We signed Wickman? I thought we traded for him! just messing with you man. To my knowledge Wickman has not "signed" with the Braves but rather the Braves signed a minor league catching prospect for him. I am not even sure if Wickman had a no trade clause or 10-5 status so he may not have had any say so. Even if he did have a say so I am not sure why it would surprise anyone he would agree to go to Atlanta.
Originally Posted by AutographCollector
As for Betemite, he was traded to Los Angelas for Dany Beaz and Willy Aybar. Interesting the Braves got both "closers" they were pursuing in the winter. makes you wonder if they would not have done better to have given better offers to the guys in the first place.
As for our closer before wickman.... well that is part of the reason we are 15 games behind the Mets right now, we did not have one. The bullpen had blown something like 20 saves already this season and we have I think 4 guys (other than wickman) with saves. Interestingly Sosa is one of those guys and to make room for Baez he was demoted to triple A and will be put on the waiver. The Braves have said he will be either traded or released (my money is on release)
I signed with the Milwaukee Braves for three-thousand dollars. That bothered my dad at the time because he didn't have that kind of dough. But he eventually scraped it up.~Bob Uecker
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