January 21, 2011

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Probable lineup pending signings etc.

C Brian McCann (signed through 2012)
1B Freddie Freeman (under Braves control through 2016)
2B Martin Prado (under Braves control through 2013)
3B Chipper Jones (probably retiring after/during season)
SS Alex Gonzales (club option through 2011, FA following season)
LF McClouth (FA/Club Opt after 2011)
CF Free Agent/McClouth/Diaz/Ankiel (Mutual club option)/Infante
RF Jason Heyward (under Braves control through 2015)

Tim Hudson (club control through 2013)
Derek Lowe (club control through 2012)
Tommy Hanson (club control through 2012)
Jair Jurrjens (club control through 2013)
Mike Minor (club control through 2016)/Kris Medlin (club control through 2012)

Where does Infante play? I promise you he will be an everyday starter, somewhere, in 2011.
What do the Braves do with KK? It would be hard to cut ties due to the contract, but he has limited trade value.
How do they fix the bullpen? Saito, Moylan and Wagner are not under contract, what do the braves do to shore up the pen?
Who fills the bench? Hinske, Glaus, etc. will be FA's.
Who takes over the team and what moves will they make in the off-season?

WAY OUT THERE - Predicting the opening day lineup.

2B Martin Prado
RF Jason Heyward
LF Carl Crawford
C Brian McCann
3B Chipper Jones
SS Alex Gonzales
CF Omar Infante
1B Freddie Freeman
P Tim Hudson