I just saw this from MLB Trade Rumors about a couple of future Braves free agents.
Teixeira is a Scott Boras client, and he seems primed to mash 40 homers and 120 ribbies in his contract year. I think we're talking seven years, $150MM here.Yipe. Here's another one about Rafael Soriano:
Could be a $9-10MM guy if he has a big year and saves 35 for the Braves.Oh goody. The Braves don't want to pony up that for a starter, let alone a reliever. Looks like Mike Gonzalez is the '09 closer. But wait, here's the good part...
If the Braves lose Soriano and Teixeira, at least they'll get some sweet draft picks.Oy, gevalt. That's nice, but Andruw Jones taught us that a) even if they suck eggs in '08 they'll still get paid and b) you don't get draft picks if the team doesn't offer arbitration. I'm feeling a little sick. Shouldn't spring training at least start before I should have the Feeling of Impending Doom about my favorite team?