Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Finally! The Rock, has come back, to Atlanta!

No? Well how about Derek Lowe, then? You may have been expecting a rant about the whole Smoltz fiasco. Won't do it. No point.
Instead, let's focus on the positives... of which, there have been quite a few.

First, the signing of pitcher Derek Lowe. Sweet! We have a guy to run out there on opening day. Jair Jurgens may have the most talent, but he's a kid. Let's not put the franchise on his shoulders quite yet. In Derek, we have a legitimate #1. Jair at #2, Vasquez the Innings Eater at #3, Hiro Nakamura at #4 and Charlie Morton or Jo Jo Reyes at #5. Tom Glavine yet to be determined and Tim Hudson getting healthy for 2010.
I'm much happier with the addition of Lowe, rather than AJ Burnett. And I still feel the price on Peavy was waaaay too high.

Next, Omar Infante signed a two year deal to stay with the Braves. Nice. A great guy to have. Played five positions last year, and was the #3 pinch hitter in the NL...

Hiro Nakamura, starting pitcher.... or something like that.... we signed him outta Japan. I don't know much about him, but everyone is raving about him. Bring it baby.

Greg Norton. The best pinch hitter in all of baseball last year. We got him from Seattle for a bag of balls. Also can give us a power bat at 1st... great signing.

I'm very happy at all of these signings. Well done boys. I'm looking forward to Spring Training now...

Oh yeah, I know most of you are used to me posting pics of everyone.... but I don't have any cards of any of these guys.... UNbelievable. But it gives me a goal for 2009....

5 comments:

night owl said...

I have lots of dupes of Lowe in a Dodger uniform. You're welcome to 'em if you want 'em.

Lowe has his good points, and he'll help Atlanta's pitching staff. But he's not a No. 1 guy. And you'll learn to hate the faces he makes on the mound. Because nothing good is happening when he's making those faces.

Captain Canuck said...

like I said, Lowe over Burnett, Perez, Wolf, and the price for Peavy....... I'll gladly take it.

and the cards too!

Joycough said...

Hey, I just got back into collecting and am looking for some stores that sell/trade cards in Calgary! Got any tips?

I also have lots of the Mcdonalds 2008 doubles and a few 2008 Upper Deck Series 1 base set doubles...and I noticed that you were looking for a place to get Masterpieces Hockey cards...I found a bunch of single packs for sale at Walmart!

dayf said...

I likey the moves. We have a solid rotation now. Plus we didn't massively overpay or trade off a bunch of prospects other than Flowers. I wouldn't mind resigning Ohman and maybe picking up a bat for the outfield, but I think we're ready to battle as it stands right now. This should be a fun year in the east, 4 out of 5 teams will be competitive.

Captain Canuck said...

joycough... send me an email.

volleygod67 "at" gmail "dot" com