Clarification clarification

Atlanta Braves News

The press release says it’s a two-year deal with an option after all, so I guess the AJC was (horrors!) wrong. Well, they had a lot on their plate today. In comments, Brad Dowdy says it’s $6 million plus a $6 million signing bonus in 2005 and $6 million in 2006, with an $8 million bonus in 2007. Pretty reasonable, really.

7 thoughts on “Clarification clarification”

  1. That’s a hell of a deal. Since he was to be due $15m this year, that’s only $5m more to add the second year.

  2. Aye, it is a good deal. Not surprising though. Smoltz really wants to finish his career in Atlanta. He’s not the type of person to let a few extra millions be a barrier to that.

  3. I posted this once already and it hasn’t shown up yet. Those dirty Yankees try to trump us way too much. It looks like they got the Unit. I only hope he falls apart now.

  4. I have to say that nobody thought the Braves could upgrade their pitching from last year’s staff, but they lost Wright and Ortiz and picked up Smoltz and Hudson for their starting rotation. That’s like going from the outhouse to the Penthouse.

    Smoltz said today on a local radio station that Kolb is a very good pitcher with an above average sinker. He commented that Kold gave up only 1 extra-base hit prior to the All-Star game last year. That’s impressive.

    If you aren’t excited to be a Braves fan right now, you need to check your pulse. This could be the biggest trade for the Braves ever, but is definitely the biggest since getting McGriff in 1993.

    I’m indifferent to getting Sosa. The only good part to that would be getting out from under Hampton’s contract, regardless of how much more he improves, which I think he will.

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