Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It's official: Dotel to Atlanta for Davies

Jayson Stark just reported on Baseball Tonight that the Atlanta Braves have agreed to the Kyle Davies for Octavio Dotel trade. This happened seconds after Buster Olney, same network, reported that the Mark Teixeira deal was finalized. Apparently one of the Braves' minor league pitchers heading to Texas had to pass the physical -- if he didn't, Davies would have taken his place in the trade. As is, Davies is coming to Kansas City, Dotel's going to Atlanta and Braves GM John Schuerholz is still working the phones trying to get Bronson Arroyo from Cincinnati.

I think we have a new favorite to win the NL East. Talk about going for broke though... giving up the four best prospects in your organization -- that includes Jarrod Saltalamacchia (No. 1) and Kyle Davies (top 5, anyway) -- with more left to be traded (for Arroyo) qualifies.

I think we'll be seeing Davies, currently in Triple A, in a Kansas City Royals uniform within the week.

1 comment:

  1. Tao, good analysis.

    I am willing to give DM the benefit of the doubt on this one. He had to get something.

    We've got to stockpile arms in the farm system and create some depth. This move is a step in that direction.