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The Braves have been a busy team lately (cutting ties with Tom Glavine and trading for Nate McClouth). They also called up super-prospect Tommy Hanson, and in an effort to revamp their rotation, appear to be targeting Red Sox starter Brad Penny.
The Red Sox were reportedly interested in pursuing Jeff Francouer, so a trade between the two clubs seems logical. The Sox have a plethora of pitching options with Clay Buccholz and John Smoltz waiting their turn with the big club.
Penny is 5-1 this year with a 5.68 ERA, but he has gotten progessively better as the season has wore on. He’s now an attractive commodity on the open market. This story certainly bears watching…