Obviously the Braves are done this year. And rumors are running wild with Braves dealing big contracts. Names such as Tim Hudson, John Smoltz, and Andruw Jones. What?? Braves dealing Andruw Jones?
Braves were actually really really interested in Joey Gathright. Jones may still be there at years end and purhaps dealt in the offseason. The most likly move will be Smoltz to Detroit. Most likly for Joel Zumaya due to the lack of closer potential in Atlanta. The deal obviously helps bolster Detroits rotation with Rogers, Robertson, Bonderman, Verlander. Lights out if you ask me.
But the real question is Hudson. If he can be had and I were the Reds I would make a run at him. Possibly package LaRue with Germano and Dumatrait. Hudson has looked average this year but adding a starter of his track record would bolster this staff and pave the way for a run. Would also prove to the fans that they are commited to win now and for years to follow. The deal would give the Braves a better back-up to McCann then Todd Pratt and add to the youth at the starting rotation maybe not this year (though what could it hurt) but next year.