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    Braves Release James Russell

    If he's willing to come home for cheap, I'd give him a shot. Not too long ago he was one of the better left handed relievers in the game. Could be this year's Manny Parra or Jeremy Affeldt.
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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    If he's willing to come home for cheap, I'd give him a shot. Not too long ago he was one of the better left handed relievers in the game. Could be this year's Manny Parra or Jeremy Affeldt.
    I'd go one better and give him a major league roster spot sight unseen, trade Parra for one of the many teams looking for lefty arms and find a way to plow the savings into a better position player for the bench.
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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    I bet the Mets will be all over this guy.

    Still, I'd give him a shot. Seems like the Braves have released a few pretty good RPs this offseason for no real reason.
    Last edited by JoshBresser; 03-29-2015 at 12:58 PM.

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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    With Chapman, Cingrani, and Parra already set to make the 25 man and Dennick and Maholm on the outside looking in, I don't see the Reds adding another lefty.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Wheels are bout to come off.
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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Wheels are bout to come off.
    I would agree. He's had control issues for awhile now. Relievers have a short shelf life, and he's been around awhile for a reliever.
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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Anyone who picks him up needs to find out whether he's more photogenic than his dad.



    They also need to check whether there are any serial killers in his family.
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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Wheels are bout to come off.
    I'll bet he's better than Parra next year by a not insignificant margin.

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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Parra certainly strikes out significantly more batters than Russell.

    Russel is more the LOOGY type.

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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Parra's a nice bounceback candidate. And he's on a cash-strapped team who's on the hook for him.

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    Re: Braves Release James Russell

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshBresser View Post
    I'll bet he's better than Parra next year by a not insignificant margin.
    I'd take that bet. And that's not necessarily a compliment to Parra....
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