Posted on: March 24, 2008 12:00 am
Edited on: March 28, 2008 11:04 pm

Jordan Schafer


Schafer got sent down to AA camp a couple days ago. Not a surprise, and not at all a critique of Schafer.  He made a great impression on a lot of people this spring, but he never had a shot to make the team. Kotsay was the starter and there was no way Schafer was going to ride the bench. I love what I've seen from Schafer. He can be a 30-30 man if he makes the most of his potential. I think he at least has 20-25 seasons in his future. He also has great defence. Terrific range. I really like his swing. Short, compact, powerful, and smooth. He should bat lead-off when he first breaks through, but he has the makings of a 3 hitter. He deserves all the hype, at least in my opinion.

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 21, 2008 3:12 pm

Mark Teixeira

Many people have stated that Mark Teixeira will without a doubt leave Atlanta after this season. This is not true. He may or may not be playing in a Braves uniform in '09, but we certaintly have a shot. The Braves have over 25$ million dollars coming off their payroll after this season. Tex is already being paid 12 million a year. Do you really think that the Braves can't sign Teixeira? They might choose not to, but if they want him, they can have him. Heck, we can just put Mike Hampton's salary directly into Tex's. The would give him about 25$ million dollars over the lenth of the contract. I don't know whether we will choose to pony up the big bucks, but we certaintly have that option. 
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