4:54pm: Dejan Kovacevic learned that the Braves asked the Pirates about Maholm and Nate McLouth. Neither player would come cheap.
3:35pm: According to John Perrotto of the Beaver County Times, the Braves are interested in Paul Maholm and Ian Snell but wouldn’t be willing to trade Tommy Hanson. It’s hard to see the pitching-deprived Pirates trading either starter without getting MLB-ready pitching in return. Perrotto adds that the Nationals also have interest in Snell.