Even under his own roof, Braves general manager Frank Wren isn’t immune to criticism for his deal making. When he traded pitcher Javier Vazquez to the Yankees after the 2009 season after Vazquez recorded a 2.87 ERA with 238 strikeouts, his son challenged the wisdom of the move.
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The Atlanta Braves delivered their pitch to real estate developers Friday, formally opening the search for a partner on a proposed $400 million mixed-use development adjacent to a new Cobb County stadium.
Atlanta Braves executives will return to work from their Thanksgiving travels Monday, still thankful for $300 million in public funding for a new stadium but aware that last week’s vote by the Cobb County Commission signaled the start of an unforgiving timetable to get the ballpark built by 2017.