Atlanta Braves Hot Stove Season Far from Over

Posted: 22nd December 2009 by Joel Barker in MLB
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I, along with roughly 75 percent of the Braves fan base, was quite taken aback whenáI fired up the old Blackberry this morning and realized that Atlanta was in serious discussions with the Yankees about Javier Vazquez. Perplexed may be the best word for how I felt when the deal was finalized. The Braves traded their best starter from 2008 for outfielder Melky Cabrera (a career .270 hitter), a left-handed rookie pitcher in Mike Dunn, and a prospect. Hardly seems like the Braves got the better of the deal. However, after looking deeper into the situation, I am actually quite happy with the move. It's obvious that no one wanted to take on Derek Lowe's ridiculous contract. It's even more obvious that Atlanta GM Frank Wren could not construct the team he has envisioned while keeping both Lowe ...

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