Ok, I have avoided making a fanpost for quite some time now, but I had a thought today, and I want to hear what you guys think on the subject. First, I want to say that I don't want this to turn into a rosterbation thread, as I feel that those have no purpose. So, please refrain from saying stuff like "well, if we do this, and they accept, that will give us a lineup like this".
Now, on to my thought. Who do you guys think will make the best trade partners for the Braves? I see a few teams out there who could use some pieces that the Braves have, and I also see some pieces out there that the Braves could use.
I will name my top two possibilities. The first is the Rockies. They have two pieces in particular that Atlanta could use - Garret Atkins and Brad Hawpe. I am not sure, however that we have anything that they would be interested in. How well do you guys think the Rox and Braves match up?
The second team, and the one that I feel that we will end up making a deal with, is the Yankees. I read today that the Yanks are non-tendering Wang. I know that they just won a World Series, but gosh, if they plan on using that same starting rotation I think they may be in trouble. CC and AJ are ok as a 1-2, and Pettit MAY have another good year left in him, but after that, they are in trouble. Joba is not a legit starter - as long as the Joba Rules are in play, and Hughes has not shown that he is capable of staying in the rotation either. I think that New York may be the best hope in dumping Lowe's salary. However, I am not sure that the Yanks have anything to offer in return that would provide immediate help to Atlanta.
What do you all think?