FLASH: Tommy Hanson to the Angels


The Atlanta Braves have traded SP Tommy Hanson for CL Jordan Walden in a straight 1 for 1 trade.

(What?? I don't agree with this trade at all. Hanson is a #3 starter at worst and you trade him for a guy who is probably going to be your 7th inning reliever behind Venters and Kimbrel. Yes they'll have a dominant bullpen but if your starters cant get a lead to them then whats the point. If they would have gotten another piece I would like it but as a straight 1 for 1 trade, this could come back and bite the Braves in the butt in my opinion.) 


Susana said...

I'm hearing the Braves did this as a salary dump. Now they get to save $4 mil. and put that money into acquiring a LF.

Mack Ade said...

Braves are moving in the right direction...

Soto said...

You are correct Susana....the forecasted arbitration salary for Hanson was $4MM probably will come in less than that. Regardless $4MM is not enough to get a above average OF this year as evidenced by deals so far this off-season

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