It seems like every year, some team makes a blockbuster trade to acquire a star player.
And that happens, of course, often before a full season is played.
But some teams, particularly the major-league teams, have a plan.
They have a team of people who will take care of the rest of the players, so there are a lot of guys who don’t play much in the minor leagues, they know the players that play for them and they have the time to really get them ready.
The idea is, if they can get somebody who is a big-league player, that would be good for everybody.
It would help everybody.
It was a little different in 2009.
In the middle of the season, the Cincinnati Reds were in the midst of their World Series run.
They traded for the star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, and the shortstop, Yadier Molina.
Both pitchers, however, didn’t start the season in the majors.
They had been injured.
Molina was sidelined for four months and Kershaw for six.
After a lot more injuries, the team’s starting pitching staff was a total mess, as was the bullpen.
But after the World Series, the Reds went on to win the World Championship.
It was the team that had dealt for one of the most valuable players in baseball.
That’s the approach of a team called the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves are led by owner John Schuerholz, who also owns the Atlanta Falcons.
They’ve been successful in their approach to acquiring players, and they were on the verge of getting one of their own.
The team’s president, Steve Coats, wanted to go back to the drawing board and get someone who could fill the hole in the bullpen, something that he had done for years.
The team had been searching for a starting pitcher since the early 2000s, and Schuerheim, who had a deep love for the game of baseball, had always been an avid baseball fan.
The Braves had to look at the pitching market.
They weren’t really the best-positioned team in baseball, but they were the only team that seemed to be getting close.
There was a need for someone to take over for the injured Kershaw.
Coats liked the idea of bringing in a big name, so the Braves reached out to former Red and Blue reliever Brad Ziegler.
Ziegler was a player who was drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, and he had spent a lot in Atlanta, but he hadn’t pitched professionally for more than a year.
He was one of Schuer’s top choices for the Reds.
After the draft, Zieglers career was derailed by elbow surgery.
The knee injury had caused him to miss a lot during his time in Atlanta.
The injury cost him the 2016 season and, in 2017, he tore his ACL.
Zellers career in baseball was coming to an end.
In 2017, Schuerhelz wanted to get rid of Ziegl, and after a meeting with him, he made the deal to bring in Zieglen.
The deal that Schuerhell made with Zieglin was a big deal for the team.
It gave the Braves a veteran relief pitcher in the middle to start the year, and also a starter who was in the top 10 in the NL in ERA (2.07) and ERA+ (2,091).
The Reds had another big piece in the form of a left-handed hitter.
The trade also provided another hole in their bullpen.
They were a team that was desperate to make a change after their disappointing postseason run.
In addition to Ziegling, they also got a pitcher in Brad Brach, who was coming off a season in which he was the NL’s second-best reliever.
The new starter was Chad Kuhl, who came over from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kuhl had been the starter for three seasons, and it was time to get the next big piece.
Schuerholts acquisition of the 30-year-old Zieglich was a huge one.
The Cincinnati pitcher had pitched to a 3.96 ERA and was just 31.
This was a good pitching prospect, and if he could help them win the next few games, the Braves would have another guy in their rotation to give them a shot at winning the NL Central.
Schuetz wanted to give the team the right-handed-hitting guy who would get the team back on track.
He also wanted to use a veteran pitcher.
Zielinski had been with the team for four seasons, but his last season was his best.
In 2016, the pitcher was coming out of a knee injury that had caused the pitcher to miss most of the year.
In fact, the only reason the pitcher played was to get back in the rotation.
The Reds needed a veteran left-hander to start for the next couple of weeks and Z