Braves Not In Search Of Pitching

The Braves won't be looking for pitching as we near the trading deadline, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.  However, Olney goes on to write (also via Twitter) that the club could seek a left-handed bat off of the bench if Eric Hinske continues to be a semi-regular player.

Recently, it was reported that GM Frank Wren could be in the market for a right-handed hitting outfielder to boost Atlanta's offense, though it seems that they'll now look for a left-handed hitter.  David DeJesus and Luke Scott have been linked to the Braves in recent weeks, but Olney's report might indicate that they'll look to make a smaller move.


30 Responses to Braves Not In Search Of Pitching Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    “the braves aren’t in search of pitching” …….no really olney? what next, are you gonna report that the texas rangers aren’t in search of offense?

    i wish i could make thousands of dollars for stating the obvious…..

  2. The Braves obviously gotta get outfield help. Hinske is a role player, granted he is playing really well. Somebody has to step in and help out

  3. FutureBravesGM18 5 years ago

    Bobby Cox is WAY to loyal to his “veterans” such as M. Cabrera & N. McLouth. So I don’t see us getting an “OF bat” because in Bobby’s mind he already has a set OF.

  4. Brandon Woodworth 5 years ago

    Melky has been hitting exceptionally latley. Even though his OBP is still low, he’s managed to bring his average up to about .270 coming into today. If McLouth fixes his mental game while rehabbing his injury, and if Matt Diaz comes back and is Matt Diaz, we wont need another outfielder. What we have to do right now is put Heyward down in the order. He hasn’t been producing in the 2 spot.

  5. I tell ya, reports like this and the general stories that Jon Heyman writes up gives me hope that if my economics degree doesn’t get me anywhere, I can always go into Sports-writing and make easy money.

  6. An Eric Hinske/Matt Diaz platoon could be a monster.

    Quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind an upgrade in the rotation. Even with Jurrjens coming back, he’s not been effective in his rehab starts. Kawakami has just been bad. Lowe has pitched well recently, but who knows if he can actually keep that up.

  7. I might be in the minority but I think the Braves need an “ace”. Now I dont mean Lee or Oswalt. Now I love Huddy and Hanson as much as anyone and the Braves rotation as a whole is very solid, but we cant match a pitcher with Halladay, J. Johnson, Santana, or hell now even Strasburg. I mean in the playoffs when you gotta play one of the before mentioned pitchers or Wainwright, Carpenter, Lincecum, Cain, or Kershaw, your probably going to get beat when for the most part you dont have a pitcher that you can count on giving 2 runs or less most of the time.

    • csg 5 years ago

      hanson has given up 2ER or less in 11 of his 15 starts, Huddy in 12 of his 15 starts

      The braves are about to get Diaz and Jurrjens back. Id like to see one more legit SP added and then the Braves could move Medlen back to the bullpen. He’s been solid in both roles and that would help to keep his IP down and give Bobby two more RHP in the pen for Bobby to use in KK and Medlen

  8. NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

    Is it me or could you group Olney, Heyman, and Rosenthal together in a sports writing combination and name them the 3 Stooges? Most everything in any of their articles is either obvious or complete bu!! $h!t

  9. greatbrandino84 5 years ago

    this just in the braves are not tradeing for roy halladay

  10. greatbrandino84 5 years ago

    this just in the braves are not trading for roy halladay

  11. greatbrandino84 5 years ago

    this just in the braves will not trade for roy halladay…………where’s my money

  12. VoteForPrado 5 years ago

    So, this is how these guys make a living?Oohhh. Let me try.How about: “Cardinals not looking for new first basemen”?

  13. Nicolas_C 5 years ago

    Oh yea Buster? Cause’ I hear the Yankees are looking for a new shortstop.

  14. billreef 5 years ago

    Frank Wren blew all his pitching money on Kantwin K. and Derek “not so slippery slider”. He won’t make a big move at trade deadline because he shot his wad the last 2 offseasons. He cant get rid of Jesse Chavez and McLouth because he traded for that rancid meat. He has been sending talent back to the minors because he has to keep all this dead meat on the roster.

