Seriously, Mark Kotsay? He is absolutely the wrong type of player to acquire, injuries or no — a guy who was never a star, is now in his thirties, who lacks a single outstanding ability (so that there’s at least something he can do well even with diminished skills) and whose top ability, such as it is, is hitting for average.

I’m taking nominations for Mark Kotsay’s official Braves Journal Derogatory Nickname. Eventually we will decide in a poll. Here are some ideas:

  • Mark Rotsay
  • Mark Snotsay
  • Mark Kantplay
  • Mark Kolbsay
  • Mark Devilray

I’m sure you guys can do better.