While waiting for Ryan Dempster to approve or veto a trade to the Braves — I think he would have approved it Monday if he'd not been so surprised and perhaps miffed that news of the deal got leaked – let's go over a few other pertinent matters facing the Braves as they try to end a three-game skid and get as many wins as they can in five games before they have to play again on Monday.

Yes, 0-12 record on Mondays, and 18 total runs scored in those games for the Bravos. Remarkable. The latest loss was Monday, a 2-1 defeat that got interesting in the ninth inning.