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Re: Which Catching prospect will be up first?

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:10 am

dmendro wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:Salty will have to be traded to get up to the bigs in a full time role. I would imagine he will be a part of a Braves trade this summer to improve their pitching in some sort. Or possibly part of a trade for a center fielder if Andruw leaves this offseason.

Clement is blocked right now as well with Johjima in front of him.

I would say that since McCann is under contract, which is a sweet contract for the club (totally back loaded and has a point system that could make the 2012 year a team option if he fails to perform) he is actually the better trade bait. The Braves have a history of bringing up young hitters and letting high priced players go elsewhere in a trade. McCann's contract for the next 3 years is really cheap, but gets pricey after that. Makes him a good candidate to be traded to make room for Salty.

Like you said McCann is cheap for the next 3 years and is a superior defensive catcher then Salty. McCann goes nowhere for several years, and probably will not leave after then. If Salty has a good year, he will be great trade bait this offseason for a CF or 1B.

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Postby High Heater » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:59 pm

i'm 100% certain McCann isnt going anywhere.

they are not going to wait 3 years to bring the kid up, and they are not going to trade McCann just because his contract gets pricey in the 4th year.
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Postby CT Smash » Wed May 02, 2007 6:35 pm

Looks like Salty was called up to start tonight, since McCann's backup (Pena) was put on the DL and McCann bruised his hand.
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