Braves strike ambitious note
Bowman says the Braves appear to be much more interested in Zack Greinke than Ryan Dempster, but they will not mortgage the future for a rental player. Atlanta is also in the market for bullpen help and Bowman opines that they may check in former Brave Omar Infante.
First I’ve heard about re-acquiring Omar, but I love the idea. He would single-handedly turn the Braves bench from a minus into a plus. And he bats right-handed.
The Braves scribe also reports that FW has inquired about Jon Lester but the Sox aren’t yet ready to sell. How ’bout a Hanson for Lester swap? I’d throw in Sean Gilmartin (if necessary). Lester, who reportedly wants out of Boston, hasn’t impressed this season but his track record is far superior. And he’s left-handed.