The Braves trade Melvin Nieves, Vince Moore, and Donnie Elliott to the Padres to acquire Fred McGriff, who will help spark the team to a 51-19 record en route to the NL East Division title. None of the prospects sent to San Diego will prove to have a significant impact for their new organization.
Cult hero Wilmer Flores, the trade that wasn’t, and the night that will live in infamy.
Cult hero Bartolo Colon.
All the hair and the very tall country boys it’s attached to.
Two words: Yoenis Cespedes.
…and the fact that the front office a) actually made a major acquisition at the trade deadline, and b) it was wildly successful.
The Dark Knight Rises (and had some innings-limit drama but then World Series game 5 happened and he was forgiven for all prior grievances forever, amen).
“They can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away.”
David Wright’s homer in his first at bat after being activated off the DL. And David Wright’s homer to finish off the NL East clincher. And David Wright’s homer in the first World Series game played at Citi. (So, David Wright, basically.)
Noah Syndergaard’s social media accounts.
The rookies living up to the hype, and then some.
Kershaw, Greinke, Lester, Arrieta. Done, done, done and DONE.