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Glaus


The staff at MLBTR mentioned Troy Glaus as a potential waiver trade to one of the competing AL teams in need of a DH/1B.  Glaus has been hitting well on his rehab assignment and apparently has attracted some attention.  His salary is still reasonable, but his decreased mobility makes him less valuable to a NL team.

It brings up an interesting point...

If the World Series is the goal (and it is), why would the Braves dump Glaus?  If the Braves have to potentially play three games in an AL ballpark in October, who would be our designated hitter?  Diaz?  Melky?  At what point do the Braves actually want to keep a DH?

Aside from acting as a potential DH, I still think Glaus needs to stay.  If the playoffs started tomorrow, the Braves, Phillies, Reds, and Padres would be in the tournament.  That's two ballparks that rank as a hitter's paradise.  Even when Glaus was struggling, he hit a veritable ton of deep flys that were caught shy of the warning track at the Ted.  Those balls are five rows deep in Cincy and CBP.  In those parks, a game can be decided on what is genearlly a fly ball at every other stadium.

I personally think Glaus can help us.  No, he's not going to be black hole at third base anymore.  However, he still hits with pop and can give us one more veteran bat with playoff experience.  I say keep him in Atlanta.  He has worked his tail off for the Braves this year, playing hurt most of the season.  Certainly has earned my respect.

Go Braves.

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