I am curious if Braves fans are satisfied with our roster? I understand we have great depth at pitching, some quality hitters and a chance to make the playoffs next season. The Marlins are not going to jump us with their flury of signings, although it has made them a more formitable team. I just feel that we need another quality bat to get us over the hump. I wish the owners would eat the salary for a bigger contract this season, knowing that Chipper and his $14 million will be off of the books next season, as well as Derek Lowe. Getting a player like Josh Willingham (who was most likely just signed) or Seth Smith is no where near what we need. There career numbers are average at best and niether has had a season worth remembering.
I would like to see the Braves approach a player like Carlos Beltran. You could offer him 2 yrs for $16-20 million. He still has production left in him and would be a great addition to our lineup. It would also help Heyward develop, since he wouldn't be the focal point of our "new" 2012 team. It could add depth, experience and power (all of which is needed on our team). Let me know what you think and give an opinion about any potential free agents?