Thursday, February 11, 2010

Are The Braves Secretly Trying To Become The Yankees?

Seriously, what the hell are the Braves up to?  They've already got Melky in the outfield and Mike Dunn and Scott Proctor in the bullpen.  Now they're out there trying to sign Johnny Damon when they've got younger, higher-ceiling outfielders with better arms in Nate McLouth and Matt Diaz already penciled into the corner spots.

Have they finally learned from the decade they spent in the 90s being the Buffalo Bills of baseball that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em? Or more accurately, if you can't beat 'em, add as many of the players that they didn't want to your team? I have to say, I can't argue with their logic if that is the case, but if you're going to try to act like a winner, you probably shouldn't swap your best pitcher for an average center fielder.

Clearly the Braves still have a lot of learning to do, but hey, you have to start somewhere and adding as many former Yankees as possible is as good place to start as any when trying to build a championship-caliber team. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if I'm the Yankees I'm flattered as shit by this move by the Braves.