Originally Posted by M2
Doesn't anyone want to return the Atlanta Braves to glory?
Personally, I'd find out what I could get for Jeff Francouer.
If by "return to glory" you mean, "beat mercilessly in to submission for the pain they've inflicted on the Reds", then I do.
My 2 cents.
- Kelly Johnson to CF
- Yuniel Escobar to SS
- Brent Lillibridge to 2B (or flipped with Escobar if need be)
- Jones platoon with Diaz in LF
- Renteria to DET for Rodney, De La Cruz, some low minors guy I've never heard of
- Moylan in to the rotation mix with Carlyle, Reyes, Larew, Bennet, et al
- Soriano as closer
Didn't Harrison go to Texas as part of the Teix package? Outside of the inevitable Renteria trade, it's pretty much a hold tight season as they reassess their new position post Andruw and with a restructured payroll. My biggest concern if I'm them is Smoltz. I don't see him following the Glavine-esque slow decline. He's gonna have a back or shoulder thing, try to fight through it, and be done in the next year or two. He's going to be a lot more difficult to replace than Andruw or Chipper.