Maybe Anderson is coming to Atlanta
Whenever asked to respond to something that has been written, Nationals president Stan Kasten often replies, “Do you believe everything that you read?” In doing so, he’s often provided reporters at least a sense that the story actually does have some validity. <p>
With this in mind, I’m not totally believing everything that I wrote after Griffey decided to go to Seattle. At the time, the Braves said they were going to give their young outfielders a chance to show they’re ready for the Majors. For some reason, I actually bought into it like one of the victims of a ponzi scheme.
Like Griffey might have changed his mind, I’m now doing the same. Now, I’m of the opinion that the Braves have definite interest in Garrett Anderson and may be working to get a deal done with him in the very near future.
Anderson, who will turn 37 on June 30, hit .293 with 15 homers and a .758 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) for the Angels last year. While his power has declined with age, he has hit at least 14 homers each of the past 11 seasons.
Stay tuned. We may have more updates as the day progresses.
– Mark Bowman