Originally written on Love My Bravos  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 dump. But the Braves also did not want to send both Teheran & Delgado back to Gwinnett to start another yr. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 30, 2012 Yes, about $4 million. "@whataboutbrady: @ajcbraves did we free up any more money trading tommy?" — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) November 30, 2012 Walden, 25, has appeared in 123 games over parts of 3 seasons with the Angels (8-8, 3.06 ERA, 34 SV) while compiling 138 K over 114.2 IP. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 30, 2012 According to FanGraphs, the 2011 All-Star ranks 3rd among relief pitchers in average fastball velocity (97.2 mph...
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