Braves at Winter Meetings: Live Thread (Day 1)


Today begins the December session of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, running through Thursday (Deccember 9th to 12th) at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Each day during the meetings, we’ll be running a Live Thread, and we welcome comments from fans across Braves’ Country.  Several of our staff will be online daily to share our thoughts, answer questions, rant and rave and listen to rants and raves.

Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren, and the Braves’ organization will be meeting this week with other GMs and owners to try and make something positive happen for the Atlanta Braves.   As was reported yesterday in our Afternoon Chop, we know from a report on MLB Trade Rumors that….

  • Braves GM Frank Wren says he has had plenty of talks with agents and teams so far this winter, tweets David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  ”[We're] putting ourselves in position to add pieces we feel like would help us best,” the GM said.
  • Wren added that he’s targeting starting pitching, bullpen help, and some bench upgrades, but wont’ look past anything that can help the team, O’Brien tweets.
  • The Braves might be willing to trade some prospects in right deal, but not their premium prospects such as Lucas Sims and Jason Hursh, O’Brien tweets.

Wren has clearly indicated that they’ll be seeking starting pitching, bullpen help, and some bench upgrades, but it remains to be seen whether the Braves will make any significant moves.  It’s understandable that fans at this point might be a touch skeptical, especially in light of the fact that Wren and Co. have been so quiet to this point.

Will we see a Jeff Samardzija brought into the starting rotation, or an actual “ace” (rolls eyes)?  Will they put Dan Uggla on a hook and get a bite?  No one knows, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open, report moves as quickly as we learn of them, and analyze away!  Heck, because we cannot hardly resist, we might even over-analyze!  What we hope though, is that all of you will join as to do so.


Live Thread Below

Just scroll down until you see our Comments Section, and let us know your thoughts.  You don’t have to wait until we share a thought.  If you have thoughts, just jump right in and comment away.  Don’t be shy!  If you have a Disqus account, great, but you can comment as a guest as well.  If you have any issues, feel free to message me on Twitter, or shoot me an email:

Chris Headrick
Twitter: @bravespop
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