Frank Wren Pulls a Jackie Moon

After the injury to Brian McCann, the Braves found themselves searching for depth at catcher. The Brewers were only too happy to oblige, sending Triple-A catcher Wil Nieves to Atlanta. The return? One dollar. That’s right.

Come on, Doug Melvin. You couldn’t even wrangle a washing machine out of the Braves? Frank Wren would make Jackie Moon proud — the same Jackie Moon who acquired key point guard Ed Monix for a mere washing machine:

Announcer: Welcome back to Tropics Weekly. The ABA has announced that the top four teams will merge with the NBA after this season. Seizing the opportunity owner/player/coach Jackie Moon has already made the first move acquiring Ed Monix from the Kentucky Colonels.

Moon: Yeah! I’m a pretty aggressive owner. Uh when I heard Kentucky needed a washing machine I looked at ours even though we need ours. Uh I said “I gotta pull the trigger on this.”

I await Frank Wren telling Nieves he wishes the catcher was still a one-dollar bill.




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Johnny
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Johnny
4 years 10 months ago

Yeah, but that’s a dollar plus tax, so it’s really like $1.09

Adam W
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Adam W
4 years 10 months ago

“One dollar for eternal happiness… Eh, I’d be happier with the dollar.”

steex
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steex
4 years 10 months ago

“Yes, but I’d trade it all for a little more.”

Navin Vaswani
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4 years 10 months ago

That’s like 94 cents Canadian. Insane

TheGrandSlamwich
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TheGrandSlamwich
4 years 10 months ago

Wasn’t there a player in the 1920’s who literally was traded for a washing machine?

Wil Nieves
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Wil Nieves
4 years 10 months ago

How bad must I suck to be traded for just $1?

Temo
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Temo
4 years 10 months ago

Specious reasoning since guys like Rios got “traded” for nothing.

Still trying to figure out Vernon Wells wasn’t acquired for negative money though.

Jackie Moon
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4 years 7 months ago

“Pulling” a Jackie Moon is never a good thing ;)

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