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"How can (the Braves) want to get rid of a guy so bad and then end up getting a shortstop and two...

"How can (the Braves) want to get rid of a guy so bad and then end up getting a shortstop and two good prospects like that in return?"

http://markbowman.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/wren_had_to_trade_escobar.html --An unnamed scout quoted on Bowman's Blog on AtlantaBraves.com.

Brewers acquired second baseman Felipe Lopez from the Diamondbacks for outfielder Cole Gillespie...

Brewers acquired second baseman Felipe Lopez from the Diamondbacks for outfielder Cole Gillespie and RHP Roque Mercedes. Lopez was hitting .305/.368/.416 with six homers and six steals for the Diamondbacks. The Brewers figure to install him as their primary second baseman and leadoff hitter, leaving his fantasy value largely unchanged. This figures to end Mat Gamel's stint in Milwaukee, as Craig Counsell can now share time at third with Casey McGehee. The Diamondbacks could call up Rusty Ryal for a trial at second base. He shouldn't be a long-term option, but when the alternatives are Augie Ojeda and Ryan Roberts, he's worth a shot.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Headlines.aspx?sport=MLB&hl=270005 So, while I'm not advocating us having been in a Felipe Lopez pursuit, there were some who had mentioned him as a potential target. It does seem like it cost a lot; Gillespie has been a top-nine Brewers prospect for three seasons running and Mercedes is pitching very well as a middle reliever in high A at 22.
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The Sticky Room for Couch GM's

I saw this was mentioned by someone, but nobody actually did it.  I created this fanpost for all those trade thoughts, free agent speculations, etc. for the couch GM's.  In other words, this...

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Recent Atlanta Trades Analyzed and Graded

This is something I did for the Examiner.com; but I thought you guys might find it interesting. It's a look back at our trades since 2002; minor deals omitted, to see how our organization has done.P...

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Peavy No Longer Makes Sense for the Braves

The reported signing of Rafael Furcal has re-ignited the rumors, which never really went away, about the Braves imminent trade for Jake Peavy. This trade once made a great deal of sense for the...

Braves Acquire Greg Norton

It will be interesting to hear some of the comments from players about our new infielder/pinch-hitter. Apparently, this is the guy we’ve been looking for since spring training -- you know, the...

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