Looking ahead to Day 2
It has been encouraging to see the amount of interest Matt Diaz has garnered from clubs looking for a right-handed. The Phillies and Pirates appear to be among the many interested clubs. But early indication is that Mississippi State has made the most lucrative offer.
All joking aside, Diaz could easily land a job before this week ends and it appears he would like to sign with a club located on the East Coast.
Things currently seem quiet on the Braves front and it still wouldn’t be surprising if they don’t make a move before this year’s Winter Meetings conclude Thursday.
With this being said, it’s never safe to make assumptions when the Hot Stove season is simmering. Less than twenty-four hours before the Braves acquired Dan Uggla, many still assumed the Marlins wouldn’t be willing to trade him to a division rival, especially one skippered by the guy they had fired a few months earlier.
There might be another Lorenzo Cain-type angle that arises today. My guess is the Brewers probably aren’t going to deal him unless they get somebody like Jair Jurrjens or Zack Greinke in return. This is something the Braves certainly wouldn’t be willing to do.
Bobby Cox returned to Atlanta last night to be with a family member who became ill. He was really looking forward to being present for this morning’s ceremony, during which Major League Baseball will honor his career and those completed by Joe Torre, Lou Piniella and Cito Gaston.