Originally written November 05, 2011 on Fox Sports:
The Braves are up to something. How can they not be after their historic collapse in September? No one should be immune from trade discussions. And, apparently, no one is. Yes, the Braves would move right-hander Jair Jurrjens and left fielder Martin Prado, the two players whose names surfaced in trade discussions with the Royals, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Heck, the Braves would trade just about anyone for the right price -- and moving Jurrjens, in particular, could make sense. Jurrjens, who turns 26 on Jan. 29, was a candidate to start the All-Star Game last season, but he made only seven starts after the break because of a right knee injury. He also missed time with an oblique problem at the start of last season and nearly two months with a strained left hamstring in 2010 -- and, lest anyone forget, he had a shoulder scare in the spring of '10 and other shoulder issues in '06 and '07. Injuries, though, are not the main reason the Braves would...
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