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Blaine Boyer becomes the latest former Brave acquired by Dayton Moore

Jan 3, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

It was OK to say “hey, he knows the guy” the first eleventeen times Dayton Moore signed or traded for a former Brave. Now it’s just a fetish:

OK, I’m just kidding about the fetish thing. I’m sure Moore would want Boyer, Josh Anderson, Wilson BetemitGregor BlancoMelky CabreraJesse ChavezBruce Chen, Roman Colon, Juan Cruz, Kyle Davies, Kyle Farnsworth, Jeff Francouer, Luis Hernandez, Anthony Lerew, Ron Mahay, Brayan Pena, Tony Pena, Jr., Odalis Perez and Horacio Ramirez no matter which teams they used to play for.

Shoutout to this Royals Zone post from two years ago for that list of former Braves who did time with the Royals. I’m guessing a couple more have been added to that list since then.

  1. Shafer's Dealer - Jan 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I thought it was an unwritten rule that you don’t trade for Braves pitching, if they are willing to part with it, you don’t want it.

    • hotkarlsandwich - Jan 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Adam Wainwright has turned out ok….
      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wainwad01.shtml

  2. Francisco (FC) - Jan 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    …that list of former Braves who did time with the Royals.

    You make it sound like they were in prison or something.

  3. butchhuskey - Jan 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Kind of like Ed Wade’s fetish for Phillies players when he was Astros GM

  4. wpjohnson - Jan 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Blaine Boyer is a big, strong boy who can throw hard. He is certainly worth a look and is superior to many of these guys getting chances elsewhere.

  5. sportsdrenched - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    After the Myers-Shields Trade GMDM has gone into “Spaghetti on the back splash” strategy of building an organizational roster.

  6. Tyree Studio - Jan 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I know it’s fun to bash Moore (I have partaken of the fun many times) but not all of those pickups were/are “punch-lines” to a Brave fetish joke and a few were just spring training invites and organizational filler. While others like Chen, Melky, Wilson Betemit, Juan Cruz, Farnsworth,and Ron Mahay were quality pickups.

    Tony Pena Jr, Kyle Davies and Frenchy are fair game for fetish jokes though…

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