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Friday, November 08, 2013

Reading the tea leaves


It's that time of year, when everyone's making roster predictions. The AJC had this to say about Paul Janish:

The Braves quietly avoided arbitration last year with backup infielder Paul Janish when they signed the veteran to a one-year deal. Janish was limited by injuries this season, playing in just 52 games and hitting 7 hits and 2 RBIs. He is a free agent.

I don't think that's quite accurate. Janish is up for arbitration again this year. And he wasn't limited by injuries. He did start the year on the DL, but he was healthy after the first month or so. He just didn't get a lot of playing time.

AJC beat writer David O'Brien thinks Janish will be back.

Other Braves up for arbitration: outfielders Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer; pitchers Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Jonny Venters, Jordan Walden and Cristhian Martinez; and infielders Chris Johnson, Ramiro Pena, Elliot Johnson and Paul Janish.

Teams have until a Dec. 2 to offer contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, with those who don’t get offers become non-tendered free agents. From what I hear, Martinez seems the most likely candidate to be non-tendered among the Braves’ 14 arb-eligibles. It wouldn’t surprise me if all the others are back.

I don't see how they can carry Pena, Elliot Johnson, and Janish, but who knows.


posted by BubbaFan, 7:44 PM


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