ajc.com | Braves | Braves sign left-hander Almanza

The Braves apparently intend for Armando Almanza to be their primary lefthanded setup man. Of course, he had a 6.08 ERA last year and has had his elbow scoped twice in his career, but what the heck, he’s relatively cheap. The Braves seem to be collecting relievers with the initials AA, perhaps because Scheurholz and Wren are always drunk when they sign them.

You can build a good bullpen cheaply, you know. Hey, the Braves have done it before. But for whatever reason, they keep signing these guys who have no track record of success to major league contracts.