2. When will the Braves’ payroll rise?
Braves executives outlined their strategy for future player payrolls in a meeting with Wall Street analysts Thursday, saying the team will "hit the accelerator" on spending at "the proper time" in its development. "We are at the low end of the (payroll) spectrum at the moment," Braves CEO Terry McGuirk said. "We are not afraid at all to go to where it takes to be a championship team. … When the proper time comes and the revenue opportunities have presented themselves, we will try to match up those two things. We're not going to get out of sync and out of sequence with that." John Hart, the Braves' president of baseball operations, said the organization has created financial flexibility while rebuilding the farm system, "realizing that at some point we will have to depend on the free-agent market. We can't fix it all within the house." Click here for full story.