The Braves are tying up traffic on I-75 two days before their home opener


Braves fans are scared that their team’s new ballpark, located at one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the country, will cause traffic problems out the wazoo. I don’t know what’s gonna happen when the Braves play their home opener on Friday evening, but they’re ALREADY screwing up traffic:

Atlanta has begun the season 1-6 and they’re messing up things for the hometown folks a full two days before they even play there.

Gonna be a long season, Braves fans. A long season indeed.

Rays sign Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal

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The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.

Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.

The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.