Found November 03, 2012 on
213 Miles From Shea:
I escaped Newark this weekend to get some electricity, and I’ve been working backwards through what was apparently a very busy week in baseball. I came across this small headline:
“Braves claim Jordan Schafer from Astros”
Now that seems like a small move, which it is. But that name should sound familiar to you.
Jordan Schafer was traded from the Braves to the Astros! He was the centerpiece of the Braves package! Back in 2011 the Braves traded Schafer along with minor leaguers Brett Oberholtzer, Paul Clemens, and Juan Abreu.
Schafer will be 26 next season and still hasn’t lived up to his initial hype, thus why he was put on waivers to begin with. I also find it odd though when a player gets traded from their home organization to then immediately returned to that same organization.
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The Atlanta Braves have re-acquired former outfielder, Jordan Schafer, via waivers from the Houston Astros. Schafer was originally drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.
Schafer was traded to the Astros for center fielder Michael Bourn, July 30, 2011, in a package that...
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Schafer, who hit 211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games for the Astros last season, spent 6 1/2 years in the Braves' organization before getting dealt to Houston in July 2011.
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reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
Is Josh Hamilton a fit for
If you're asking, you're not
alone. The Braves have been asking themselves the same question, according to
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