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  1. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  2. Bobby Cox, Bryce Harper and the Braves Philharmonic

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    Helmets

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — I’ve done a good job so far today not cheering in the press box. Kris Medlen struck a dude out looking. Evan Gattis just thew out a would-be base stealer. Both of those things are usually worth at least a fist-pump from me when watching a game but I’ve been totally…

  3. 2014 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…

  4. Mark Mulder not ruling out another comeback attempt

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Mark Mulder

    Mark Mulder received some sad news yesterday when tests revealed that he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session. The left-hander was well on his way to pitching again in the Majors after a five-year layoff due to persistent shoulder problems, but he now yet more adversity to…

  5. Indians and Justin Masterson will discuss a multi-year contract extension before arbitration

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson

    Indians starter Justin Masterson will file for salary arbitration on Tuesday in his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. Paul Hoynes of The Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and Masterson will discuss a multi-year extension in the days leading up to the official filing of arbitration figures. Masterson, who turns 29 years old in…

  6. Are the Braves a small market team now?

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    The Braves may be moving into a new stadium soon, but with the Phillies’ latest 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal with Comcast SportsNet, Grant Brisbee of SB Nation argues that the Braves have more in common with the Rays than the rival Phillies, Mets, and Nationals. Brisbee notes that in 2000, the Braves had the…

  7. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  8. Cubs, Pirates, Royals, Braves in on Jason Hammel

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    jason hammel getty

    From FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi comes word that the Cubs, Pirates, Royals and Braves are among the teams with interest in free agent Jason Hammel. The Giants requested the 31-year-old’s medical records at one point earlier this offseason, but they’ve apparently moved on after signing Tim Hudson and re-upping with Ryan Vogelsong. Hammel, who’s said…

  9. Chipper Jones is still salty about that first-pitch incident

    Dec 1, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    In October, when the Braves were about to face the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS, Chipper Jones was scheduled to throw out the first pitch. However, because he was rather objective about his former team’s chances — he went on the radio and said that the Dodgers would win in four games, which…

  10. Braves’ off-season will take shape as they make decisions on arbitration-eligible players

    Dec 1, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves lost free agent catcher Brian McCann to the Yankees and they have yet to make any signings this off-season, but they stand to make a ton of news as they make decisions about their many arbitration eligible players. Based on Matt Swartz’s arbitration salary projections at MLB Trade Rumors, Mike Axisa of CBS…

  11. Giants “moving toward” deal with Ryan Vogelsong

    Nov 28, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    San Francisco continues to work on solidifying its rotation even after re-signing Tim Lincecum and adding Tim Hudson, with Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reporting that the Giants are “working toward” a deal to bring back right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong became a free agent after the Giants declined his $6.5 million option for…

  12. Report: The Twins still like free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo Getty

    It was reported two weeks ago that the Twins were in talks with free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo and Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors hears that the two sides could still be a match. Hearing Twins remain very high on Bronson Arroyo. Might still be possible to get him on a two-year deal.—  …

  13. Let’s pump the brakes on the “PED use got Jhonny Peralta his big deal” talk

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:43 AM EDT

    jhonny peralta getty

    With a respectful nod to Ken Rosenthal, our own Bill Baer and the players who have taken to Twitter in the past couple of days to talk about Jhonny Peralta, may I ask why everyone seems to think that Peralta’s new contract represents some sort of problem with the drug penalty system in baseball and…

  14. Tim Hudson writes letter to say thanks to the Braves and Atlanta

    Nov 23, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson Getty

    Here’s a really nice gesture from veteran right-hander Tim Hudson, who left the Braves earlier this week when he agreed to a two-year, $23 million contract with the Giants. Hudson decided to submit a letter to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in order to say thanks to the Braves and the fans for making him and his…

  15. Giants re-sign Javier Lopez to three-year, $13 million deal

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Javier Lopez

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal now for three years and $13 million, pending a physical exam next week. ========== Giants general manager Brian Sabean revealed yesterday that he was very close to re-signing reliever Javier Lopez and now Steve Berman of Bay Area Sports Guy reports that it’ll be a three-year, $13 million deal. Last…

  16. Giants remain interested in Bronson Arroyo

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    bronson arroyo reds getty

    The Giants inked veteran right-hander Tim Hudson on Monday to a two-year contract worth $23 million, but they are not done pursuing starting pitchers. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told Jim Bowden of SiriusXM on Tuesday afternoon that his team is still in contact with another veteran right-hander, Bronson Arroyo. The idea would be…

  17. Bronson Arroyo has heard from the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Twins and Orioles

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo Getty

    Free agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo was a guest on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM this afternoon and told host Jim Bowden that the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Twins and Orioles have expressed interest in signing him. You can listen to part of the interview here. Arroyo added that he hasn’t received an offer yet, so…

  18. Report: Josh Johnson would prefer to pitch for the Giants or Padres

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    josh johnson blue jays getty

    Free agent right-hander Josh Johnson has two teams at the top of his list among potential landing spots, both of whom could put him in excellent position for a rebound season. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Johnson let the Giants and Padres know early on in the free agent process that…

  19. Tim Hudson, Giants agree to two-year, $23 million deal

    Nov 18, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    Not only did the Giants hang onto Tim Lincecum, re-signing him to two-year, $35 million, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that they’re agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Tim Hudson. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says it’s a two-year, $23 million contract. Hudson is coming back from a fractured ankle that…

  20. Tim Hudson is one of the Giants’ “chief targets”

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Tim Hudson is one of the few free agents I can remember who actually signed with a team near where he grew up, so it’s probably not smart to totally dismiss the idea of him wanting to stay in Atlanta. But the dude was young and rich in the Bay Area once upon a time…

  21. Report: Rockies among as many as 15 teams interested in Tim Hudson

    Nov 9, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson Getty

    We learned yesterday that the World Champion Red Sox have strong interest in Tim Hudson, but they are going to have plenty of competition. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies are among “as many as 15 teams” who have expressed interest in the veteran right-hander. Luring free agents to pitch at…

  22. The Red Sox “really want” Tim Hudson

    Nov 8, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Not even mid-November yet and we’re already into the “do they like him or do they like like him?” phase of free agency. With the Red Sox and Tim Hudson, they seem to like like him, reports Jon Heyman. Heyman adds that the Sox are “big admirers” of Hudson and that they “really want him.” He…

  23. UPDATED: Everything about today’s qualifying offer deadline

    Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Here’s the wrap on how Monday’s qualifying offer deadline went down. First, here’s a quick guide to the qualifying offers game: Teams are allowed to make $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents they’ve employed for at least a year and thus secure a draft pick if they depart. That pick will come immediately following the…

  24. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  25. The Braves want Tim Hudson back

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson Getty

    When you start Freddy Garcia in an elimination game, yeah, you might be interested in bringing back a starter you’ve had around for nine years and with whom you’re quite comfortable: Frank Wren has provided strong indication he would like Tim Hudson back in the #Braves rotation next year. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 14,…

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