Would you trade Brandon Phillips, Willy Taveras, Mike Lincoln and Travis Wood for Derek Lowe and Yunel Escobar?
I figure we've got more guys capable of handling 2B than SS and Escobar is cheaper and under contract for a few years. Lowe would really solidify the rotation (his FIP this year was 3.97) and pick up the veteran role when Harang and Arroyo are gone. Escobar slides in nicely at the top of the lineup (either leadoff or #2).
Taveras and Lincoln balance out the deal money wise in 2010. The Reds pick up a somewhat risky contract of Lowe's which helps the Braves get out of their 6 SP situation while dumping their worst contract -- the value of doing so justifies Escobar.
The Braves could play BP at SS, Prado at 2B and hand 1B to Heyward. Or they could move Prado to 3B, Kelly Johnson at 2B and move Chipper for 1B if Heyward isn't ready.
Anyways... just a random trade idea....