Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frank Wren: Let's try Ebay...

If I'm Frank Wren (above), general manager of the Atlanta Braves, I just might be inclined to look to Ebay for some help in selling off some unwanted goods. Just list Nate McLouth, Kenshin Kawakami, Rick Ankiel, and Melky Cabrera and see if anyone will bid anything for these guys. Take the two Derreks (& Derek), Lee and Lowe respectively, and see if we can get a stud center fielder for them. If not, just throw the above mentioned four in for good measure and see if there are any takers at that point. However, whatever you do, don't come to spring training with these same guys. Enough is actually too much in this case. I can't for the life of me understand why McLouth (McOut) continues to remain in the Braves starting lineup. By the way, did you happen to see that tremendous throw he didn't make to the cutoff man in the eighth inning last night in a tie ballgame? Atrocious. Rick Ankiel can't hit his way to the toilet, mainly because his game is already in there. Speaking of toilets, Atlanta just flushed away $20+ million on Kawakami, who can't even make a Triple A roster. Melky is a nice guy, but I would rather platoon Matt Diaz instead, regardless of which side of the plate they stand on. As for the two "Dereks", they are busts and they need to go and help pull down some other team next year. And yes, we are already talking about next year because now the Braves certainly aren't a smart bet in Vegas to even make the playoffs as the Wild Card this year. Sorry Bobby, but you had a hand in this as well.

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