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The Braves have several options

Dec 28, 2009, 9:59 AM EST

Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Braves have $7 million to play with and still plan on making a move or two.  Possibilities: going after another bat, such as Xavier Nady, who would be useful because he could fill the hole in left and cover for Glaus if he continues to be fraglie (or by playing first and allowing Glaus to cover third when Chipper gets hurt).

Another option that has been discussed before is Dan Uggla.  This is problematic inasmuch as Uggla doesn’t want to come off second base and Martin
Prado won the second base job last year and appears to be a favorite of Bobby Cox.  But again, there’s the flexibility play here in that there’s a decent shot that Glaus or Jones will be get hurt, and Prado can play first and third.  Of course you’re still light in left field then, especially if, as O’Brien suggests, they’d get Uggla by trading Melky Cabrera.

As we’ve discussed at length, the Braves’ offseason moves have been sub-optimal thus far. But unlike in previous years when their sub-optimal moves would leave them with, say, a left fielder who can’t play anywhere else, this year’s weak moves have left them with some flexibility.

  1. Ice Berg - Dec 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Too long; didn’t read.

  2. mike - Dec 28, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Ice Berg needs pictures to stay interested.

  3. Eat a Peach - Dec 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Great name for an advanced ADD case – Ice Berg lettuce is fast, easy and worthless.
    I bet you find Twitter’s 140 character limit long-winded.

  4. Pale Beerboy - Dec 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Ice Berg meant “can’t read”.

  5. Tony a - Dec 28, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Hey, what do you know, somebody else who thinks iceberg lettuce is a complete waste…

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