    • jesse chavez makes little enough money where frank wren could just drop him if he was that bad, however after making that phenomonal relief outing where he went like 4+ and gave up only 3 hits no walks and no runs, wren may wait it out and see if he has turned some type of corner….as for KK, im not going to say he has been great or even good, however an ERA south of 5 for your number 5 starter is anything but terrible…i can almost guarantee that if the braves ate a mil or so that they could find a taker

  15. NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

    Anyway on to something worth discussing…I wouldn’t mind Dejesus off our bench. Solid hitter but I get the feeling that we may not be seeing a Hinske/Melky/Diaz/McLouth outfield tossed salad come the trade deadline. I think we might be seeing a good outfielder out there who can play everyday regardless of who’s pitching. Nothing against Hinske or Melky or Diaz but that’s just my guess

  16. greatbrandino84 5 years ago

    my thought is either guillen from K.C. or rios from chisox….. my dream is crawford though i know that is a long shot frank needs to do something quick though….

    • csg 5 years ago

      Rios has a ridiculous contract that the Braves will not want

  17. cory hart might be a nice add, but the brewers will want some of those guys at myrtle beach and i’d rather braves hold on to all of them really. i like the braves when jurrjens and diaz come back. i think they are good enough to compete as they are. in other words, i don’t see any fred mcgriff’s out there.

  18. worship1 5 years ago

    The braves obviously would have to trade one of their surplus outfielders to get somebody in a deal. But if they were to get Dejesus he would be a starter and not a platoon guy. This guy hits for average and would really boost our lineup. If the braves are in the running for a playoff spot and this is Bobby’s last year then you WILL see management make moves. They want him to go out in style.
    on another note. Medlen needs to stay in the lineup. Kawakami needs to go back to japan.

    • Fullgatsu 5 years ago

      Kawakami haven’t been as bad as many seem to think. He’s Braves fifth starter and have a 4.78 ERA 4.38 FIP 4.53 xFIP if you compare that to Phillies worst starter Joe Blanton 6.53 ERA 5.52 FIP 4.92 xFIP he’s quite clearly better. Kawakami shouldn’t be blamed because of his unluckyness. Medlen have a high innings count compared to last season so they may want to save his arm so he can pitch later in the season. DeJesus would be nice to have but aquiring him depends alot of what the royals ask for also Braves and Royals match up kinda bad with their prospect as both are strong in pitching.

  19. worship1 5 years ago

    Hart would be nice as well.

  20. austinhb 5 years ago

    I have always liked Dejesus, not going to blow you away by any means, but an extremely consistent and solid player all the way around, and as streaky as the braves are, i doubt any one would argue that one constant like him wouldn’t help the club.

  21. austinhb 5 years ago

    I have always liked Dejesus, not going to blow you away by any means, but an extremely consistent and solid player all the way around, and as streaky as the braves are, i doubt any one would argue that one constant like him wouldn’t help the club.

  22. Luke Scott is one of the most streakiest hitter when it come to homeruns but would a deal like this work?

    Luke Scott –
    for
    Michael Dunn
    Mycal Jones

  23. Luke Scott is one of the most streakiest hitter when it come to homeruns but would a deal like this work?

    Luke Scott –
    for
    Michael Dunn
    Mycal Jones

    • Why in the world would you include Mycal Jones for Luke Scott? Scott is a solid option but he’s not going to push you over the top because he’s essentially Eric Hinske 2.0. Factor in that Mycal at this point is the best combination of MLB readiness and talent for the Braves minor league system in the middle infield and he’s been crushing the ball for upwards of a month now, and the question remains: why trade mycal for a minimal upgrade at best?

    • Why in the world would you include Mycal Jones for Luke Scott? Scott is a solid option but he’s not going to push you over the top because he’s essentially Eric Hinske 2.0. Factor in that Mycal at this point is the best combination of MLB readiness and talent for the Braves minor league system in the middle infield and he’s been crushing the ball for upwards of a month now, and the question remains: why trade mycal for a minimal upgrade at best?

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