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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Can Braves 'fix' their outfield?

As David O'Brien writes, the Braves have one huge, glaring, gaping weakness: The thing is, I'm not convinced that this thing can be fixed. Sure, if the Braves turn over enough stones they'll find an outfielder eventually. But one's not enough. They need at least two, and possibly two-and-a-half because Diaz isn't really good enough to play regularly against right-handed pitching.

I'm not saying the Braves shouldn't give it a shot. But they need help, they need lots of help, and they need lots of help soon. I don't know that they can find help worth getting without trading away half their farm system. Especially before July. The front office made a bed that included an outfield consisting of Anderson, Schafer and Francoeur. Now they probably just have to lose in it.