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The Braves welcome back Jordan Schafer for some reason

Nov 1, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

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The timeline of relevant news involving Jordan Schafer:

2009-2011: Jordan Schafer is rushed by the Braves, but hits a home run in his major league debut, so they give him too many at bats during which he shows no real aptitude to hit baseballs;

2011: Jordan Schafer gets injured, Braves trade him to Houston;

Offseason 2011: Jordan Schafer is arrested for having a bunch of weed in his car outside of a Cheesecake Factory;

2012: Jordan Schafer is given more playing time than he has ever had before. Puts up a line of .211/.297/.294 for the worst team in baseball.

Today: The worst team in baseball waives Jordan Schafer, the Braves take him back with open arms.

So, I guess the Braves have center field in post-Michael Bourn era solved, right?

OK, just kidding. He’s likely to be a bench guy at best and might have some use as a defensive replacement. But I don’t know any Braves fans who were craving his return.

  1. stex52 - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Also sad to see that the Astros didn’t get more quality in return for a real talent (Bourn).

    • jeffa43 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      I still wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming…

      Thank God my girl is there to comfort me …

      She says it’s ok, you were having the dream again, but it’s ok… Ed Wade is gone….

      • stex52 - Nov 1, 2012 at 9:58 PM

        Never to return. There is a God………..

  2. bravojawja - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    oy

  3. mrwillie - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    The bright side is his name isn’t Francour.

  4. hk62 - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    You forgot in 2012 – gets hurt again…

  5. blues1988 - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    sorry to interrupt your braves story but i was jw craig if you were gonna run a storie on ernie hays today? he was a great man and a major part of the cards organization. I know stories about schilling’s bankruptcy and ozzie are interesting but this is real national story and i feel he should get some love…

    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/ernie-hays-longtime-cardinals-organist-dies/article_53e587cb-680a-53f4-89c8-4a6b7970fe6d.html

    carry on…

  6. groundruledoublebourbon - Nov 1, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    The most culpable act listed here is eating at–or being in the general location of–Cheesecake Factory. Oh, and the poor offensive numbers.

  7. brownsbraves11 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2654151283/eb71e22d6b1224517785632002d6f095.jpeg

    What a winner.

  8. kelshannon19 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Forgot to add his use of roids.

  9. thetruth702 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    We need ted back to pay our damn players. Should of had texiera at first and be keeping bourn

  10. jeffa43 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    This is a little off.. He was stopped at a red light smoking a j, and the found a pound of mj peanut butter cups….

    When he lit up at the light, the car next to him was a cop car (rollers as Elwood would say)

  11. Shafer's Dealer - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Welcome back bitch! Peachtree Kush is ready for pickup.

  12. foreverchipper10 - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    But….but…..why?!?

  13. jkaflagg - Nov 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Astros are down to 2 of the 4 players obtained for Bourn, as they dumped Abreu earlier…..why does anyone ever expect to win a trade with the Braves ? I think the Rangers (Texiera deal) and the Cardinals (Wainright) are the only ones to ever best the Braves and actually get good players back…..

    Actually don’t blame Wade too much for this one…..there is always a chance that a talented young player might grow up and blossom when given a fresh start in a new organization, especially a talent-barren one like the Astros….unfortunately, I think we all got the picture when Schafer responded to his “fresh start” by getting busted for grass in the off season, then floating through the season with his usual blend of nagging injuries interspersed with indifferent play…..some of the worst body language I’ve seen in MLB since Jeff Weaver hung ‘em up……

    On the other hand….I do hold Ed Wade responsible for Brett Wallace; when not one, not two but THREE organizations (including 2 in the AL where the DH is an option) who need hitting offer you a hot hitting “prospect”, you really need to wonder why they are so willing to trade him……

  14. jaydoubleyou22 - Nov 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    How about being banned 50 games for using HGH? That doesn’t count as relevant? Nice work, Craig.

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