Later reports seem to peg the number at $24.5 million. This makes sense for the Twins, who were looking for a full time backstop. For the Braves? Kinda pricey for what they had in mind.
The Braves were looking for somebody to share time – perhaps more than half, perhaps less depending on who – with Tyler Flowers. The idea of a 3-year deal was probably not terribly palatable to the team, but without that, it was clear that they wouldn’t even be in the running.
In the end, though, Atlanta is still left one anode short of a fully-charged battery.