The Braves have given in and are now looking toward the future. Last night, the Braves traded Mark Teixeira to the Angels for 1B Casey Kotchman and pitcher Stephen Marek.
I won't pretend to know a lot about Kotchman, but the deal looks to be a good one. I've always thought that Chipper Jones may be moved to 1B later in his career, but with him going on the DL, that wasn't an option here. So in lieu of two more months of Teixeira, the Braves get a young, starting MLB first-baseman for at least the next three years. Marek is pitching in AA ball right now, but you never know how he may pan out. Good move by the Braves.
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