David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sums up the Braves’ current known targets in his latest blog post. As O’Brien notes, things have not gone according to plan for the Braves this winter.
- The Braves have yet to indicate interest in Adam Dunn or Pat Burrell for their left field vacancy. Juan Rivera might’ve been an option; he re-signed with the Angels. Since the Braves struggled against lefties in 2008, Burrell would be a better fit.
- They have not indicated any interest in Ben Sheets, nor have they shown serious interest in Derek Lowe. The Braves’ #7 draft pick next year is protected, should they sign one of the two.
- The Braves are "squarely in the bidding" for Japanese starter Kenshin Kawakami.