Thursday, November 16, 2006

AJC: Braves showed interest in Dave Roberts

Seeking to get that leadoff/LF the Atlanta Braves went pursuing after free agent Dave Roberts. Roberts wants a 3/$15M deal. $5M a year for an aging 34 year old is too pricey and the Braves agreed.

Don't get me wrong I think Roberts is a good leadoff hitter. I think his asking price is hopeful but not realistic for a payroll as tight as Atlanta's. The AJC states that Roberts could play CF next year if Andruw Jones enters free agency. Not a bad idea, but once again the money is a little too much to shell out. Their are other teams after Roberts so we'll see if he gets what he wants.

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