Posts for : December 2021

TOT – The *Other* Doyle Alexander Trade

Transaction of Today…December 12, 1980 – The Atlanta Braves traded Doyle Alexander to the San Francisco Giants for Craig Landis (minors) and John Montefusco. We often talk about the Doyle Alexander Trade. You know the one. On August 12, 1987, the Atlanta Braves sent Alexander to the Tigers in exchange for a minor league right-hander named John Smoltz. The deal was your classic instant reward/forever regret for the Tigers. Alexander threw three shutouts in his…

TOT – Braves Add Eventual World Champion

Transaction of Today – December 11, 2009…The Tampa Bay Rays traded Jesse Chavez to the Atlanta Braves for Rafael Soriano. It was the second time in a decade the Atlanta Braves got burned by a player accepting arbitration. The precursor to the current – and still-flawed – system of extending qualifying offers in order to receive draft pick compensation, the arbitration system classified free agents into classes. If a player was offered arbitration and declined,…