The Atlanta Braves have stocked their farm system and may look to the system to bail them out of their recent slump. While prospects may not be ready there are some upside veterans who could help improve the team now.
Making moves is something the Atlanta Braves have made a habit of over the last two years. Whether it is calling up a number of players or dealing them for prospects the Braves have made their living moving players around and not sticking with a set roster.
While this is somewhat true for all teams the Braves adapt and change quicker than any other team in the Majors as they continue to rebuild. The latest rumored moves may be that veterans Ryan Howard and Jason Motte will soon join the Major League team.
Both players are guys that could help the team but have struggled in recent years. Ryan Howard played well last season for the Phillies after the break hitting .260 with impressive power numbers that should at least get him a look on the Braves bench.
Adding a noted Braves killer to the bench in favor of Emilio Bonifacio or a third catcher would be a good move that the Braves should make sooner rather than later. Jason Motte is an interesting player considering the young talent the Braves already have in the bullpen.
If Motte can find anything close to the success he had with the Cardinals it is a good move, but it is fair to wonder if the reliever has anything left in the tank? Motte is a thirty-four year old reliever who likely has his best seasons behind him.but desperate for any talent the Braves will likely give him a try.
The one other name that seems to be headed to the Braves roster is a surprising one. Lane Adams is likely to be added to the roster this week. Adams is a powerful outfielder who is very strike-out prone and unlikely to stick with the team long term. For the Braves though that Adams will give the Braves more than Emilio Bonifacio has or will for the remainder of the season.