The Braves have added some more pop to their lineup. Or at least they will by tomorrow morning.
According to ESPN.com: "A preliminary agreement has been reached between the teams for Atlanta to receive Teixeira and left-handed reliever Ron Mahay from Texas for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, minor league shortstop Elvis Andrus and two minor league pitchers."
Since the departure of Adam LaRoche, the Braves have been looking for a power 1st baseman and got possibly the best one available.
This trade doesn't bother me that much. I'm glad to see Saltalamacchia leave the division. I really like that kid and would love to see the Mets make a move to get him if possible. The Braves pitching is what scares me. Adding another bat to the lineup doesn't change much for me. As long as the Braves don't get another starting pitcher, I'll still feel confident that the Mets can take the Braves down the stretch.