Open Thread, July 23, Bravos v Pat Rapps
RE-UPDATE: As of 5:20…Fredi tells DOB: “We’re in a holding pattern” re Dempster. Let’s hope the Braves aren’t having to sweeten the deal.
UPDATE: As of 4:25, Bowman and others are tweeting that they are trying to figure out what is happening with Dempster. Sounds like it might not be a done deal, after all.
On we go after a bittersweet weekend in the nation’s capital. First off, the Braves have acquired Ryan Dempster, per Bowman:
Confirmed Ryan Dempster is coming to the Braves. Still trying to confirm details but Delgado could be on the other end of the deal
If it’s straight up for Delgado, that’s a deal that helps this year, but might be better for the little bears down the road. I just hope the Braves don’t give the 35-year-old Dempster a big extension.
Wren had to make a move. Stand pat and the Braves have almost no chance of making it to October this season. We here at the Office are big Delgado fans, so if he’s headed north, that’s unfortunate. On the other hand, that’s not a Texeira-type haul, so I — CD here — can live with it. It clearly helps the 2012 Braves.
So on to Miami. The thing about baseball is there’s never a time for a letdown. The Fish have lost five straight and are all but done. So kick em when they’re down.