Braves reportedly shifting attention to Chris Archer
The Winter Meetings are underway, which means MLB rosters could make a drastic shift over the next few days.
The Atlanta Braves have been one team on the selling end of the spectrum in recent seasons around this time of the year. But now, they are eyeing some of the game’s best players as they try to bolster their young roster.
For weeks, it appeared the Braves were one of the frontrunners, or at least one of the teams most interested in trading for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. A recent report by MLB.com, however, indicated that Atlanta is more likely to make a move for Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer.
Archer went 9-19 with a 4.02 ERA last season, but also recorded 233 strikeouts in 201 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old has electric stuff and he’s known to last deep into games. A move to the National League could make him elite.
The Braves have a solid rotational nucleus set up with Julio Teheran, R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon and Jaime Garcia in place. But a couple of them are older players that don’t have much left in the tank.
The Braves need an ace pitcher they can groom alongside young hitters like Dansby Swanson, Freddie Freeman and Ender Inciarte. The Braves also have Matt Kemp, Nick Markakis and an underrated Adonis Garcia, so they should be able to score some runs next season.
If the Braves can get the Rays to lower their asking price, they would be smart to invest in one of the sport’s most promising pitching talents.
Okay, so I’ve been watching like a hawk, and here’s the whats: Lana’s pissed at Archer cause she thought he was mackin’ on Bleached Asshole, and she’s pissed at Archer cause she thought he was a Hollywood honcho like ol’ Whitey Crane over there, who IS mackin’ on Lana, who’s totally full of crap cause deep down, she’s totally buyin’ into Whitey’s bullshit. So to get back at her, Archer’s gonna pretend to mack on - but not really, cause deep down he’s got a real-life crush-boner for her - Veronica Deane.