent match on paper, but neither club is “overly optimistic” that a deal will ultimately get done.

  19. Rangers, Braves reportedly talking Evan Gattis trade

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:49 PM EST

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    The Rangers have been suggested as a potential landing spot for Braves outfielder Justin Upton, but the Texas front office may have a different Atlanta player in its sights at this week’s Winter Meetings.

  20. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  21. Report: Mariners appear willing to offer Melky Cabrera a similar contract to Nelson Cruz

    Dec 6, 2014, 10:48 AM EST

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    The Mariners signed veteran slugger Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million contract this week, but general manager Jack Zduriencik is still looking for ways to improve his lineup.

  22. Mariners considering free agent Melky Cabrera

    Dec 5, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera is now on the Mariners’ radar and seems to be a good fit for the club.

  23. The Braves appear to be a long shot for free agent left-hander Jon Lester

    Dec 1, 2014, 7:41 PM EST

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    The Braves shed some salary when they dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals last month and they could shed even more if they trade Justin Upton, but it appears that they are getting priced out of the mix.

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