Marcus Giles, the hard-charging and sexy former Atlanta Brave, was dumped by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday after losing his place in the race to start at second base.
Giles, who played for the Braves from 2001 through 2006, was part of an eye candy rich roster that also included Mark DeRosa and Javy Lopez. Like Lopez, Giles was trying resurrect an All-Star career that had gone south since leaving the Braves. Giles suffered through a dismal year with the San Diego Padres last season while Lopez sat out the entire year.
For Giles, though, things are looking up. Chances are strong that the Los Angeles Dodgers will sign him. Lopez, though, retired after the Braves cut him on March 22. DeRosa returned to second base for the Chicago Cubs earlier this month after sitting out for 1 ½ weeks while undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat.
Here’s longing for a return to the glory days of the Braves – when they won division titles and offered fans a roster rich in attractive jocks.