There wasn't already a rosterbation post that was rec'd and I want to rosterbate a bit. Just thinking of the future and what the Braves could need as the season progresses.
Mainly the Braves could be looking to upgrade shortstop, centerfield, or fill in for any injuries - with Chipper being the most likely candidate to go down.
I'm pretty sure Nate will rebound and be respectable, which means we won't be making any big moves for a centerfielder. Of course, this could be completely incorrect but that's the feeling I'm getting having watched his plate appearances.
The two targets that would fit most to me are Daniel Murphy and Jose Reyes. The Mets won't want to deal Reyes in the division and we won't want to give them any top notch prospects, but unless they find a suitor they will be looking to move him to avoid losing him in free agency or spending money, which they likely won't have, on him after the year.
Murphy really intruiges me if Chipper gets hurt, probably more so than most would imagine. He has only had one full season of Major League hitting, netting a wRC+ of under 100 - which is below average. Even so, he posted a 2.5 fWAR that year - mostly due to playing solid defense at first base.
They have tried him all over the field but his true position is third base. He's impressed me in the limited innings I've seen him play at third, with the best aspects of his game being coming in on balls and his range to his left. The Mets have almost no use for him as he can't play second and was horrible in the outfield in 2009. If Chipper goes down he is a solid buy-low candidate that could produce in at least a time share at the position, and would likely cost next-to-nothing compared to any left fielder brought in via trade.