Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio to discuss his offseason plans for his club. Let's look at the highlights from the hit:
- While trading starting pitcher Derek Lowe took $5 million off the payroll, the club was able to do the trade because of their starting pitching depth.
- You can never have enough starting pitching, unless you're the Atlanta Braves, who have eight of them ready to start in the majors right now: Tim Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado and Kris Medlen. It'll be interesting to see which pitchers they are willing to dangle for positional upgrades.
- The Braves will increase their payroll for the upcoming season.
- Atlanta is looking for a shortstop, but it won't be free agents Jimmy Rollins or Jose Reyes.
- After shortstop, the club is looking for a right-handed hitting corner outfield bat.
You can listen to a part of the hit here, courtesy of MLB Network Radio.