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Love My Bravos:
And away we go.
— Peter Moylan (@PeterMoylan) November 30, 2012
Peter Moylan has been one of my favorites for such a long time. I know he's had some bad luck with injuries and the Braves have other plans for 2013, but I still can't be objective and say, "it's time to move on." I feel fortunate to have met him a few times and it was a pleasant surprise to discover he's just as funny and awesome in person as he seems in interviews.
Last season he wasn't tendered a contract and he accepted a minor-league contract, but this break seems permanent. (MattE's felt that way too, and then we re-acquired him while he was a Pirate, so I guess there's always hope?)
I wish you the best, Moylo. I'll cheer for you wherever you end up.
PS - I look ridiculous in the picture on the left, but he made me laugh and I couldn't hold it in for the picture. :D
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"Photo of the Day: @BJUPTON2 checking out Turner Field as the newest #Braves player after yesterday's press conference." as seen on the Braves twitter feed
@braveslove I almost forgot to ask what is your opinion of upton.And who else should we go after for leadoff
— sean g (@spinnerbuckle) November 29, 2012
Honestly, I don't have an opinion on the BJ Upton...
Braves General Manager Frank Wren is a busy man. On Wednesday, he hauled in the first big free agent catch of the 2012-13 off-season, signing outfielder BJ Upton to a 5-year deal. Today, RHP Tommy Hanson was shipped to his native SoCal, heading to the Angels in return for hard-throwing reliever Jordan Walden. If you’re not familiar with Walden, here’s a quick rundown. 2013 will...
The Braves have acquired right-handed pitcher Jordan Walden from the LA Angels in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 30, 2012
My initial reaction:
WAIT WHAT DID WE GET IN RETURN FOR TOMMY HANSON HE IS GOING TO LOOK SO RED IN AN ANGELS UNIFORM
— Lauren T. (@BravesLove) November 30, 2012
I am not sad.
In many ways this was a salary...
Jair Jurrjens is a cautionary tale of not expecting success to continue in pro sports. Jurrjens was an All-Star in 2011 and at some points in the season was thought to have a shot at the National League Cy Young. In 2012, he struggled, was injured, and eventually sent to the minors. Now, he is no longer a member of the Atlanta Braves' organization.
According to Mark...
When the Atlanta Braves pulled off a deal with the Los Angeles Angels yesterday to send Tommy Hanson west, the deal felt lopsided. The Braves were getting a relief pitcher who had never developed into anything close to a star. Hanson, on the other hand, was a top prospect and exceeded expectations once he came up. The trade seemed to be a loss on the Braves' end, but there...
The Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden.
The 26-year-old Hanson set a career high with 13 wins this year but his 4.48 ERA also was a career worst. The right-hander was 45-32 in four seasons with the Braves.
Walden had 32 saves in 2011, then lost his closer's role to Ernesto Frieri and was 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA and one save...
Club sends RHP Jordan Walden to Braves in exchange
ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels today acquired RHP Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Jordan Walden. Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Hanson, 26, went 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA (174.2 IP – 87 ER) in 31 starts for Atlanta in 2012, his fourth season with the Braves. His 13 wins established...
It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Angels are looking for starting pitching help this offseason, especially if Zack Greinke decides to leave La La Land to head elsewhere.
The Halos made headway in that hunt for starting arms on Friday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
Angels trade for tommy...
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired starting pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Jordan Walden, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Here are two summaries from MLBTR:
Hanson, 26, pitched to a 4.48 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 174 2/3 innings this year. The right-hander missed time with shoulder tendinitis last season, and his fastball velocity has been...
The Los Angeles have acquired Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves for Jordan Walden, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Hanson went 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA in 174 2/3 innings this year for the Braves. In his career, Hanson owns a 45-32 record with a 3.61 ERA in 108 starts over four Major League seasons.
Walden posted 32 saves in 2011 as the Angels main closer, but fell into the...
Most teams don't really start their off-season machinations until the Winter Meetings. Jerry Dipoto don't care. Jerry Dipoto does what he wants when he wants and today he continued his ridiculously active off-season by trading talented but erratic young reliever Jordan Walden for talented but risky starting pitcher Tommy Hanson, thus plugging one of the two gaping holes...