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Brian McCann will be a free agent after this season.
Will Brian McCann be with the Braves long term, or will 2013 be his last year with his hometown team?
McCann is a free agent after this year and will likely command top dollar on the market next year.
However, injury concerns and the fact that catchers don't age well don't play in McCann's favor to get top dollar. That may actually benefit the Braves.
Atlanta has to decide if it is going to stick with McCann long term or if they're going to let him walk and hand the catching duties over to Christian Bethancourt.
Bethancourt still needs more seasoning in the minors but should be ready to go by 2014.
So, who do the Braves go with?
If they go with McCann, they have to trade Bethancourt, as he is too good of a player to have as a backup.
With McCann on the shelf for the first month of the season, Bethancourt could get a chance to showcase his talents as a backup to Gerald Laird.
Sooner or later, the Braves are going to have to make a decision.