The Braves are getting setup men Steve Reed and Steve Karsay, according to http://www.espn.com. I don’t know much about Reed, but I always wonder when Karsay’s arm is going to fall off, given his past troubles with injuries.
As much as I hate the third place Braves, I’m rather dismayed for purely selfish reasons: Rocker is my top reliever in a fantasy team of mine. If he’s moving to setup duty for the Tribe, I’m in trouble. I need saves, not holds.
Anyway, I’ll miss his blown saves as much as the next Phillies fan.
Montfort, my dear boy – You’re just wrong. Check the standings. Tied for 2nd, not third place. How’s Florida? 8-1? Jeezus. That’s almost as bad as we embarassed the Mets last night. And you enjoy that lead, I give it two weeks, tops, before it’s gone.
You can take this FWIW, but the Braves/Mets game is on Fox right now, and the announcers just said there are rumors of the Braves trying to bring back Andres Gallaraga from Texas, move Wes Helms to 3rd, and move Chipper to the OF, which I guess would but Surhoff’s ass on the bench.
Now that is scary. G’s current BA is 218, OB 302, SLG 393. Might as well keep the washed up first-baseman they have. Me, I play Helms all the time at 1st and look for a OF or if you feel you have to move Chipper, then get someone who’s cheap and not 65 years old, like Durazo.
jcgmoi, do you know for sure that Karsay will close for Atlanta? That was my feeling as well, but they could just as easily go with Ligtenberg or Remlinger. I’d like to get this figured out ahead of time so I can grab Karsay (or whoever) for my team(s) for a saves boost.
mouthbreather, they’ve been talking about moving Chipper to the OF and Helms to 3B for a while. I hadn’t heard the Galarraga rumor, but that wouldn’t be that bad of an idea IMHO. Galarraga started off the year pretty strong, but he got benched when he started slumping because Texas has got a surplus of guys to fit into the lineup. I think if you brought the Big Cat back to the NL where he made his resurgence, he’d do fine.
And anyway, the Braves’ offense can’t get any worse than it already is. Reminds me of the A’s-- Hudson goes the distance, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 11, and they lose. Sounds like Pedro syndrome to me.
Nah, too complex a trade for the Big Cat. Texas would want Pitching since theirs sucks. I’d see a three-way for that to happen. I’d agree with jcgmoi and go for a younger first baseman. Durazo has the potential, the talent, the BAT, and a part time position with Arizona.
Now Chipper, well they were considering moving him to OF way back during spring training. I would have liked to have seen that to make room for a rookie.
Yes, I’m of the belief that the Braves are a bit on the old side in key positions. :rolleyes: