Monday, July 30, 2007
Texiera to Braves
The Braves, only 4.5 games out of first and 2.5 games out of the wild card, traded their backup catcher, a Class A shortstop, and two minor league pitchers for Mark Texiera and Ron Mahay this morning. The trade almost fell apart when one of the minor league pitchers Atlanta was dangling had shoulder tendinitis, but apparently they are flush with pitching prospects. The Maryland native and Georgia Tech alum arguably becomes their best hitter and makes the Braves look like a dangerous second half team.