There are going to be a number of rumors that pop up between now and the end of the month, and I promise not to post about every single one of them. This rumor seemed interesting to me though and not because of the player the Braves are said to be interested in, but because of the team. The Braves are interested in Joba Chamberlain of the Yankees, according to a report from the New York Post.
I have been saying on twitter for a few weeks that Joey Terdoslavich would be a great fit for the Yankees. With Mark Teixeira's injury now much worse than originally thought and the struggles the Yankees have at the corner outfield spots and also at DH, Terdoslavich could be a tremendous fit for a team that is steadily falling down the standings. My thoughts of Terdoslavich have evolved from him being a great bench bat to potentially being a useful starter on some team. I think the Yankees could certainly be that team given his flexibility and how well he has hit this year.
I have some serious concerns about the Braves being interested in Joba, however. He just is not that good anymore and while he could obviously have a nice little stretch for a few months in Atlanta, the odds are he will not be very effective since he hasn't been for a few years.
If the Braves did make a move for Chamberlain I would like to see a prospect included and the Braves move Terdoslavich as well. It would have to be a quality prospect and probably someone who is decently far from the majors. In the end the trade probably does not end up happening, but I see the Yankees as a quality trade partner given Terdoslavich's and the Yankees' current situation.