Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Braves offer Lowe gigantic contract

So the Atlanta Braves will offer former Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe $60 million over four years and yet won't pony up $5 million for one year for the former face of their organisation, John Smoltz? Goodness gracious, how angry are Braves fans right now?

On the plus side, bars all over the City of Atlanta are rejoicing as we speak.

If you are Red Sox fan, did you ever think you would see these words in print;

''SI.com reported Monday the Braves are in serious discussions with Lowe, who is one of the top pitchers left on the free-agent market.''

I guess Carl Pavano is off the market, in fairness.

Seems like a panic move by the Braves, who have been slowly falling apart in the offseason. Lowe, a solid but not spectacular pitcher, benefited from pitching in the very pitcher friendly confines of Dodger Stadium, and should see his numbers inflate dramatically. Are the Braves going to score more runs for him than the potent Dodgers lineup? Probably not. It could be a long season for Mr Lowe. Note to self: Trade Lowe off my fantasy team STAT.

Unless the Mets come up with a whopper of a deal, looks like D-Lowe will be playing his trade for the Braves in '09.


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