Bowden's Bullets: Braves-Tigers trade?
November, 15, 2011
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Larry Goren/Icon SMIMartin Prado might be on the move for Delmon Young.
I come across daily tidbits on possible personnel moves straight from the front offices of all 30 clubs. Here's what I'm hearing today.
Possible trades and signings
• There is a trade brewing between the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers centering around Martin Prado for Delmon Young. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told me he wants an impact right-handed bat. Trading Prado, who can play second, third and left, would sacrifice the Braves’ insurance plan for aging veteran Chipper Jones, who is a major health risk at third base.
• As ESPN reported early this morning, Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said his team is interested in left-hander C.J. Wilson (No. 5 on my Free Agent Board), but his offseason priorities also include an impact right-handed reliever, perhaps Heath Bell (No. 13). Both Bell and Wilson live in Southern California and want to play in the area, so this is a natural fit.