The Braves signed free-agent closer Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract on Thursday.
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Here's a breakdown on all the winners -- from Rookie of the Year to Cy Young and MVP -- why they won and what it all means.
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Atlanta is a good landing spot for Will Smith, fantasy-wise, as a lefty who can neutralize the left-handed leanings of SunTrust Park. That contract assures he'll close, strengthening his top-five-reliever case. Ultimately, I think he'll settle at RP6 in my rankings.
Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day is guaranteed $2.75 million as part of the one-year contract he reached to return to the Atlanta Braves.
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Darren O'Day has agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract to remain with the Braves.
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The Texas Rangers have expressed interest in Josh Donaldson as they head into an offseason in which they have money to spend. The Rangers are making third base and starting pitching a priority, and Donaldson is coming off a phenomenal season with Atlanta.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his seventh Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season.
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Tony Clark's criticism of Braves exec Alex Anthopoulos was the latest labor skirmish for players facing another slow burn on the hot stove.
Tony Clark, head of baseball's players' union, said the union is launching an investigation after Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he has spoken with other teams to discuss their plans in free agency.
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The Braves re-signed outfielder Nick Markakis and catcher Tyler Flowers to $4 million, one-year deals but declined pitcher Julio Teheran's 2020 option.
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The HoF announced Mon. that 9 former players and pioneering union leader Marvin Miller are on its "Modern Baseball Era" (1970-87) ballot to be voted on 12/8 by a 16-member committee. Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker are the players. 75% of votes are required for election.
The Braves declined their part of Billy Hamilton's mutual option for 2020, allowing the speedy outfielder to become a free agent.
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Despite their Game 7 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros, at 4-1, are the favorites to win next year's World Series.
As soon as New York Yankees reliever Bob Wickman heard the ball leave Larry Walker's bat, he knew it was trouble.
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Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is expected to be back for the start of spring training after arthroscopic elbow surgery on Wednesday.
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