I come not to bash Frank Wren but to applaud his efforts.
After an offseason that has done little to stir the masses — unless you count angry torch-carrying villagers — Wren has taken a significant step toward improving the Braves’ roster, just nine days before the start of spring training. The general manager has made a pretty significant offer to free agent Johnny Damon, according to our David O’Brien. That basically means Wren sees the same thing that so many of us see: 1.) Damon, even at 36, could be a valuable asset to the Braves; 2) The team has a void in the lineup at leadoff.
I’ve been banging the drum for Damon for weeks. I addressed it nearly three weeks ago and even put up a poll, asking for your thoughts (results: 78 percent said sign him). Then I brought it up again Monday after there were indications Wren might be interested but was waiting for Damon’s price to