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Braves catch a huge break by not having to face Gerrit Cole or James Paxton. They need to take advantage of that and win at least 1 of these games. Also don't have to face Giancarlo Stanton. Jord

AJC reporting Liberty is exploring selling parts of The Battery to make up revenue. Theyre apparently checking property values.

One-third of this "season" is over. The team is 11-9, which pretty much anyone would take at this point. It's also tired and beat-up. If Acuna and Albies are both more than a week in getting back

14 minutes ago, 007dawg said:

Just turned on tv.  Turning channel to hockey.  Checked box score.  Touki back to normal and Wilson still don’t have it

Says the guy that only looked at the boxscore and didn't actually watch the game to see that Touki didn't pitch nearly as bad as the boxscore says.

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I didn’t know the Braves had their own version of the Bobby Bonilla contract...just worse


The Bruce Sutter annuity is outrageous and thankfully it ends in 2021.

Yes, the Braves have their own version of the Bobby Bonilla annuity. It’s not discussed as often enough as the one the former All-Star has with the New York Mets, but it’s just as bad. While Bonilla makes $1.143 million today to not play for the Amazin’s, Sutter has been paid by the Braves annually to not play baseball for them for over 30 years! How did this happen?

Sutter only played four forgettable years with the Braves before retiring after the 1988 MLB season. Since the dumb 1980s Atlanta Braves agreed to pay the  deal in full, they agreed to pay Sutter deferred payments of no less than $1.12 million through 2021. Keep in mind he only made roughly $750,000 in annual salary during his four years playing badly for the Braves.

Once Cox came back over to the Braves organization after a successful stint managing the Toronto Blue Jays and former general manager John Schuerholz came over from the Kansas City Royals in 1990, the Braves stopped doing dumb things and started winning division titles like their lives depended on it. It’s funny. Kansas City played Toronto in the ALCS in the same 1985 season.

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13 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

I didn’t know the Braves had their own version of the Bobby Bonilla contract...just worse


The Bruce Sutter annuity is outrageous and thankfully it ends in 2021.

Yes, the Braves have their own version of the Bobby Bonilla annuity. It’s not discussed as often enough as the one the former All-Star has with the New York Mets, but it’s just as bad. While Bonilla makes $1.143 million today to not play for the Amazin’s, Sutter has been paid by the Braves annually to not play baseball for them for over 30 years! How did this happen?

Sutter only played four forgettable years with the Braves before retiring after the 1988 MLB season. Since the dumb 1980s Atlanta Braves agreed to pay the  deal in full, they agreed to pay Sutter deferred payments of no less than $1.12 million through 2021. Keep in mind he only made roughly $750,000 in annual salary during his four years playing badly for the Braves.

Once Cox came back over to the Braves organization after a successful stint managing the Toronto Blue Jays and former general manager John Schuerholz came over from the Kansas City Royals in 1990, the Braves stopped doing dumb things and started winning division titles like their lives depended on it. It’s funny. Kansas City played Toronto in the ALCS in the same 1985 season.

There are lots of deferred money contracts out there. Obviously not to this extent but some of these guys that retired 5/10 years ago are still collecting checks. Mookie Betts just signed a deal with $115 million deferred.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/bobby-bonilla-day-july-1-mets-mlb-deferred-payments

https://betsology.com/2019/07/bobby-bonilla-day-the-15-biggest-deferred-payment-contracts-in-mlb-history/

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