Trade Deadline Looms For Braves

Written by Thomas on July 29, 2011 – 3:06 pm

With Sunday’s trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Braves have yet to make any moves to bring some new blood to Atlanta.  There are differing opinions as to what Frank Wren should do.  BravesBlast contributor, Thomas, examines possible trades for the Braves in today’s podcast below.  Should the Braves go after bullpen help?  Right-handed power at the plate?  Just stand pat with what they have?  Let us know your thoughts!

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9 Responses to “Trade Deadline Looms For Braves”

  1. By Alex Garcia on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    definatly add a right hander pop in the lineup their pitching is excelent but if we add someone like pence or quinten to drive those runs that just dont score when they need we would give the philies alot more than a scare

  2. By Jeremy on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I Don't think we need a power bat. We are eighth in the majors in home runs. We need more people on base when we hit those home runs. Nearly half our lineup is hitting below 250. I don't see us adding another sub 250 average guy helping. WE NEED A CF who has speed and hits for AVG. MICHAEL BOURN!!!!! Uggla is going to be the right handed bat he has always been. He pressed to hard the first half and is settling in and producing. Bourn hitting close to 300, stealing another 20 bases and playing gold glove defense is just what the doctor ordered. With Bourn the Braves run down the Phils!!!!

  3. By Lou on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Could not agree more. We need at least one, probably two outfielders who can both get the job defensively and at the plate for average. It's likely Prado will end up at 3rd base, and Lugo is like having a 2nd pitcher in the hitting line-up. I'd love to see McClouth and Schafer go in a trade for Bourn, and give up no more than one good pitching prospect.

  4. By Brad on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Why on earth would anyone take McLousy off our hands? Face it he's our dead weight till year end and he'll eat a roster spot in the process unless we can find a way to keep him on the DL.

    I agree we need a speed guy or at least someone that can find first at a clip higher than .300! It's sad almost every team has someone at the top of the lineup to get on base, but we haven't had that in a while. Prado is nice, but he's a two-hole hitter.

    Our offense is limping without our all-star, but with McLousy and Lugo in the lineup the opposing team has three guaranteed outs, Gonzo isn't far behind, and we've lost all our punch. Thankfully Freeman and Uggla have been carrying us while chipper is down.

  5. By Ken on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Has to be someone who can help manufacture runs. YOu CANNOT win a World Series if you cannot do that. A righthanded bat wouldbe great but Bourne hits lefties better than most of the remaining talent out there AND he has speed to burn. Doing nothing means going nowhere in the playoffs — everyone who makes it that far can pitch and losing 1-0 or 2-1 games gives me no comfort…

    Wake up Frank Wren, bite the bullet, and get a leadoff guy to take the pressure away from Prado. The one thing he is not is a leadoff hitter but what a #2 guy in the lineup!

  6. By Lou on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Yep, it's my opinion that we'd be a greatly improved team if we can find a new home for both McClouth and Schafer, bring in Bourn. He's a good hitter for average, little home run power, but steals enough bases to make a difference. I'd also give someone a deal on Lowe, primarily to unload the salary. With Lowe and McClouth gone, and Chipper likely retiring, we'd be in great shape next year to shop for a SS that can hit the ball, and have the cash to keep our productive players. I personally think Wren does a good job, and I'm certainly not in the know about all of what Wren has to be concerned with, but we always seem to have a lot of talent but just short of enough…

  7. By sgfd on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    braves are cheap scates when it comes to adding extra hands/bats they will go out and get some old has been and try to exercise something out of nothing we need to keep pace with our competitors and cut loose of this cheap scate mentality add some better batts that hit above 280 and can steel bases we are lucky we are where we are at today at the end of the season we are going to be hurting our strong old pitchers will be lucky to go 500 we need some young starting pitchers and batts that can keep pace.

  8. By Thomas on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    I said in the podcast that Wren would probably have to give up "one of the big names" to acquire Bourn (meaning either Minor, C Betancourt, or possibly Delgado). The fact that he didn't and still got him means that Wren was a goddamn magician on this one. Well done, front office.

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