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Braves Offseason 2012

Janish, Braves avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

The shortstop will be back in a utility role.

Previewing the Braves' Winter Meeting needs

The Braves still have one big hole in their lineup to address. Will Frank Wren get a deal done this week in Nashville?

B.J. Upton excited to be in Atlanta

Outfielder B.J. Upton is excited to be a part of the Atlanta Braves after the team wowed Upton in their presentation to him. Is there a chance that the Braves could acquire his brother Justin?

Gerald Laird's contract worth $3 million

The Atlanta Braves' contract with catcher Gerald Laird will be worth $3 million over two season. Laird could also earn an extra $750,000 in incentives.

Upton visits with Braves

The long-time Tampa Bay Rays outfielder visited with Fredi Gonzalez and GM Frank Wren on Thursday.

Braves sign catcher Gerard Laird for two years

Following David Ross' departure to Boston, the Braves were left looking for a backup catcher.

B.J. Upton is Braves' top offseason target

The Atlanta Braves are chasing hard after free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.

Braves interested in Cody Ross

The Atlanta Braves are interested in signing free agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to Jon Paul Morosi.

Odd trade rumor proposed Mike Olt for Simmons

We have the first substantial trade rumor for the Braves this season, although it was shot down by Frank Wren.

Ross' departures creates another hole for Braves

Ross seemed like a lock to return to Atlanta this offseason. He left for the Red Sox, and now GM Frank Wren has another hole to fill on his roster this offseason.

What did the Braves accomplish at GM meetings?

The Atlanta Braves didn't make any deals at the recent general managers, but Frank Wren still thinks the team made progress on filling their needs for the 2013 season.

Braves add Ernesto Mejia and Juan Jaime to roster

The Atlanta Braves added prospects Ernesto Mejia and Juan Jaime to their 40-man roster, preventing them from becoming free agents.

Jair Jurrjens gaining trade attention

Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens is starting to gain some attention in trade talks. How did he perform this past season?

Braves' Bourn to decline qualifying offer

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn will decline the team's one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer.

Braves sign minor league free agent

Wilfrin Obispo inked a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, after spending the 2012 season pitching between AA and AAA in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Washington reportedly top destination for Bourn

Free agent OF Michael Bourn reportedly could be headed to Washington if the opportunity presents itself.

Jordan Schafer not expected to replace Bourn

The Atlanta Braves picked up Jordan Schafer on Thursday, but it doesn't mean he's replacing MIchael Bourn.

Bourn leads Braves' free agent class

Michael Bourn is one of 10 Braves players who became free agents on Monday.

Who plays center field for the Braves in 2013?

The Braves are unlikely to bring Michael Bourn back this offseason. Who are the most realistic targets for next year and beyond?

Paul Janish expected to return in April

Atlanta Braves shortstop Paul Janish is expected to return from his shoulder surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in April.

Beachy throws for first time since surgery

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy threw for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Braves search for new third baseman in 2013

Examining the Braves' options to find a new third baseman. Martin Prado, Juan Francisco, Chase Headley and David Wright could all be candidates.

Brian McCann has surgery to repair shoulder

One of the more interesting questions facing the Atlanta Braves this offseason is if they will exercise Brian McCann's 2013 option.

Brian McCann scheduled for surgery Tuesday

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will have surgery on his right shoulder at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Swisher, Ross potential Braves free agent targets?

The Atlanta Braves will have to replace Chipper Jones' production in 2013, and they also have decisions to make regarding Michael Bourn and Brian McCann. Will they look to a trade or free agency to bolster the roster?

Wren extended through 2014

The Atlanta Braves have extended GM Frank Wren through 2014

Braves 5th rotation spot up for grabs in 2013

The Atlanta Braves have several options for how to round out their starting rotation in 2013.

Braves GM Wren feels 'empty' after playoff exit

Braves general manager Frank Wren said he felt empty after Wild Card loss, while adding the infield fly call didn't cost the Braves the game.

Sickels reviews Teheran and Delgado's seasons

Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado are Atlanta's top two pitching prospects, but didn't pitch up to their abilities in 2012.

The Braves want to bring back Michael Bourn

The Atlanta Braves want to bring back free-agent-to-be Michael Bourn but will first need to wait to see how the market shapes up for one of the game's top free agents.

Braves GM Frank Wren to make decisions on CF, 3B

The Atlanta Braves won't have as busy an offseason as they have in the past. Management is confident in what the team has going into the 2013 season.

Chipper Jones on retirement: 'I'm ready'

The 19-year veteran of the Atlanta Braves is "ready" for his retirement, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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