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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Oh yeah?Hey Boston! You take our old pitcher, we'll take your old pitcher!
With the news that John Smoltz may be headed to the Red Sox, it should come as a no surprise that the Braves appear to be intensifying their pursuit of another free-agent pitcher: Derek Lowe.
OK, so he hasn't been in Boston for a while and you probably don't want him back anyway. Let me have this, though. It's been a rough offseason for Braves fans.
For what it's worth, given how much salary has come off the books in Atlanta, and given the reports that Liberty Media truly wants to spend more money, I can't imagine that the Braves couldn't substantially top the Mets' 3/$36M offer to Lowe. Of course, given that Lowe reportedly wants to be in the northeast and given that Boras is involved, I can't imagine that this is anything other than a ploy to get New York to go higher.
Can you remember the last time a team was as used and abused as the Braves have been these past couple of months?
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:15am
Start the BringBackTed website and petition now - let the glory days live again. Plus it would be great to go to the ballpark and get a great tasting, and good for you, bison burger.
Posted 01/08 at 12:14 PM
Is there any evidence Frank Wren knows his ass from third base?
Posted 01/08 at 12:57 PM
Don’t get your hopes up. You know the Mets will be in on this one at the end.
Posted 01/08 at 01:59 PM
Craig, I need a hug. Can I have a hug? I’ll have more on this when I can wrap my head around it. I’m ... well ... flabbergasted. But this is business.
Posted 01/08 at 06:41 PM