Outfielder or Pitcher? I’m Hoping Both

As most Braves fans know, this offseason we are trying to find an ace to help out Jurrjens and another pitcher, AND a power-hitting outfielder. Which one should we spend more money on? In my opinion it is pitching. The most possible options are Lowe, Peavy, Garland, Burnett, Sheets, Dempster, Tazawa, possibly Sabathia, and maybe even Oliver Perez. Outfield options are Holliday, Ordonez, maybe Nady or maybe Bay, Manny Ramirez (not likely but possible), Rocco Baldelli, Atkins is possible, Burrell, Dunn, Ibanez, Griffey, Andruw Jones (I have heard lots of talk about him), and Delmon Young. Wren might find most of his needs in the free agent market since he does not want to trade his prospects. 45 million to spend, but who are we gonna spend it on? I’m thinking we need to start trading to make it a little more and then going for Peavy, Burnett or Lowe, Ordonez or Holliday, and a new backup catcher who can hit over .250.

Changes to the Market
Brewers exercise option on Mike Cameron
Yankees sign Sergio Mitre
Rays declined 2009 options on Cliff Floyd and Trever Miller
Marlins Claim Dan Meyer off waivers from Athletics
The Royals exercised 2009 option with Miguel Olivo with possible 2010 option
Giants Sign Josh Phelps
Yankees Decline Options On Jason Giambi and Carl Pavano


  1. ryan26234

    Darionbaby….what Johnson are you talkin about when you said you heard Johnson was going to be traded for Ankiel or Ludwick?

  2. wisbrave

    I would not have a problem having Andrew Jones back, but at a cost little to nothing. He would have earn his playing time as he was one of the prospects.

  3. Darion

    That is true. I would be expecting him to return to his 05 season or somewhat close if we do trade for him. I think he deserves a chance and so does Frenchy.

  4. Kaybee

    Well, it looks like Jake is going to get traded. If he goes to you guys, I’m going to be following the Braves really closely. Wow, this is really sad. But hopefully he can get a championship with you guys…IF he gets traded, that is 🙂

  5. Grant McAuley

    If the number that’s been floating around is correct, L.A. owes Andruw $22.1 million for next year. They would no doubt have to eat a large portion to trade him anywhere after last season. So Athletics waived Dan Meyer? Poor kid never turned the corner in the big leagues, but in the winter of 2004 he was good enough to help net the Braves Tim Hudson.

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