Thomson ReutersFebruary 5, 2014 05:20
MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH
Opening the checkbook for two young team mainstays, the Atlanta Braves spent $148.3 million on Feb. 4.
The Braves didn't just avoid arbitration with first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Jason Heyward; they locked them up to multiyear deals.
Freeman's contract was the eye-catcher: eight year, $135 million. It is the richest deal in franchise history, and it averages $16,875,000 annually through 2021.