Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Braves would like to add a center field counterpart and are scouting several center fielders. I said early in the off season that they should sign Corey Patterson, but they passed on that idea. This news is very premature considering that Duffy won't even be playing until the end of the month, but if he can come back, I'm sure they will not hesitate to trade for him. The Pirates have a solid center field prospect in Andrew McCutchen, along with Nate Mclouth for the time being. In 193 games, Duffy is a career .269 hitter with 6 HR. The fact that the Braves considered giving the job to top prospect Jordon Schafer makes me think this is a short term replacement.