Any Options for Braves?

Last night, Tim Hudson hit a two run bomb and basically beat the Blue Jays all by himself. 

With the injuries to Nat McLouth, Jason Heyward, Chipper Jones and Martin Prado, and the overall ineffective bat of Dan Uggla, the Braves offense has been very anemic…and I hate to slander people who lack iron in their blood by comparing their weak blood to the Braves offense.  Through 74 games, and out of 30 MLB teams, the Braves rank 26 in batting average (.238), 21 in runs (285), but surprisngly 8 in home runs (76). 

Pitching, on the other hand, the Braves are doing quite well.  The Braves rank 2 in team ERA (3.08, only 0.03 behind the leading Phillies).  For anyone who has watched the Braves play this year, these numbers and rankings should come as no surprise. 

The Braves have a heap of good, young pitching.  Brandon Beachy,  Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado, Johnny Venters, and Craig Kimbrel are all solid as a rock.  There is no lack of depth in young quality arms that could be used as trade bait to help the struggling offense.  This article by SI has a list of potential bats that could be avaible in the trade market. I don’t think the Braves are going to get any of the players listed here, but they need to do something.  And they need to do something fast. 



2 Responses to “Any Options for Braves?”

  1. 1 Tuxedodawg June 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hudson has always prided himself as a baseball player, not a pitcher. Hooray for that at least.

  2. 2 brainforthought June 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Too bad my Cardinals couldn’t help your cause with a W over the Phillies last night. Very nice blog.

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