I escaped Newark this weekend to get some electricity, and I’ve been working backwards through what was apparently a very busy week in baseball. I came across this small headline:
“Braves claim Jordan Schafer from Astros”
Now that seems like a small move, which it is. But that name should sound familiar to you.
Jordan Schafer was traded from the Braves to the Astros! He was the centerpiece of the Braves package! Back in 2011 the Braves traded Schafer along with minor leaguers Brett Oberholtzer, Paul Clemens, and Juan Abreu.
Schafer will be 26 next season and still hasn’t lived up to his initial hype, thus why he was put on waivers to begin with. I also find it odd though when a player gets traded from their home organization to then immediately returned to that same organization.