December 12, 2006

Braves Non-Tendered Giles

At Rotoworld, they write about the Braves and them non-tendering Marcus Giles:

Braves non-tendered second baseman Marcus Giles.

We still think it's the wrong move for Atlanta, but GM John Schuerholz believed cutting Giles was the best way for him to get under budget. If the Braves fail to find a replacement, then Willy Aybar, Martin Prado, Kelly Johnson and Pete Orr will battle for playing time in spring training. They may trade for Jose Castillo or sign Mark Loretta or Ronnie Belliard to a cheap deal. Giles would likely prefer to join the Padres and play with his brother, though Petco Park is the worst possible place for him to try to rebuild his value. Other candidates to show some interest include the Mets, Red Sox and Blue Jays.

This is your chance Omar. Don't let us down with this one. I don't speak for everyone out there, but if I could get over Tom Glavine being one of the Braves greates, I can get over Marcus Giles being a Brave once.

Besides he's only 28.

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