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This is quite the Hot Stove season for Braves fans, huh? It's not every year that you trade one player (Martin Prado) to all 29 other teams in baseball, plus a few minor league affiliates, for every guy over the age of 21 who's ever stepped foot in the outfield or on the dirt between second and third base. And Jair Jurrjens! In the course of just a few weeks, he became a 25-year old ace, then a mid-rotation starter of fair value to an injury-wrecked mess who wouldn't even fetch Martin Freaking Prado in a trade. And I'm pretty sure Tyler Pastornicky died, which is too bad.Yes, folks, it's been a wild couple weeks of rosterbation, but one can hardly blame us fans for that, right? After all, the Braves are a team that was on the verge of playoff baseball last season, and are just a couple pieces away from being a legitimate World Series contender, and some of the marquee free agents are starting to sign, and GMs are bathing in scotch at the Winter Meetings and I'...
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There was an old joke about oldtime songwriter Steve Allen it dates back a bit, but stay with me.
Basically, two guys are talking about great songwriters and the first guys says, "Steve Allen's pretty good. He's written hundreds of songs." The other guy, without a beat, says, "Really? Name two."
For all I know, Nickelback may be a pretty good band...
Peter Moylan is a reliever for the Atlanta Braves, apparently. I follow the greatest franchise in the history of sports, so you know, he's not really on my radar. Anyway, this Moylan guy must have gotten back from a Foo Fighters concert and decided Nickelback needed a kick in the ass. The tweet reads "Note to @nickelback please attend a...
One of my favorite Spring Training experiences in the Cactus League (2003) is Oakland A's relief pitcher Keith Fowlke burning a fan with a terrific one liner as he was warming up in the A's bullpen down the right field line at Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Obnoxious White Sox Fan: "Hey Fowlke, how many saves are you going to blow this year?"
Keith Fowlke: ...
Written by: Adam Cubbage
When I was younger, growing up in Savannah, Georgia, I remember being glued to Atlanta Braves baseball from the age of six. That year was 1990, and as has been well documented the next year started an unprecedented run of division success in Atlanta that has made it the brand it is today—sprinkled in were the opportunities to watch legends at work...
Yep, it’s true…Nate McLouth is likely coming back to Pittsburgh.
McLouth, of course, was traded to Atlanta in 2009 for Charlie Morton, Gorkys Hernandez, and Jeff Locke. He has struggled ever since leaving the Burgh, but wouldn’t be a bad fourth outfielder to spell Alex Presley and Jose Tabata. As long as he doesn’t cost much and the Bucs don’t plan on making him an everyday...
The Pirates are close to reaching a deal with free agent Nate McLouth, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday afternoon. McLouth, an outfielder, was drafted by the Pirates in 2000 and broke into the big leagues in 2005 before being traded to Atlanta in 2009.
Although there is a report to the contrary, the Reds do not appear to be going hard after Braves starter Jair Jurrjens.