Fascinating how many Angels/non-Braves fans are falling over themselves praising Hanson. If this was the Tommy of a few years ago, yeah, but what exactly has he done over the past few seasons to convince anyone that he'll turn it around vs the offensive juggernauts in the AL? The guy struggled to go deep in games against mediocre NL lineups.
Yeah he's gonna get torched in the AL.
Scott Boras was probably happy with Wren when we signed BJ (because his client Bourn will be getting a good paycheck), but I bet Boras is not happy about this trade lol.
Not too thrilled about this one. I like Walden..but am pretty sure we could have packaged Hanson to get some hitting. Now we have limited or chances of trading for hitting since we have lessened our surplus of pitching. If you didn't expect the worse...it is coming now---Ross or Victorino to play LF.
Almost no Braves fans have said: "I wish we kept Hanson, he will turn it around." Everyone is basically saying: "Damn it I wanted him gone but we could have screwed over someone else to fill LF."
I think no one said that because I don't think anybody thought he couldn't turn it around. No one was going to trade a LF worth anything for TH. This trade gives us $ to work with to get that needed LF.