(UPDATED: 2 p.m.)
The Braves have made it clear — by their lack of denial, as well as logic and circumstances — that they are open to trading pitcher Jair Jurrjens and outfielder-infielder Martin Prado. But are/were they really willing to trade both . . . for one player?
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Braves offered Jurrjens, Prado and a prospect to the Orioles for center fielder Adam Jones, but Baltimore declined the proposal.
Jones is good — a .280 hitter
and Gold Glove winner who is still young (26) and not yet making outrageous money ($3.25 million last season). He also hit a career-high 25 homers last season. But the reported offer of both a front-line pitcher and a versatile starting position player — plus a prospect — seems like a lot.
For what it’s worth, the Braves don’t