Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports that, though the Braves could definitely use a right-handed power hitter, there aren't many available. As GM Frank Wren points out, the shortage of big bats on the market will have implications for many teams:
"It's going to make it difficult for every team that's looking to add a bat," he said.
Braves president John Schuerholz says he doesn't expect the Braves to have trouble attracting free agents after the season, even if they miss the playoffs for the fourth straight time. The Braves missed out on Ken Griffey Jr. and Rafael Furcal in two unique cases last offseason, but they were able to sign Derek Lowe, Kenshin Kawakami and Garret Anderson.