NL East race heats up

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Derek Lowe, 35, according to sources for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The reports say that the Lowe signing will be official depending on the results of a Wednesday physical.

The right hander has spent the bulk of his career in LA.  He’s a sold pitcher who certainly has a lot left.  I doubt the move will put the Braves back on the level of the Phillies and Mets, but it certainly signafies that Atlanta is not satisfied with third place.

The Mets and Braves have now both made some big off-season moves.  Beside signing Ibanez, which was only to replace the Burrell vacancy, the Champs have been disappointingly quiet.  Amaro needs to answer back soon.  The numbers are against him and the competition is just getting stronger.

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