There were some rumblings yesterday about a push to try and get a starter, notably Reds number two man Bronson Arroyo. This is a tidbit posted today from a Reds beat writer:
With what Jo-Jo has shown on the major league level (which is not much) that could be a steal for the Braves, who desperately need an upgrade in the fifth (if not also the fourth) spot(s) in the rotation.
In other ex-Brave trade news, the Yankees acquired Wilson Bet-a-MEET for reliever Scott Proctor. Now wouldn't that have been a better trade than the one we spun off last year that sent Wilson to the Dodgers for the soon-to-be free agent Baez and the unfortunate catastrophe of Willy Aybar? Oh well, in hindsight that would have been preferable.
Update [2007-7-31 15:17:17 by gondeee]:
It looks like Yunel Escobar may be a sweetener that is being added to the Arroyo trade:
Humm, that still might be a good deal, but our minor league depth everywhere is evaporating.
Update [2007-7-31 15:30:42 by gondeee]:
From Will Carroll at BP:
I wonder what our Plan B (or C) is/are?