Braves waiting, watching to determine needs for trading deadline | Atlanta Braves: "“I don’t see us shopping in the pitching aisle,” Wren said. “But I’d like to see how Nate’s rehab turns out and when we can get him back. It’s hard to know exactly. Gregor Blanco has played well; we’ve been able to manage it pretty well. We’ve got Matt Diaz back. Get him rolling like we know he can. Some of the things may answer themselves.”
The Braves have had teams call to express interest in shortstop Yunel Escobar, but it’s unlikely the Braves would be willing to trade him without getting significant value in return, especially in the middle of a pennant race and without any clear alternative to play every day at shortstop. They prefer to keep newly-named All-Star Omar Infante as a key piece off the bench."
Yeah. Zero HRs and a reputation as lazy is going to get a lot.