Teixeira Gains A Halo, Braves Bail On ’08

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That Atlanta 1B Mark Teixeira has been on the trading block of late is hardly a shocker, but Tim Hudson and Chipper Jones going on the DL yesterday can only have hastened the Braves’ resolve in getting someone of value for what amounted to a year’s rental. ESPN’s Keith Law reported this evening on “SportsCenter” that the Angels have acquired Teixeira in exchange for 1B Casey Kotchman and P Stephen Marek (above).

While David Pinto scores points for being the first person to propose a Jose Guillen/Manny Ramirez trade, the Providence Journal’s Sean McAdam suggests the Red Sox are amongst those clubs coveting position player-turned-reliever Ron Mahay. Long before his conversion, Mahay was part of the same Trenton Thunder squad as Boston’s former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. Perhaps he can platoon in left field after the Mets have exchanged F-Mart for Manny.

3 responses to “Teixeira Gains A Halo, Braves Bail On ’08”

  1. Marc says:

    I’m excited that the two most productive players on my fantasy team are the only two worthwhile players to be moved so far. Adios Nady and Tex and adios 5th place!

  2. Rog says:

    Oh, yeah? Well I picked this bloke off the waiver wire and he was able to hit a grand slam yesterday…with his eyes still closed!!!

  3. Bjorn Randolph says:

    I heard that Sasha Frere-Jones thinks P Stephen Marek is both racist and sexually frigid because he doesn’t use Young Jeezy as his entrance music when he takes the mound. Jessica Hopper reports that, at a press conference following a win, Marek called the Tommy Lee Jones vehicle Cobb “outright character assassination directed at a truly great American.” Hopper swears the quote is verbatim.

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