So it seems that the Braves are probably done for the offseason with the Hinske and Glaus signings. Time for Frank Wren's off-season grades. Starting Pitcher : The offseason started out with signing Hudson to a three-year, $28 million extension. Below market value for Hudson, a great leader in the clubhouse and community. The type of player the Braves want to build around. Unfortunately, once the Braves signed Hudson to an extension, they were put into a position where they needed to trade Lowe or Vazquez. If Wren was able to trade Lowe without eating any salary, his grade would have been an A+++, unfortunately he was unable to move him at all and this required the trade of Vazquez. Trading Javy to the Yankees was a necessary move financially. We did get, in my opinion, one of the best ...
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Article written by Tom Rossiter