Mark Bowman from MLB.com has a new blog post where he speculates that Braves GM Frank Wren may actually be dangling co-closers Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano, along with Javier Vazquez, to rebuild. In other words, if the Braves do not make a move in the standings before the July 31st trade deadline, Wren could trade all 3 and get more in return than he did for Mark Teixeira last year.
As I have written before here on Faketeams, Vazquez would have numerous suitors, as would Gonzalez and Soriano. In actuality, relievers are always in high demand come the trade deadline, as playoff games are won and lost with the bullpens.
With this news, should the Braves be buyers or sellers come July 31st?
Should the Braves be buyers or sellers come July 31st?
Sellers, they need to rebuild, but have a promising future with Tommy Hanson, Yunel Escobar, Nate McLouth, and Jason Heyward on the way. (133 votes)
Buyers, trade Vazquez for a bat. The Braves are only 4 games out of first. (150 votes)
283 total votes