Discussion: Possible Braves Trades

MLB.com's Mark Bowman does a little trade speculatin' in his latest blog post:

The Braves are going to be looking to find some power before the trade deadline and with a surplus of arms, there may be a number of teams interested in Charlie Morton, who has allowed just four earned runs in his past 27 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett.   

And don't forget what Ken Rosenthal wrote on Tuesday:

If the Braves need more offense, they will have the pitching depth to get it. Right-hander Tommy Hanson is untouchable, but he's not the team's only hot pitcher at Class AAA.  Two other right-handers — Kris Medlen and Morton — figure to be coveted by other clubs, and the Braves have additional prospects at Class AA.  

About that Braves' offense…my 4.93 runs per game projection hasn't been matched so far.  Kelly Johnson, Garret Anderson, and Jeff Francoeur are off to slow starts, leaving the team 11th in the NL with 4.47 runs scored per game.  The Braves might be OK at second with Omar Infante and Martin Prado as options, but an outfield addition would make sense.  Who could add the power the Braves crave?  Just to throw out a few names: Carlos Lee, Josh Willingham, Rick Ankiel, Brad Hawpe, Jermaine Dye, Austin Kearns, Aubrey Huff, and Magglio Ordonez.  The majority of these would not justify giving up top young arms, though.  Who would you like to see the Braves pursue?

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