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14 Jul

I do not like this deal

Reports are surfacing that the Braves have traded the currently disappointing Yunel Escobar and the perpetually disappointing Jo-Jo Reyes to Toronto for Alex Gonzalez and two minor leaguers. Gonzalez is 33 years old and has some pop (17 homers this year, 131 in his career) but is not nearly the defensive player he once was […]

22 Dec


New York Yankees acquire Javier Vazquez from Atlanta Braves for Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn – ESPN Lord, what a terrible deal. Cabrera is a very ordinary player. Dunn is a LOOGY in the making; the Braves also sent Boone Logan to the Yankees so that balances out. I’m disgusted. UPDATE: Apparently the Braves also got […]

10 Dec


Braves trade reliever Soriano to Rays | News All they will get back is Jesse Chavez, a 25-year-old pitcher who, from what I can tell, has nothing going for him. I assume he throws hard, but his strikeout rates in the minors are pedestrian and in the majors are poor, and his ERAs in […]

10 Jul

Braves 4, Rockies 1, Mets Stupid

Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies – Box Score – July 10, 2009 – ESPN Braves win! Braves win! And they outscored the Rockies in tonight’s game, too! Of course, everyone knows the big news, that Jeff “The Human Out” Francoeur has been traded, and that not only did the Braves get a possibly useful player […]

03 Jun

Cubs 3, Braves 2 (11 innings)

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – June 03, 2009 – ESPN Where to begin? The game? Eh, typical. The Braves fell behind 2-0 in the fourth with a combination of some shaky pitching from Derek Lowe — who was otherwise excellent — and shaky umpiring from the men in blue — who […]

16 Dec

It would be an incredible surprise if Furcal isn’t signed now

Furcal acquisition could trigger trade for pitcher | So I’ll formalize it and say that Rafael Furcal, prodigal infielder, is back. They should at least sign Marcus Giles to a minor league deal to keep him company or something. At any rate, Furcal’s deal is apparently three years, with an option year he should […]

02 Dec

As always, “pending a physical”

Braves trade for Javier Vazquez | I’m sure Frank Wren is happy that he finally did something Schuerholz couldn’t. Of course, Vazquez is no more than an “innings eater”, in DOB’s words, at this point. Coming over with him apparently is something called a “Boone Logan”, which is a LOOGY who in three major […]

27 Aug

Kotsay traded game thread: Aug. 27, Marlins at Braves

Red Sox land Kotsay from Braves | News The Braves got Luis Sumoza, a 19-year-old outfielder, not to be confused with Luis Sumoza, an Astros prospect, or Luis Somoza, the late Nicaraguan dictator. He’s basically a lottery ticket; his numbers greatly improved this year (with a jump from rookie ball to low-A) but I’m […]

30 Jul

Cardinals 8, Braves 3/Teixeira trade reaction

ESPN – Cardinals vs. Braves – Box Score – July 29, 2008 Hi, I’m back. I’ll deal with Teixeira in a bit. Without him, the Braves fielded a joke lineup, Kotsay hitting third and Norton cleanup. But Campillo did a good job, and the Braves got two runs in the second, Francoeur (who sucks) singling […]

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