Kevin C. Cox

Braves sign Andrelton Simmons to 7-year, $58 million extension

Atlanta has continued their extension spree by inking the National League's best defensive shortstop to a long-term deal.

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Can the Braves' Andrelton Simmons keep it up?

Simmons had a historic defensive season in 2013, setting himself up to receive a contract extension taking him through 2020. But how often do shortstops repeat at such a high defensive level?

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Simmons' extension shows Braves' belief in defense

Defense has, historically, been difficult to gauge financially, but Simmons' new deal is a reminder that some MLB teams are more interested in investing in it than ever.

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Braves extend Andrelton Simmons

Atlanta has continued their extension spree with the NL's best shortstop.

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Will the Braves be forced to trade their closer?

Rising salaries plus a stagnant payroll may make it difficult for the Braves to keep their core together in the years to come.

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