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Kotsay Deal goes from From Bad to Worse

The Atlanta Braves don't make these kinds of deals! What in the hell are we doing giving up two very projectable minor league pitchers for ONE YEAR of an average center fielder! Joey Devine was bad enough, but now we find out that the deal also includes right-handed starter Jamie Richmond. While still only an A-ball pitcher, Richmond owns a 2.49 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP through three seasons of minor league baseball.

When I read that Richmond was part of the deal I shouted out, "Oh My God, What in the Hell are we Doing!" What in the hell are we doing? I understand the desire to maybe have a more experienced centerfielder, but is THIS really the market price for Mark Kotsay!

Livid doesn't even begin to describe my mood right now.

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