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Andruw and $$$

I'm reporting what I've gathered from a number of sources.  Apparently, the Braves tried to slide Andruw through waivers to open up the possibility of a wiaver trade.  An unnamed team grabbed him and the Braves pulled him back.

One of the reasons for doing this?  In a week or two, Andruw becomes a 10-and-5 man (10 years with the Braves -- can you believe that?!) and can veto any trade.  He has expressed an interest in playing his entire career in Atlanta.  But AWOL-Time Warner-Satan wants to cut payroll and apparently thinks gold glove 50-homer centerfielders grow on trees.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.  The big salaries on the team in 2007 will be Chipper (can't trade), Smoltz (same), Edgar and Hudson (can but won't).  Mike Hampton is due to come back so maybe they can get some rich team cough Yankees cough to take him off their hands.  But the Braves seem to cling to the bizarre idea that Hampton will pitch well when he comes back from TJ surgery.

Either way, we're looking at potentially dangerous off-season when our team could be eviscerated.

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