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Lowe Wants To Remain In Atlanta

Derek Lowe has heard trade rumors mentioning his name, but he would like to remain with the Braves.

He struggled over the season's final two months and Atlanta is believed to be looking for more offense.

"I know they have holes they want to fill, and I know, from my perspective, when you pitch as poorly as I pitched, and given the caliber of the starting pitchers we have, I wouldn't be surprised by something like that," he told the Boston Globe. "But in terms of whether someone called me to tell me, 'Would you be interested in being traded somewhere?' No, I haven't received that call."

Lowe doesn't have a no-trade clause his in four-year, $60 million contract.

"It's a first-class organization from top to bottom," Lowe said of the Braves.

He went 15-10 with a 4.67 ERA in 34 starts in 2009.

Via Boston Globe

Atlanta Struggling To Trade Derek Lowe

The Atlanta Braves are struggling to trade Derek Lowe, according to sources.

The Braves' most extensive discussions concerning Lowe have been with the Brewers about a trade for outfielder Corey Hart, according to one source.

Lowe is guaranteed $15 million in each of the next three seasons

Via FoxSports

Atlanta Looking At Second-Tier Sluggers

The Braves can't afford the likes of Matt Holliday and Jason Bay, but they still need to add a power bat to their lineup.

FOX Sports is reporting that Atlanta will aim for the second-tier of sluggers that are either available or are expected to be on the market.

That list includes Marlon Byrd, Xavier Nady, Mike Cameron, Dan Uggla and David DeJesus.

Via FOX Sports

Hudson, Braves Agree To $28M Deal

The Braves have announced a three-year, $28 million contract extension for pitcher Tim Hudson.

The deal gives Atlanta a wealth of starting pitching and will set the team up to trade in order to bolster their offense.

Hudson could have returned to the Braves under a $12 million option, but the two sides worked on a longer deal.


Braves Unsure Of What To Do With Vazquez

The Braves haven't decided whether or not they'll trade pitcher Javier Vazquez this winter.

Vazquez is coming off a career-year, but Atlanta has six quality starters heading into the offseason.

The belief was that Vazquez would be dealt, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves have discussed the possibility of giving the right-hander an extension.

Via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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