MLB news roundup: Braves moving, Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors, no qualifying offers accepted

Scott Cunningham

The first day of the GM meetings produced a surprising ballpark-related announcement but not much else.

The first, and biggest, news of the opening day of the three-day general managers' meetings was the unveiling of the Atlanta Bravesplan to move into a new ballpark in Cobb County, Ga., after the 2016 season.

The Braves believe Turner Field -- or perhaps more accurately, the location of Turner Field -- is no longer suitable for the team's needs. A large majority of the Braves' season-ticket holders reside north of downtown Atlanta, and the 17-year-old ballpark sits south of that area, apparently resulting in logistical issues for fans wanting to attend the team's games.

The Braves on the proposed ballpark's website claimed to have secured the land for the new structure, but Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed disputed that claim in a phone call with WSB-TV's Justin Farmer. Reed also told Farmer that the team has yet present a plan for $450 million in public financing to the Cobb County commission.

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