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I'm glad we traded Tex

In case the boys take a break from the "Burnett talks coming along" thread...

So while I was running just now I thought about all the moves the Braves have made and still need to make, and it made me realize just how glad I am we traded Teixeira. I know a lot of people were complaining that we didn't even try to sign him to an extension, but everyone knew he was going to test free agency. And now it looks more and more likely that he's going to get about 10 years, $200 million from whoever signs him. That's not a price the Braves would have met (nor should they have), which would have left us with 2 compensation draft picks, $45 million to spend, and 4 gaping holes (2 SPs, 1 LF, and a 1B).

We've filled two of those (with Vazquez and a capable but still underachieving Kotchman). Hopefully we'll get Burnett and a LF (rhymes with Fun...n), and the Angels will enjoy those two draft picks. 

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