Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hey, Take My Cards! ***NOW CLOSED***

So, all four divisional series are still running as of 10/11, but is that any reason not to talk about free agency?
No disrespect to any of the fans of the teams still in, but wouldn't you say free agents don't get enough discussion time on, say, Sportscenter, BleacherReport, et al? You do???

The Braves will be needing a third baseman to replace Jones. The um, list of free agent third basemen (excluding those with options-looking at you, Mr. Wright) is not too rich:  

-Geoff Blum (Blum will be a ripe 40 years old next spring.)
-Miguel Cairo (He of the sparkling .187 BA this past year)
-Eric Chavez
-Mark DeRosa (Mark, a former Brave, hasn't been an everyday player since 2009 and hit one point better than Miguel Cairo this year as a bench player for the Nats)
-Scott Rolen

-Kevin Kouzmanoff (The second paragraph of Kouzmanoff's Wiki entry begins with, "Kouzmanoff had trouble with various sports in high school..." Kouzmanoff has toiled in the minors this year)
-Placido Polanco (When googling Polanco, the second google search option from the top, after "placido polanco stats," is "placido polanco head".)

Placido wonders: Why the commotion about my head, anyway?

So...Martin Prado will, likely, come over from left to replace Chipper in the coming year. Prado has been one of the players for the Braves that has been consistently good-even if not All-Star quality every year. I'm no stat-head, but it's worth something in my book that Prado has hit .300 three out of the four years he's been a Braves regular, whatever position he plays.

In the meantime of such hot stove talk, however...
 This is some retail wax I bought a while back. 2006 Upper Deck series 2.
I've had a number of these UD cards taking up space in my collecting area too long. If anyone is interested, the cards posted here can be yours.
Just leave a comment below-if you take one, you must take them all.
If no one claims, these go into trade packages like I've been trying to sneak them in up to now.
Say what you will about the design; the photos aren't bad. Oh, for the days of 900+ card sets, right?
They're waiting for you! Like some other blogs do, if more than one commenter responds before the end of the week, I'll random off the cards to those who have commented for them. You might want to know the card numbers, too: #'s 531, 547, 651, 659, 683, 696, 709, 733, 765, 789, 839, 847, 857, 879, 912,  ATL-23, ATL-30.


Tim Byrd said...

I'd be happy to take them off your hands, good sir.

Brian Conrad said...

I'm interested. Definitely for the Vogelsong at least.

Chunter said...

Brian, I'll tell you what I told Tim: A guy I'm trading with asked for
the two All Time Leaders cards, but the rest are still available,
including the Vogelsong. I will random off between you two if you're both still interested.

Brian Conrad said...

Yeah I'm still interested. Thanks