Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Teixeira to the Angels; Braves rendered talentless

Remember when it was folly to predict any team but the Braves to win the NL East... because the Braves always won the NL East? Well with the trade of Mark Teixeira, close on the heels of news that Tim Hudson may be done for the season, the Atlanta Braves officially suck.

In all the excitement of the Mets' stirring turnaround I hadn't noticed, but the Braves had already been looking sickly at 49-56, and that was with one of the best first basemen in baseball and a Cy Young candidate in Tim Hudson. When Hudson went down, the Braves probably figured there was no sense in waiting to trade Teix.

What major league talent did they get back in the deal? Casey Kotchman? Good luck with that. When you're ready to field a competitive team again, come back without that stupid chant, you goobers.

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