Braves land Ankiel and Farnsworth

The Braves have landed outfielder Rick Ankiel and right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth from the Royals in exchange for outfielder Gregor Blanco,  right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez and left-handed reliever Tim Collins.  <p>

Ankiel provides the Braves the upgrade they were seeking in center field and Farnsworth will return to Atlanta to provide the bullpen depth that general manager Frank Wren has been attempting to land over the past couple of weeks. 

In another last minute deal, the Braves acquired Minor League outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. 

8 Comments

BAD DEAL!!!
Come on Frank Wren can’t you make a good trade for players that can really help us.
I would rather have Blanco then Ankiel!

BAD DEAL!!!
Come on Frank Wren can’t you make a good trade for players that can really help us.
I would rather have Blanco then Ankiel!

I dont think Blanco would be the answer. I mean he has good speed but isnt the best baserunner with that speed.. I think ANkiel will do alot better than blanco in the long run of the season. At least we now have a center fielder who is a major league player and not blanco who is always up and down.. So hopefully this will be the start we need, and besides we got rid of chavez lol

I dont think Blanco would be the answer. I mean he has good speed but isnt the best baserunner with that speed.. I think ANkiel will do alot better than blanco in the long run of the season. At least we now have a center fielder who is a major league player and not blanco who is always up and down.. So hopefully this will be the start we need, and besides we got rid of chavez lol

I dont think Blanco would be the answer. I mean he has good speed but isnt the best baserunner with that speed.. I think ANkiel will do alot better than blanco in the long run of the season. At least we now have a center fielder who is a major league player and not blanco who is always up and down.. So hopefully this will be the start we need, and besides we got rid of chavez lol

I dont think Blanco would be the answer. I mean he has good speed but isnt the best baserunner with that speed.. I think ANkiel will do alot better than blanco in the long run of the season. At least we now have a center fielder who is a major league player and not blanco who is always up and down.. So hopefully this will be the start we need, and besides we got rid of chavez lol

sorry for the muliple posts

this is a good trade! we get some depth in the bullpen with farnsworth and a really good outfielder in ankiel! he is more consistent than blanco which is what we need. we got rid of the great jesse chavez lol plus in the other trade we got an other prospect that we can use for a big trade next year!

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