Braves At Winter Meetings: Live Thread (Day 3)

Dec 5, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez answers questions from the media during the Major League Baseball winter meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome To Our Live Thread – Day 3 of Winter Meetings

Despite early talk, and the desire from many fans to see the Braves acquire an ace starter, that proposition has now become highly unlikely.  Frank Wren has actually now made public statements about the Braves’ focus now being more on the bullpen, and some bench depth, and while we haven’t seen any trades so far in the first two days of the meetings, discussions during these last two days could prove fruitful.

As our own Jeff Schafer reported yesterday, the Atlanta Braves have had some good conversations with Eric O’Flaherty, and there is a good chance the Braves will retain his valuable services.

We’ve been hearing some other rumblings and rumors in recent hours as well, and here’s a few tweets to get our conversations started this morning.  I won’t bother to comment on their pros and cons in this post, but instead let our comments in the Live Thread below do the talking and analysis….

 

 

 

 

 

And of course, we also heard rumors on MLB Trade Rumors (Imagine that!) that The Braves are on the lookout for a hitter for their bench, and Eric Chavez could be their top free agent option, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman

Beyond the trade rumors, we’ve also been hearing that the Braves are talking with B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla, and are serious about “fixing” what’s broken with those two.  I’ve said before I think we’ll see Dan Uggla starting in 2014, and while we could see some platoon work with maybe Pena or La Stella, Dan is still a potentially valuable asset who could certainly turn things around.  We shall see.

 

Live Thread Below

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Chris Headrick 
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