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Atlanta City Council asks the Braves to make an offer

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Atlanta City Council wants to play "let's make a deal" with the Braves.

Councilman Michael Julian Bond said city leaders can find the money if the team's asking price is reasonable.

"We do have different sources of revenues that, perhaps, can be pledged," Bond said.

When asked how much council members are willing to spend to keep the Braves in Atlanta, Bond answered "that depends on the price tag."

CBS Atlanta asked the councilman for a ballpark estimate. Bond said the Braves have not given council members a firm number so the city has not made a firm offer.

"I have heard $100 million, $250 million - until I have a definitive number, we don't know how much is too much," Bond said.

When asked where city leaders would get the money, Bond responded "we have several funds and resources like the hotel-motel tax, the car-rental tax."

The Braves say they will not change their minds about moving.

Bond hopes the team will reconsider.

"We want to make it easier for them to stay, but we want to talk to them. Find out how to best do that," Bond said.

CBS Atlanta asked the Braves if the team would meet with the Atlanta City Council to discuss staying.

A spokeswoman said the team would be open to talking with city, but the Braves are already moving ahead with plans in Cobb County.

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