Why the Javier Vazquez Move Is Not the End of the World

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Shayan Alam in MLB
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Following the Javier Vazquez for Melky Cabrera trade, the Braves' fanbase has gone berserk. "What? Our best pitcher for a crappy fourth outfielder?" and blah, blah, blah. Well, while it is tough to see Vazquez go, we should all just chill out and accept the trade. And there are a couple of reasons why. First of all, Frank Wren found only a couple of teams willing to take Derek Lowe, and all of the teams wanted the Braves paying about half of the salary left on Lowe's contract. Now think about this: How mad would all of you have been if the Braves did this: Braves Get: OF Gary Mathews Jr. (and his awesome $10 million salary) Angels Get: $7 million SP Derek Lowe The Vazquez trade is a much better. The Braves also acquired Troy Glaus, who should be, at the very least, a 20 home run guy. Also, ...

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