The Real Justin Upton Trade

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves traded for Chris Johnson and Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who received Martin Prado, Zeke Spruill, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, and Brandon Drury.  It seemed like the mass reaction to the real Upton trade is that the Diamondbacks were somewhat fleeced, or did not get enough back from the […]

Charlie Furbush

George Sherrill’s Season-Ending Injury Opens, Closes Doors for Luetge, Furbush

The Mariners didn’t used to be a team that carried a lot of lefty relievers. In 2011 there was Aaron Laffey, who was a bad Mariner and then a released Mariner. After discarding Laffey the team didn’t bother looking for another lefty reliever. Cesar Jimenez provided 6.1 unspectacular September innings of left-handed relief, and that […]