Two of the main men behind the 2003 Braves hitting
onslaught will be free agents at the end of the season
and, in spite of their desire to return to the club
and the fact that the team could be reaping postseason
financial rewards, there might not be enough money
available to re-sign them. Gary Sheffield and Javy
Lopez have combined for 63 home runs and 179 RBI and
are the two Braves with OPS figures higher than 1.000.
The trouble is Greg Maddux will also be a free agent,
further complicating the picture.
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