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03 Jan

Goodbye, Dave

Dave Martinez, as expected, has retired from baseball. He tore up his leg and missed the entire 2002 season after playing semi-regularly for the Braves in 2001.

7 Responses to “Goodbye, Dave”

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    jerry Says:

    Dave was a very good player and even a better person. Good Luck Dave!

    Nice blog, even if you are a Braves fan hehehe

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    Colin Says:

    MLB.com reporting that the Braves have signed Robert Fick:
    http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/atl/news/atl_news.jsp?ymd=20030105&content_id=189663&vkey=news_atl&fext=.jsp

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    Craig Calcaterra Says:

    Fick can catch, right? Because one thing we really need is someone to back up Javy, Henry, and Johnny.

    Seriously, assuming they’re not paying him much this would be fine, in that he can play 1B (or at least he used to be able to), back up in the outfield, etc. Based on a quick glance at BR.com, he’s a considerably more useful Wes Helms. Let us just hope he’s not being paid too much.

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    Craig Calcaterra Says:

    I’ll actually read the link before I post next time. 1 year, 1 million with the chance for 350K in incentives. Pretty good, especially the length. I question whether he can actually hit .300 like the article says, but he could be a solid 1-year pickup while we wait for Javy and Vinny’s contracts to go away.

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    Bobby Webb Says:

    the them tom G. on them again to rp for them for

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    Mac Thomason Says:

    Got the Fick entry up. The best case scenario is probably that he plays left field, Chipper moves to third, and Vinny winds up platooning at first. My guess is, however, that Fick plays first base, or platoons with someone, and we’re stuck with Vinny at third again.

    Just speculating, but I think Blanco will be traded.

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    Colin Says:

    Is Blanco tradeable at $1.5m? I guess maybe with the Maddux catcher mystique…

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