Friday, January 16, 2009

Woo, MattE is back! says details of his contract weren't disclosed, but the Denver Post is reporting, "Diaz agreed to a one year, $1.2375 million contract with Atlanta. He can make an additional $50,000 if he reaches 600 plate appearances." I'm really, really glad we have him for another year. :)

According to the MLB article, four other Braves filed for arbitration: KJ, Frenchy, Kotchman, and Gonzo. Hopefully they can all come to a settlement soon!

...I can't help but think, if Frenchy had taken the contract offered him (the one that was similar to BMac's), he'd be better off now than he is. Maybe I'm wrong?

Thanks for the article tip, Jo!


Anonymous said...

This made me happy, too. MattE's one of my favorites. After not being able to see him hardly at all last season, I hope he's a steady presence for the 2009 season and performes well so that he'll be signed to stay around a long time.

Jo said...

I <3 Diaz - my fellow Seminole!

I totally agree about the Frenchy thing. He'd be better off now had he signed back then, in my opinion. I really hope KJ, Kotchman and Gonzo reach a settlement too. They're kind of all I have left now that Smoltzie is gone.

ajgc said...

I may have found my new fav!!

Lauren T. said...

MattE's in my top 3, and might even be my very favorite. He plays hard and talks about how much he loves God and his family at every opportunity. :)

CABravesFan said...

MattE is definately on my list...not number 1 (duh!) but in the top 5:)

Leah said...

I love MattE! I'm really glad we're keeping him. Hopefully the rest do sign quickly.

Also, in case you didn't know, they've changed the way they're doing AutographFest already. Press Release. Apparently, enough people complained about the prices or no one was buying tickets to begin with. But even so, they shortened it to four hours. Sadly still, I won't be able to go. I'll be looking forward to people's reviews on it!