Monday, July 26, 2010

Nate McLouth Has Got To Go...

Trade Nate McLouth. Release Nate McLouth. Cut Nate McLouth. Put Nate McLouth back on the disabled list. Send Nate McLouth to AAA, AA, or A. Send him to the Varsity to pick up some burgers. Give him a one-way ticket to Alpharetta. Do anything with Nate McLouth, but please don't pencil him back in the Atlanta Braves lineup. Put him on one of those stools where kids are to retrieve foul balls. I think McLouth is the only Braves' player I ever hated to see come off the disabled list. He is a bonafied detriment to the Braves. He is hitting a frigid .168 with three blistering homers. His speed has benefited Atlanta with a whopping four stolen bases, but then again, it is kind of hard to steal bases when you can't reach first base to begin with. The trade deadline is less than a week away now, but I don't think there is a team in the major leagues who would want McLouth. We would have difficulty trading him for a batting practice pitcher. His productivity is so low it's like rushing a sick cow to the sale. Bobby Cox is known for his extreme loyalty to veteran ballplayers. Even though this is a great trait, I hope he won't let blind loyalty get in the way of making the best decision for his ball club. Plain and simply, Nate McLouth must go. Now.

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