Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The End - Tex To Angels

We offered a very aggressive multiyear contract that would have made him one of the highest-paid players in the game, and it was not accepted," Wren said. "We knew from that discussion that we were not going to be able to sign him, and we didn't feel like it would be best for the club to go into the offseason just receiving [compensatory] Draft picks when we could get established Major League players to fit our plan going forward.

We're not mathematically out of it, but we might as well be. Wren is folding here and getting what he can. I'm not happy with the move personally, but the above statement tells me that the Braves are at least running a professional sports franchise, something that couldn't be said about the Hawks.

Teixeira being here for years to come was a dream. Another hometown guy, someone to scare the opposing pitcher... I mean, to face Francoeur, Chipper, Teixeira, McCann in the heart of a lineup, that'd be pretty awesome. Of course, then again, this year is different, this season we lose two hall of famers to injury, Francoeur has an off year and the Cubs AND Mets are actually playing good baseball. Go figure.

Again, at least there is some competence in the front office.

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