Braves Rumors: Seeking "Top-of-the-Rotation Guy", Bullpen Help

July 08, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke (13) pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE - Along with their search for rotation upgrades, the Braves are also seeking bullpen help, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports:

11:30 AM EDT - Other teams are saying the Atlanta Braves are only looking for a "top-of-the-rotation" type of pitcher, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN:

Stark adds that fans should be "dubious" of reports that are tying the Braves to Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano and Seattle Mariners southpaw Jason Vargas.

Earlier this month, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported the Braves had "definite" interest in Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke.

Despite these reports, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Atlanta would only be interested in Greinke if they had an extension in place closer to $15 million per year.

As far as available front-line starting pitchers go, the current list seems to include Greinke, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, and Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields, who recently became available according to reports.

The Braves have been tied to starting pitching since they lost Brandon Beachy to injury. Atlanta was able to add veteran Ben Sheets, but they are apparently still in the market for impact starters.

_____________________________________________________________________

Which front-line starter would best suit the Braves?

_____________________________________________________________________

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker