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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Braves to sign Miguel Batista

A signing where real facts and evidences face faith.

The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista, David Lennon of Newsday reports (on Twitter). The Mets released the 41-year-old right-hander yesterday after designating him for assignment.

Batista posted a 4.82 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings for the Mets this year, including five starts.

The District Attorney Posted: July 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, miguel batista, transactions

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   1. TerpNats Posted: July 28, 2012 at 01:32 AM (#4194340)
Why?
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 28, 2012 at 01:37 AM (#4194344)
As if Braves fans weren't already disgusted enough with Ryan Dempster.
   3. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 01:51 AM (#4194349)
Journeyman Poet with a song in his soul!
   4. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: July 28, 2012 at 02:02 AM (#4194356)
In related news a tree fell in Sequoia.
   5. ajnrules Posted: July 28, 2012 at 02:46 AM (#4194358)
I'm sure the former Miss Iowa would be happy.
   6. Lassus Posted: July 28, 2012 at 06:51 AM (#4194373)
HA ####### HA
   7. bfan Posted: July 28, 2012 at 07:12 AM (#4194376)
So he throws some innings in Gwinnett, and if the arms of Ben Sheets and Tim Hudson fall off; and Tehran, Minor and Delgado cannot get people out, you bring him up and hope you can win, giving up 5 runs a game. I am sure he is "Plan D".
   8. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 28, 2012 at 07:15 AM (#4194377)
This is great news, I didn't realize the Mets released him.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 28, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4194386)
This will be his 11th team if he plays in the majors. And by 11th I mean 12th because he played for the Expos and then 10 years later he played for the Nationals.

   10. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:39 AM (#4194430)
Frank Wren's July splash.
   11. Benji Posted: July 28, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4194505)
First they sign Carrasco, now him. Soft hearted Sandy can release Torres, Bay, Ramirez and Rauch and know the Braves will give them a job.
   12. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: July 28, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4194695)
And to think the Braves let ¡Livan! go.
   13. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: July 28, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4194749)
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   14. smath Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM (#4194887)
My current favorite bit of trivia is that Miguel Batista was on the last Pirates teamthat made the playoffs. Coincidentally, the Braves close the regular season against Pittsburgh in a series that might decide a playoff berth.
   15. Poisonous Moose Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4194915)
I've always though of him as a starter, but looking at his career, Batista has never had a season where he didn't make at least one relief appearance. Interesting. I wonder how many other pitchers with almost 250 career starts can say the same.

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