The Winter Meetings are a mess this year as far as wild rumors. The Braves have been linked to many teams and players that Frank Wren said were never even brought up. Today there were rumors going around that Hanley Ramirez might be coming to Atlanta. I am not sure why people think that could possibly be serious because Frank Wren has said many times he is looking for a one year deal, and now he has specified he wants a back up. Hanley and Fredi Gonzalez also don’t get along and Gonzalez was fired because of him.
So this off season just be patient and try not to believe every trade rumor you see tweeted. If there is one thing that you can be sure of, its that the Braves won’t get a trade done soon. Many teams are interested in the two players ‘on the block’ and Wren will drive up the price and get the best deal possible. This means he will wait for other top free agents to sign so teams that missed out will get desperate.
So just sit back, relax, and let the Marlins continue to baffle you.